Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A home on the unit block of West Basin Street was struck at least four times by gunfire last Thursday.
Norristown Police responded to a report of shots fired along the unit block of West Basin Street just before midnight on Thursday, May 9. A male resident of the home told police that he was sitting on his porch along with a female visitor when he observed a black male peek out from the side of his house at porch level, according to the report. The black male was described as wearing a black jacket with a fur-lined hood with a white bandana covering his face. The male resident quickly ran into his house, at which point witnesses stated they heard at least five shots, according to the report. The female visitor, who did not fully cooperate with police, ran away from the porch, leaving her wallet behind, the report states. Police on the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling eastbound on the PA Turnpike (I-276), between Norristown and Ft. Washington interchanges, to be prepared for a double-lane traffic pattern to be in effect tonight.
From PennDOT: The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling eastbound on the PA Turnpike (I-276), between the Norristown (Exit #333) and Ft. Washington (Exit #339) Interchanges, to be prepared for a double-lane traffic pattern to be in effect tonight, Monday (May 13) starting at 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. Construction crews will establish a double-lane pattern eastbound, closing the right lane at 8 p.m. and the center lane at 10 p.m. during bridge deck patching operations between milepost 334.5 – 338.5 until the patterns are lifted by 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. Motorists should stay alert for slow moving or stopped traffic approaching the Norristown interchange and obey the posted 40 mph speed restrictions …
Roman Camacho-Santiago, who has a suspended license, allegedly struck a police surveillance vehicle, then fled the scene when asked for his insurance information.
A Norristown man is facing charges after he allegedly backed into a police surveillance vehicle on Friday night. According to the police report, police were sitting inside of a surveillance vehicle that was parked along the 200 block of West Main Street when a red Ford Mustang attempted to park in front of the vehicle. While parking, the driver – identified as Roman Camacho-Santiago, of Norristown – allegedly backed into the police vehicle, causing scratches and denting. The report states that Camacho-Santiago then exited his vehicle and began to walk past the vehicle, at which point the officer inside requested his insurance information. Camacho-Santiago allegedy said "hold on," before re-entering his vehicle and fleeing the scene. He …
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. …
Players from Lansdale, Glenside, Norristown get their Frisbee on.
It's just a simple, plastic disc, but don't tell that to the hundreds of local players that take the game quite seriously. Sunday's match-up in Plymouth Whitemarsh was proof positive that something as basic as a Frisbee can get the fans moving. According to the Times Herald, "Ultimate" as it is known to fans "is something of a hybrid between soccer and football, only instead of a ball, flying plastic is used." Sunday, a match-up between Philadelphia Spinners and the New York Rumble was hosted at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. In the day's game, Norristown resident Jack Casey, Lansdale natives Mike and David Baer and Jonah Wisch from Glenside all played, according to the Herald. The team promoted its event prior to the match-up at area …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The blood drive is scheduled for May 31 from 2 to 7 p.m.
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Hancock Fire Co. on Friday, May 31, from 2 to 7 p.m. Though not necessary, appointments are preferred. To make an appointment, contact Charles Scott at 484-679-6441, or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code 02212273. The Hancock Fire Co. is located at 820 West Airy St. in Norristown. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @NorristownPatch
Saturday, May 11, 2013
A look back at some of the local stories you may have missed during the past week.
Missing Norristown Teen Returns Home A Norristown teen who had been missing for a week was found when she reported to school on Thursday morning. The teen was unharmed. Victim Airlifted Following Shooting on Chain Street A 22-year-old man was medevaced after he was shot in the side of the abdomen on Friday afternoon. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Young Teen Boy Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver, Police Say A boy in his early teens was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Tuesday night in the area of West Main and Hamilton streets. Police are currently seeking the identity of the driver. Wet Seal Pays Millions to Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Three local women will have a share in the $7.5 million settlement, after they …
Homes to fit several different sizes of family budget are being shown in the area this weekend.
At least 8 open houses are scheduled for this weekend in the greater Norristown area, according to the listings on AOL Real Estate. Among them is 1218 West Oak Street in Norristown, a three bedroom, three bath home with over 2000 square-feet of living space. Offered at $265,000, it's open on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. To find more open houses around the greater Philadelphia area, visit realestate.aol.com. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @NorristownPatch
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
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
88 No. 1 Chinese Kitchen, Banh Mi Bar & Bistro, Church's Chicken, Eve's Lunch and more inspected in April.
The Montgomery County Health Department in April conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Norristown. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report.