NorCo Makes DUI Arrest, Issues Retail Theft Citation

NORTH COVENTRY PA – Actions in separate and unrelated incidents – in one case for DUI, and in a second for retail theft – were reported Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2021) by North Coventry Township Police on the department’s CrimeWatch website.

Alleged driving under the influence

Police said they filed charges Monday (Sept. 20) against a 49-year-old Pottstown man who was initially arrested Sept. 3 (Friday) for driving under the influence and a traffic-related charge, following a stop on Town Square Road. The driver, riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle, was pulled over for “failing to signal while making multiple turns,” the report stated.

During the course of their investigation, officers said they determined the driver “was operating his motorcycle under the influence of an intoxicating substance, and was subsequently arrested.” He was processed at the Pottstown Police Department station, and later released to his daughter. Charges were filed in the court of Magisterial District Judge John A. Hipple.

Court records show a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 28.

Alleged retail theft

Police on Saturday (Sept. 18) were dispatched to the Boscov’s department store at Coventry Mall, Route 724, to speak with loss prevention employees there who had stopped a 52-year-old Pottstown man on an allegation of retail theft.

The employees claimed the man “selected miscellaneous men’s clothing valued at $107.49 … then exited the store, passing all points of sale, without offering payment for the merchandise.” Police report he was issued a summary citation for retail theft, processed and released.

Photo from the North Coventry Police Department