Phoenixville Police Department

  • Agency: Phoenixville Police Department
  • Address: 351 Bridge St, Phoenixville , 19460 PA
  • Chief: William J Mossman (Chief of Police)
Phone: 610-935-2440
Fax: 610-933-9114
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Phoenixville Police Department is located at 351 Bridge St, Phoenixville , 19460 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is William J Mossman. The Phoenixville Police Department phone number is 610-935-2440.

Phoenixville Police Department News

***PHOENIXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT BLOTTER*** FROM 04/16/2018 to 04/20/2018 POLICE RESPONDED TO 64 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING 2 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS. THE FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF SUMMARY OF NOTABLE INCIDENTS. On 04/16/2018 at 8:30AM, a resident in the 200 block of Buchanan Street reported that her neighbor was following her down the street and screaming at her. Officer MacDonald spoke to the neighbor and asked her to stay away from the caller. On 04/16/2018 at 1:30PM, police responded to Phoenixville High School for the report of two loose pit bulls running around on the property. Officer Knapp was able to catch one of the dogs and returned it to the owner on Cherry Street. The owner accompanied the officer back to the school and they were able to retrieve the other dog. The owner was issued a summons for the dogs running at large ordinance. On 04/16/2018 at 3:44PM, a resident called 911 and reported that a juvenile was riding his bicycle erratically on Gay Street. Officers checked the area but could not locate the bicyclist. On 04/16/2018 at 7:28PM, a 43 year old Souderton man reported that he was driving in the 200 block of High Street and someone threw a set of car keys at his windshield. The impact cracked the man’s windshield. Officer Komorowski traced the keys back to a car that was parked on Railroad Street and is holding onto them until the owner of the car explains how the keychain ended up belting the caller’s windshield. On 04/17/2018 at 8:49AM, a resident in the 100 block of First Avenue reported that her neighbors smoke weed in their backyard and she has asked them to stop several times to no avail. The neighbor was advised to call the police the next time her neighbors light up. On 04/17/2018 at 4:10PM, police helped PA State Police troopers arrest two robbery suspects inside a home in the 100 block of Prospect Street. Alyssa Binder age 31 and Gideon Weyl age 32 were arrested on the robbery warrants and taken away by PSP. On 04/17/2018 at 6:59PM, a senior citizen called the police and reported that someone left a vacuum next to her house in the 100 block of Chester Avenue and she didn’t want it there. Officer Komorowski placed the vacuum in the woman’s trash tote for her. On 04/17/2018 at 9:24PM, police responded to the 7-11 store for the report of three people sitting in a white Lexus in the parking lot acting suspicious. Sgt. Gold spoke to the occupants and learned that they pulled over because their rearview mirror fell off while they were driving down the road. The man in the driver’s seat had a suspended license so the officer allowed a passenger who had a valid license to drive the car away. FOUND MONEY: On 04/18/2018 at 7:53PM, a good citizen turned in a sum of cash money that he found on the softball field at Friendship Field. If you are the owner and can tell us the amount and denominations contact the Detective Division at 610-933-1180 Ext. 815…no guessing. On 04/18/2018 at 10:42PM, a resident in the 300 block of Franklin Avenue reported that he was driving home from Philly and was on hold with a local talk radio station on his cell phone and a red emergency ALERT message flashed on his screen. A 911 operator interrupted his call to ask if he was ok. Evidently, he hit the emergency 911 option on his phone while he was on hold. On 04/19/2018 at 10:52PM, a resident in the Pickering Run Apartments reported hearing a noise in the woods behind her apartment building that sounded like an animal was in pain. Officer Glennon checked the woods but did not hear the noise that was reported.

***Wildcat Sighting*** Ryan Arcidiacono, 2016 NCAA National Champ from Villanova and point guard for the Chicago Bulls, was in town on Wednesday and stopped by Thomas Humphreys' 8th birthday party on Almond Drive. Officer Dutch, a family friend, couldn't pass up the photo op and chance to meet the NBA star.

Throwback Thursday Great photo of Officer Joe Pinter with his signature cigar in the 1950's. Officer Pinter was a professional boxer before he joined the police department in 1941.

Door-to-Door Salesman Permits If you don't have one of these signs, you can find a list of approved peddlers on the Phoenixville website. http://www.phoenixville.org/government/140

SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN - Attached is some important information regarding an informational meeting being held on April 26th seeking people who may be interested in volunteering to provide temporary safe homes for Phoenixville area children in distress and in some cases – homeless. Hopefully, some of you may be interested in looking into this further.

Stop the Bleed Training- A special thank you to Dr. D.J. Csaszar of the Csaszar Institute for providing free "stop the bleed" training to 27 of our residents last evening. If you missed the event, we are hosting another free training session on May 24th at Phoenixville Borough 351 Bridge St.

