Gunshots Ring Out at Absentee-Owned Pottstown Property
POTTSTOWN, PA – So, we see again that gun violence has occurred in the borough at a property owned by an absentee landlord.
In case you missed it, The Mercury has posted not one, but TWO articles on the violence that occurred at North Charlotte and Walnut Streets last night:
An article and related video was also posted to WFMZ’s website:
While the gun-happy 2nd Amendment nutbars are wetting their pants with joy, those of us with clearer heads realize that once again, gun violence has occurred in Pottstown at a property owned by an out of town owner.
According to records on file with Montgomery Country, the property owner of 272 Walnut Street is Matter Holdings, LLC of Collegeville. Of course, the owner lists a P.O. box as their address…as do most landlords who want their identities shielded.
We find it very strange that an “intruder” would enter a third floor apartment to commit a crime when there are plenty of more enticing targets in the neighborhood that are easier to access. It should be interesting as this story plays out and the real motives of the crime are disclosed.
In the meantime, this is just another example of why Pottstown Borough Council should continue its clampdown on rental properties in the borough.
Could this crime have occurred at a single-family property in Pottstown? Perhaps. But they just seem to always occur at rental properties don’t they?