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November 12, 1989 | By Shaun Stanert, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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April 22, 2008 | By State Rep. John Myers
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.
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December 28, 1993 | By Edward Colimore and John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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.
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May 13, 2003 | By Dawn Fallik INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 4, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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August 15, 1995 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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May 13, 2008 | By Troy Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 8, 1995 | By Michelle Conlin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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April 6, 2000 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 18, 2001 | By Amy Worden INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Charles H. Robertson, the mayor for eight years and before that a career police officer, was charged yesterday with murder for allegedly providing ammunition in the race-incited shooting death of a young black woman in 1969. Robertson, 67, who this week won the Democratic nomination for a third term on a platform of unity, said defiantly before turning himself in to authorities: "I am still the mayor of York. " He said repeatedly that he had no intention of resigning, despite damning testimony from grand jury witnesses, including a fellow police officer.
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September 23, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
CANADENSIS, Pa. - Search teams combing the dense, rugged woods not far from where two state troopers were shot on Sept. 12 - one fatally - have discovered an AK-47-style assault weapon like the one suspect Eric Frein was known to have. That discovery and other clues, state police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Sunday, convinced authorities the searchers were closing in on the accused killer. "We're pushing him hard," Bivens said. "He's no longer safe there. " With the weapon were two magazine clips of ammunition and a camouflage bag full of ammunition, all partially hidden in tangled forest undergrowth.
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May 14, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - The New Jersey Senate voted Monday to pass a bill that would ban high-capacity magazines, despite Republican opposition and reservations voiced by some Democrats. The bill, which would reduce maximum ammunition capacity from 15 rounds to 10, now heads to the Assembly, which passed an earlier version but now must consider amendments by the Senate. Proponents said the legislation was in response to the December 2012 massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, in which the assailant used guns equipped with high-capacity magazines to kill children and educators.
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May 22, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
It had become fashionable in certain circles to mock tea party activists for their vocal warnings about the abusive power of government, with jokes, for instance, about tinfoil hats. But isn't paranoia useful if someone really is out to get you? That question seems relevant in the wake of reports that the IRS was targeting hundreds of right-leaning groups with tea party or patriot in their names for special scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. Officials demanded that the organizations send membership lists, meeting minutes, rosters of donors, their leaders' reading preferences, copies of their pamphlets - even, in some cases, records of posts on social media.
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March 29, 2013
NEWTOWN, CONN. - When Adam Lanza walked out of his house for the last time, he left behind firearms, knives and more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition - taking only four guns. They would suffice. Warrants released Thursday provide the most insight to date into the world of the 20-year-old gunman, a recluse who played violent video games in a house packed with weaponry. The inventory of items taken from the home included books on autism, a vast array of weapon paraphernalia and images of what appears to be a dead person covered with plastic and blood.
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March 16, 2013
A coalition of Chester County groups will host a "Gun Buy Back" day Saturday at the Coatesville Memorial Community Center. The event is a "no-hassle, no-questions-asked, no-arrests-made" opportunity to turn in firearms, organizers say. Participants will receive a $100 gift card per gun and will be paid for a maximum of two guns, receiving a total maximum payment of $200 in gift cards. Additional guns may be turned in, but no payment will be received. The event is an effort to combat gun-related violence in the community, said Chaya Scott, director of the Coatesville Youth Initiative which has a gun buy back program as part of their mission.
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November 7, 2012 | By Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press
FRESNO, Calif. - A parolee who killed two people and wounded two others on Tuesday at a California chicken processing plant where he worked moved methodically between his first three victims, putting a handgun against their head or neck before pulling the trigger, police said. Lawrence Jones shot 32-year-old Fatima Lopez in the back as she tried to flee, then put the gun to the head of Estevan Catano and pulled the trigger but was out of bullets, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. Jones, 42, then went outside the Valley Protein plant, where he reloaded his gun, shot himself and died later at a hospital, the chief said.
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February 4, 2012 | By Joelle Farrell, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Vineland, N.J., police officer arrested with a massive cache of guns, a teargas canister, and a live grenade at his home in 2009 pleaded guilty Thursday to unlawful possession of weapons and ammunition. Brian Hinkel, 62, of Newfield, pleaded guilty in Superior Court to illegally possessing four assault rifles and 21 large-capacity ammunition magazines, according to a statement from the state Attorney General's Office. Prosecutors will recommend that Hinkel be sentenced to five years in state prison.
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February 3, 2012 | By Joelle Farrell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A former Vineland police officer busted with a massive cache of guns, a teargas canister, and a live grenade at his home pleaded guilty Thursday to unlawful possession of weapons and ammunition. Brian Hinkel, 62, of Newfield, pleaded guilty in Gloucester County Superior Court to illegally possessing four assault rifles and 21 large-capacity ammunition magazines, according to a statement from the state Attorney General's office. Prosecutors will recommend that Hinkel be sentenced to five years in state prison.
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November 3, 2011 | By George Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former bartender and reputed mob associate pleaded not guilty Wednesday to supplying boxes of bullets to mobster Nicodemo S. Scarfo, a convicted felon barred by law from possessing guns or ammunition. Todd Stark, 43, of Ocean City, N.J., entered the plea during a brief hearing in U.S. District Court in Camden. Stark is among 12 defendants indicted with Scarfo, 46, in a multimillion-dollar financial-fraud case. He is the only one not charged with involvement in what prosecutors allege was the systematic looting of the FirstPlus Financial Group, a Texas company that authorities allege Scarfo secretly took control of in 2007.
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