- Accroding to reports from the , James A. Taglioli, of the 600 block of East 4th Street in Bridgeport, was charged with possession of heroin and paraphernalia Friday, Sept. 2. Police allegedly discovered Taglioli unconscious behind the wheel of a gold Nissan Maxima. The vehicle was reportedly parked and running in the parking lot at . The responding officer said Taglioli had a tourniquet tied around his left arm and an empty syringe stuck into his left hand. According to the report, there were empty blue packets and blue wax paper packet torn open and sitting in Taglioli’s lap.
- Police reportedly observed Kathleen Krauth, of the 500 block of Church Street, spitting on a male passerby and calling him a racial epithet on Friday, Sept. 2. Police stated they did not witness the passerby do anything to provoke the attack. Krauth was immediately taken into custody. She allegedly was uncooperative with police and spat at them also.
- Jermaine Hobbs, of the 800 Block of West Main Street, was cited for disorderly conduct Tuesday, Sept. 6 after police were dispatched on three separate occasions in the same day for reports of loud verbal disturbances. Police allege the behavior caused annoyance and alarm to neighbors.
- Shannon Clark, of the 600 block of West Main Street, was cited for disorderly conduct on Tuesday, Sept. 6, after police responded to three separate calls for noise complaints at the .
- Christine Hill, William Cole and Tara Heffelfinger, all of the 700 block of Kohn Street, were cited for disorderly conduct after police arrived at the scene where approximately 20 people were involved in a fight on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Police allege that Hill, Cole and Heffelfinger, were involved in the altercation.
- Malkeita Pearson, of the 1600 block of Markley Street, was cited for disorderly conduct on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Police alleged that Pearson was observed making a hand-to-hand transaction with another individual and then attempted to flee from police when they tried to question her.
- John T. Purdie, of the 800 block of Arch Street, was cited for disorderly conduct on Wednesday, Sept. 7. According to the police report, Purdie took his ex-girlfriend’s keys and would not give them back. This allegedly led to a domestic disturbance in a public place. Police allege that his actions served no legitimate purpose and caused public annoyance and alarm.
- Damon R. Murphy, of the 3000 block of North 16th Street in Philadelphia, was taken into custody Wednesday, Sept. 7, for an active fine and cost warrant. He was held until arraignment.
- Yarmatie Jardine, of the 500 block of Chain Street, was taken into custody Friday, Sept. 2., for an active fine and cost warrant. He was held until arraignment.
- Glenn Nester, of the 600 block of DeKalb Street, was taken into custody on Tuesday, Sept. 6, for an active warrant. The report did not specify what type of warrant. He was held at the Norristown Police Department to await an arraignment.
- Ronald C. Guyton Jr., of the 3000 block of Swede Road in East Norriton, was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 6, for an active fine and cost warrant after police pulled him over for making an illegal left-hand turn and a routine check came back with an open warrant. He was held at the Norristown Police Department to await arraignment and cited for two traffic citations.
- Lamar Lewis, of the 00 block of West Spruce Street, was taken into custody on Tuesday, Sept. 6, for an active state police warrant for reportedly walking away from a halfway house. He was turned over to the state police.
- Zachery Scott Jr., of the 200 block of Franklin Street, was taken into custody for an active fine and cost warrant. He also reportedly has a warrant out for him in Georgia; however, the state will not extradite. He was taken into custody to await arraignment and cited for public drunkenness.
- Michael Neeley, of the 500 block of Church Street, was taken into custody Wednesday, Sept. 7, for an active cost and fine warrant. He was held at the Norristown Police Department to await arraignment.
- Mitchell Fraiser, of the 900 block of Swede Street, was taken into custody Wednesday, Sept. 7, for an active criminal warrant from Lansdale. He was taken to the police department where $1,353 was seized and counted. He and the rest of his property were transported to Lansdale.
- Michael Piccarreta, of the 00 block of West Sixth Street in Bridgeport, was taken into custody Wednesday, Sept 7, for multiple active warrants after he came in to Judge Francis Lawrence’s office for unrelated matters. He was transported to the police station for processing and then taken to the bullpen.
- Sergio Lopez, of the 1300 block of Markley Street, was arrested and charged with simple assault and harassment after allegedly striking a female victim. According to the report, Lopez reportedly admitted to slapping the victim after she refused to give him his car keys. Photographs of the injuries were taken and placed into evidence.
- On Tuesday, Sept. 6, a victim went into the Norristown Police Department to report an alleged assault. He states that the assailant hit him repeatedly and then displayed bruises on his left leg, scratches on his chest and bruises on his right arm. In addition, the assailant reportedly broke a stereo, lamp, screen door, screen window, table leg and microwave inside the victim’s apartment. Police took pictures of the injuries and advised on how to get a Protection From Abuse order.
- Kathy Johnson, of the 900 block of Green Street, was charged with simple assault and harassment Sunday, Sept 4. According to the report, Johnson reportedly hit the victim at a party and left a scratch and welt under the right eye of the victim.
- Jade Keys, Lauren Keys and Jocelyn Sims, all of the 500 block of Swede Street, were cited for simple assault, conspiracy to commit simple assault and making terroristic threats. The victim states that the three women accosted her as she was exiting her vehicle Aug. 30. She alleges she was knocked to the ground, kicked, stomped and bitten numerous times. She was treated for several injuries to her right knee, head, neck, chest and back at .
