Pottstown Police Changing Tactics To Solve Recent Robberies

1044756_392391437532570_1638549602_nEditor’s note:  This picture is the reason Pottstown has such a high crime rate.  Get rid of the drug baggies and you’ll see a big drop in burglary and robbery.  The guy that was arrested for the National Penn Bank robberies was reported to be high on heroin.  Drug addicts have to resort to stealing to support their habits.  And “feverishly” should be the modus operandi until Pottstown is cleaned up.

POTTSTOWN, PA — After six robberies in 20 days, the Pottstown Police Department is working “feverishly” to solve the crimes and work to prevent more, Police Chief Richard Drumheller said.

“I can tell you that we are working on it. I would say feverishly,” Drumheller said Monday. “Obviously we have someone out there right now that is robbing our community and that is extremely unnerving for the residents and we understand that. We are doing a rash of things to try and solve the problem.”

Drumheller did not disclose exact details related to the investigations.

“I can tell you it is a lot of directed patrols at certain areas, at certain time frames. We’ve done a lot of homework on that and we have plotted out some things and we are trying to use the data available to us to our advantage to try and capture (the suspects),” Drumheller said.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20130924/pottstown-police-changing-tactics-to-solve-recent-robberies

Ravenstahl Releases Proposed $479 Million Budget For Pittsburgh For 2014

English: Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) meets with P...

English: Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) meets with Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl posted a proposed 2014 operating budget and five-year plan to the city website this morning in advance of a budget presentation his staff will give to an oversight board.

Councilman Bill Peduto, the Democratic nominee for mayor and the favorite to take the city’s top job in January, submitted his own budget to the administration a few weeks ago. He suggested the creation of several new positions that were included in Mr. Ravenstahl’s budget proposal, but categorized “as needed.” The positions are a part of an overhaul of the mayor’s office and other city departments.

“We need a strong structure to see reform happen,” Mr. Peduto said.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/ravenstahl-releases-proposed-479-budget-for-pittsburgh-for-2013-704679/#ixzz2fqbtEUBf

Heroin Destined For Poconos Found In Car Engine

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Monroe County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Monroe County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A 28-year-old East Stroudsburg man is in jail on drug-dealing charges after allegedly trying to transport four bricks of heroin from New Jersey into the Poconos by hiding them in the engine compartment of a vehicle, police said.

Eric Logan is being held in Monroe County Prison under $50,000 bail on charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of a communication facility.

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You Can Blame South Street For The New Miley Cyrus

Editor’s note:  I think there’s more blame to go around than South Street…just sayin’.

Miley Cyrus is naked on the cover of Rolling Stone, but you shouldn’t waste your energy focusing on that image because the content of the accompanying profile is far more interesting.

Rolling Stone‘s Josh Eels spent a significant amount of time with the polarizing pop star as she got “Rolling Stone” tattooed on the bottom of her feet, went out for sushi, and jumped out of a plane. But, really, the most compelling portions of the feature focus on Miley’s transition from Hannah Montana to the young woman who twerked all over MTV and America back in August.

She talks about her performance and how it’s helped her bond with another polarizing musician, Kanye West.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/trending/The-Miley-Cyrus-Rolling-Stone-profile-is-a-must-read.html#yv8Wz3e2hM8u5mth.99

Pottstown Teacher Reinstated After Sex Charges Dropped

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

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

POTTSTOWN, PA — The Pottstown School Board voted unanimously Monday night to reinstate a suspended middle school teacher in the wake of last week’s announcement that the sexual abuse charges against him had been dropped.

In June, township police charged Jared Leimeister, 33, of North Coventry, with inappropriate contact with an 8-year-old girl, who spent time with Leimeister between October 2012 and February 2013.

Leimeister, an eighth grade science teacher at Pottstown Middle school, had been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, corruption of minors and indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old.

On Aug. 19, the school board suspended Leimeister without pay until the matter was resolved.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20130924/pottstown-teacher-reinstated-after-sex-charges-dropped

Police Arrest Reading Man Charged With Attempted Homicide

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United Stat...

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Reading man charged with attempted homicide in the May shooting of another man has been arrested.

Salvador Rivera, 43, of the 1600 block of Moss Street was committed to Berks County Prison in lieu of $200,000 bail after arraignment early Saturday before Senior District Judge Paul J. Hadzick in Reading Central Court.

He also was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possessing an instrument of crime.

Reading police obtained a warrant for Rivera on May 28, the day of the shooting, but he remained at large until Friday. Arrest details were unavailable.

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=513848

Two Arrested In Fatal Reading Shooting

A 1947 topographic map of the Reading, Pennsyl...

A 1947 topographic map of the Reading, Pennsylvania area. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reading police captured a pair of suspects more than 12 hours apart in the fatal shooting last week of a man investigators said they planned to rob.

Leonardo J. Mojica-Carrion, 20, of the 1100 block of North Ninth Street was apprehended late Tuesday morning at Ninth and Robeson streets.

On Monday evening, detectives arrested Estiben Manso, 16, also of the 1100 block of North Ninth Street, following a chase through parts of the city.

Detectives said he ran from them when they spotted him in the 200 block of North Ninth Street. He was captured in the 800 block of Green Street.

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=514019