***Register Now for Phoenixville Police Emergency Notifications*** ReadyChesCo is used to notify you during a major crisis or police emergency and delivers important emergency alerts. Sign up for real-time police alerts from the Phoenixville Police Department. Notifications and updates sent to you on all your devices: - email account (work, home, other) - cell phone (via SMS) Chester County launched ReadyChesCo a mass notification system that notifies registered users of important emergency information. You have complete control over alerts and can choose the delivery method of your choice: text, email or phone call. Registration takes only a few minutes! You can register by visiting www.readychesco.org and selecting Phoenixville Borough as your municipality.

***PHOENIXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT BLOTTER*** FROM 04/13/2018 to 04/15/2018 POLICE RESPONDED TO 70 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING 4 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS. THE FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF SUMMARY OF NOTABLE INCIDENTS. On 04/13/2018 at 10:01AM, a caller reported a suspicious package in the Children’s Plaza on Bank Street. Officer Rosario inspected the package, a pink suitcase- it was stuffed with some old clothes. On 04/13/2018 at 11:45AM, an officer stopped the driver of a Jeep Liberty in the 600 block of Bridge Street for an expired inspection sticker. The driver, a 23 year old man from Laureldale, PA, had a suspended driver’s license and a traffic warrant from Manheim Township. The driver was issued a couple tickets for the violations and directed to the courthouse in Lancaster County. On 04/13/2018 at 3:48PM, a pedestrian on Bridge Street stopped Officer Dobry and complained that the tour bus belonging to 80’s hit maker Christopher Cross was idling in front of the Colonial Theatre. The officer informed the man that the bus was not idling- the auxiliary power generator was running. On 04/13/2018 at 9:28PM, the owner of a private parking lot on Bridge Street reported that several cars were parked in his lot without permission and he wanted them ticketed. Officer Ansaldo asked the bartender at the Pickering Creek Inn to make an announcement and ask bar patrons to move their cars. Several customers ran to their cars- the leftover cars were issued parking tickets. On 04/14/2018 at 12:27AM, a resident in the 3000 block of Ellington Lane requested extra checks of her home because her son’s car was stolen in Philadelphia earlier that night. The car contained paperwork with their address and a garage door opener. Officers conducted periodic drive-bys throughout the night. On 04/14/2018 at 12:47AM, a 25 year old Pottstown man was issued a summons for the open container ordinance after an officer noticed him drinking a bottle of Stella Artois beer in the Taylor Alley municipal parking lot. On 04/14/2018 at 2:16AM, Officer Dobry observed a man stumbling up the sidewalk in the 200 block of Church Street. The man tripped over a fire hydrant, lost his balance, and landed on the front porch of 233 Church Street. The 22 year old Phoenixville man was arrested for public drunkenness and released when he was sober. On 04/14/2018 at 7:00AM, police responded to the 800 block of W. Bridge Street for the report of a found purse. Sgt. Sutton returned the purse to the owner at her residence a block away. The resident was so grateful that she invited the officer in for some tea. Sgt. Sutton politely declined. On 04/14/2018 at 11:02AM, a resident in the 500 block of Wilson Street was clearing brush with a hatchet and missed his mark. The hatchet hit his leg and gashed it open. Officer Rosario responded and applied a tourniquet to the man’s thigh until an ambulance arrived and rushed the injured man to Paoli trauma center. On 04/14/2018 at 6:55PM, police responded to the intersection of Starr Street and First Avenue for the report of a drunken man stumbling near a parked motorcycle. When Officer Fusco pulled up, the man was straddling the bike. As the officer approached him, the man lost his balance and he and the bike toppled over. The officer lifted the bike off the man and arrested the 24 year old Phoenixville resident for public drunkenness. He was released when he was sober. On 04/14/2018 at 8:08PM, police responded to the Prima Lounge for the report of a disturbance. Officers determined that a bar patron approached a man in the parking lot and accused him of being disrespectful to the bartender earlier in the night. The ill-mannered customer was offended so he grabbed a bicycle pump from his car trunk and attacked the guy. Video showed the aggressor choking the victim with the pump by pinning him against the building by his throat. Perry Thomas III, 49 of Spring City, was arrested at the scene for aggravated assault. Thomas was unable to make bail so he was sent to the county jail. On 04/15/2018 at 12:13AM, a 39 year old woman from Phillipsburg, NJ snuck out of Molly Maguire’s Pub with a pint of beer and she was sipping it as she strolled through the 200 block of Bridge Street- past a police officer. The woman was issued a summons for the open container violation and she had to return the pint glass to the bartender at Molly’s. On 04/15/2018 at 9:50AM, police responded to the 300 block of Church Street for the report of a man sleeping inside a Dodge van with Massachusetts plates. Officer Dutch responded and noticed that the man had a black eye and dried blood on his face. The 39 year old Charlotte, NC man informed the officer that he got into a fist fight with his friend so he slept in his van. The man declined medical attention and did not want the matter investigated.

