SANATOGA PA – Lower Pottsgrove police have asked for public help in attempting to locate a 62-year-old Pottstown man who they claim doesn’t understand the meaning of the word “no.”
As in “no contact.”
Gary Jay Walton, a borough resident, was the target last month (Dec. 27, 2012) of a protection-from-abuse order issued on behalf of two women whom the police didn’t identify and for reasons they didn’t explain. One of the order’s requirements, according to their report, was that Walton have no contact with either.
Both women were appearing Thursday morning (Jan. 24, 2013) in the Sanatoga courtroom of Magisterial District Justice Edward Kropp Sr. for a legal proceeding, when township Ofc. Matthew Meitzler said Walton arrived on the scene … apparently without a dictionary. Meitzler alleged Walton “made a threatening and/or harassing verbal comment to the complainant, which violated the order,” and then fled.
A warrant was issued for Walton’s arrest. Police went hunting for him during Thursday, but hadn’t located him at the time of the report. If anyone knows where he can be found, Meitzler added, they should call any local police department, the Lower Pottsgrove station at 610-326-1508, or the department’s anonymous tip line at 610-323-1130.
Then, police suspect, he can be introduced to a another word: “capture.”