Thursday, March 14, 2013
Several parts of the investigation are still pending. No charges have been announced.
Limerick Township police and county authorities continue to investigate last week's fatal crash on Lewis Road that killed a jogger near the Chesterbrook Academy day care center. Royersford resident Merinda Thompson died when she was struck from behind as she jogged along Lewis Road. The driver, an 18-year-old male, was treated for minor injuries. Limerick Township Police Chief William Albany said in an email Thursday that authorities "are still waiting on the lab results for [the driver's] blood and the phone activity report from the cell phone provider." The cell-phone service provider has a legal process to follow before they will release records, Albany said, and blood tests are sent to a lab for processing. Those results, the cell …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A 19-year-old Pottstown woman will be cited following a crash on Route 73 in Perkiomen Township.
A Pottstown teen will be cited following a crash on Route 73 in Perkiomen Township that left a male passenger with minor injuries. The crash occurred on Feb. 4, at 12:37 a.m., while traveling westbound on Route 73. Police reports indicate that the woman lost control of her vehicle at a left curve, and struck a concrete bridge rail which forced the vehicle into multiple spins before coming to a stop. A male passenger from Royersford suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Norm's Save Station, and the report states that a citation will be filed in district court.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The mother of Madeline Maurer, who was seriously injured in a car crash last week on Swamp Pike, gives update on her daughter's condition.
According to a post on Pope John Paul II High School's Facebook page, Madeline Maurer's mother Kate, said her daughter is "right where she needs to be," according to her neurologist. The post reads: Thank you Fr. Delacy [Father Stephen DeLacy, PJPHS school pastor] for visiting Madeline. I will keep everyone posted. The neurologist and his nurse both said that Madeline is right where she needs to be. It has only been 4 days!! Please keep praying! And for every person whose hands touch and heal Madeline. Remember them too. Megan Kugler, thinking of you dear alot. She's gonna make it. Love you dear. God bless you all. And let me tell you that every card you made for Maddie, I already have in an album. Every card from Friday night to the …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Pottstown Police are seeking help in identifying the driver involved in a hit-and-run on Hale Street Thursday morning.
Police are still searching for the driver of a vehicle who struck a 10-year-old girl was was riding her bike on Hale Street Thursday morning. According to a report in the Pottstown Mercury, witnesses described the driver as a bald, Asian man who fled the scene in a red car or SUV with a light missing. The report states that police do not believe the missing light is related to the accident. The hit-and-run occurred while the girl was riding her bike shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday. The vehicle struck the bike, causing the girl to fall. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and released a short time later, reports say. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Pottstown Police Department at 610-970-6570. …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Jeremiah White, 19, of the 400 block of North Charlotte Street, allegedly stole a Ford Expedition on Jan. 5 from Norristown, and later crashed it in a Hatfield Township accident, police said.
Jeremiah White's stomach allegedly got him in trouble with the law — and he is now headed to county trial on, among other offenses, a felony receiving stolen property charge. White, 19, of the 400 block of North Charlotte Street, Pottstown, waived charges of felony receiving stolen property, misdemeanor accidents involving damage to another vehicle, failing to stop and render aid and following a vehicle too closely Tuesday at Montgomery Township district court, according to The Reporter. White is free on $10,000 unsecured bail, which District Judge Andrea Duffy granted at his preliminary hearing, according to court records. Assistant District Attorney Laura Adshead told The Reporter that the bail reduction was requested and granted due to …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Jeremiah White, 19, of the 400 block of North Charlotte Street, Pottstown, allegedly stole a Ford Expedition on Jan. 5 from Norristown, and later crashed it in a Hatfield Township accident, police said
Jeremiah White's stomach allegedly got him in trouble with the law. A Popeye's receipt and a cell phone left behind in a stolen 1998 Ford Expedition involved in a Hatfield Township accident led to the arrest of the suspect — a Pottstown teen. Jeremiah White, 19, allegedly stole a 1998 Ford Expedition from Norristown on Jan. 5, 2013, crashed it on Jan. 18 in Hatfield Township and then allegedly fled from the scene of the accident, police said. Now, he faces felony charges in Montgomery County court. On Jan. 25, Hatfield Township Police arrested White, of the 400 block of North Charlotte Street, and charged him with felony receiving stolen property, misdemeanor accidents involving damage to another vehicle, failing to stop and render aid and…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
King Street shut down between Penn and North Charlotte Streets due to downed traffic light.
Officials are investigating a Tuesday morning traffic incident in Pottstown, where truck knocked over a traffic light and then fled the scene. According to the Pottstown Mercury, the incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of North Charlotte Street and King Street in Pottstown. The report states that King Street was closed between Penn Street and North Charlotte Street as crews worked to remove the downed traffic light. Click here to follow us on Facebook The report contains no information on the make and model of the truck, nor does it describe the person who was driving it. See also: Pottstown Man Sentenced for Assaulting Pregnant Girlfriend Royersford Man Held for Threatening to Kill Police Teen Hit by Vehicle on High …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The investigation into the accident is ongoing, and the driver's condition is currently unknown.
The driver of a Toyota pickup truck was flown to a Philadelphia hospital early Saturday morning, after he lost control of his vehicle and crash into a tree. Click here to follow us on Facebook According to a report by the Pottstown Mercury, police and emergency workers were dispatched to the 200 black of Bertolet School Road around 3 a.m. on Saturday morning. Upon arrival, crews discovered that the driver had sustained injuries, prompting the medevac to a Philadelphia hospital. The report states that East Vincent Police Chief Matt Williams described the victim as being awake and talking to police. The victim's current condition is unknown. An investigation into the crash is ongoing. To read more about this incident, click here. See also: …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A 16-year-old male was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital after he was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross High Street. His current condition is unknown at this time.
A 16-year-old male was taken by ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital on Wednesday afternoon, after he was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross High Street in Pottstown. According to a report by the Pottstown Mercury, the teen was attempting to cross High Street near the intersection of High and Franklin Streets around 4 p.m., when he was struck by a green Honda sedan with such force that he was knocked out of his shoes. The report states that the victim sustained injuries to his face and leg, but was seen moving his legs while he was being placed onto a gurney Click here to follow us on Facebook The teen's identity has not been released, and his current condition is unknown. The driver of the vehicle immediately stopped following the …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Reports identify the student as 16-year-old Tim Paciello.
A Pottsgrove student was killed on Monday night, after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of East High Street and Sunnyside Avenue in Lower Pottsgrove Township. According to a report by Brandie Kessler at the Pottstown Mercury, the victim has been identified as 16-year-old Tim Paciello. A press release from the Montgomery County District Attorney's office states that shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday night, Paciello was walking across High Street when he was struck by a vehicle while standing in the center left-turn-only lane. He was flown by medevac to Hahnemann Hospital, where he would later succumb to his injuries. The release describes the driver of the striking vehicle as a 43-year-old woman from Collegeville, and states that…