Troopers Seek Help in Latest, Earlier Vandalism

SKIPPACK PA – Damage to residential property on Northridge Road in Perkiomen Township, reported by a victim Sunday (June 6, 2021) at 10:17 a.m. to Pennsylvania State Police, has troopers asking for public help to identify a potential suspect in the incident.

More broadly, though, those stationed at the Troop K Barracks in Skippack said they also want to address what was described as “on-going concerns” regarding alleged vandalism in the surrounding housing community.

In the Sunday occurrence troopers were called to the home of a 60-year-old man, where a lumber post on his property, valued at $30, was damaged. According to a state police public information release issued Wednesday (June 9), troopers are looking for a white male suspect between ages 17 and 20 with “hair above the ears, thin in build, and has two rubber bands around his left arm.” No photos were made available.

If arrested, the suspect possibly faces a charge of criminal mischief involving property valued at $1,000 or less, the report indicated.

Troopers also hope area residents can supply leads in earlier incidents “of possible teenagers in groups vandalizing various property” in the same and adjacent residential neighborhoods. Anyone with information in this or other incidents is asked to call the Bridge Road barracks at 610-584-1250.

Three DUI arrests reported

Also Wednesday, troopers reported three separate and unrelated arrests for driving while under the influence of alcohol or substances. They involved:

  • A 47-year-old Norristown man, arrested Monday (June 7) at 12:41 a.m. while traveling in a 2007 Volvo on westbound U.S. Route 422 in Lower Pottsgrove Township, following a stop “for multiple traffic violations;”
  • A 52-year-old Collegeville man, arrested Sunday at the intersection of Harrison Road and Gravel Pike in Perkiomen Township, following a stop because the 1997 Honda Accord he was driving lacked inspection stickers; and
  • A 42-year-old Collegeville man, arrested Saturday (June 5) at 2:12 a.m. while driving a 2018 Honda Accord at the intersection of Heebner and Valley Forge roads in Worcester Township.

Satellite photo of Northridge Road, Perkiomen, via Google Maps