Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Police and EMS responded to the scene Tuesday morning for a vehicle accident with reported injuries.
Norristown Police shut down one side of West Main Street between Buttonwood and Noble streets Tuesday morning for a car accident that involved injuries to at least one person. Few details are available on the nature of the accident, but police and EMS responded to Buttonwood and West Main streets shortly before 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30 for a report of an accident with injuries. According to a witness on the scene, the westbound lane of West Main Street was closed off at Noble while authorities dealt with the incident. The condition of the injured party is unknown at this time. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
No one was reported injured in a residential fire the destroyed a second floor apartment and left four families homeless.
The 600 block of West Main Street in Norristown was shut down for several hours during rush hour on Tuesday, April 2, while firefighters battled a house fire that left four families homeless. Units from the Norristown Fire Department, Jefferson Fire Company, Norriton Fire Engine Company and Plymouth Fire Company, as well as Plymouth Community Ambulance Company responded to the call for a house fire at 3:50 p.m. and found heavy smoke pouring from the second floor front bedroom of the three-story structure. According to Norristown Fire Chief Thomas O'Donnell, the fire started when a floor-mounted electrical receptacle malfunctioned and sparks came into contact with a mattress and other combustibles. Firefighters managed to bring the fire …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The suspects were reportedly taken into custody by Philadelphia Police Sunday morning.
Patch readers reported a shooting at the American Best Value Hotel in the 800 block of West Main Street in Norristown early Sunday morning. According to 6ABC Action News, the shooting was in connection with a robbery in front of the hotel at approximately 1:20 a.m. The victim was approached by three men in front of the hotel and during the course of the robbery, one of the men fired a shotgun and the shot grazed the victim's head. The three robbers then fled the scene in a green Volkswagon Jetta Norristown authorities notified Philadelphia Police who located the vehicle and took the men into custody. See the Action News report in the video above for more details. The condition of the victim is unknown at this time. Patch will update this …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A fire on the 900 block of West Main Street that displaced 26 people reignited six hours later.
Firefighters from several area companies responded the 900 block of West Main Street at approximately 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, for a report of a three story building with fire and heavy smoke showing from the third floor. According to Norristown Fire Chief Thomas O'Donnell, the fire spread quickly from 918 West Main Street to the adjoining building at 920 West Main, but firefighters where able to bring the blaze under control within 30 minutes. One firetruck was damaged during the blaze when a passenger vehicle attempting to get around the truck at the rear of the scene struck the truck as firefighters were laying hoses. Chief O'Donnell reported that the engine sustained heavy damage and had to be towed from the scene. No one was …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Quick attention from firefighters prevents a larger event.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, a small leaf fire broke out in front of 829 W. Main St. in Norristown. Police were on the scene right away and firefighters from Fairmount Engine Company No. 2 made sure the event stayed a small one. Shortly before the fire, a man was seen smoking a cigarette on the front steps of the house. There were plenty of other leaves and kindling in the area and if not for the quick work of Norristown's fiefighters, it may have been a much bigger event. A big THANK YOU to the responders your good deeds do not go unnoticed.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Council members applauded the recent successful measures the police have taken to help the residents of West Main Street clean up their neighborhood.
Norristown Municipal Council took some time out of a jam-packed agenda at Tuesday evening's meeting at Norristown Municipal Hall to commend Police Chief Russell Bono and the Norristown Police Department on its recent success in helping the residents in the area of the 600 block of West Main Street to clean up the neighborhood. The department had conducted a prostitution sting in the area over the weekend, resulting in 15 arrests. The sting was yet another effort by police to respond to residents of the neighborhood who spoke at a September council meeting, asking for help in fighting the rising criminal activity they were seeing in the area. The police had stepped up patrols and enforcement in the area working from information supplied by …