On Monday August 3, 2020 Lower Pottsgrove Police responded to an accident involving an ambulance into a building at 2047 E High St. When officers arrived Fire Personnel were already on location. Officers were informed that the ambulance had struck the building as well as the gas line causing a gas leak. Neighboring business were evacuated from the area and E. High St., was shut down at Heritage Dr., and Sunnybrook Rd.
During the accident investigation, officers were unable to locate the driver of the ambulance. Further investigation revealed that the ambulance was stolen from the Pottstown Hospital ambulance bay. With the help of hospital staff, officers were able to determine that the ambulance was stolen by Raheem Jackson. Officers obtained video footage as well as a picture of Jackson behind the wheel of the ambulance. Jackson was located in Norristown by Norristown Police and subsequently arrested.
Jackson was arraigned by District Justice Edward C. Kropp Sr., on Tuesday August 4, 2020 for this incident as well as a similar incident that occurred in Pottstown. Bail was set at $200,000.00 cash . Jackson was committed to Montgomery County Correctional Facility.