Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Exton man, in his car at the time, drove himself to Phoenixville Hospital.
An Exton man went to Phoenixville Hospital last weekend after he apparently shot himself while driving, Upper Providence Police are reporting. According to the department, the 33-year-old, whose name is being withheld, was driving in the southbound lane of route 29 in Mont Clare on Sunday at approximately 3 a.m. when he attempted to transfer a .38-caliber handgun from his pants to his jacket pocket and accidentally discharged the weapon, shooting himself in the left lower leg. The man was able to drive himself to Phoenixville Hospital after giving himself the wound, where Upper Providence Police met him and filled out an incident report. The man was transferred to Paoli Hospital Trauma Center for surgery. Police provided no information on …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The three defibrillated a woman in cardiac arrest this August.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, November 30, 2012
A trio of Upper Providence Police officers who’s quick thinking revived a woman from cardiac arrest will be recognized for their heroic actions at the township’s December 3 Board of Supervisors meeting. According to Upper Providence Supervisor Lisa Mossie, on August 18, 2012 officers Ryan Sheehan, Eric Smith, and Jeff Hilt responded to a medical emergency on South Trappe Road. On their arrival, they found a woman in cardiac arrest. The officers evaluated the victim's status and working together utilized an automatic external defibrillator and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation to regain heart activity and respiration. The officers’ quick and decisive actions saved the life of the victim—who has since recovered.
Friday, October 26, 2012
He believes the ex-boyfriend of a woman he dated has been harassing him.
A Phoenixville man says he’s concerned for his safety after four months of harassment and anti-Semitic taunts culminated in the vandalism of his car last week. The man, a 28-year-old resident of a gated community on the outskirts of the borough who asked that his name be withheld for fear that it would further inflame his aggressors, told Phoenixville Patch that he awoke the morning of October 18 to see his car had several swastikas and the words “natzi” and Jew scrawled into it. The victim is Jewish. Upper Providence Police filed a report that afternoon and are investigating the case. While police estimated the damage to the vehicle at $2,000, the man said his auto body shop, after finding an additional slur keyed into the glass of his …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
He was airlifted to Hahnemann Hospital, but didn't survive.
Update: the victim of the crash has been identified as Austin Perdue, a 16-year-old Mont Clare resident. A one-car crash in Upper Providence Township this weekend took the life of a teenager, Upper Providence Police are reporting. The victim is reported to be a Spring-Ford High School student, though his name has not yet been released. The crash, which is being investigated by Upper Providence Police and the Montgomery County Detective Bureau, occurred on August 18 at approximately 8:54 p.m. on the 1000 block of Longford Road. At the time of the crash there were three juveniles in the vehicle; including a 17-year-old driver. According to a source, the vehicle crashed into the fence of Reynolds Dog Park. On impact, the rear passenger was …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
A June 21 incident prompted the warning.
Upper Providence police say they’ve noticed an uptick in local burglaries, and they’re asking residents to help quell it. “The township has noticed an increase in residential burglaries in the Oaks and Phoenixville areas in the past few months,” a department release stated. “Residents are encouraged to make sure their homes and vehicles are secure and to report any suspicious activity or persons to the police.” The Upper Providence Police Department can be reached at 610-489-9332 or 610-933-7899. The warning was prompted by a June 21 burglary on the 600 block of Egypt Road in Phoenixville. Police say the victim came home that night to find the rear door of their home had been forced open, and a large amount of jewelry had been taken. …