Pottstown Homeless Man Jailed After He Admits To Borough Arson

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURTHOUSE — A onetime homeless man is now residing in a jail cell after he admitted to starting a fire inside a vacant Pottstown apartment that resulted in a response from Pottstown fire officials.

Brian Jay Staub, 38, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to 11 ½-to-23 months in the county jail after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of arson endangering property in connection with the March fire at an apartment in the 400 block of Manatawny Street.

Judge William R. Carpenter, who accepted a plea agreement in the case, also ordered Staub to complete four years’ probation after he’s paroled from jail.  The judge also ordered Staub to complete any drug or alcohol treatment that might be recommended by probation officials.

Staub, who court records indicate once listed an address in the 300 block of Chestnut Street in Pottstown, also must pay $1,000 restitution to Spring Hill Realty Inc., of Harleysville, which owned the property.

Read more:  http://www.timesherald.com/article/20121217/NEWS03/121219567/pottstown-homeless-man-jailed-after-he-admits-to-borough-arson#full_story

Longaberger Basket Bingo – North End Fire Co., Pottstown

Longaberger Basket Bingo

Join us for Bingo on April 22nd

*New Location*

North End Fire company, 301 Prospect St, Pottstown

Doors open at 12:00, bingo starts at 1:00 p.m.

All baskets are filled.  Tickets: $20.00  Purchase in advance or at the door

Call Lisa Harner at 610-327-4606, ext. 246

20 games and 3 specials  Food available for purchase.

All proceeds benefit KenCrest EmployNet, supporting people with developmental disabilities.