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Pottstown Teen Caught Stealing Another Car, Tased Man, Police Say

Teen was one of three that allegedly beat and shocked a man while taking a 'test drive' in Hatfield. Sarah Nodecker was also arrested and a third man is at large

Patch readers might recognize the face of Pottstown resident Jeremiah White. You should. He was just donning our web pages barely a month ago when his Popeye's receipt and cell phone got him busted for a car theft, according to police reports.

This time, he allegedly had company.

According to a release from the Hatfield Police, officers responded to a call on Sunday night at 5:51 p.m. in the area of Bethlehem Pike and Trewigtown Road. There they met with a victim of a robbery who had called them when his attempt to sell a used car failed.

The victim told police he met three individuals in the area, in an attempt to sell them his car. When he gave the three a test drive, he was "suddenly shocked with a stun gun-type weapon and punched numerous times by the male occupants of the car," according to police reports. "The victim was robbed of his cash during the course of the assault."

After he was assaulted, the victim was pulled from the car's backseat and left by the side of the road. The stolen car was later spotted and pulled over in Montgomery Township by police in that jurisdiction, according to police.

"The victim positively identified two of the individuals in this car who were involved in the assault and robbery," said the report.

As a result, White, 19, will be charged with two counts of felony robbery - inflicting serious bodily injury, two counts of misdemeanor simple assault, misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person, harassment, felony theft, felony receiving stolen property, felony criminal use of a communications facility, and conspiracy to all charges listed, except the two simple assault charges, according to court records.

White is headed to trial on a car theft incident and accident in Hatfield Township in January.

Sarah Nodecker, 19, of Montgomery Township, also in the vehicle, was charged with conspiracy to commit the following: felony robbery - inflicting immediate serious bodily injury, felony robbery - taking property from another by force, misdemeanor simple assault, misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person, harassment, felony theft, felony receiving stolen property and felony criminal use of a communication facility, according to court records.

Both White and Nodecker are scheduled for preliminary hearings on March 6 at 1:15 p.m. before District Judge Andrea Duffy.

Police are still investigating the matter to find the third alleged robber. He is described as police as "a black male with a thin build in his 20s."

Those with information should reach the Hatfield Police at 215-855-0903.

Assisting the Hatfield Township Police were the Hilltown Township and Montgomery Township police departments, as well as the Volunteer Medical Service Corps. The victim was treated for his injuries at Grand View Hospital, according to police.

Simon Buckingham Is Not The Truth March 10, 2013 at 09:25 AM
Pottstown has often been referred to by the more civilized people of Montgomery County (read: everyone who lives in a town that isn't Pottstown) as the 'white trash capital of montgomery county.' Studies have demonstrated that the trashier and less educated a white person is, the more likely they are to hold racist thoughts. Food for thought :-)
John Smith March 11, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Do you consider A. Lincoln a racist? Fourth debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois on September 18, 1858 : "I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the White and black races, (Applause) - that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurers of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, not to intermarry with White people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the White and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on equal terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the White race..."
John Smith March 11, 2013 at 08:52 PM
How about Albert Schweitzer? "I have given my life to try to alleviate the sufferings of Africa. There is something that all White men who have lived here like I must learn and know: that these individuals are a sub-race. They have neither the intellectual, mental or emotional abilities to equate or to share equally with White men in any function of our civilization. I have given my life to try to bring them the advantages which our civilization must offer, but I have become well aware that we must retain this status: the superior and they the inferior. For whenever a white man seeks to live among them as their equals they will either destroy him or devour him. And they will destroy all of his work. Let White men from anywhere in the world, who come to Africa remember that you must continually retain that status: you the master and they the inferior like children that you help or teach. Never fraternise with them as equals. Never accept them as your social equals or they will devour you. They will destroy you."
John Smith March 11, 2013 at 08:58 PM
How about Thomas Jefferson? Trash? "Among the Romans emancipation required but one effort. The slave, when made free, might mix with, without staining the blood of his master. But with us a second is necessary, unknown to history. When freed, he is to be removed beyond the reach of mixture." --Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.XIV, 1782. ME 2:201
John Smith March 11, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Ruminate on those for a while.

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