Pottstown Man Arrested After Foot Chase

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

POTTSTOWN, PA — Residents in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue may have been woken up by the sounds of police sirens and K-9 units early Tuesday morning after a traffic stop resulted in a foot chase.

Rickey Walker, 56, of Pottstown was the passenger in a tan Buick LaSabre that was stopped at 2:44 a.m. when borough police noticed the car had a broken taillight.

According to police, there were a large number of air fresheners in the car, which police said can be a common way to mask the odor of drugs.

Walker refused to give his name to police and ran east on Lincoln Avenue toward North Franklin Street while being pursued by officer Unruh and officer Sheehan from the borough police department, police said.

Read more:  http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20130514/NEWS01/130519659/pottstown-man-arrested-after-foot-chase

2 comments on “Pottstown Man Arrested After Foot Chase

  1. Hey Roy, it seems to me that these stories are hitting the newspaper in a more timely fashion…that can only be a good thing. I’ve always felt that if residents are quickly informed of what’s gone on in their own little slice of town they can be more aware of what’s going on around them, stay safe and maybe even help the police with information while it’s still fresh. Call me an optimist but I really want to believe that the new Police Chief “gets it”…

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