Police Briefs

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

Public Drunkenness

  • According to report from the , Jenelle Grantham, of the 1100 block of Green Street, was charged with public drunkenness on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Police were called to on the 1000 block of Willow Street for a report of a female causing a disturbance at the bar. Upon arrival, police allegedly found Grantham on the sidewalk outside the bar. As police approached her, they reportedly smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from her body. Police state she also had slurred speech and an unsteady gait. Police claim she was under the influence of alcohol in public to the point she was a danger to herself and others. She was taken into custody, transported to the police station and held until sober.

Terroristic Threats

  • Alesia Palmer, of the 800 block of West Marshall Street, was charged with making terroristic threats Wednesday, Nov. 16. Police were dispatched to the above location for a report of a disturbance. According to the report, an argument between Palmer and another individual broke out and the argument escalated when Palmer allegedly grabbed a knife. Palmer reportedly admitted to brandishing the weapon. A struggle ensued with Palmer and the victim reportedly trying to gain control of the knife. No one was injured; however, Palmer reportedly threatened to kill the other person if police did not remove him from the residence. Palmer was arrested and charged with terroristic threats and possessing an instrument of a crime. The victim received a victim’s rights information pamphlet.


  • Marco Antonio-Martinez, of the 600 block of North Lafayette Street, was cited for harassment Wednesday, Nov. 16. Police responded to a report of a disturbance at Antonio-Martinez’s residence. Antonio-Martinez reportedly told police that he slapped his friend with an open hand after a verbal dispute. The individuals involved in the dispute were separated when police arrived. Antonio-Martinez was cited on the scene.
  • A victim reported to police that an acquaintance harassed her family at their residence on the 800 block of George Street Wednesday, Nov. 16. The victim claims the accused followed her daughter home from church. When the victim reportedly told him to leaver her family alone, he allegedly made threats and began calling the victim names. The alleged harasser was not on the scene when police arrived. The victim received a victim’s rights pamphlet.
  • A mother reported to police that her deceased daughter’s boyfriend allegedly sent her a threatening text message – “You’ll be sorry in da end doe,” – because he was allegedly upset that the victim didn’t notify him of a court date. The victim received a victim’s compensation packet.


  • Willie Baker, of the 1000 block of Willow Street, was charged with forgery, theft by deception and other charges Oct. 20. According to the report, Baker used a victim’s debit card to make unauthorized purchases dating back to June. On Oct. 19, Baker voluntarily came to the Norristown Police Department to give a statement. Baker was read his Miranda rights and interviewed regarding the unauthorized purchases. Baker allegedly states that he made more than 30 unauthorized transactions from the victim’s account. He stated his unauthorized transactions totaled more than $2,100 and stated he made these unauthorized transactions because he needed the money.


  • A Sony XPLOD car stereo valued at $250 was reportedly stolen from a 2000 Ford F150 while parked on the 500 block of East Airy Street. The victim received a victim’s compensation form.
  • A green1996 Saturn SL2 was reported stolen to police Saturday, Nov. 12. The vehicle was parked on the 500 block of Norris Street at the time of the theft.

Adult Probation Detainer

  • Jeffrey Peters, of the 900 block of DeKalb Street, was arrested on an adult probation detainer Wednesday, Nov. 16. According to the police report, police met with an adult probation officer at the Norristown Police Department to serve a probation detainer on Peters at his residence. Peters is on probation as a behavioral health court participant and had reportedly not been abiding by his terms of the probation. Peters was found at his residence, taken into custody and transported to the sheriff’s office.

Open Container

  • Evans Boulknight, of the 600 block of East Moore Street, was charged with having an open container in public Wednesday, Nov. 16. Police reported that they came into contact with Boulknight who was allegedly seen with an open container inside La Plazita Mini Market on the 500 block of West Marshall Street with an open container of alcohol. Police then stopped Boulknight at West Marshall and Chain streets and Boulknight allegedly still possessed the open alcoholic container. Police state he did not appear intoxicated. He was released to walk home and will be cited by mail.

Simple Trespass

  • Janelle Grantham, of the 1100 block of Green Street, was charged with simple trespass on Oct. 25. Police were flagged down by the owner of and reported that Grantham was allegedly creating a disturbance inside the above establishment. The owner stated that Grantham reportedly had been told several times she was not allowed to be there. Grantham was advised by police that she was not to return to the tavern, cited for simple trespass and released on the scene.

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


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