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Wanted Person Apprehended by Police in West Norriton

The unidentified subject reportedly ran into an apartment in the neighborhood to escape police, but surrendered a short time after.

Patch readers reported heavy police activity in the area of Centre Ave. and West Marshall Street in West Norriton Friday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m. The event may be connected to an earlier incident reported minutes prior in Norristown, but authorities have yet to confirm that connection.

Police say that a wanted person being sought by them ran into an apartment in the 100 block of Centre Avenue to evade them, but the still unidentified subject surrendered to police shortly after.

Shortly before the reports of the incident in West Norriton, a reader reported shots fired in the area of Corson and Oak Streets in Norristown. An unofficial source reported that the two incidents may be connected, but police have not yet confirmed that information.

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety's live incident feed indicated no EMS call related to either incident. 

Norristown Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

OMG February 23, 2013 at 01:18 AM
Patch watch what you put on here. Crooked motherfuckers want to lie. The wanted person don't have shit to do with no shooting if it was one. This shit gonna go down trust me. I'm just waiting.
The optimist February 23, 2013 at 01:33 AM
when is norristown gonna get some drones to watch over the city.... next shooting the drone captures the video and sees people 2 doors down... the cops knock on the door and ask did you see anything? they say know... the drone says yes they did see something now tell us or be charged with obstruction of justice. Norristown needs drones! http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-31/drones-take-to-american-skies-on-police-search-missions.html 30-50k is the price of a cop car... norristown should get one.
Feodor Tiorlenko February 23, 2013 at 02:02 AM
Wow! Papabili
OMG February 23, 2013 at 02:28 AM
I know one thing I'm watching what go up on this patch and I wish they would put some shit on here they know damn well they did.
Mohandus Frieri February 23, 2013 at 02:33 AM
Police are investigating OMG.
James Myers (Editor) February 23, 2013 at 05:59 AM
OMG, it's completely possible that the two incidents are not connected. The police have yet to provide any additional info and their last word to me was they couldn't confirm a connection between them. That said, the source in question had other information that checked out so it's I felt it was reasonable enough to mention their might be a connection. Reporting breaking news as it happens can be a bit dodgy sometimes, but I try to err on the side of giving people reliable information. I'm hoping to find out more tomorrow.
patchsux February 24, 2013 at 08:05 AM
it's norristown you would have to think the 2 incidents are related until told other wise the place is a shit hole and if west norriton was smart they would put the national guard on there border at forrest ave and shoot everyone that is running or wearing a hoodie
Bhrenda Drakeford February 25, 2013 at 12:12 PM
Norristown folk just need to leave the drugs and guns alone. Is that all you want to do in life??? Try reading a book and get some intelligence. Some people that comment sound so dumb and ignorant when they comment that you dropped out of school. Who wants to be around you. Uneducated fools. Your disgraceful and disgusting. Go to Philly and continue your degenerate stupid mentality. And as far as James on this patch. You are doing a fine job reporting. Dont let anyone on here try to intimidate you in reporting what info you know. They are bogus themselves. Go back to school and make something other than a gun!!!!

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