SANATOGA PA – Routine patrols by Lower Pottsgrove police officers during the past two weeks have resulted in the arrests of two suspects wanted by outside law enforcement agencies in their investigations of significant crimes, township Police Chief Michael Foltz reported Monday (July 6, 2015).
The identities and cities of residence of the suspects were not released; both were said to be males. One is in the process of being extradited to Maryland, Foltz told the Board of Commissioners during the first of its two regular monthly meetings.
The first arrest occurred June 20 (Saturday) while an officer was on foot patrol duty in the Rolling Hills community, 2120 Buchert Rd. Foltz said the officer, who was not identified, encountered and engaged a “suspicious male” in what was described as “an investigatory stop.” Subsequent questioning and investigation “revealed the subject was wanted on drug offenses out of Philadelphia and a homicide case out of Maryland,” Foltz reported.
He was arrested as a fugitive from justice, and his extradition was said to be under way.
The second arrest occurred July 3 (Friday) while a patrolling officer, also not identified, “encountered suspicious suspects on the property at Coventry Christian School,” 699 N. Pleasant View Rd., according to Foltz. In an investigation, the officer learned one of the suspects was wanted in Upper Darby Township, Delaware County, regarding a case of alleged forcible rape.
The subject was taken into custody without incident, the chief said. There was no mention of the disposition of any others stopped at the school.
Foltz told commissioners the arrests in both out-of-town cases involved “new officers on the streets,” or at least new to Lower Pottsgrove’s department. “They’ve been doing excellent work,” he noted, and also complimented them on their diligence.
Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ July 6 meeting):
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