Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Teen at Hamilton and West Main streets struck by unknown driver of a truck, according to authorities.
A young teen boy was walking in the area of West Main and Hamilton streets in Norristown Tuesday night when a hit-and-run driver struck him, police said. A teen boy, around age 13, was struck by a hit-and-run driver of a truck. Police have not released the description of the vehicle, but witnesses on Facebook say authorities are searching for a white, Ford pick-up. The boy was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. His condition was unclear at the time of the call, which went out for emergency response at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday night. The call was responded to by Plymouth Ambulance. The unidentified driver is being sought by police. Those with any information about the accident should call Norristown Police at 610-275-1222. Norristown police …
Monday, December 17, 2012
On Saturday, emergency responders from all over Montgomery County joined Plymouth Ambulance in delivering a bit of holiday joy to sick children.
This Saturday, Dec. 15, some area residents caught a glimpse of an impromptu parade courtesy of emergency responders from all over Montgomery County. Firetrucks, ambulances, and police and county sheriff's vehicles made their way from Plymouth Community Ambulance Association's headquarters on Germantown Road in Plymouth to Bryn Mawr and St. Christopher's hospitals sirens sounding and loaded for bear with toys for the children. This was third year for the annual run and the urge to do something for children suffering at holiday time took on a very poignant meaning after the tragedy on Friday. "Unfortunately there was a tragedy this year in Newtown, Connecticut," said Plymouth Ambulance Chief of Operations Thomas Trojansky. "I know a lot of …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Plymouth Ambulance has released live footage from alleged ambulance thief Carlos Bouie's joyride through the streets of Norristown.
Norristown Police arrested 39-year-old Carlos Bouie on Thursday, July 26, after a standoff on the 300 block of East Penn Street that lasted over six hours and ended with Bouie surrending to authorities and being transported to Montgomery County Emergency Services for evaluation. Bouie is being charged with the theft of a Plymouth Ambulance that was stolen from the scene of a medical emergency at the Department of Public Welfare on New Hope Street late Wednesday afternoon, July 25. Plymouth Police found the abandoned ambulance more than half an hour later at Curren Terrace Garden Apartments off of Tremont Avenue, not far from where it had been stolen. Plymouth Community Ambulance provided Norristown Patch with footage from Bouie's joyride…
Friday, July 27, 2012
No one was reported seriously injured in a multi-car accident on Main Street this afternoon in Norristown.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, July 27, 2012
Norristown Patch contributor Chuck Springer was on the scene on West Main Street in Norristown this afternoon and witnessed a multi-car accident that had traffic at a crawl for a short time as Norristown Police and emergency medical responders from Plymouth Ambulance worked to clear the scene. According to Springer, the accident occurred at approximately 12:17 p.m. on West Main Street between Haws Avenue and Stanbridge Street when a passenger van turning onto Main St. from Knox St. caused an oncoming car to swerve. That started a chain of events that led to four cars being involved in the crash. Police and emergency medical responders arrived on the scene almost immediately. Paramedics checked out everyone involved and no one reported …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Carlos Bouie, 39, was taken into custody and transported to Montgomery County Emergency Services Building 50 for evaluation.
After a standoff with police that lasted over six hours, the supect in yesterday's Plymouth Ambulance theft has surrendered to authorities. According to Norristown Police Chief Russell Bono, officers arrived at 356 East Penn Street shortly after 6:30 a.m. looking for 39-year-old Carlos Bouie, the subject they believed stole a Plymouth Community Ambulance vehicle from an emergency scene late yesterday afternoon at the Department of Public Welfare on New Hope Street. "When officers arrived, the subject ran up onto the roof of his home out a second floor window and then from that roof went onto a neighbors roof," said Chief Bono. "He placed himself in such a position that it was very dangerous for police officers to make any attempt to go up…
The 300 block of Penn Street at Walnut is currently blocked off as police attempt to arrest suspected ambulance thief.
Update: 12:57 p.m.: The alleged thief has been taken into police custody. Witnesses at the scene say that he came along willingly with police. He was placed into a Montgomery County Services Ambulance. No injuries were apparent. An official report from police has not yet been released. Initial article below: Authorities are currently working to negotiate the capture of a man suspected of stealing an ambulance yesterday, witnesses at the scene in Norristown report. The suspected thief is presently on the roof of a home at Penn and Walnut Streets. The Plymouth Community Ambulance was stolen from an emergency scene in Norristown yesterday. It was later recovered along Tremont Avenue in Norristown. Currently, the 300 block of Penn Street at …
An ambulance dashboard camera caught the thief in the act as he took the ambulance on a joyride around Norristown.
Local news station 6ABC Action News has managed to procure actual footage from Wednesday's ambulance theft, recorded by the dashboard camera in the Plymouth Community Ambulance vehicle as the thief joyrides through the streets of Norristown. Norristown Police were searching for the vehicle late Wednesday afternoon after it was stolen from the scene of a medical emergency at the Department of Public Welfare on New Hope Street. The thief reportedly made off with the ambulance while EMS personnel were inside the building on the call. Another ambulance had to be dispatched to the scene to replace it. At the time, the suspect was described as a white male, but footage from the dashboard camera clearly reveals a black male behind the wheel. The …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Was at New Hope St. location for medical emergency
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Update 5:05 p.m.: @MontcoAlerts reports on its Twitter account that the ambulance has been located by Plymouth Township Police. According to The Times Herald, the ambulance found along Tremont Avenue, not far from where it had been stolen from. --- Original story: Police in Norristown were looking late Wednesday afternoon for a Plymouth Ambulance vehicle that was reportedly stolen from the scene of a medical emergency on New Hope Street, according to Montgomery County Public Safety radio reports. The county Department of Public Safety's incident status page indicated that the ambulance had been dispatched to that location, at or near the Norristown office of the state's Department of Public Welfare, to assist an individual suffering from …
Monday, November 28, 2011
A Norristown woman, who witnesses say fell from a stretcher as she was being loaded into an ambulance by medics, later died at the hospital.
According to a report from the Norristown Police Department, officers responded to a call from a resident on the 300 block of East Marshall Street early Saturday morning. The woman had called police to involve them in investigating the circumstances surrounding her mother's death. Bonnie Wills told police her mother Dianne, who resided with her, complained of trouble breathing around 6 a.m. Saturday morning. Wills had called 911 and a paramedic and an EMT from Plymouth Community Ambulance responded to the scene. After speaking with her mother in the second floor of the home, the two men reportedly escorted the woman downstairs to a waiting stretcher. As the men were lifting the stretcher into the ambulance, Dianne Wills allegedly slumped …