Phoenixville PD sends our deepest condolences to the Sambuco Family and the Caln Township Police Department on their loss.

***PHOENIXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT BLOTTER*** FROM 04/09/2018 to 04/13/2018 POLICE RESPONDED TO 96 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING 10 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS. THE FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF SUMMARY OF NOTABLE INCIDENTS. On 04/09/2018 at 5:10PM, a resident in the 900 block of W. Bridge Street reported that someone opened two parcel post packages that were delivered to his home around noon that day. The thief stole a $300 Nikon camera but was not interested in the assortment of Tupperware containers that the homeowner ordered. On 04/09/2018 at 10:18PM, Officer Glennon encountered a partially dressed woman sitting alone in a parked car in Reservoir Park after hours. The 35 year old Phoenixville woman was issued a summons for the park closed ordinance violation. On 04/09/2018 at 10:34PM, police responded to the ER at Phoenixville Hospital for the report of a patient causing a disturbance. A 58 year old Royersford man was smoking a cigarette in his exam room and harassing the staff while waiting to be discharged. The ER staff expedited his discharge and the man left the ER when the police arrived. On 04/10/2018 at 9:26PM, Officer Fusco stopped the driver of a Chevy pick-up truck on Route 23 for failing to dim his high beams. The driver, Jaime Jaimes-Alonzo, 32 of Norristown, turned out to be a fugitive. Jaimes-Alonza was wanted by the Houston, Texas PD on an aggravated assault warrant. He was arrested and sent to the county jail to await his trip back to Houston. On 04/11/2018 at 10:26AM, Steven Weiland, 47 of Phoenixville, showed up at District Court for a proceeding and apparently wasn’t aware that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. A constable took Weiland into custody and discovered that he brought some crystal meth to court with him. The constable turned Weiland over to Officer Heller who filed additional charges for the drug possession violation. On 04/11/2018 at 9:25PM, a resident at the Independence Crossing apartments reported that her neighbor in the downstairs apartment knocked on her door and yelled at her for using too much hot water. The tenant informed the officer that she also reported the issue to the management office. On 04/12/2018 at 1:13PM, police responded to the parking lot across from the police station for the report of a suspicious person. The caller reported that a man was trying to break into a parked car with a coat hanger. The man was acting squirrely and claimed that he had permission to try to get into the car. He also lied about his name and had heroin and speed in his possession. Officer Komorowski eventually identified the man as Michael Adams of Gilbertsville and discovered that he lied because he was a wanted man. Adams had a Montgomery County bench warrant so he was taken directly to the county prison in Eagleville. Adams will be charged with the drug violation as well. On 04/12/2018 at 4:01PM, police responded to the Iron Hill Brewery for the report of two unwanted subjects in the establishment. The manager explained that two men were flagged from the bar and keep returning. The men were standing outside when Officer Heller arrived and both of them were drunk. One of the men had urinated all over himself. The men, 52 and 59 both of Phoenixville, were arrested for public drunkenness and released when they were sober. On 04/12/2018 at 5:13PM, police responded to the 200 block of Bridge Street for the report of a drunken man peeing in the street. When Officer Brown arrived, the man was passed out on the sidewalk. The officer roused the 25 year old Phoenixville man and arrested him for public drunkenness. He slept it off in the drunk tank and was released when he was sober. On 04/12/2018 at 6:04PM, a resident in the 300 block of Anderson Avenue called 911 because her 1 year old child was locked in the bathroom and was in distress. Sgt. Gold responded with the fire department and they were able to get the door open and free the child. On 04/13/2018 at 1:51AM, a Phoenixville Hospital ER nurse reported that a patient walked out of the emergency room with an IV in her arm. Officers searched the area but could not locate the patient. On 04/13/2018 at 4:13AM, police responded to the unit block of Chester Avenue for the report of a suspicious car parked on the caller’s front lawn. Officer Knapp arrived and the driver was passed out at the wheel and the car was still running and was still in drive. The officer gingerly placed the car in park and then woke the driver up. Samuel Heller, 34 of Phoenixville, was drunk and he also had a bench warrant for his arrest. Heller was arrested on the warrant and he faces an additional DUI charge.

***Throwback Thursday*** To commemorate our history, we will be posting old photos from the police department on "Throwback Thursdays!" Also, please read about the great history of Phoenixville PD in Our Story. Pictured Sgt. Edmund "Puppy" Suzenski circa 1960's in front of the police station at 140 Church Street.

CANCEL WANTED PERSON: Khalil Abu-Bakr was arrested last night. ***Wanted Person*** The Phoenixville Police Department currently holds an active criminal warrant for Khalil Abu-Bakr. Abu-Bakr is wanted for Access Device Fraud, crimes against the elderly, and other related charges. If you have any information regarding the location of this subject please contact your local authorities or Officer Anthony Duchnosky at aduchnosky@phoenixville.org or call (610) 933-1180.

