Suspicious Armed Subject/Assault/Burglary

At approximately 11pm on April 16th, 2019, the Lower Pottsgrove Police responded to Hilltop Estates previously Shaner's Trailer Park for a suspicious male subject inside a blue Nissan Altima. As officers investigated they encountered the suspect inside the car and he appeared to be under the influence.  Upon further investigation the subject was in possession of a stolen firearm. As officers were taking the subject into custody a struggle ensued and the suspect fled in the car, injuring an officer and striking parked cars before abandoning the car and fleeing on foot. Officers established a perimeter and began a search on foot with K9. Suspect broke into a nearby residence and stole the keys to a white 2011 Dodge Avenger, registration DTP 0883 owned by the resident and suspect fled the area in the stolen vehicle.

The suspect is a 5'9" black male with short black curly hair and facial hair. He was last seen wearing blue jean pants and a long sleeved green shirt with colored lettering.  Please be advised the subject may be dangerous and we ask that you do not approach him.  Anyone with information should immediately contact the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department.  At this time the Lower Pottsgrove Police do not suspect any immediate danger to our residence in the area, but encourage reports of suspicious activity.

The injured officer sustained minor injuries and was seen at the Pottstown Hospital and released back to duty. 

Incident Date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:59pm

Case Number: 

20190417M0002

Location: 

Hilltop Estates (Shaner's Trailer Park)
3000 E. High St
Pottstown, PA 19464