Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Police have arrested 18-year-old Rontrey Wilkins, of Norristown, for the Monday night shooting death of 25-year-old Andrew Polen, of West Norriton.
An 18 year-old Norristown man is in custody in connection with the Monday shooting that killed 25-year-old Andrew Polen, of West Norriton. Polen was shot during what authorities say was a botched robbery attempt Monday evening and later pronounced dead at Mercy Suburban Hospital Rontrey Wilkins, of the 500 block of Buttonwood Street, is facing charges of first-, second- and third-degree murder, robbery, and related offenses in connection with the crime. According to a release issued by Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Norristown Police Chief Russell Bono, East Norriton Township Police responded to the hospital on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:54 p.m. for a report of a gunshot victim who arrived by private vehicle. The …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Ebony Slocum, 32, and Darrina Slocum, 34, were arrested after a three-year investigation for allegedly selling Oxycodone and Percocet from their homes in Lansdale, Towamencin and Norristown.
After a nearly three-year investigation, Lansdale Police and Towamencin Township Police have arrested and charged two sisters for allegedly dealing Oxycodone and Percocet from their Berwick Place home in Chatham Village in Towamencin. Darrina Slocum, 34, and Ebony Slocum, 32, of the 100 block of Berwick Place, face numerous felony drug dealing charges stemming from a November 2012 incident, police said. Darrina Slocum is free on $10,000 unsecured bail, set by District Judge Harold Borek, according to court records. Darrina has a preliminary hearing March 14 at 1:15 p.m. in Lansdale. Ebony Slocum remains incarcerated at Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000 cash bail, according to court records. She has a preliminary …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
This week's stories include an intoxicated man who allegedly stole a designated driver van, a "crazy naked guy running through the streets" of Norristown, and an act of littering that lead to drug charges.
Drunk Man Charged with Stealing Drunk Bus: According to a report in the Lower Providence Patch, a 38-year-old Lower Providence Township man is facing felony theft, DUI, and multiple other charges after he allegedly stole a van used for designated driver services while under the influence of alcohol. The report states that the vehicle was recovered a short time later, and the suspect was placed in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post $50,000 bail. Read the full story here. Give a Hoot! Don't Pollute (especially when there are drugs in the car): According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 21-year-old man is facing multiple drug charges after a vehicle, in which he was a passenger, was stopped by police for …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Check out these unusual police stories from the Montgomery County area.
Dopes Bring Dope to Prison: According to a report in the Perkiomen Valley Patch, three Philadelphia women are facing felony drug charges after they allegedly brought drugs with them while visiting an inmate at Graterford. After being unable to post bail, the trio was placed in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. Read the full story here. Road Rage Against the Machine: According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a Whitpain woman is facing multiple charges after a three car accident lead to a delayed incident of road rage. The 51-year-old woman allegedly decided that it would be best to wait for the police to arrive before jumping into the backseat of the striking vehicle and repeatedly striking the driver in the head, in full view …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Jeffrey Handy partnered with a Philadelphia pharmacist to write phony prescriptions for oxycodone.
According to Philly.com, a Norristown man and a Philadelphia pharmacist are facing charges after the paired teamed up to write fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone and then sell the painkiller illegally. Jeffrey Handy, 33, of Norristown, allegedly helped pharmacist Arlene Gerson, 46, to write and fill phony prescriptions for the addictive drug and then sell it illegally. Both Handy and Gerson reportedly enlisted others in their scheme. According to Philly.com, the pair face a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, three years of supervised release and $2 million in fines if they're convicted. Read more about the case here.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The dramatic production and forum aimed at middle schoolers and their parents will be held Sunday, Dec. 9.
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Friday, December 7, 2012
Norristown's Weed & Seed Steering Committee has partnered with Theatre Horizon to produce a community event and forum aimed at addressing risk factors faced by Norristown youth. Out of Harm's Way, an "educational production and forum aimed at reducing youth violence and risk behaviors," will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Theatre Horizon's new performance space at 401 DeKalb Street in Norristown. "The point of the event is to inform parents and to explain to them the risk factors their children are facing," Akeem Davis, the outreach coordinator for Theatre Horizon told The Times Herald. "The issues involve truancy, drug availability and its use and the disproportionate minority contact between youth and police." According to …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A Norristown man and Conshohocken woman were arrested after allegedly trying to run down officers attempting to question them. An officer fired one shot in the incident.
According to The Times Herald, two people are in custody and facing a host of charges after they allegedly attempted to run down police who were attempting to question them about a "shots fired" call in the area. Twenty seven-year-old Edward Oney III, of West Marshall Street and 23-year-old Jennifer Orzech, of Palmer Road in Conshohocken, were parked on the corner of Basin and DeKalb streets shortly after 3 a.m. on Monday morning, Oct. 20, when an officer approached them to question them about a "shots fired" call and several reckless driving calls they had received in the area. When the officer approached, the driver, later identified as Oney, reportedly pulled into a parking lot on the 1300 block of DeKalb and then allegedly put the car …
Friday, September 14, 2012
A Norristown woman was charged with multiple offenses stemming from a July crash on Swamp Pike.
The Pottstown Mercury reports that 21-year-old Arrison Renee Bunner, of Norristown, was charged Thursday with multiple criminal offenses related to a July 13 crash on Swamp Pike in Limerick. Bunner faces felony charges of aggravated assault with a vehicle and several other drug-related offenses. Brian Blackwell, 26, of Exeter, was seriously injured in the crash and, according to court records, remains in a comatose state in Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. Bunner was driving northbound on Swamp Pike when she allegedly lost control of her 2007 Saturn and crashed into a utility pole. According to court records, witnesses said Bunner threw something out of the window. Police later found a wooden box in the high grass at the side of the road…
Friday, September 7, 2012
The pair were taking pictures of children in the area of West Main and Noble streets and reportedly attempting to lure them to a car to see the photos.
According to reports from the Norristown Police Department, a Shenandoah man and woman were arrested on Wednesday after witnesses reported the pair were trying to lure children to their car. Jose Paulino, 35, and Crystal Luscan, 40, both of Shenandoah, Pa., were arrested Wednesday morning, Sept. 5 in the area of West Main and Noble streets in Norristown. Officers originally encountered the couple parked at that location in their silver 1991 Lincoln Towncar at approximately 5:30 a.m. Police investigate what they thought was a suspicious car and eventually advised the pair to leave the area. Police were called back to the scene just before 7 a.m. later by neighbors who reported that Paulino was taking pictures of neighborhod children and …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
West Norriton Police have a suspect in custody in the incidents but are still searching for his alleged accomplice.
According to The Times Herald, West Norriton Police are searching for another suspect in two incidents last week in which a Philadelphia man shot at a potential robbery victim in West Norriton and assaulted another in Norristown. Police say 21-year-old Kyante Blakely, of Philadelphia, attempted to rob a pizza delivery guy who was making a delivery at on N. Montgomery Ave. in West Norriton at approximately 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27. According to the victim, Blakely reportedly got out of a burgundy Ford Taurus with tinted windows with his face covered. The victim attempted to flee and Blakely reportedly fired a shot at him, hitting his vehicle as he drove away from the scene. The victim wasn't injured and police recovered a 9mm shell from …