reports that a Norristown teen gang member is back in prison just nine days after he was released on bail for a July 13 burglary charge. Mark Simpkins Jr., 18, along with three other suspects, allegedly jumped out of bushes, and attacked and robbed a man at gunpoint on Haws Avenue on Aug. 7. Read more about .
Simpkins, of the 100 block of Haws Avenue, was previously arrested in July for stealing rifles from a West Lafayette Street house. A tip led police to Simpkins July 12. He was booked for the robbery after ammunition and stolen shotgun parts were found in two searches of his home. He is currently being held on $200,000 bail.
Our sister site, Perkiomen Valley Patch, reports that was cited in Trappe Borough during the early morning hours of Aug. 6 for trying to enter a residence through the front door.
Police responded to a call and found the drunken man sitting on the porch in his boxers. He was "highly intoxicated" and "had urinated himself," the police report stated, and he believed he lived at the residence.
Speaking of houses ...
The Sanatoga Post reports on a tax sale on hundreds of parcels in Montgomery County scheduled to take place in Norristown Sept. 21. The more than 200 real estate properties include Lower Pottsgrove, Limerick, Royersford and Pottstown.
Parcels are up for sale under threat of delinquent taxes on behalf of the Montgomery County Tax Claim Bureau. Prices listed range from $762.74 to $21,595.65, but buyers should beware that purchasers of these properties assume responsibility for all other debts against the property deeds.
The sale will be held at at 9 a.m. Sept. 21.
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