Month’s First Friday Busy for NorCo Police

NORTH COVENTRY PA – A car going nowhere, an alleged hit-and-run by an unknown pick-up truck driver, and bicycle theft all made June 5 (2020; Friday) a less-than-memorable day for the North Coventry Township police department, according to three separate reports on its CrimeWatch website. Officers are hoping for public help in solving any or all of the incidents, it added.

Going nowhere

In the first report, police responded to a call from a resident of Hanover Gardens Apartments, 212 E, Schuylkill Rd., who walked outside to a car in its parking lot. It was found stripped of all four tires and rims, and sitting atop concrete blocks.

An initial investigation suggests the theft of vehicle parts from a blue Honda Accord there occurred during hours between June 4 (Thursday) at 8 p.m. and June 5 at noon.


On the same day but over at the Valley View Apartments, 612 E. Schuylkill Rd., police were called regarding an alleged hit-and-run that involved a different Honda Accord, also blue in color, “with light rear-end damage,” the police reports stated.

A witness found during the course of their investigation said the striking vehicle as a tan-colored pick-up truck with a trailer hitch. The witness said the truck’s driver backed into the Accord, reportedly driven by “an adult white female,” then “fled the area without notifying the police or vehicle owner.”

Bicycle theft

And also on June 5, North Coventry officers took a report on a bicycle (at top) apparently stolen from the “unsecured garage” or a home in the 700 block of Park Drive. The bike was described as “an orange ‘Margaritaville’ beach cruiser, with an orange basket mounted on the front.”

Can you help?

Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to call North Coventry police at 610-323-8360, or to submit an anonymous tip at the website, here.

Photo supplied by the North Coventry Police Department