Police Charge Pottstown Man with Thefts from Vehicles
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – A 31-year-old Pottstown man was arrested Saturday (Aug. 22, 2020) by the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department after two separate investigations, in which it alleged he was loitering, prowling and trespassing near homes on Oaktree Court, and also was involved in thefts from vehicles on Brown Street, according to the department’s CrimeWatch website and court records.
Michael Sakeem Williams faces charges of loitering and prowling at night time, and simple criminal trespass in the Oaktree Court incident. He also is charged with two counts of theft from a motor vehicle, three counts of receiving stolen property, three counts of theft by unlawful taking, possession of an instrument of crime, loitering and prowling at night time, simple criminal trespass, and disorderly conduct in the Brown Street incident.
Police said they were first called Saturday morning “to several homes on Brown Street for reports of thefts from vehicles” that appeared to have occurred either late Friday night (Aug. 21) or earlier Saturday.
Later Saturday, just after 9:30 p.m., officers responded to what they said were “multiple calls” from Oaktree Court residents who claimed to have seen a subject “lurking about the back of the homes in the area.” Police located the subject, later identified as Williams, and arrested him on loitering, prowling, and trespass charges.
Through subsequent investigation officers “were able to determine that Williams was the offender” in the Brown Street thefts as well, their web report claimed.
Williams was scheduled for preliminary arraignment in both cases on Sunday (Aug. 23) before Magisterial District Justice Maurice Saylor, according to court documents. At the time he was unable to post bail and confined to the Montgomery County jail in Eagleville PA. He currently is scheduled for preliminary hearings in both cases on Sept. 2 (Wednesday) before Justice Edward C. Kropp Sr.
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