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Police Briefs

The following information was supplied by the Norristown Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Possession

  • According to reports from the , John Edward Johnson, of the 400 block of East Oak Street, was arrested for possession, driving while under the influence, operator required to be licensed and periods for requiring lighting Tuesday, Feb. 21. Police reportedly observed Johnson driving a 2008 Mercury Milan on East Marshall Street with no rear lights illuminated. Police reportedly conducted a traffic stop for the light violation and asked Johnson for his license and registration. He reportedly told police he did not have a license and the vehicle did not belong to him. Police allegedly discovered three loose marijuana buds in the center console under the armrest next to the driver’s seat. He was arrested for alleged illegal drug violation. The vehicle was towed and Johnson was transported to the police station, processed and released for summons. The suspected marijuana reportedly field-tested positive for THC. It was placed into evidence for more analysis.

DUI

  • Moriah K. Sturdy, of the 00 block of 8th Street in Collegeville, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, driving under suspension and careless driving Saturday, Feb. 18. Police were traveling southbound on the 1800 block of Markley Street when a grey Honda Accord pulled on to the roadway and allegedly nearly struck another vehicle. Police stopped the car and identified the driver as Sturdy. Police state they saw a 40-ounce bottle of beer on the driver side floor in plain view. When asked for her driver’s license, she reportedly said her license was expired. Police claim her speech was somewhat slurred and lethargic. Police also said she smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. She reportedly failed several field sobriety tests and agreed to submit to a blood test. She was arrested for suspect driving under the influence and her vehicle was towed.

Public Drunkenness

  • Donna M. Nelk, who has no known address, was arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct Tuesday, Feb. 21. Police were flagged down and told Nelk was reportedly inside a building on the 800 block of DeKalb Street, which she reportedly was not a resident of. Police caught up with Nelk on the 800 block of Polk Alley and state she appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. According to the report, she had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. She reportedly told police she was inside the building because she, "had no where else to go." She was taken into custody and transported to the police station to be held until sober. Nelk allegedly refused to provide police with contact information and became uncooperative with routine screenings. She was cited for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
  • William M. Sutton, of the 1900 block of Stenton Avenue in Philadelphia, was arrested for public drunkenness, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct Monday, Feb. 20. Police responded to the area of Main and Franklin streets for a report of a dispute. The caller stated that Sutton allegedly punched out the window of . Police stopped Sutton in the area of the because he reportedly matched the description provided by the witness. Police claim he was slow to respond to questions and appeared to police to be under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. Police state they observed Sutton’s hands were bleeding and cut. The estimated cost of the damage to the window was $1,000. Sutton was placed into custody and brought to the police station. He was held for arraignment.
  • Von Mims, of the 600 block of Stanbridge Street, was arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct Monday, Feb. 20. Police reportedly observed Mims in the roadway of Stanbridge and Oak streets holing a jacket to the ground that was reportedly on fire. Police put the fire out with an extinguisher. A lighter was found in his pocket the opposite side of the fire. Police claim Mims was unsteady on his feet and had a blank stare. He reportedly kept asking police if he was on fire. According to the report, police believe Mims was under the influence of "wet" or a marijuana cigarette dipped in PCP. Police state Mims actions created a physically offensive condition that served no legitimate purpose. He was placed into custody, transported to the station and held for arraignment for fine and cost warrants. Read more about this incident .
  • Jose Telles-Calderon, of the 200 block of Stanbridge Street was arrested for public drunkenness Saturday, Feb. 18. Police reportedly observed Telles-Calderon staggering down the sidewalk unable to balance himself. Police state he smelled of alcohol and was unable to speak clearly. Hew as taken into custody and transported to the police station to sober up.
  • Oneil A. Alexander, of the 500 block of Church Street, was arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct Saturday, Feb. 18. Alexander was the passenger in a vehicle involved in a car stop. Police reportedly observed a folding knife clipped to Alexander’s pocket. Police state they asked him to step out of the vehicle and patted down for officer safety. Police state that while performing the search they detected a small amount of a controlled substance in his pocket. Police state they also detected an odor of alcohol on Alexander and that he had bloodshot eyes. Hew as taken into custody and held until sober.
  • Manuel Baez-Santos, of the 600 block of Kohn Street, was arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct Saturday, Feb. 18. Police were on the 400 block of West Marshall Street when they reportedly observed several males exit a bar. Baez-Santos allegedly began throwing punches at another male. Baez-Santos was reportedly the first to throw punches and was detained. Police state they smelled alcohol on Baez-Santos. He was arrested and held until sober.

Disorderly Conduct

  • Cory Berry, of the 100 block of Stanbridge Street, was cited for disorderly conduct and scattering rubbish Monday, Feb. 20. Berry reportedly was observed walking down Astor Street using obscene language around children and other pedestrians. When approached by police, Berry allegedly threw a plastic water bottle on the street. Hew as cited and released on the scene.
  • Abelardo Rodriguez Jr., of the 100 block of West Penn Street, was cited for disorderly conduct Saturday, Feb. 18.Police were called to the 100 block of West Penn Street for a report of a loud noise. Upon arrival, police reportedly could hear music and noise coming from the above location. Police state the noise was loud enough to be heard through a closed door and loud enough to disturb neighbors. Police were called twice for a noise complaint. The first time he was advised to turn the music off. A citation for disorderly conduct was sent via mail.

Scattering Rubbish

  • Darris Cotton, of the 1300 block of Harding Boulevard, was cited for scattering rubbish Monday, Feb. 20. Cotton reportedly discarded a candy wrapper on the sidewalk on the 600 block of West Main Street.

Knives

  • Joshua Defratis, of the 00 block of 2nd Avenue in Schwenksville, was cited for a violation of a municipal ordinance for knives Sunday, Feb. 19. Defratis reportedly was on probation and in possession of a knife that was more than 2.5 inches, which is a violation of a municipal ordinance.

Animal Reports

  • Kemal L. Cox, of the 300 block of East Marshall Street, was cited for dogs running at large Monday, Feb. 20. Police reportedly located a white and tan female pitbull terrier running loose on the 400 block of East Main Street. The dog was transported to the Montgomery County SPCA and identified from recent contact as belonging to Cox. The SPCA contacted Cox, who allegedly admitted the animal belonged to him. He was cited by mail.

Warrants

  • Beth Henderson, of the 700 block of Arch Street, was arrested for active fine and cost warrants Monday, Feb. 20. Police stopped the vehicle Henderson was in due to an expired registration. She was arrested for two active fine and cost warrants. She was arrested and held for arraignment.

If you have questions about these briefs, contact Norristown Patch Editor James Myers. Read more recent

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