Phoenixville Police Blotter: Officer in Accident

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

Trashy Move

A resident of the 900 block of Cherry Street reported that an unknown actor threw trash on their driveway sometime between 8 p.m. and midnight on September 10.


A pair of female residents of the 300 block of Church Street got in an argument in their home on September 11 at 7:53 p.m. When Phoenixville Police arrived the 56-year-old resident informed them that she wanted to evict the 26-year-old resident. They instructed her to go through the eviction process at district court.

Entering and Breaking

A resident of the 2000 block of Pickering Road told police that someone entered a building he owns sometime between September 7 at 9 p.m. and September 10 at 7 a.m. and caused damage. The building, located on the 700 block of Wheatland Road, showed no signs of forced entry, but had a mirror, scrap tiles, and a wooden scaffold damaged. The owner said the building is sometimes left unsecured by his tenants.

Bellowing on Bridge Street

A resident of an apartment building on the 700 block of Bridge Street received a warning on September 10 at 5:15 p.m. after he, for reasons that aren’t clear, began berating two of his neighbors from the balcony of their building. The couple who the 45-year-old man yelled at called the police, but requested that he not be cited.

Missing Person Found

A missing person report was cancelled on September 10 at 10:37 p.m. when a resident of the 400 block of City Line Avenue found her 19-year-old daughter. It’s not clear how long the girl was missing.

Rocker Panel Stolen

A resident of the 800 block of Woodlawn Avenue told police that the rocker panel for his 1990 Chevy truck was stolen out of the bed of his truck sometime on September 9. There are no suspects for the theft of the item, which was still in its box and is valued at $100.

Couple Argue Outside of Polish Club

Phoenixville Police responded to the Polish Club on the 300 block of High Street on September 8 after a couple were reportedly arguing, loudly, in the parking lot. When police arrived at the scene, the couple conceded they were in the midst of an argument, but said everything was fine. Because neither party had any visible injuries, the police sent them on their way.

Bumper Bummer

A 50-year-old resident of the 300 block of 3rd Avenue found the bumper of her 2011 Subaru Impreza hanging off the driver’s side on September 9 at 9:15 a.m. Though the woman suspected an accident, when police arrived and checked out the damage they noticed the bumper’s rivets sitting by the front tire and surmised that someone had attempted to steal the bumper but left before they could finish the job. There are no suspects.

Pizza Parlor Punks

A Phoenixville Police officer was on patrol on September 7 at 2:20 a.m. when a woman reported that two men had knocked over the wooden barrel tables belonging to Vecchia Pizzeria. Though the men had been seen walking towards Mill Street, police were unable to find them.

Fight and Flight

Police were told there was a fight on the corner of Main Street and Bridge Street on September 7 at 11:08 p.m. Upon arriving on the scene, police found the alleged scuffle had already dissipated, but found a young man carrying a backpack who was reportedly involved. He said he knew nothing and was sent home.

Pot Pals

On September 7 at 11:59 p.m., a Phoenixville Police officer drove to the rear of the Polish Club and saw a group of four men “standing in the shadows.” Three of the men ran off when the officer shined his spotlight on them, and the man who stuck around, a 23-year-old Norristown resident, smelled like marijuana, but a search of his person came up empty. The man was told to leave the area.

Officer in Car Accident

A Phoenixville Police officer was in a four-car accident on the Route 30 bypass. The officer, on his way to a 9 a.m. hearing in district court, injured his right shoulder, but did not have any broken bones.

No Way to Tree(t) a Neighbor

Police were called to the 900 block of Township Line Road on September 6 at 4:05 p.m. when a man reported that his neighbor had cut trees on his property. Police spoke to both parties in the dispute and recommended a property survey to sort out the property lines. The landscape-happy neighbor explained that she cut the limbs because she “wanted the property to look nice.”

With Friends Like This…

Three Phoenixville Police officers were dispatched to Bridge Street on September 6 at 11:29 p.m. after two  men got in a fight in an apartment building. Upon arriving at the scene, police learned that the men, friends aged 46 and 44, had been drinking when the one “went off” and precipitated a brief scuffle. There were no injuries. The man who had allegedly been attacked agreed to leave for a friend’s house. 

Lynn B. September 18, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Why no names on this police report? Every story is just that...a story.
Tom Sunnergren (Editor) September 18, 2012 at 05:18 PM
I'm glad you pointed that out Lynn. What I've decided to do, going forward, is include names in DUI, drug arrest, and violent crime stories, and leave names out otherwise. If two people have a dispute regarding their property line, I don't see any news value in including their names.
Lynn B. September 18, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Thanks Tom. It would be helpful to know who these people were just so we could sidestep them at all costs.
Laura Schwartz September 18, 2012 at 06:32 PM
After reading the police blotter, it appears one may have to sidestep quite a few people in our town.
Tom Sunnergren (Editor) September 18, 2012 at 06:35 PM
I think the line you have to toe in local news police reporting is this: giving people the information they need to know about crime in their town, while, at the same time, not causing undue embarrassment to people who have committed what I'd call minor infractions. It's a balance I'm still trying to find.
birdfan September 18, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Tom that sounds like a good plan . No reason to put in names if arrests were not made and from what Im reading here it appears the Phoenixville Police are making sound decisions by nutralizing most of these encounters with out making nuisance arrests that just take up valuable court time and tax payers money. Good work by all.
. September 20, 2012 at 01:27 PM
I would like to know the name of the police officer who was in the accident. Was it his fault? How much taxpayer money did this cost us? Too often cops get away with stuff that the average guy gets fined and/or locked up for.
James Smith September 20, 2012 at 01:44 PM
That's a great question Richard. Was the Officer on Duty? Was he driving a police cruiser at the time? Was his court appearance on a personal basis or job related?
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