Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Police are searching for a "heavy-set" white male who crashed his car into a pole near the Dollar Tree at the Trappe Shopping Center, then fled the scene.
A Tuesday night crash at the Trappe Shopping Center has police searching for a "heavy-set" white male who fled the scene. The man is described as having dark hair and wearing a red t-shirt. He was last seen heading east on foot away from the shopping center. A second man was also taken into custody. It remains unclear why then men are being sought by police, and officials from the Skippack Barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police would neither confirm nor deny whether the men were armed. Read the full story at the Perkiomen Valley Patch by clicking here. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @PottstownPatch See also: Pottstown Drug Dealer Arrested After Car Chase, Police Say Former Phoenixville Middle …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
No charges have been filed yet in the Monday afternoon crash that took the life of a 40-year-old woman while she was jogging in Limerick Township.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, March 5
District Attorney Risa Ferman's office has begun an investigation into a fatal crash that took the life of a 40-year-old woman on Monday. Merinda Thompson was jogging when she was struck from behind by a green Ford Focus driven by an unidentified 18-year-old man. Visit Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch for full coverage.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Devon T. Rosenberger, 26, of Gilbertsville, was pronounced dead at the scene of Tuesday morning's accident on Route 100 in Washington Township.
A Gilbertsville man was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday morning, after his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a pickup truck along Route 100 in Washington Township, Berks County. According to a report in the Reading Eagle, Devon T. Rosenberger, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene, after the initial collision caused his vehicle to burst into flames while he was still trapped inside. The report states that first responders were unable to free Rosenberger from the vehicle, but officials later stated they believed he was killed during the head-on impact. The accident occurred around 6 a.m. on Route 100, between East Chestnut Street and Stauffer Road in Washington Township, according to the Morning Call. …
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.
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, February 6, 2013
Accident closed Boyertown Pike for 90 minutes.
Wednesday, February 6
A Pottstown man remains hospitalized after the vehicle in which he was a passenger crashed into a utility pole on Monday night, the Reading Eagle reported. Walter Ohlinger, 45, was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, which closed Boyertown Pike in Exeter Township for about 90 minutes. Rescuers had to remove the vehicle's roof to extract Ohlinger and the driver. Read more:
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…
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: …
Friday, January 4, 2013
A driver is airlifted to hospital after truck overturns at Valley Forge Turnpike ramp, snarling traffic in the region.
The morning commute was brought to a crawl for thousands of drivers who pass through the busy area where the Schuylkill Expressway and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (both I-76) meet at the Valley Forge/King of Prussia interchange. A tractor-trailer hauling a containerized shipping unit like the ones carried on ocean-going cargo ships flipped on its side on the on ramp from Valley Forge to the westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike. Crews from Berwyn, Radnor, King of Prussia, Norristown and other Montgomery County fire and rescue companies responded to the scene of the wreck, which happened around 7:15 a.m. The driver was pulled from the crushed cab and airlifted to the emergency crew. Crews then needed until about 11:15 a.m. to get the trailer …
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…