Friday, May 10, 2013
Sixteen-year-old Jazmine Denby had been missing since April 30.
The 16-year-old Norristown girl reported missing by county authorities on Wednesday has returned home. According to Norristown Police Detective Lt. Michael Crescitelli, Jazmine Denby reported to school Thursday morning. She was reportedly unharmed. Cpl. Adam Schurr told The Times Herald that her father would collect her from school. It is still unclear why Denby ran away, but police are reportedly investigating the incident. --- Original Story [5/08/13; 3:09 p.m.]: Montgomery County has issued an alert regarding a missing 16-year-old girl authorities believe ran away and may be in danger. Jazmine Denby, of Norristown, is said to have gone missing on April 30. She is described as 5-foot-3-inches tall, weighing 120 pounds with brown hair and…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
As March comes to a close, here's a look at the 10 most-read stories on our site this month.
Here's a look back at some of the most popular stories we covered this month on Norristown Patch. 1. Director of Montco's Juvenile Detention Center Let Go – The long-time executive director of Montgomery County's juvenile detention facility in West Norriton resigned her position suddenly weeks ago, amid talk of a hostile work environment at the center. 2. Two Armed Robberies, Shots Fired Under Investigation Sunday Night – A string of armed robberies in the Norristown area over the course of several weeks were covered by Patch and one night in particular saw more than its fair share of action. 3. DA to Investigate Fatal Crash – The investigation into a crash in Limerick that resulted in the death of a woman jogging along the roadside was …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux disappeared nearly one year ago and officials are still searching for solid leads on the case.
Nearing the one year mark of Private First Class Kelli Bordeaux's disappearance, Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, North Carolina officials announced last week that a $25,000 reward is being offered for information about the 23-year-old missing soldier. Any person with information regarding this incident should contact Special Agent Martin Smith at 910-396-8777 or the Military Police desk at 910-396-0392. The payout of cash rewards to civilians, military and federal employees for information leading to a conviction is contingent upon their exceptional actions regarding the information provided, according to Ben Abel in a media release from Fort Bragg on Friday. Bordeaux was last seen wearing black shorts and pink top, on Friday, April 13, …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Sixteen-year-old Angela Vega-Yohn has been missing since Tuesday.
The Montgomery County ReadyNotifyPA system issued an alert on Thursday about a missing teenage girl being sought by Philadelphia Police. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 16-year-old Angela Vega-Yohn was last seen on Tuesday, March 19. Authorities believe she may still be in the area, though she may also be traveling to Virginia. She may also be in need of medical attention. Vega-Yohn is described as 5'1" tall, 175 lbs with brown eyes and dyed blond hair. She was last seen wearing black jeans, a burgundy shirt with orange writing on it and a black Dickies-brand jacket. Anyone with information about Vega-Yohn's whereabouts is asked to call the Philadelphia Police Department at 1-215-686-3244 or the National …
Monday, March 11, 2013
73-year-old John Smith was discovered tangled in some brush in a wooded area near the Regatta Apartments and the 1000 block of Main Street
Authorities have confirmed that 73-year-old John Smith, who had been missing since early Thursday morning, March 7, was found Monday evening. Smith is reportedly safe and currently being treated at Mercy Suburban Hospital for exposure and related minor injuries. According to Norristown Police Lt. Todd Dillon, Smith was discovered entangled in some brush in a wooded area between the Regatta Apartments off Sandy Hill Road and the 1000 block of East Main Street. He was examined by emergency medical personnel at the scene and transported to the hospital for further treatment. It's unclear how long Smith had been trapped in the wooded area, but his blood sugar levels indicated that he had eaten food in the last few days. Smith reportedly …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Authorities are still trying to locate 73-year-old John Smith, who went missing from his Arch Street home early Thursday morning.
Residents are seeing increased police presence on the streets of Norristown Friday morning, as officers scour the area for signs of John Smith, the 73-year-old man who went missing from his home in the 500 block of Arch Street early Thursday morning. Smith, who suffers from Alzheimer’s was last seen near his home at around 7 a.m. on Thursday morning and police have continued to search for him through the night. Smith is described as 6’ tall, 180 lbs. with salt and pepper hair. He was last seen wearing a black fleece sweatshirt and black pants. Smith usually wears eyeglasses. Anyone with information about Smith's possible whereabouts should contact the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
73-year-old John Smith has been missing from his home in the 500 block of Arch Street since early Thursday morning.
Norristown Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Norristown resident. John Smith is a 73-year-old black male who suffers from Alzheimer’s. He went missing from his home in the 500 block of Arch Street at 7 a.m. Thursday morning. Smith is described as 6’ tall, 180 lbs. with salt and pepper hair. He was last seen wearing a black fleece sweatshirt and black pants. Smith usually wears eyeglasses. Anyone with information about Smith's possible whereabouts should contact the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Sean Quinn, 46, died Monday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Philadelphia's FDR Park, township police said.
Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch is reporting that 46-year-old Lower Merion police officer Sean Quinn was found dead Monday morning in South Philadelphia. Quinn died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Lower Merion Police Superintendent Michael McGrath. The township released the following statement at 12:23 p.m. Monday: Lower Merion Police Superintendant Michael McGrath regrets to report that Officer Sean Quinn, a respected veteran of the force, was found this morning deceased as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Quinn was found unresponsive is his personal vehicle which was located in FDR Park located on Pattison Ave. in South Philadelphia. Superintendent McGrath issued the follow statement, “The Lower Merion Police …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Twenty seven-year-old Nelson Mandela Myers said the young girl reminded him of his own daughter.
Nelson Mandela Myers is the hero of the hour. The 27-year-old told NBC10 he was passing by a playground near the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, on his way to work at a Norristown-based sanitation company, when he heard the 5-year-old missing girl's cries for help. Myers told the press he found her hiding under a sliding board, barefoot and shivering and she told him she was being chased. He said he wrapped a jacket around her and called 911. "I just wanted to do the same thing that someone would do for my child," Nelson Mandela Myers said. The young girl went missing Monday morning when an unidentified woman signed her out of her Philadelphia school. Read more about the case and see video of Myers' press conference appearance here…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tik Yam Lam, who had recently moved to Philadelphia from New Jersey, hasn't been seen in more than six weeks.
Tik Yam Lam walked out of his Center City apartment a little more than six weeks ago, with no access to a car and just the clothes on his back, and seemingly disappeared. The Philadelphia resident, who has relatives in Cherry Hill, N.J., may have been spotted twice since leaving his home Nov. 13, but his family and authorities are still searching for the 72-year-old man. Friends of the family say there have only been a few hints at where Lam may have gone following his disappearance — they had a report of an elderly Asian man walking along the shoulder of a highway in the Lower Merion/Tredyffrin area on Nov. 14, more than 13 miles from Lam’s apartment. But a conflicting report from a driver on the Ben Franklin Bridge put an older Asian man…