September 10, 2016 |
A 19-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man was arrested and charged in a pair of armed robberies in the city's Rhawnhurst section Wednesday night - one of which involved a home invasion and the pistol whipping of a 53-year-old man, police said Thursday. Quamir Harper, of the 800 block of Marcella Street in the Summerdale section of Northeast Philly, faces two counts each of aggravated assault, robbery, weapons offenses and related charges, police said. About 11 p.m. Wednesday, Harper allegedly broke into a home on Oakmont Street, near Castor Avenue, where the 53-year-old man and his wife live.
September 3, 2016 |
Federal and local authorities are seeking three men who stole more than 45 cellphones and watches, valued at more than $21,000, at a T-Mobile store in Montgomery County last month. About 8 p.m. Aug. 22, the three men entered the store at 2401 W. Cheltenham Ave. in Cheltenham Township, just across the Philadelphia border. One man brandished a gun, and the two store employees were ordered into the stockroom, where cellphones are stored, authorities said. After making off with the phones and Apple watches, the men fled.
August 28, 2016
Police were asking for the public's help in identifying a man who committed an armed robbery at the Girard Station on the Market-Frankford line Friday evening. The robbery occurred about 6:15 p.m. on the westbound platform, police said. The suspect approached a woman and pointed a pistol with an extended magazine at her, He demanded her purse and then fled the station. Anyone with information about the suspect can call SEPTA Transit Police at 215-580-8111 or dial 911. - Robert Moran
August 26, 2016 |
Authorities are asking for help finding a man responsible for seven recent armed robberies at Northeast Philadelphia businesses. The robberies – which occurred at two convenience stores and a gas station – have happened over the past week and half in the city's Frankford and Wissinoming sections, all in the late-evening or early-morning hours, Philadelphia police said. Five of the instances happened at the 7-Eleven at 5231 Harbison Ave., police said. Another robbery was reported at a nearby Wawa, located at 6001 Harbison Ave. And another occurred at the Exxon station at 5250 Torresdale Ave. The robberies happened between Aug. 14 and Monday, police said.
August 16, 2016 |
Adam Morgan returned to triple A last month as a pitcher who appeared to be losing his footing with the Phillies. He was being shuffled between the team's starting rotation and the bullpen. The lefthander lacked an identity, which he may have rediscovered in the minor leagues. Morgan excelled with the IronPigs, registering a 2.75 ERA in five outings before rejoining the Phillies on Sunday. But the game did not quite grant him the chance to showcase his growth, as he left the game in the fourth inning after being hit on the left arm by a line drive.
August 11, 2016 |
Police are asking for help finding two men who have terrorized the owners of nearly a dozen Philadelphia businesses by breaking into the stores, tying up the people in attached residences and robbing them at gunpoint. Philadelphia police this week released surveillance images of the pair suspected in the 11 incidents, which happened between May and early August across various parts of West and North Philadelphia. The two men seem to be targeting Asian-owned businesses that have residences attached, police said.
July 10, 2016 |
DENVER - The final three games at Coors Field will each serve as the final touches of the first half for three of the Phillies' young starting pitchers. Vince Velasquez - who started Friday night's game - had a chance to end his first half with his third consecutive strong start since being activated from the disabled list. He entered Friday with two earned runs in his last 11 innings as he looked to rediscover the success he had in the beginning of the season. His innings will be monitored in the second half as it is unlikely Velasquez stays in the rotation for the duration of the season.
June 20, 2016 |
The Osage School cafeteria reverberates with the ineffable sound of 100 second graders socializing over lunch. Cutting through the din: a couple of words, a single name. Hi, Officer Bob. Officer Bob! Hey! Officer Bob! That would be Voorhees Township school resource officer Robert Colangelo, a law enforcement veteran who has been working at Osage for three years. "We've got a great group of kids here," says Colangelo, 46, who took the Voorhees job in 2013 after retiring as chief of the Camden County Park Police.
June 18, 2016
A 42-year-old Gloucester County man was sentenced this week to 10 1/2 years in prison for robbing - at gunpoint - three Heritage's convenience stores last year, prosecutors said. Sean P. Allen, of Woodbury, pleaded guilty last month to robbing Heritage stores in Woodbury, Woodbury Heights, and West Deptford in February 2015. A sawed-off shotgun was used in the robberies and cash and cigarettes were taken, prosecutors said. Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith imposed the sentence on Monday.
June 16, 2016 |
TORONTO - Tuesday was Vince Velasquez's turn in the rotation, and he celebrated by playing catch before any fans entered Rogers Centre. That was an accomplishment, considering the panic Velasquez generated when he threw just two pitches last week. "I feel good," Velasquez said. That he progressed to a throwing program this soon continues to suggest the injury is not a serious one. It was diagnosed as a strained right biceps. The 24-year-old pitcher said team officials were treating him as if he were in a rotation, with a regular five-day schedule.