Sunday, February 17, 2013
This week's stories include a violent valentine leading to the arrest of a Montco man, an alleged armed father-son duo accused of stealing a cart full of groceries and a man who accidentally triggered a bomb scare by parking his car.
Violent Valentine Leads to Arrest of Montco Man: According to a report in the Perkiomen Valley Patch, a 30-year-old man is facing a lengthy list of charges after he allegedly followed his wife to work to deliver his "Valentine." The report states that when police encountered the man, they found items in his possession including cable restraints, ammunition, arrowheads, a machete, a Kevlar helmet and vest, guns, and a Valentine's Day card depicting 39 "forms of violence and killing." Read the full story here. Armed Father-Son Duo Steals Cart of Groceries, Police Say: According to a report in the Ambler Patch, an alleged armed father-son duo was arrested after allegedly attempting to steal a cart filled with groceries from Giant. When …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
While no bombs were found in the search, the man was cited for weapons charges.
Drivers should use caution when parking. Drivers should use more caution when parking outside of a police station. Drivers should maybe exercise the most caution when parking outside a police station to pay off tickets. Antonio Salguero, 39, of Bridgeport, found this out the hard way on Tuesday night when he parked his 2005 Ford Crown Victoria outside of the Somerdale Police Station in New Jersey, according to CBS Local. Police noticed the vehicle parked in the yellow-painted-curb zone and found it "suspicious." A subsequent search warrant and bomb-squad, complete with bomb-sniffing dogs, recovered no explosive materias, but did end with Salguero being charged with "numerous offenses, including weapons possession and possession of …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Airy Street at the Courthouse was closed off for approximately 30 minutes while police, fire and event the county bomb squad investigated a suspicious package found in from of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee office.
Norristown Police and Fire departments and emergency medical services responded to Airy and Church streets in Norristown shortly before noon on Wednesday, Oct. 17, for a report of a suspicious package found in front of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee (MCDC) office at 21 East Airy Street across from the Montgomery County Courthouse. Airy Street was closed to traffic while the package was secured and determined to be an empty backpack, possibly left by a homeless person. "It was a backpack someone just placed there," said Norristown Police Chief Russell Bono. "Possibly one of the homeless people going to St. John's in the morning to get fed. it was empty." The building was evacuated while the package was secured and while some …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Hollow "training grenade" found in planter on mall premises
Part of the King of Prussia Mall was evacuated this afternoon after a hollow "training grenade" was found in a planter on the mall premises. WPVI-TV is reporting that The Court section of the mall was evacuated after mall security found a "suspicious device" that later proved to be a non-live grenade. Police told WPVI that there is no danger to the public and that a search for other explosive devices was ongoing. FOX 29 news reports that the Montgomery County Bomb Squad examined the device and determined that it was a training grenade. Initial reports about the nature of the device conflicted. Breaking News Network, a service that monitors police radio reports, informed subscribers that a live grenade had reportedly been found in the …
Monday, July 25, 2011
Visitors and personnel were evacuated when a fire alarm went off shortly before noon.
The Montgomery County Courthouse was evacuated shortly before noon today when a fire alarm was triggered in the building. Earlier reports of a possible bomb scare were incorrect. Norristown Fire Department personnel responded to the call received at 11:48 a.m. and were on the scene in minutes. An investigation revealed someone had pulled an indoor alarm call box and fled the scene. Firemen searched the premises for signs of smoke, fire or suspicious odor, but found nothing. By 12:15, the scene was declared safe, and visitors and personnel were allowed to return to the courthouse.