Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Derrick Clay, 42, of Norristown, along with his son, Anthony, 22, and an unidentified woman, allegedly threw a Lower Providence man down a flight of stairs and stole his fiancee's phone.
A father-and-son duo from Norristown were arrested after they allegedly broke into a Lower Providence man's apartment, threw him down a flight of stairs, and stole his fiance's phone to settle a drug debt. According to the Pottstown Mercury, Derrick Clay, 42, of Norristown, along with his son, Anthony, 22, and an unidentified woman, broke into an apartment on the 3400 block of Germantown Pike on April 28 to confront the man about a $100 drug debt. When informed that the man could not pay, the elder Clay reportedly threw the man down the stairs, before embarking on a search for "collateral." They then stole the fiancee's phone, according to the report. Both the father and son were charged with felony burglary, robbery and conspiracy, along …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Authorities say 48-year-old Michael Thomas was threatening to jump from the roof of a three-story home in the 1000 block of Willow Street in an effort to escape capture.
An alleged burglar was captured after a midday rooftop struggle with police in which the suspect threatened to jump rather than be arrested. Norristown Police responded to the 1000 block of Willow Street just after 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 29, to a call from a neighbor reporting that "an older black male wearing a red jacket and black hat" was seen climbing through a window in the rear of a nearby home. At the scene, officers saw the open window and surrounded the house. The officers could reportedly see the suspect matching the description, later identified as 48-year-old Michael Thomas, of Bridgeport, attempting to escape the house through windos in the second and third floors. Police say Thomas was able to make his way to the roof …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
This week's stories include an alleged panhandler who can't take a hint, an allegedly drunken driver who police say pushed emergency personnel while they were rescuing her and a Norristown man who picked a bad place to sleep one off.
If at First You Don't Succeed: According to a report in the Pottstown Patch, a 22-year-old woman was cited three times in one day after she repeatedly panhandled for cigarettes outside of Redner's. The woman reportedly launched into profanity-laden tirades directed towards the store's manager as well as responding officers. When police declined the woman's request for money, she reportedly said that someone who "is working and making so much" should be able to give her money. Read the full story here. Woman Pushes Through Emergency Responders Trying to Rescue Her: According to a report in the Plymouth-Whitemarsh Patch, a 31-year old woman was charged with DUI after she crashed her vehicle and pushed through emergency personnel who were …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The two men allegedly beat an East Norriton resident in his home and bound him with duct tape.
The East Norriton Police Department has released the following information: On Wednesday, April 3, at approximately 12 p.m., a robbery occurred in the 3000 block Green Ridge Drive in East Norriton Township. The victim knew one of the two suspects casually and invited the known suspect to his residence. The invited suspect showed up at the residence with another individual. A short time after the suspects arrived at the victim’s residence; they attacked and beat up the victim. The victim was bound with duct tape and was threatened with a weapon. The two men then searched the home and stole jewelry and other items. The men then left the residence, driving away in a later model Mercury sedan, silver in color, possibly a Mercury Sable, with …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
This week's stories include a man who allegedly threw his weed at cops during a traffic stop and a Whitemarsh man who quickly went from a victim to arrestee.
Driver Throws Weed At Cops: According to a report in the Abington Patch, a 44-year-old man is facing drug charges after he allegedly threw a bag of marijuana at an officer during a traffic stop. When police asked the man what he did, he responded, "[Expletive], I can't believe I just threw weed at cops." The man also allegedly confessed to having "a little rock down [his] pants." Read the full story here. If You Can't Beat'em, Join'em: According to a report in the Plymouth-Whitemarsh Patch, a 19-year old man was hospitalized after his 61-year-old father assaulted him in their home. Police arrested the father a short time later. Roughly 12 hours later, after being released from the hospital, the 19-year-old son returned home and proceeded …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Scarlett held his brother-in-law captive and tortured him in retribution for "snitching" on him to police.
According to The Times Herald, 25-year-old Rayon Scarlett was found guilty on Monday of charges of kidnapping, conspiracy and terroristic threats in connection with a March 2008 incident in which Scarlett and three other men held Khanneil Headley, Scarlett's brother-in-law, at gunpoint. Headley testified the men tied him up and threatened to get "rid of him" in retribution for his cooperation with police in a previous investigation into Scarlett's alleged drug- and gun-related crimes. Scarlett's lawyer claimed his client was not present when Headley was accosted. "My client’s name does not show up at all in [Headley’s] initial report," Keith A. Harbison, defense attorney, reportedly told the court. "His name is not even in the search …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Twenty five-year-old Rayon Scarlett is accused of kidnapping and assaulting his brother-in-law in retribution for cooperating with police in a previous investigation into Scarlett's alleged criminal activity.
According to The Times Herald, Khanneil Headley took the stand Thursday morning, Jan. 10, to testify against Rayon Scarlett, the brother of his estranged wife and the mother of the couple's two children, Kemara Scarlett. Scarlett is reportedly being charged with kidnapping, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint and theft in connection with a March 2008 incident in which authorities say he and three other men showed up at Headley's apartment, held him at gunpoint, tied him up and threatened to get "rid of him" in retribution for Headley's cooperation with police in a previous investigation into alleged drug- and gun-related crimes. Read more about the case here.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Raquel Rosario, 43, was allegedly captured on video encouraging her daughter to fight another girl outside of an area high school.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Several shootings, serious accidents and at least one assault that may have resulted in a medevac kept police on their toes Saturday night.
The night is barely through and Norristown Police and emergency responders have had their hands full with multiple reports of shots fired, at least one serious car accident and one assault that may have resulted in a victim with a head injury being medevaced to an area hospital. Details on most of tonight's activity are still scarce, but police are investigating at least three shooting incidents within several hours late afternoon and early evening on Saturday, Jan. 5. Reports of the first incident surfaced sometime around 4 p.m. – shots fired in the area of the 200 block of East Oak Street. Police were unable to confirm details of that incident. A second shots fired incident in the 400 block of Moore Street occurred at approximately 5:30 …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Richard B. Gibson, 41, of Pottstown, will serve to nine-to-23 months in prison for punching his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach because dinner wasn't ready.