Friday, May 10, 2013
Read more about the county's biggest stories from the week.
It has been a busy week of news in Montgomery County. Have you seen the top headlines yet? Cocaine, Potato Salad on Woman’s Shopping List, PD Says One woman, 21, of Collegeville, allegedly rear-ended a car at a stop sign. When police found her, they reported a grocery list that showed a little more than bread and milk. Murdered Teen Arrested on Felony Drug Charges in March A teen, found dead in West Pottsgrove on Sunday was reportedly facing felony drug charges, stemming from an incident in March. He was about to face trial, but was allegedly murdered before he could do so. Teen Boy Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver, Police Say A boy was hit on Tuesday night in the borough of Norristown by an unknown driver, according to local authorities. A …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
First in Norristown, then in Limerick, Terrence Fuller tried to sell cocaine to undercover police officers.
A Norristown man will be imprisoned for up to 10 years after a series of drug sales to undercover police operatives. The Times Herald reports that Terrence Fuller was already on parole for prior drug convictions when he sold cocaine to undercover officers in the parking lot of a Walgreens pharmacy on Main Street in Norristown in spring of 2011. A few days later, he stepped into another undercover officer's car in the parking lot of an Applebee's restaurant in Limerick Township to complete a third sale. State police moved in and arrested him. When he was taken into custody, Fuller was in possession of more than 40 grams of cocaine. His conviction on Jan. 25 came at the end of a three-day jury trial.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
An outdoor bathroom stop in the parking lot of the Lower Providence Fire Department on Thanksgiving night led to drug charges for a Spring Mount area man.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Police reports say woman, 36, was in possession of cocaine.
According to the Whitpain Township Police, on June 8 at 12:05 p.m., a green Lincoln was stopped by police along Dekalb Pike, at the entrance of Blue Bell Springs. The subject was allegedly pulled over for a vehicle violaton, according to police. During the stop, the investigating officers noticed the presence of cocaine, assorted scales, tools and packing supplies in the vehicle. Passenger Danielle Leach, 36, of the 1100 block of W. Airy St., Norristown, was arressted as a result for Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Deliver, Possession of Paraphernalia and Disorderly Conduct, according to the police report. "Leach was arraigned before District Justice Sobeck remanded to Montgomery County Correctional Facility of $1,000 cash bail," …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
More crime news, an update on May's big cocaine bust, county woes and more news from around the Web.
The Times Herald reports that a Norristown man has been arrested for allegedly punching a woman in the face and robbing her of $70 near Main and Chain streets early Saturday morning. Marty Gill, 34, of the 600 block of Astor Street, was apprehended by police after he was seen fleeing the scene and was positively identified by the victim. An officer discovered a small bag of cocaine and some of the victim's hair attached to Gill's stolen money. The Herald also reports about an armed robbery that occurred late Sunday night on West Marshall Street. A man was allegedly thrown against his parked car by three masked suspects who came from the direction of Haws Avenue. One suspect reportedly punched the victim in the mouth while another suspect …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
According to police reports, Kenneth Jones, 26, fled from police responding to a call at Riverside Apartments yesterday.
According to reports from the Norristown Police Department, officers responded to a call of a domestic disturbance at Riverside Apartments, 104 Schuylkill Ave., Wednesday at 11:20 a.m. Officers made contact with a male and female who had just broken up. The woman claimed that her ex-boyfriend, Kenneth Jones, of 303 Eighth St. in Bridgeport, had burglarized her apartment and stolen her television. Officers informed Jones that they were engaged in an official investigation and asked him to identify himself. Jones allegedly identified himself as "Keith Jones" and offered additional biographical information to support his assertion. The woman overheard Jones' claim to police and identified him as Kenneth Jones. According to police, upon being …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
“Operation Heads Up” netted 27 arrests. Thirteen of the suspects were from Norristown.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Bob Byrne
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
One by one they came in front of District Court Judge William Maruszczak, who was presiding in Courtoom 6 of the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, instead of his usual, and way too small, District Court 38-1-09 courtroom. All but one of 27 defendants—some representing themselves, some with public defenders, and some with high-profile, high-priced defense lawyers—agreed to waive their right to a preliminary hearing on the charges against them. The remaining defendant, who also waived a preliminary hearing, did not appear in the courtroom. Those charges run the gamut of illegal drug crimes from possession, up to running a massive drug distribution network out of a Tredyffrin barbershop. In the criminal indictment, officials allege …