Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A local man was arrested after he reportedly tried to rob two places while pretending to have a gun.
A Royersford man was arrested Saturday following two alleged robbery attempts and an alleged purse-snatching in the Pottstown area, Pottstown police said. Edward Grist, age 22, reportedly led police on a short chase down Route 100 on Saturday after he was pursued from the Upland Square Giant grocery store. According to an article in the Pottstown Mercury, police said Grist attempted to rob Maninno's Restaurant and Professional Pharmacy, both on North Hanover Street, by pointing his fingers at employees as if it were a gun and demanding money at the restaurant and narcotics at the pharmacy. Grist reportedly fled after getting nothing from either business. A little while later, a woman shopping at the Giant in Upland Square Shopping Center…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
New York & Co., TGIFridays, and more hiring this week.
Pizza - Pizzeria is looking for a pizza man, drivers and counter help for full and part time help. Sales Associates - New York and Company Outlet is hiring part time sales associates. Flexible scheduling available, one weekend day required. Sales Associates - Work in Costco and Sam's Club part time promoting a healthy product. Interviews are happening Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Line Cooks - TGIFridays is hiring Line Cooks. Apartment Service Technician - Maintain the physical condition of four Properties - Highland Manor Apts and 25 North Franklin Apts in Pottstown, Royersford Gardens and Perkiomen Place Apartments. high school diploma or equivalent required, trade school or National Apartment Association training a plus. …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The woman and a Lower Pottsgrove man were injured in the incident, according to their lawsuits.
A Limerick woman and a Lower Pottsgrove man have sued a Pottstown resident over an incident where it is alleged dogs attacked the two plaintiffs, according to a report in the Pottstown Mercury. Katie Fadeley, of Limerick, claimed in her lawsuits that dogs owned by Robert Schrack attacked Fadely on March 15, causing multiple injuries. Kurt Buchler, of Lower Pottsgrove, said in his lawsuit, filed on behalf of himself and his wife, that he was injured by the dogs as he tried to rescue Fadeley. Schrack was renting the property in the 600 block of Wilson Street from owner Glenn Waldt, who is also named as a defendant in both suits. Fadeley was visiting Schrack's home at the time of the alleged attack. For more on the story, visit the Pottstown…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The team played in the Beachbound I Classic Championship on April 27 and 28.
The Jaguars AAU 6th grade boys basketball team won the Beachbound I Classic Championship in Ocean City, MD on April 27 and 28. In the championship game, the Jaguars defeated the 6th Man Warriors from Washington, DC by a score of 33-26 in a defensive battle. "With 84 teams in the tournament, some of the finest talent on the East Coast is showcased," commented Walt Stevenson, Executive Director of the Tournament. "Congratulations to our champions, the Jaguars from Pennsylvania, for demonstrating their skill and character on the court." During the classic, the Jaguars competed against top caliber AAU programs including the Smyrna Elite from MD, the Luzerne County Lightening from Wilkes-Barre, PA and the DNB Stars from the Bronx, NY. The …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Police returned to the store on three separate occasions to deal with complaints against one person.
A Collegeville woman had multiple run-ins with police on March 29 at the Pottstown Redner's, leading to multiple citations for disorderly conduct. According to a police report, Julia Fitzhenry was trying to solicit money for cigarettes outside the Redner's Warehouse Market in Pottstown. Management called police, and Fitzhenry was told that soliciting was illegal in the borough. She asked a police officer for money, and when the officer refused, Fitzhenry reportedly said she "could not believe how mean he was," and complained that someone who "is working and making so much" should be able to give her money. Police were called a second time when Fitzhenry returned to the store and allegedly caused a disturbance by confronting the manager. …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Michael D. Nesspor, 23, of Pottstown, was killed on Wednesday night after his 1997 Harley Davidson crashed into a guide rail on Route 724. He was not wearing a helmet.
A Pottstown man was killed on Wednesday night after his motorcycle crashed into a guide rail on Route 724 in North Coventry. Members of the North Coventry Police Department responded to a report of a motorcycle crash in area of Route 724 and Scholl Road shortly after 8 p.m. Upon arrival, they discovered that the operator – identified as Michael D. Nesspor, 23, of Pottstown – had been killed in the crash. The report states that Nesspor – who was not wearing a helmet – sustained severe trauma to his head and neck. A female passenger – who was wearing a helmet – sustained various abrasions and a broken left leg. She was transported to Reading Hospital by Goodwill Ambulance. The female passenger and a witness on the scene told police that …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The unidentified victim was shot outside of Brian's Cafe.
According to a press release from the Montgomery County District Attorney's office, one victim was shot and killed early Friday morning outside Brian's Cafe in the 300 block of Jefferson Street, in Pottstown. The District Attorney said in the release that police responding to an emergency call found a 27-year-old male with gunshot wounds outside the bar. He was transported to Pottstown Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of family members. Pottstown Police are investigating the crime. Read the full story at Pottstown Patch.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of 20-year-old Shakeem Carter, of Norristown, for the Feb. 12 murder of Kevin Allen.
[Editorial note: This story contains graphic descriptions of a murder that may be disturbing to some readers.] Describing the gruesome scene investigators discovered on entering apartment 127 of the Hanover Garden Apartments in North Coventry, Pa. on the evening Feb. 12, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said they had opened "a doorway to hell." Twenty-year-old Shakeem Carter, also of Norristown, has been arrested and charged with the grisly murder that authorities say was in connection with a robbery. Carter had allegedly stolen $350 given to Allen by his father to buy clothes. Seventeen-year-old Kevin Allen's body was discovered in the blood-soaked apartment after police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor who heard a "…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A pastor with New Millennium Life Restoration Fellowship was convicted today of fraudulently obtaining more than $6 million in home loans for properties in Schwenksville and Glenmoore.
A former Montgomery County pastor is facing up to 180 years in prison, after he was convicted of mortgage fraud earlier today in federal court. Michael Wilkerson, 47, of Pottstown, along with Denise Haines, 43, of Birdboro, were convicted of devising a scheme to defraud the former Chase Manhattan Bank by fraudulently obtaining $6 million in home loans for properties in Schwenksville and Glenmoore. Wilkerson, whose church – New Millennium Life Restoration Fellowship – has locations in Phoenixville and Spring City, recruited several of his congregants and their families to act as "straw purchasers" for a number of real estate transactions. So long as the congregants signed the loan documents and attended the property settlement, Wilkerson …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Pottstown's Funky Lil' Kitchen will be closing, but the chef will be launching a food truck in the Philadelphia and Philadelphia suburbs in late spring or early summer.
Pottstown's Funky Lil' Kitchen Chef Michael Falcone has decided to put the restaurant up for sale after nearly 10 years in the community. Falcone told Patch that he felt he had gone as far as he could with the Pottstown restaurant. The Pottstown icon, has served seasonal, local, and organic meals to diners from Pottstown, Montgomery and Chester Counties, and Philadelphia. Falcone said that he's always wanted to have a restaurant in Philadelphia, and that he couldn't do that without a brick and mortar commitment to the city. However, Falcone will not stop cooking and feeding the area. Instead of the brick and mortar restaurant, Falcone's unique local, organic and seasonal cooking will be found on a food truck in Philadelphia and …