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Five Arrests Last Month At Pottsgrove High

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Five arrests were made by Lower Pottsgrove police – one each for harassment, criminal mischief, creating a disturbance, disorderly conduct, and bringing tobacco into a school – among 10 incidents reported during the 18 days January classes were held at Pottsgrove High School, according to a monthly report given Monday (Feb. 5, 2018) to the township Board of Commissioners.

The report, delivered by Police Chief Michael Foltz and created by School Resource Ofc. David Slothower, did not specify if the arrests applied to five different individuals, or if any individual was arrested on more than one charge in an incident. It also shows no arrests resulted from the remaining five high school incidents.

Additionally, at Ringing Rocks Elementary School, police responded to a report of a suspicious person on school property, the report said. At Lower Pottsgrove Elementary, police helped with a medical emergency that involved an injured adult, and also dealt with an inert or “dummy” hand grenade that had been brought into the building and was earlier covered by The Post.

The harassment charge involved a student vs. student incident; the criminal mischief charge followed “damage intentionally to a locker,” according to the report. The disturbance incident also was student vs. student, and the disorderly conduct charge involved “disturbing the peace,” it stated. None of those charged, who are assumed to be juveniles, were identified in any way. Alleged victims also were not identified.

High school incidents not involving arrests were reports of:

  • Harassment by communication, involving parent contact with a juvenile;
  • A student mental health episode;
  • Creation of a public service report;
  • A motor vehicle accident involving two students in a parking lot; and
  • An information call to police.

Also during January, Slothower worked with high school administrators on seven administrative mediations; attended several meetings regarding security, radios, and security cameras; and attended Student Assistance Program meetings.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Feb. 5 meeting):


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