November 12, 1989 |
The discovery of 1,100 rounds of military ammunition and explosive items in Bensalem Township led to charges against Michael Dwyer, 26, of Falls Township. Dwyer was arrested about 1 a.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of prohibited offensive weapons. Bensalem police said the items, which included detonating devices and a flare gun, were found in his mother's car and in a public storage locker at 3751 Bristol Pike. Dwyer also was charged with prowling and loitering. He was arraigned before District Justice Donald Nasshorn and was sent to the Bucks County Correctional Facility in Doylestown when he could not post 10 percent of $10,000 bail.
April 22, 2008 |
We must pursue every avenue to fight handgun violence in Philadelphia. If stymied on one route, we must develop others. At many crime scenes, investigators find only a bullet and a victim. Sadly, many of these crimes remain unsolved, and the criminals continue to take innocent lives. I recently learned of a new technology that, in essence, creates DNA for bullets and helps law enforcement officers solve gun crimes. Recently, I introduced House Bill 2228 to implement ammunition-coding technology.
December 28, 1993 |
A fire that gutted a Lanning Square rowhouse Sunday, leaving five people homeless and setting off ammunition in a gun collection, has been traced to a kitchen stove and ruled accidental, authorities said yesterday. Wilfredo Cortes, 49, his wife, two sons and a daughter escaped the two- alarm blaze. They were treated for smoke inhalation at Cooper Hospital- University Medical Center and released. Cortes' collection of guns - seven handguns and 22 rifles and shotguns - was damaged in the fire, police said.
November 4, 2015 |
Radnor Township police said they discovered a large cache of ammunition dating to World War II when they entered a home Monday after receiving complaints about the property conditions and noticed a strong odor emanating from the house. The county bomb squad was summoned to help search the two-story stone Colonial on Marlyn Circle, blocks from the heart of Wayne. At 6 p.m., police, fire, and county investigators were still at the site. Inside, police found the rooms filled with garbage and other items, said William Colarulo, police superintendent.
May 13, 2003 |
Cars, bikes and horses - but not hunters and hikers - are banned indefinitely from more than 15,000 acres of state game land in Monroe County while government officials search for live ammunition on the land, which used to be an artillery range. The land, known as State Game Lands 127, is adjacent to Tobyhanna State Park and is popular for hiking and hunting, particularly this month, which is part of spring turkey season. Much of the 25,000-acre land was where West Point cadets, the Pennsylvania National Guard, and the U.S. Army practiced from 1912 through 1949, said Timothy Conway, Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesman.
January 4, 2007 |
Police seized about 550 rounds of ammunition from the home of Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson during a raid last month, according to new court documents. The ammunition was discovered in the kitchen, basement, garage and bedroom of Johnson's home in Gurnee, Ill. Police also found six guns, marijuana and unlabeled pills believed to be the prescription painkiller hydrocodone, the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reported, citing search warrant documents filed last Friday in Lake County Circuit Court.
August 15, 1995 |
A Chester County cop stopped a car two years ago because he noticed two occupants were not wearing seat belts - and he found a stash of cocaine, marijuana, cash and ammunition in the car. The cop, East Fallowfield Township Police Chief Peter J. Mango, thought he had hit pay dirt. But no, says the state Superior Court. He never should have stopped the car in the first place, and the evidence he seized cannot be used against the occupants. Or, as Judge John T.J. Kelly Jr. put it, "fruits of a poisonous tree.
May 13, 2008 |
A 61-year-old Camden man was arraigned yesterday for the murder of his longtime neighbor after the two had a fight, authorities said. Police responding to the shooting quickly arrested Daniel Scott Winstanley, who allegedly killed neighbor Francisco Cordero in front of several witnesses around noon on Sunday as the two were walking together on Federal Street. The men, who were neighbors in the 900 block of State Street, had gotten into a physical altercation on Sunday morning, police said.
May 8, 1995 |
Montgomery County Sheriff Frank P. Lalley has pledged that his bomb squad will no longer use the mothballed county prison across the street from the courthouse as a makeshift armory for fireworks, ammunition and gunpowder in violation of the borough's fire and zoning codes. "Everything over there has been cleaned out to the satisfaction of (Borough Fire Marshal Charles) Sweeney, and we will try to be more cautious in the future," Lalley said. In addition, Lalley said, his department is obtaining an additional bunker at the county quarry in Upper Merion to store similar material confiscated by the bomb squad in the future.
April 6, 2000 |
A fourth-grade student at New Hope-Solebury Elementary School has been suspended for passing out live shotgun shells to fellow students on a school bus, police said yesterday. Calling the incident a serious matter, Police Chief Richard J. Mangan said he was still deciding whether to charge the 10-year-old boy. The incident came to light, Mangan said, at 6:30 p.m. Monday when police received a call from a troubled parent who reported that her son had come home with a shotgun shell he was given by another student on the bus on the way home from school.