Thursday, May 16, 2013
Police responded to a report of an armed person near the intersection of Elm Street and Haws Avenue around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.
Multiple units from the Norristown Police Department responded to the intersection of Elm Street and Haws Avenue on Wednesday night, following a report of an armed person. Reports began to come in to the Norristown Patch around 8:30 p.m., with residents and sources stating that as few as four and as many as eight police cruisers had moved into the area. According to the Norristown Police Department, multiple juveniles were arrested at the scene, but due to them being minors, additional details will not be released at this time. No one was harmed during the incident. In a comment on the Norristown Patch Facebook page, one user who was on the scene stated that the juveniles were playing with BB guns and shot someone's vehicle, but we were …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sources say she was released from the hospital and is in good condition.
A 13-year-old Norristown girl who was struck by a car Tuesday, April 16, has been released from the hospital and is doing fine, sources tell Patch. The girl's name is being withheld from public reports. According to the Norristown Police Department, police and emergency medical services responded to the Haws Avenue and West Airy Street for a report of a pedestrian struck shortly before noon on Tuesday. On the scene, officers spoke with the driver and several witnesses who said the young girl was travelling southbound on the sidewalk along Haws Avenue and entered the crosswalk at Airy Street against the light. The driver reportedly attempted to swerve away from the girl unsuccessfully and stuck her, launching her from the bicycle into the …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Neighbors say the young girl was riding her bike when the car hit her.
Not much information is available about the young girl who was hit by a car at Haws Avenue and Airy Street in Norristown Tuesday morning. Norristown Police and EMS responded to the scene shortly before noon on Tuesday, April 16, for a report of a pedestrian struck. Area residents say the young girl was riding her bike across the street when the car hit her. The bicycle was crushed under the car, according to witness reports. The girl's condition is currently unknown and no information has been released about the driver of the car. Police and hospital officials have not yet responded to requests for information about the incident. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Authorities say there was no sign of foul play in the death of Carlos Enrique Velasco.
Police have identified the body of the man recovered from the Schuylkill River near Riverfront Park in Norristown on Monday, Nov. 19, as Carlos Enrique Velasco, of Guatemala. Norristown Police Chief Russel Bono confirmed the late 20-something year-old man had been drinking heavily the night before he was found. On Tuesday evening, Chief Bono said police were still awaiting the results of an autopsy from the Montgomery County Coroner's office. "Our investigation led us to learn that he was drinking, rather heavily, with friends at the location Saturday night, and he was reportedly so drunk that his friends left him there to sleep it off," Chief Bono told The Times Herald. "From there, we’re not sure what happened, whether he fell in or …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The body of an unidentified hispanic male was recovered from the Schuylkill today. Cause of death has not yet determined, but police reportedly do not suspect foul play.
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Monday, November 19, 2012
UPDATE: [6:15 p.m.] According to 6ABC Action News, the body recovered from the Schuylkill River on Monday afternoon, Nov. 19, is that of a Hispanic man, possibly in his late 20s, police said. The man was reportedly wearing a landscaping hat. Norristown Police and Fire Departments were called to the scene near Riverfront Park along the banks of the Schuylkill at the end of Haws Avenue at approximately 12:30 p.m. for a report of a water rescue after a Pennsylvania game warden reported seeing a body floating in the river, snagged on debris and driftwood near the edge of the riverbank. On the scene, authorities had secured the area and teams of police investigators, county detectives and fire department rescue workers made their way down a …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Three calls within 20 minutes on the West End and a police cruiser fire scare later that evening kept Norristown firefighters on their toes on Monday.
In a day filled with breaking news (a deadly truck crash on the Turnpike, a West Norriton man killed, a homicide and abduction in Upper MerionFire Department had its hands full with a day full of local calls. Starting just before 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, firefighters responded to three calls on the West End, all within 20 minutes. According to the Department of Public Safety's live incident feed, the first call came through at 10:58 a.m. – a building fire at Noble and Thomas Barone streets. According to Norristown Fire Chief Thomas O'Donnell, that call was a false alarm. Residents of a home in the 500 block of Noble had fired up their home heating unit for the first time this season and smelled something burning. There was no fire and …