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Would-be Thief Busted in Eland Downe, Police Say

Phoenixville police made an arrest after a caller alerted them to a prowler.

A 21-year-old Phoenixville man was arrested after police say he tried several times to steal from a vehicle parked in Eland Downe.

On April 6 at 12:05 a.m., Phoenixville Police were dispatched to the 4800 block of Eland Downe after a caller reported that a man wearing a dark puffy jacket over a grey hooded sweatshirt was seen running from an area where a car alarm was going off. According to court documents, the man was seen in close proximity to the car two additional times.

Police say they located a man matching the description the caller provided. Several witnesses were then brought to the scene, and they positively identified the man, according to court documents.

Police say that when they searched the defendant prior to his arrest, they found him in possession of a marijuana pipe.

The defendant was charged with loitering and prowling at night, theft from a motor vehicle, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He faces preliminary hearing on May 9.

Dawn April 12, 2013 at 07:08 PM
We see names of people on any other site for crimes allegedly committed but why not here on the Patch?
marcthepig April 13, 2013 at 12:57 PM
The reason you don't see names from the arrest reports on Patch is because it is written by the local high school remedial journalism class.
George Hughes April 13, 2013 at 03:13 PM
The person knows someone .
harry finster April 13, 2013 at 05:55 PM
13500 to go ,
Hey Jude April 14, 2013 at 12:24 AM
He was probably seeking YOUR money to support HIS drug habit. And for his crimes against the peace and dignity of the borough, I would like to see public service as a part of his sentence. And a very public service at that. No more creeping around in a hoodie. This young man needs a bright orange prison jump suit and a broom. Make him sweep up the streets before the dogwood parade.
waldo April 16, 2013 at 02:20 PM
your small and simple minded to think that every one from Pheonixville is a criminal and will end up in jail grow up and move on comment on some other patch

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