Limerick Police Blotter

230 incidents handled by police this week

In addition to arrests in a and , the Limerick Township Police Department handled three thefts from the Kohl's department store on South Township Line Road in Royersford.

Kohl's security reported to police on July 23 that Joshua Romanishan, 34, of Wind Gap, PA, was observed allegedly hiding articles of clothing in his pants. Security also told police they observed a female accomplice helping Romanishan. Romanishan named the accomplice to police but Kohl's declined to press charges.

Police found in searching records that Romanishan had a prior conviction for retail theft in June. He was arrested, charged with theft, and bail was set at $5,000. He was transported to Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

Ryan Bowes of Royersford allegedly took two pairs of earrings at Kohl's on July 27. Security reported to police that they observed Bowes allegedly taking the earrings into the fitting room along with two shirts, then place one shirt back on the rack.

The Kohl's loss prevention officer inspected the shirt and found two empty earring packages in the shirt pocket. Bowes reportedly went to the register and purchased only the shirt. When security stopped him outside the store, he was allegedly wearing one pair of earrings and had the other in his pocket.

Bowes was cited and released.

The third theft from Kohl's was allegedly committed on July 29 by Shannon Agresta, of Spring City, who security said was observed taking a necklace and a hair clip from a rack and entering a fitting room.

Loss prevention officers told police that when Agresta exited the fitting room, the necklace and clip weren't visible and a search of the fitting room only turned up a sales tag for the necklace.

Security stopped Agresta and she reportedly returned the items. In searching records, police discovered Agresta has an active warrant in Chester County for a probation violation, so she was transferred to Chester County custody.

willie b August 03, 2012 at 04:09 AM
What were the other 200 incidents?
Mike August 03, 2012 at 02:48 PM
As a retired police officer I am sure a lot of them were accidents, family disputes, suicides, attempted suicides and death investigations. I know this surprises a lot of people but we never used to publich family disputes as not to embarras people. When someone would die in ou rtownship we would do a death investigation, even if it was natural. Because we did not know it was natural until the police and the coroner ruled. There are more suicides that you know. But like any other death, until you do an investigation you do not know thats what it is. Anyone can call in and say my son committed suicide. You are not going to see a story that joe smiths son shot himself


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