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Phoenixville Police Blotter: Gunshots, Misbehaving Homeless Reported

The following incident reports were provided by the Phoenixville Police Department. Arrest does not indicate conviction.

Man says homeless people were drinking, defecating on his property

The owner of Phoenix Disposal told police that he found empty  beer bottles and food containers near the shed area of his Hall Street property on October 18 at 9 a.m. The man, who has had problems in the past with homeless people sleeping in his trucks, added that he found multiple areas where someone had defecated. He requested extra surveillance of the area.

Retail theft at pharmacy

A 32-year-old Royersford woman was cited for stealing hairclips and hairbands at Gateway Pharmacy on October 18 at approximately 5 p.m., police are reporting. The woman was arrested and taken to the Schuylkill Township Police Department for livescan. She was cited and released.

Hose reel stolen

A 60-year-old resident of the 1000 block of Davids Run told police that someone stole the mobile hose reel off his back porch on October 17 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. The man added that he paid $20 for the reel.

Alleged trespassers warned

A 68-year-old resident of Bonnie Brae Road told police that two Phoenixville men, one 60, the other 50, had been trespassing on a property he owns on the 200 block of Morgan Street. Police contacted the alleged trespassers and warned them to stay away from the property.

DUI

A 46-year-old Nutt Road resident was arrested on October 17 at 3:45 a.m. for DUI, police are reporting. Police say the woman was arrested in the parking lot of the Shell station on the corner of Bridge Street and Buchanan Street. After she was taken to the hospital for blood testing and processed she was released to her ex-husband.

Vehicle vandalized

A 42-year-old resident of the 200 block of Morris Street told police that someone broke the driver’s side mirror of his Mini Cooper sometime between October 16 at 9 p.m. and October 17 at 7 a.m. The man said he doesn’t know who broke the mirror.

Attempted burglary

On October 16 at 6:20 p.m. police responded to an attempted burglary on the 300 block of St. Mary’s Street. The rear window screen of the residence was pushed up, but the window itself was secure. At the request of the home owner, police checked the residence and found no one inside. The owner didn’t find anything out of place or missing.

Reported harassment

On October 14 at 2:45 p.m. a 65-year-old resident of the 100 block of Church Street told police that a homeless man, aged 69, was harassing her. The woman said the homeless man came to her apartment when she did not want him there. Police said they spoke with the man and told him to stop contacting the woman.

Man asks woman for cigarette, grabs her

A 27-year-old Phoenixville woman told police that a man who she doesn’t know grabbed her as she walked along Nutt Rad on October 14 at 8:39 p.m. According to the woman, a drunk Hispanic man, around 30, approached her and asked her for a cigarette. He followed her for another block, repeating the question, then grabbed her arm. The woman screamed, then the man tried to cover her mouth with his hand and she screamed again. The woman ran to TD Alfredo’s and used their phone to call 911. She told police the man had black hair, an olive complexion, and was about 5-feet two-inches tall with a medium build She said he had crooked teeth as well.

Video games stolen

A 27-year-old resident of the 400 block of Grant Street told police that someone took 14 video games from his home between October 1 and October 8. The man said he suspected someone he knew took the games and traded them for cash. The man added he did not want to press charges, but just wanted to make a report for the record.

Reported gunshots in area of Reservoir Park

A resident of the 500 block of South Street told police that she heard 10 or 11 gunshots in the area of Reservoir Park on October 12 at 8:05 p.m. Police checked the area and found no evidence.

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