GILBERTSVILLE PA – Lower Pottsgrove police officers were among those providing assistance Friday (Jan. 22, 2016) at 7:50 a.m. to the New Hanover Police Department in the arrest of a male subject who allegedly yelled obscenities while exposing himself in the Gilbertsville neighborhood of Heather Lane and Woodlark Circle, according to a report from New Hanover Police Chief Kevin McKeon.
At one point during his tirade the man, whose name, age and home address have not yet been released, allegedly also exposed himself at a distance to a Boyertown School District bus filled with elementary-age children. The bus driver successfully maneuvered the vehicle around the man, removing “the children from this potentially dangerous situation,” McKeon added in a status update on the department Facebook page.
Officers responded to a call about the man, found him, and took him “into custody without incident,” the update said. He has been charged, and currently is being held in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville PA. In addition to help provided by Lower Pottsgrove, McKeon said assistance also came from Douglass and Lower Frederick police departments.
In questioning local residents and witnesses, officers said they learned “the male had exposed himself to several adult neighbors as he yelled obscenities and threw trash into the street.” The bus incident was described for them too. “All the children and adults who witnessed the event are safe,” McKeon noted.
New Hanover officers are still investigating the incident, and are trying to determine “the specifics of what caused him to behave in such a fashion,” according to the update.