Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Christyn DiGiorgio, 22, of Norristown, was arrested early Sunday morning, after police observed her naked and on all fours pulling grass from a yard on the 500 block of Main Street.
A Norristown woman was arrested early Sunday morning, after police found her naked and on all fours along the 500 block of West Main Street. Police initially responded to the area at 12:18 a.m. for a report of a woman taking her clothes off. Upon arrival, police encountered 22-year-old Christyn DiGiorgio, of Norristown, who was pulling grass from the yard while naked and on all fours, according to the report. DiGiorgio's only initial response to police was to reportedly look up, grin widely, giggle, and continue to pull grass, police said. After further requests from police as to what she was doing, DiGiorgio stated "Adam and Eve," according to the report. The report states that DiGiorgio's showed signs of being on "wet" – marijuana laced …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The move would transfer the responsibility for $17-18 million in needed repairs from taxpayers to a private owner. The county could then lease the building back from its new owner.
Montgomery County could sell and lease back its primary office building as it seeks to avoid spending tax dollars on needed repairs to the facility, the county announced Thursday. The county purchased the One Montgomery Plaza tower, which sits across Swede Street from the county courthouse in Norristown, for $26 million in 2006. The building houses the bulk of Montgomery County's government offices, but needs as much as $18 million in repairs. "There is significant cost to fixing this building and putting it in a condition that, frankly, it should have been put in several years ago, but that maintenance need was ignored by the prior administrations," Board of Commissioners chairman Josh Shapiro said. By selling the building, the county …
Friday, May 3, 2013
School, court, community program aims to prevent violence.
What can they say? It's a "GREAT" program. And, Montgomery County's Sheriff Eileen Whalon Behr hopes it can continue. "The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department seeks to expand the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program through the county’s public schools, court system and community events," said Behr in a recent release. "The violence prevention program aims to prevent bullying, youth crime, violence, drug use, and gang involvement." Behr says the program is designed to be preventative. “The program is specifically designed to avoid future problems and provides positive interaction with our deputy sheriffs,” said Behr. Behr said that the program "strives to immunize youth against delinquency, youth violence and gang…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
County Detectives have apprehended 19-year-old Maurice Andrews Jr., of Pottstown, who is accused of fatally shooting a man outside of a Pottstown bar last month.
Members of the Montgomery County Detectives have apprehended 19-year-old Maurice Andrews Jr., of Pottstown, who is accused of fatally shooting a man outside of a Pottstown bar last month. Assistant District Attorney Nathan Schadler confirmed the arrest in a report by the Pottstown Mercury, but stated that he could not comment on the circumstances of the arrest due to the sensitive nature of the case. Schadler also praised the law enforcement community for their non-stop efforts during the month-long manhunt. Andrews, along with his cousin, 26-year-old Michael Hinton, of Norristown, have been charged with first, second, and third degree murder and related offense in connection with the March 22 shooting death of Victor Bonilla Baez outside …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Take a look at the top stories in Montgomery County this week.
Police Investigate a Norristown Shooting Shots were fired in an incident in the area of Moore and High streets in Norristown sometime after 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, March 28. Details are few, but police were on the scene at approximately 9:20 p.m. and searching the area for evidence. Drunken Man Makes Himself Vomit in Cop Car, Police Say After being arrested for an alleged driving under the influence, Christopher Gring, 29, of the 2500 block of S. Parkview Dr. in Norristown was arrested for Criminal Mischief, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness on March 16. During his arrest, police say that Gring made himself throw up in the police van. Gun Control Supporters Call for Universal Background Checks at Courthouse …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The public is welcome to come along with The Regional Association of Campania.
The food. The canals. The art. The history. Whatever your reason for going, Italy can make a wonderful vacation destination. One Montgomery County-based organization is planning such a trip for this summer. The Regional Association of Campania in PA (RAC) will host a trip to Italy this year, and all are invited to come along for the ride. According to the website, RAC was founded in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa. in 2000 to "enhance, promote, educate and augment the diffusion of Italian Culture in collaboration with the culture and tourism of the Campania Region." The organization will be leading a two-week trip for the summer months. "Join Us For A 15 Day Trip To Italy," said the site. "This year’s trip to Italy will be from June 27 …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Tatiana Melendez was found and released into the custody of her father.
UPDATE: [3/17/13; 2:15 a.m.] Norristown Police confirm that 13-year-old Tatiana Melendez, who went missing Friday afternoon, was located by officers Saturday evening and released into the custody of her father. The teen had last been seen getting off her school bus at Airy Street and police say her parents believed she had run away. --- Original story: Police and family members in the Norristown area are looking for a 13-year-old girl who has not been seen since Friday. Tatiana Melendez's father says she was last seen getting off a school bus on Airy Street on Friday afternoon. Corporal Nicholas Dumas of the Norristown Police Department said Saturday afternoon that the girl's parents believe she may have run away. Those with information …
Monday, February 25, 2013
An 8-year-old girl went missing around 6 p.m., but is now found.
UPDATE: The girl has been found, and was returned to her parents. Her father picked her up at the police station. She is now safe. Initial report below (6:17 p.m.): Norristown Patch reports that a girl, 8, is missing after wandering from her mother. She is a black female, with pigtails, a black and white jacket and black boots. Those withinformation should call the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977. For the full story and latest developments, please see Norristown Patch's article here.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The body of 17-year-old Kevin Allen of Norristown was found Tuesday night in an apartment in North Coventry.
The body of a Norristown teenager was found in an apartment in North Coventry, Chester County on Tuesday night. Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said that the death of 17-year-old Kevin Allen was a homicide. Allen's body was found in Unit 127 of the Hanover Garden Apartments on Route 724 following a 9-1-1 call Tuesday. Emergency responders discovered Allen's body and "quickly extinguished" a fire at the scene, Hogan said in a statement sent to the media. The Pottstown Mercury, citing a friend of Allen, reported that Allen had recently completed a term on probation. Those with information are asked to contact the North Coventry Police Department at 610-323-8360 or the Chester County Detectives at 610-692-5100. Subscribe to our …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Looking for a full or part time position? Here's who's hiring this week.
POTTSTOWN Brand Ambassador - Triple Point is hiring Brand Ambassadors to represent an energy drink at major retailers. Position is mostly Saturdays and Sundays with some Fridays. Hotel Front Desk - Greet customers, make room reservation, receive payments, issue receipts, room keys, explain amenities, answer phone, keep daily accounts etc. Applicant must be computer fluent. Experienced Servers - SunnyBrook Restaurant and Ballroom is looking for experienced servers for it's casual fine dining restaurant in Pottstown, Pa. Banquet experience a plus. Knowledge of quality of service standards and a flexible schedule required. Please send a summary of experience including a contact number to email@example.com for consideration. Dental …