Township Police Made 13 Arrests During October

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Thirteen adults were arrested, and two cases involving juvenile offenders were recorded, by officers of the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department between Oct. 1 and 31 (2021), according to its report submitted Thursday (Nov. 4) to the township Board of Commissioners. Drug-related (a total of 5) and driving under the influence (2) offenses accounted for slightly more than 20 percent of the month’s 34 recorded criminal violations, it added.

The month’s other activity included arrests for:

  • Harassment, eight violations;
  • Simple assault, disorderly conduct, and involuntary commitments for mental health, three each;
  • Criminal trespass, and making terroristic threats, two each; and
  • False identification, fleeing or attempting to elude, possessing instruments of crime, public drunkenness, recklessly endangering another person, and retail theft, one each.

The department participated during the month in a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation-authorized enforcement effort that incurred 53 hours of additional costs totaling $3,406, all of which is reimbursed by the state, the report noted. Twenty-six traffic citations were issued. The department responded to 1,012 calls for service during the month, it added.

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Coverage from the Lower Pottsgrove commissioners’ Nov. 4 meeting: