Monday, May 13, 2013
Police have identified the victim of last Friday's shooting; still searching for gunman.
The Norristown Police Department has announced the identity of the victim of the Friday afternoon shooting on Chain Street. According to the police report, an officer on patrol heard approximately 10 gun shots coming from the 600 block of Chain Street. After turning the corner from Marshall Street to Chain Street, the officer noticed a black male wearing a white t-shirt and shorts – identified as Melvin Butts, of Philadelphia – hobbling towards Oak Street while holding his left side. Butts was later airlifted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he required surgery to repair a gunshot wound to his left abdomen and lung, police said. Butts reportedly told police that he didn't know who shot him, according to the report. …
Friday, May 10, 2013
One victim was airlifted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania following an afternoon shooting on Chain Street.
A 22-year-old male was airlifted to Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania following an early-afternoon shooting on the 600 block Chain Street. The shooting occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m., according to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety website. Reports from the scene indicate that the victim sustained at least one gunshot wound to the side of his abdomen. He was having surgery as of 2 p.m. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Stay tuned to the Norristown Patch as we continue to update this breaking story. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @NorristownPatch
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A fire in the second-floor bedroom of a Chain Street row home sent two people to the hospital and destroyed their home.
Norristown Fire Department responded to a second-story fire at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Sunday night. The crews arrived to find heavy fire visible through the second-story windows and called multiple units for assistance. The fire was put under control in around ten minutes, according to Fire Chief Thomas O'Donnell. Two victims were removed from the two-story row home at 121 Chain Street. According to chief O'Donnell, one was treated locally for minor injuries while a second was transported to Temple Hospital's burn unit. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, according to O'Donnell. It began in the front bedroom of the home, gutting most of the interior and burning through the roof. Traffic was diverted in the vicinity of the …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The DA, working with other county, state and federal law enforcement agencies, announced the dismantling of a complex drug trafficking operation based in Norristown.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman announced today that what started with an investigation into an alleged drug dealer in Norristown resulted in a bust that took down a major drug trafficking network based on Chain Street in Norristown, but reaching as far as New York and Canada. During the the investigation, dubbed "Operation Chain-Link" for its Chain Street base, authorities seized over 4 kilos of cocaine, 92 pounds of marijuana, 53 cell phones, approximately $168,151.50 in cash, 8 digital scales, 9 firearms, a bullet-proof vest, various drug parephernalia and prescription medication as well as a shrine to Jesus Malverde, the "Patron Saint of Drug Traffickers." Twenty-five suspects were arrested in the sting, 8 of …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Police are still investigating the early morning shooting in Haws Alley. No arrests have been made.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jim Heck
Monday, July 11, 2011
At least one man is dead, and another man and a woman were wounded following a shooting early Monday morning in Haws Alley between George and Chain streets. According to The Times Herald, a witness called police to report multiple shots fired Monday, July 11, at around 3 a.m. The caller reported that at least one man and one woman were wounded. One man was pronounced dead on the scene, and the two other victims were transported to area hopitals, one by helicopter to Philadelphia. Police are still investigating the incident. No arrests have been made.