Video of police helicopter over Mt. Airy Thursday night

(Updated 12:28 p.m. Friday)

Philadelphia police last night arrested and charged a man with possession of narcotics following a brief car chase through Mount Airy.

At around 10:28 p.m., officers with the 14th Police District’s Narcotics Enforcement Team tried to pull over a white Ford Taurus that blew a stop sign at the corner of Mt. Pleasant and Germantown avenues, according to Capt. Joseph Dales.

Dales said the car sped off instead and eventually pulled into a private driveway on the 6800 block of Mower Street. Three men then got out of the car and fled the scene.

Two were successful, said Dales. A third, who reportedly threw a clear plastic bag filled with prescription pills on the ground after exiting the Taurus, was later caught and taken into custody.


(Updated 10:34 a.m. Friday)

The Philadelphia Police Department was contacted Friday at 10:30 a.m. and said it has no information to release about last night’s police activity in Mt. Airy. Typically the police media department has information about a specific incident within one to two hours. NewsWorks made calls last night at 11 p.m. and again at 12:30 a.m. and no information was available.

(Original story posted 10:47 p.m.)

A police helicopter was spotted over the vicinity of the Germantown Avenue and Carpenter Lane in Mt. Airy around 10:30 p.m. Several police cars were also seen circling this area.

Jesse sent us this via email at 11:25 p.m:  “I live on the 6700 block of Germantown Ave, and the cops were searching behind my house, on foot with flashlights, for a person (I presume).  They didn’t knock on any doors, but they checked inside every parked car and every conceivable hiding place.  It freaked me and my family out.”

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