POTTSTOWN PA – A swarm of police officers from Lower and West Pottsgrove townships and Pennsylvania state constables joined the Pottstown Police Department in conducting a summary warrant sweep, in which 29 people were “rounded up” on a variety of charges or for outstanding citations, the borough force reported Wednesday (June 24, 2015) on its Facebook page.
Of those the sweep teams encountered, “at least three” were taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville PA because they were unable to pay fines, Pottstown police said. Four people were charged with various drug offenses, and 11 traffic tickets and one non-traffic citation also were issued.
Additionally, the sweep netted about $5,000 in unpaid fines, police added.
None of the names or addresses of the 29 people contacted were immediately available. Sweep teams found some of them at their residences; others were encountered during traffic stops.
There are others who the sweep tried to net but could not find or contact, according to the Pottstown announcement. They should not rest easy, it indicated.
“People with outstanding fines and summary warrants (who) were not reached were given forms explaining they needed to contact the appropriate district court to make a payment or set up a payment plan. Failure to do so, could result in jail time,” police noted.
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