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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Norristown Police Introduce Online Crime Map

Norristown Police Introduce Online Crime Map

See if crimes are being committed on your street.
Arrest Made Following Aggressive Museum Panhandling

Arrest Made Following Aggressive Museum Panhandling

There had been multiple complaints about an aggressive panhandler outside the Please Touch Museum.
Cab Driver Stabbed in Norristown, Suspect in Custody

Cab Driver Stabbed in Norristown, Suspect in Custody

Police say that a passenger stabbed the driver Tuesday morning and drove off in the taxi.
Suburban Counties Agree to Set Up 911 Texting

Suburban Counties Agree to Set Up 911 Texting

Montgomery, Chester, Berks and Bucks counties have agreed to set up a regional plan to accept 911 texts.
Four in Pa. Charged in Nationwide 'Grandparent Scam'

Four in Pa. Charged in Nationwide 'Grandparent Scam'

Four people, including one from Montco and two from Philadelphia, allegedly stole $162,600 from 11 elderly victims throughout the country.
Lower Merion, Norristown Fire Companies to Help Each Other

Lower Merion, Norristown Fire Companies to Help Each Other

Lower Merion is interested in pursuing mutual-aid agreements with other nearby municipalities.
Norristown Man Shoots, Kills Armed Home Invader

Norristown Man Shoots, Kills Armed Home Invader

The home invader was a convicted felon, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said.
Man Gets Prison Time for Stealing Comcast Service

Man Gets Prison Time for Stealing Comcast Service

A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to prison for stealing $2.4 million worth of Comcast service.
Philly Bomb Squad Blows Up Fake Bomb

Philly Bomb Squad Blows Up Fake Bomb

The device turned out to be a prop from a play.
Police: Father Didn't Report Son's Death for Days, Kept Body in Home

Police: Father Didn't Report Son's Death for Days, Kept Body in Home

An 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy was apparently dead in his home for days before authorities were contacted.
Norristown Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Possession

Norristown Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Possession

Jason Brown, 19, was sentenced to 11.5 to 23 months in jail.

Man Shot, Killed in Norristown

The 28-year-old man's name has not yet been released.
DA: Hospital Shooter Offended By Gun-Free Zone

DA: Hospital Shooter Offended By Gun-Free Zone

Dr. Lee Silverman had a concealed-carry permit for the weapon he used to shoot a hospital gunman, authorities said.
Norristown Man Gets Prison for Felony Welfare Fraud

Norristown Man Gets Prison for Felony Welfare Fraud

In addition to prison time, the man must pay restitution and court fees.
Norristown Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Sex With Student

Norristown Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Sex With Student

Jessica Streeper waived her arraignment on Tuesday.
UPDATE: Father Charged With Homicide, Son With Conspiring to Dispose of the Body

UPDATE: Father Charged With Homicide, Son With Conspiring to Dispose of the Body

Pennsylvania State Police on Friday, June 27, found a body wrapped in a tarp in Gibson Township, Susquehanna County. It was identified as a Plymouth Township man.
Shooting Death of Trooper's Pregnant Wife Deemed Accidental

Shooting Death of Trooper's Pregnant Wife Deemed Accidental

The DA's Office said that though Joseph Miller's actions were negligent, they were unintentional and accidental.
Shot Fired During Assault

Shot Fired During Assault

A man walking alone at night said he was approached by two men.
DA: Norristown Teacher Had Sex with Student, 14

DA: Norristown Teacher Had Sex with Student, 14

Jessica Streeper, 33, of Doylestown is an eighth-grade math teacher at Eisenhower Middle School.
Reports: Trooper Who Shot, Killed Wife on Desk Duty

Reports: Trooper Who Shot, Killed Wife on Desk Duty

The seven-year State Police veteran is doing administrative work while authorities investigate the shooting death of his pregnant wife.