UPDATE Fox News 29 reporter Dawn Timmeny was in town today doing a story on the hawk incident at Great American Pub- we provided some live action video! It will run on the 5PM, 6PM, and 10PM news.

Sgt. Sutton and Officer "Dutch" Duchnosky made some new friends yesterday when they stopped to shoot some hoops with a group of kids on Almond Drive.

UPDATE: Due to the rain, the Mill Street lot will be open tomorrow and closed all day Thursday April 19th for paving. ***Municipal Lot to Close for Paving*** The Mill Street municipal parking lot will be closed next Tuesday April 17th with a rain date of April 19th for repaving. Car owners with parking passes may park on Main Street, Bridge Street, or in any other municipal lot without having to worry about being ticketed. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Please share.

Sgt. Gold and Officer Gray represented the police department at the 24th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast at PAMS on Saturday in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

***PHOENIXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT BLOTTER*** FROM 04/02/2018 to 04/08/2018 POLICE RESPONDED TO 138 CALLS FOR SERVICE INCLUDING 5 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS. THE FOLLOWING IS A BRIEF SUMMARY OF NOTABLE INCIDENTS. On 04/02/2018 at 10:57AM, a resident reported that her purse was stolen from PJ Ryan’s Pub while she was on the dance floor Saturday night between 11:30PM and 1AM. There are no security cameras in the area of the restaurant where the purse was stolen. On 04/03/2018 at 8:48AM, police responded to the Great American Pub on Bridge Street for an animal complaint. An employee was on her break behind the restaurant and a red-tailed hawk landed on her head. The terrified employee ran back into the restaurant with the hawk still clinging to her. The hawk was flying around the kitchen when the officers arrived. A brave bystander was able to catch the bird with a tablecloth and released it outside- unharmed. On 04/03/2018 at 10:57AM, police responded to the Rite Aid for the report of a dispute between an Uber driver and his passenger. The Uber driver informed Officer Gray that his fare requested too many shopping stops along the route so he wanted her out. The passenger refused to exit his car and pretended to faint in the back seat when he told her to get out. The officer convinced the woman to get out of the car and find an alternative Uber driver. On 04/04/2018 at 3:02AM, Officer Knapp observed a Nissan Altima stopped in the middle of the road on Rt. 23 near Rt. 113. The officer approached the driver, James McArthur age 50 and currently homeless, and discovered that he had bench warrants in Chester and Montgomery Counties. McArthur was arrested on the warrants and faces additional charges for DUI and drug possession. On 04/04/2018 at 4:24PM, a resident in the 300 block of High Street reported that there was a possum in her detached garage. Cpl. Artz responded and he was able to coax the animal out of the garage and it scurried off. The possum did not appear to be sick or injured. On 04/04/2018 at 6:26PM, two juveniles (ages 12 & 14) reported that they were riding their bikes on S. Second Avenue and a man driving a black Jeep (possibly a Cherokee) stopped and confronted them on the side of the road. The driver, a black male in his 20's, wearing a red t-shirt, gray pants, and red headband accused the boys of giving him the finger as he drove past them. The boys told the man that they were just pointing at his Jeep. The man then grabbed one of the boys around the neck and threw him to the ground and then shoved the other boy and his bike to the ground. On 04/07/2018 at 5:05AM, Officer MacDonald was checking doors at businesses in Eland Village and found an unsecured door at Panache Salon. The officer checked the salon and everything appeared to be ok. On 04/08/2018 at 12:27AM, police responded to the parking lot of the Grid Iron Sports Bar for a disturbance. A couple was arguing in the parking lot and a resident who lives next door to the bar intervened on the woman’s behalf. The boyfriend and the neighbor began arguing and the neighbor punched the boyfriend in the face. The boyfriend declined to press charges. On 04/08/2018 at 5:55PM, police responded to St. Ann’s RC Church for the report of a man disrupting the mass. Officers Gray and Bryan responded and monitored the mass for about twenty minutes and did not observe anyone carrying on. On 04/08/2018 at 6:57PM, a resident in the unit block of Nutt Road called 911 because she lost power in her apartment and was upset. Officer Knapp checked the woman’s apartment and discovered that a circuit breaker in her closet had tripped. The officer reset the breaker and restored her power.

2018 PHOENIXVILLE EVENTS- For more information please visit: www.phoenixvillefirst.com Phoenixville First is a collaborative of community leaders, including representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, the Borough of Phoenixville, Phoenixville Area Business Association (PABA), and PAEDCO (Phoenixville Area Economic Development Corporation). Phoenixville First mainly focuses on creating new events and maintaining signature events.