LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Township police continue to investigate a mid-April incident in which a group of individuals allegedly taunted, threatened, and threw objects at officers and their vehicles while they were involved in unrelated matters at the Rolling Hills apartment complex on Buchert Road, Chief Michael Foltz told the Board of Commissioners during its Monday (May 1, 2017) meeting.
No arrests have yet been made, but in a release issued Tuesday (May 2), Ofc. James McCue wrote that investigators “are continuing to follow up with video surveillance from the apartment complex to identify the suspects.”
McCue stated police responded April 16 (Sunday) at about 10:52 p.m. to Unit 115 in the complex regarding a reported domestic incident. After officers arrived they encountered “several groups of suspects yelling obscenities” who, a short time later, allegedly began throwing objects at the officers and their vehicles. The objects were identified at AA-sized batteries, one of which hit a patrol car and slightly damaged its paint.
“There were no injuries to any officers” during that event, McCue stated.
Foltz said he suspected the same individuals were involved in “multiple acts of vandalism” that occurred during the Easter Holiday weekend (April 14-16) in both Rolling Hills and the adjacent Walnut Ridge housing community. “A group of individuals were throwing items through glass doors and at vehicles, as well as throwing them at cars traveling along Buchert Road,” according to the chief’s report.
Because the members of the group have yet to be positively identified, McCue stated police are seeking help from the public. Anyone having information about the suspects’ identities is asked to call the department at 610-326-1508.
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