Update: Pottstown Man’s Arrest Fulfills April Warrant

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Township officers said they took a 24-year-old Pottstown man into custody Tuesday (May 18, 2021), fulfilling an arrest warrant issued April 8 to the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department, its CrimeWatch website stated.

Nicholas K. Skidmore was sought on felony charges of alleged burglary and criminal trespass, and five related offenses stemming from an incident that occurred during February, Lower Pottsgrove said.

Skidmore on Tuesday faced Magisterial District Justice Edward Kropp Sr. for preliminary arraignment, and is scheduled for a June 2 (Wednesday) preliminary hearing, also in Kropp’s courtroom, court records show. He was transported to the Montgomery County Prison in Eagleville PA, records also indicated, after he was unable to post a cash bail of $25,000 set by the justice.

An earlier story about issuance of the warrant for Skidmore was published April 12 by The Post. Read it below.

Pottstown Man Sought on Burglary, Related Charges

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – A 24-year-old man whose most current address was in Pottstown is being sought on an arrest warrant obtained Thursday (April 8, 2021) by the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department for alleged burglary and related offenses, court records show. The department is actively looking for the subject and asking for public help in finding him, according to its CrimeWatch website.

Nicholas K. Skidmore was originally charged Feb. 9, 2021, with dealing in the proceeds of unlawful activities, burglary, criminal trespass by breaking into a structure, criminal trespass by entering a structure, theft of movable property by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and criminal mischief involving property damage. The police report did not provide details of the February incident.

Skidmore was scheduled to appear April 7 (Wednesday) for a preliminary hearing in the Pottstown courtroom of Magisterial District Justice Edward C. Kropp Sr. The arrest warrant for Skidmore was issued by Kropp the following day. That’s often an indication an individual failed to appear for a scheduled proceeding.

Earlier court records show Skidmore also has lived in Reading. His photo was not included in the web report.

Anyone with knowledge of Skidmore’s whereabouts is asked to call the department at 610-326-1508, or anonymously provide information on its website “Submit A Tip” page, here.

Photo by Joe Gratz via Wikimedia Commons, used under a Creative Commons license