Township Police Visited High School Nine Times in April

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Six different Lower Pottsgrove Police Department officers made a total of nine visits to Pottsgrove High School over seven days during April 2022, Chief Rick Bell told the township Board of Commissioners in his most recent monthly report on township police department activity.

Of the nine, none of which were explained in detail:

  • Three visits, on April 6, 14, and 25, involved “suspicious persons, autos, or circumstances” as defined by the Pennslyvania Uniform Crime Reporting System;
  • One, on April 29, dealt with a medical emergency;
  • One, on April 27, involved trespassing on school property;
  • One, also on April 27, was to investigate disorderly conduct involving harassment;
  • One, on April 22, was a fire alarm response; and
  • Two represented “public service” calls by officers, one on April 9 for an “unfounded alarm,” and a second on April 22 for general assistance.

The chief’s next monthly report, covering May 2022 activity, is anticipated during the board’s Monday (June 6) meeting at the township municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd. The meeting is free to attend and open to the public.

Three Pottsgrove School District buildings – Pottsgrove High, and Lower Pottsgrove and Ringing Rocks elementaries – are located within the township. The report indicated all of the month’s calls occurred at the high school.

Pennsylvania’s Uniform Crime Reporting System is the method by which the state tracks all statistics used “in law enforcement administration, operation, and management.” Each label bears a distinct and different definition in UCR compilations.

Uniform photo supplied by Lower Pottsgrove Police and edited by The Posts