- On Saturday, Sept. 3, police responded to a report of a vehicle accident in the 700 block of East Airy Street involving a 2003 Hyundai Elantra that allegedly struck a parked car. When police arrived, Ronald A. Ronca, 19, of the 400 block of Forrest Avenue, was standing beside the vehicle. According to the police report, Ronca allegedly smelled of alcohol, had an unsteady stance, slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. He reportedly told police that he swerved to avoid a collision with another car when he hit the parked vehicle. Police report no evidence of tire marks on the roadway to confirm Ronca’s statement. Ronca agreed to have his blood tested for alcohol content. Police also reportedly discovered a small plastic bag of what appeared to be marijuana inside the car. Ronca was charged with driving under the influence, careless driving and underage consumption.
- A brown and white pitbull mix with no tags was transported to the Montgomery County SPCA on Tuesday, Sept 6. The animal was found on the 200 block of Pearl Street and was reportedly roaming the streets for several days.
- Police responded to a report of a loose dog complaint on Sept 6 on the 100 block of East Main Street. A large pitbull was confined in a basement at the above location after it managed to get into the property, which was under renovations. The animal was possibly injured and needed to be tranquilized before police could transport it to the Montgomery County SPCA.
- Police responded to a report of a black and tan rottweiler and brown and grey pitbull loose on the 100 block of East Main Street on Sept. 7. Police said both animals were friendly, however they did not have tags. The animals were transported to the Montgomery County SPCA.
- Police responded to a victim’s report of being threatened on Tuesday, Sept. 6, by tenants on the 800 block of West Marshall Street after allegedly telling the tenants they would have to move a motorcycle or it would be told. The victim alleges he was told, “You better watch out. You’re gonna get yours.” The victim reportedly feels threatened because of history with individuals accused.
- Rodolfo Hermosillo, of the 500 block of West Lafayette Street, was cited for harassment on Thursday, Sept. 1. According to the police report, Hermosillo is accused of making indecent conduct with a victim in which he touched her buttocks, side and breast without permission or invitation from the victim.
- A victim on the 600 block of Swede Street reported to police that his red Mascaro trash receptacle was stolen from the rear of his property Tuesday, Sept. 6.
- Police received a report of a stolen vehicle Tuesday, Sept. 6. According to the police report, the victim came to the police department claiming his black 1997 Nissan Maxima was stolen from the 500 block of Astor Street. The victim states there was no broken glass at the scene and that he still has the keys.
- A victim reports to police on Wednesday, Sept. 7, that while he was away for the weekend, his laptop computer, valued at approximately $800, was stolen from his residence on the 00 block of West Chestnut Street.
- Kenneth K. Rucker, of the 1000 block of Willow Street, was reportedly found to be in violation from a Protection From Abuse order for having a handgun registered in his name, which is prohibited the possession of a firearm. The 40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun was recovered by police after responding to a report of a gunshot being fired in the area of Willow and Fornance streets. The weapon was logged into evidence.
- On Tuesday, Sept. 6, police were dispatched to the area of Sterigere Street and Harding Boulevard for a report of a red car possibly broken down in the street and blocking traffic. Upon arrival, the responding officer observed a red GEO Storm parked in the middle street. According to the report, Muzio Chavez, of the 500 block of Green Street, was allegedly passed out in the passenger side of the car with vomit on himself and inside the vehicle. Police allege the accused smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. Chavez was arrested and cited for public drunkenness and held until sober.
- Police responded to a call on the 1100 block of Arch Street for a report of a disturbance Sept. 7. According to the report, Alyssa Sheetz, of the 500 block of Polar Street, was allegedly banging on a door and yelling loudly about a cell phone. When police attempted to talk with Sheetz, they observed her to allegedly be under the influence of alcohol. She was then taken into custody and cited for public drunkenness.
- On Tuesday, Sept. 6, police were dispatched to the area of Markley and West Wood streets for a two-vehicle accident. Rodrigo Aparicio-Torres, of the 100 block of Wayne Street, who was involved in the accident, was discovered to be allegedly operating a vehicle without a proper license. He was then taken into custody for accidents involving death or injury while not properly licensed, as well as drivers required to be licensed. The vehicle he was operating did not belong to him and was impounded. Aparicio-Torres was then transported to the police station where he was fingerprinted, photographed and held for arraignment. The other vehicle operator was escorted to the hospital by ambulance for reports of pain.
- The police department received a complaint from a victim of a possible theft by deception and fraud Friday, Sept. 2. According to the police report, the victim received email solicitations for possible work. The alleged job entailed him taking money orders for $995 to the bank and cashing them at his bank. In return, he would keep $250 and report back on the transaction process. The remaining funds would be wired to the Philippines. He initially cashed two money orders, and on a subsequent visit tried to cash four more. The teller then inquired about the money orders, and when the victim explained, fraud was suspected. The bank official called the to have the serial numbers checked and the documents were determined to be fraudulent. The materials were placed into evidence, and the victim received a victim’s rights packet.
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