Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The National Penn Bank on Main Street was damaged in the accident.
Royersford Police responded to an accident scene around 10:17am on Wednesday at the National Penn Bank at 793 Main Street in Royersford. A car had struck the building to the right of the main entrance, damaging the outer wall and windows. The elderly driver was not hurt, according to Royersford media relations officer Tom Godin. Engineers will have to assess the structural damage to the building. Police are still investigating the accident, so it is unknown at this time if there will be any charges filed.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The drivers of two cars confronted each other early Sunday morning in Royersford.
The driver of a vehicle was struck by another car early Sunday morning near 1st Avenue in Royersford, following an apparent road rage incident. Royersford media relations officer Thomas Godin Sr. told Patch that officers were called to the scene of an accident at 1:24am Sunday. Godin said that the responding offciers determined that the incident was a road rage incident where one car had been tailgating another car. The driver of the car being tailgated stopped to confront the driver of the other car. Two individuals reportedly exited the tailgating car and threatened the first driver with a knife. They then re-entered their car, allegedly struck the first driver with their car and fled. The first driver refused treatment when …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A plumbing company's van was stolen from Main Street.
Update 5:00pm: Police are still looking for the van. A possible suspect is a white male, bearded, in his twenties, who was seen near the van before the theft. The van's lettering was magnetic and said R.S Beers Plumbing and Heating, and the van's license plate was reported as PA YYZ 1347. Update 1:30pm: The van's owner told police that there is a gun in the van's glove box, but he was not sure if the gun is loaded. Police are proceeding as if the gun is loaded and are continuing to search. Story: The Pottstown Mercury reports that Royersford police are looking for a white plumbing van, stolen from the 300 block of Main Street around noon. The white Ford van was stolen after its owner left it briefly to get some items from a garage. The…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Royersford Police Officer Tom Godin made his first of many appearances around the community last week.
On April 23 at 5 p.m., Royersford Police Officer Tom Godin, along with the housing authority of Golden Age Manor met residents of the apartment complex to discuss public safety. The speech and question and answer session took about one hour and about 25 residents were in attendance, learning about the different situations that they should be aware of to notify police. Godin, a former narcotics and trafficking specialist, is a full-time officer in the borough of Royersford, and has been with the department since 2001. He's a 1999 graduate of Drexel University with a degree in public safety management. He opened by explaining the confines of the borough. "Royersford is 10 blocks by eight blocks," he said. "We get anywhere from 3,200 to 5,000…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
We continue our year in review by looking back the men and women who serve our communities
Bloggers and students and businesses, oh my! We've certainly had a whirlwind of fond memories over the past few days as we have looked back at 2011 - LRSC Patch's first year in existence. We've seen the ways that the aforementioned people/places can make an impact on our local community, and of course the voting is still open, and the nominations still continue. Today, we look at one of the most integral portions of community - the men and women who serve us: police officers and firefighters. There have been plenty of brow-wiping moments in 2011 in the Limerick-Royersford-Spring City area, and, if it weren't for these brave officers, those brow-wipers could have become tear-jerkers. So, we honor those who fight for the safety of the Spring…
Friday, December 9, 2011
A briefing of police activity in Limerick, Royersford and Spring City.
The Limerick Township Police Department logged 183 incidents between Nov. 28 and Dec. 4. Nine were deemed false alarms. Of the reports are the following incidents of note. On Dec. 1 at 4:53 p.m., responding Officer John Henry was dispatched to Kohl's for a retail theft. Upon arrival, he spoke with the loss prevention officer, who told him he observed 19-year-old Amanda Margaret Jean Dornheim of Trappe select several items from the merchandise floor and take them to the women's dressing room. She came out without the items and employees confirmed those items were not in the dressing room afterward. The loss prevention officer met Dornheim at the door and she cooperated with his requests. The officer found several items in her handbag and …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
An update to the Monday night melee.
According to Royersford Police Officer Tom Godin, charges will be issued as soon as this weekend for those involved in the fight on Walnut Street in Royersford on Monday night. A 17-year-old juvenile from Collegeville, who was "possibly" stabbed in the fight, Phillip Hashem, 19, of Philadelphia, and Steven Monastero, Jr., 18, of Jeffersonville, will all be charged with: The charges will be filed through summons. Godin reported to Patch that the juvenile did not even know that he was stabbed when police arrived on seen. Hashem was the one that revealed the information. Godin confirmed that the wounds were consistent with puncture wounds from a stabbing, but the actor was never identified. Hashem reportedly witnessed the stabbing, but could …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
An update on Monday night's melee.
Royersford Police Officer Tom Godin, who originally responded to the six-person fight in Royersford that resulted in two boys going to the hospital on Monday night, provided Patch with an update on Tuesday night. According to Godin, both boys, a juvenile who had numerous bruises and scratches and two puncture wounds, and Phillip Hashem, 19, of Philadelphia, who had a hand injury, were discharged from Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Godin said he tried to follow up with the boys, but they have not returned his calls. Godin said the investigation is still pending and arrests will be made; however, charges have not been filed yet. An update should come later on in the day. For the original story, click here.
Friday, October 14, 2011
A look at last week's police activity in Limerick Township and Royersford with a report from the Pennsylvania State Police
The Limerick Township Police Department logged 177 incidents between Oct. 3 and 9. Of the incidents, 17 were deemed false alarms. Among the calls to which the police responded were the following incidents of note, along with a few reports from last week that have now been closed. On Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m., Detective Matthew Daywalt observed a theft in progress while in the loss prevention office at Neiman Marcus Last Call at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets. The accused: Danae Rikesha Mackey, 19, Philadelphia, James Lamar Gary, 20, Philadelphia, Rashad Lassiter, 18, Philadelphia conspired to steal seven pairs of "high-end" jeans, including the brands True Religion and Seven. The total value of the stolen jeans was $1063. The three were …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Concerned Royersford residents proactively made an appearance at Tuesday night’s Royersford Borough Council meeting.
Royersford held its Borough Council meeting Tuesday night and touched on some hot topic points, while creating heated debate between the council and residents. The debate was sparked over recent heated issues in the borough. The Royersford police department was a trending topic of discussion in many realms at the June 14 meeting. Other business included the usual discussion of checks and balances for billing, as well as an increase by the sewer department to $4300 for tapping fees. The recent shooting in Royersford last week was also discussed. Suspect Jolene Swenda was accused Monday night of threatening to shoot dogs of local residents, which brought about a discussion between the Council and concerned residents over the local gun …