Thursday, May 2, 2013
A school official said the Lincoln Center student brought a BB gun to school, prompting the lockdown.
UPDATE: [03/02/13; 1:20 p.m.] Lower Providence Township Police were called to the Lincoln Center at 2600 Eisenhower Ave., in Eagleville around 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, for what was earlier indicated as a man with a gun on the premises. Several units responded to the scene and secured the area. One subject was seen in custody in the back of a police SUV in the parking lot of the facility. Gary Grenier, executive director for the nonprofit alternative school, told reporters that school was placed on lockdown after school staff became aware that a student at the center had brought a "non letheal" weapon – a BB gun – to school. According to a Lower Providence Township official, the gun was found in a bathroom and the student who brought it …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Police say Kwame Stanley was sleeping one off at the Norristown Transportation Center when they were called to the scene.
Twenty-three year Kwame Stanley picked the wrong place to take a nap and it landed him drug and weapon's charges and a trip to a holding cell. According to a report from the Norristown Police Department, officers were called to the Norristown Transportation Center just before 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, for a report of a suspicious person. On the scene, a security guard who led them to Stanley asleep on a bench on the second floor. According to the guard, Stanley was refusing to leave the station. Officers tried to wake Stanley and finally roused him after several attempts, according to the report. Police said he exhibited slurred speech, glassy eyes and was visibly intoxicated so they took him into custody. A search of Stanley's …
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 …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Three men are facing charges stemming from a series of hapless attempted robberies early Tuesday morning.
According to reports from the Norristown Police Department, a Philadelphia man, a Norristown man and an Ardmore man are all facing charges from a series of incidents that began with a robbery and shooting in West Norriton and ended with the three men in custody for various charges involving drugs, robbery, assault and weapons charges. Police had reportedly been flagged down in the 500 block of West Marshall Street at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday by a man bleeding from a gash in his face. The man reportedly told police that he had been robbed and pistol whipped by a mugger, later identified as 21-year-old Kyante Blakely, of Philadelphia, but that had been able to overcome his would-be attacker with the help of a relative who happened…
Monday, July 2, 2012
According to police, Edward Blayne Tinker, of the Schwenksville, was driving down Trooper Road when he allegedly brandished a gun at another driver.
According to The Times Herald, West Norriton Police arrested 51-year-old Edward Blayne Tinker, of Schwenksville, on Wednesday, June 27, after he allegedly brandished a gun at another motorist in an apparent road rage incident. Tinker was reportedly driving on Trooper Road just after 11:30 a.m. when he apparently witnessed another driver, an unidentified Norristown man, blow through a red light. Tinker allegedly pulled alongside the other driver somewhere on the 600 block of South Trooper Road and yelled profanities and then pointed a gun at the driver. Tinker is reported to have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Police picked up Tinker at his work and remanded him to Montgomery County Correctional Facility on assault charges. According…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
A gun-toting robber added insult to injury when he asked for his victim's phone number after robbing her of $88.
According to reports from the Norristown Police Department, a Norristown woman was robbed at gunpoint late Sunday night and, in a bizarre turn of events, the robber attempted to pick up his victim. The 30-year-old victim, a driver for Germantown Cab Company, was reportedly flagged down by the suspect at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, on the corner of Main and Swede streets. Once in her cab, the suspect spoke in what the victim believed was an obviously fake Jamaican accent and asked to be taken to his home on Oak Street near the park. As the cab approached Arch and Oak streets, the suspect allegedly pulled out a small black semiautomatic handgun and instructed the victim to keep driving. As the victim continued on Arch Street …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Earlier reports of several possible victims shot on Church Street were incorrect.
According to reports from the Norristown Police Department and Norristown Chief of Police Russel Bono, early media reports of victims shot in an incident on Church Street late Tuesday night were erroneous. Officers arrived on the 100 block of West Airy Street at approximately 9:10 p.m. for a report of shots fired in the area and an armed subject on the loose. According to the report, the reporting person told authorities that people could be heard in nearby Palm Alley saying, "Put the gun away." As officers converged on the scene, the observed a black male wearing a black tank top and black pants running from the area. The subject, later identified as Reggie K. Jackson, 33, of Norristown, was seen reaching for his waistband as he stumbled …
Friday, December 2, 2011
A Norristown woman who was arrested on drug charges reportedly tried to hide crack in the police cruiser that transported her to the station.
According to a report from the Norristown Police Department, officers discovered a bag of crack cocaine concealed in a police car that had been used to transport a suspected drug dealer. Police executed a search warrant on an apartment in the 1000 block of DeKalb Street around 4:30pm on Wednesday, Nov. 30 and found 18-year-old Shahida Bird lying on a sofa in the living room. On a table next to the couch, officers reportedly discovered a cylindrical container directly in front of Bird containing 19 green-tinted packets of suspected crack cocaine. Officers also recovered additional packaging materials scattered throughout the room and a crack pipe. A further search of the apartment revealed a black, semi-automatic 9mm handgun hidden behind …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Norristown Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
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