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Phoenixville Man Plans Theft, Can’t Find Right House

The incident occurred on July 1.

A 23-year-old Phoenixville man and an accomplice were arrested in West Whiteland on July 1 after they couldn’t find the house they allegedly had planned to steal from.

According to a report from the West Whiteland Police Department, the two men, Jacob Craig Elters of Phoenixville and Nabil Waris of Newtown Square, each 23, were arrested in the early morning hours of July 1 after a resident observed them hanging out under his deck with a flashlight at 4 a.m. 

When officers arrived, the subjects attempted to flee but were detained and questioned. Officers determined that both were under the influence of intoxicants, according to the report.

A subsequent investigation determined that the pair had come into the neighborhood with the intention of stealing the property of an acquaintance, but could not find the right house, the report said. 

They were arrested and charged with loitering/prowling, public drunkenness, and disorderly conduct. 

Elters was arraigned and committed to the Chester County Prison after failing to post ten percent of his $7,500 bail. Waris was also committed after failing to post ten percent of his $5,000 bail. 

Tom Sunnergren July 11, 2012 at 07:33 PM
The truth, Realist, is that Phoenixville police will not furnish us with blotter in a form that is scrutable or useful. It is a problem that began while Lynn was here and required, in either her judgment or that of Patch, legal action.
Local Yocal July 11, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Try getting something out of the Spring City PD... worse yet! They just tie you up in litegation....
Ike July 12, 2012 at 01:37 AM
PVILLE POLICE????? NOT TOO GOOD!!!!!
LocalGirl July 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM
I do recall Lynn making a comment online before she left that Pville PD were no longer providing reports...as for Spring CIty, no luck with the new Chief?
Laura Schwartz July 18, 2012 at 02:51 PM
They couldn't find the right house? Perhaps they should have stolen a GPS first.

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