June 28, 2013 |
Super Bowl-winning running back Bernard Pierce, a former Temple University football star, was robbed Sunday at gunpoint in the Overbrook Park section of West Philadelphia, police said. A man with a revolver forced Pierce to the ground, took the NFL player's wallet, and drove off in his 2011 BMW, according to Southwest Detectives Lt. John Walker. Pierce, 23, of Ardmore, was drafted last year by the Baltimore Ravens team that won the NFL championship in February. Walker said police were uncertain of the motive for the robbery and were not sure if the gunman knew who Pierce was. The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. on the 7400 block of Drexel Road.
June 27, 2013 |
BALTIMORE RAVENS running back Bernard Pierce was held up at gunpoint in Overbrook Park on Sunday night, police sources have told the Daily News . Pierce, 23, a Temple University alum, was standing with a cousin outside Stacey's Pizza on Drexel Road near Haverford Avenue about 5:30 p.m. when a blue car with tinted windows pulled up. A man in dark clothing emerged and pulled a handgun on Pierce, the sources said. The gunman took Pierce's wallet, cellphone and car keys, and peeled off in the NFL star's black BMW SUV, the sources said.
February 20, 2012
Man, 36, dies in hit-run * New Falls Road near Holly Drive, Bristol Bristol Township police are looking for the driver who struck and killed a 36-year-old pedestrian in a hit-and-run early yesterday. Eric Beck, of Levittown, had been at a birthday celebration with friends at a bar in Bristol when he decided to walk home about midnight. Beck walked along New Falls Road and when he reached Holly Drive, he was struck by a black Audi. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with any information about the crash should call Officer Paul Shallcross at 267-812-3096.
December 20, 2009 |
Richie De Coatsworth was riding solo that morning. Driving south on 51st Street, he saw a blue sedan, and as it passed, he sensed something wrong. The driver and three passengers looked as if they should have been in school. The car might have been stolen, so he made a U-turn, but the car was already out of sight. "So I began to survey the area to see where they went. " De Coatsworth was 21, only six months out of the Police Academy. He had recently moved to a spartan Korman Suites apartment in the 16th District, where he worked.
April 17, 2009 |
On Easter afternoon, Sharon Boyd was standing on her front lawn in West Mount Airy, smiling at her husband and son as they moved new 10-foot columns onto their once-enclosed porch. After nearly two years of dealing with insurance adjusters, lawyers, building inspectors, and contractors, the Boyds were finally rebuilding the porch - wrecked when a speeding SUV rammed into a traffic pole on Lincoln Drive, launched into the air, and crash-landed inside it. As Boyd eyed the traffic, her dog, Peaches, in her arms, she thought, "Not again.
April 29, 1999 |
A Camden policewoman and her boyfriend were arrested yesterday and charged in connection with the shooting of a 16-year-old boy Friday morning. Carmen L. Santiago, 39, of Pennsauken, an eight-year veteran of the Camden Police Department, was charged with official misconduct and was released after posting $15,000 bail. Barry Conquest, 26, who authorities said lived with Santiago, was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
July 28, 1993 |
Two men were being held yesterday in Delaware County Prison after a wild chase on the Blue Route Monday night that led to the hospitalization of a police officer and ended with the foiled hijacking of a passing motorist's car. James Booker, 22, of the 1600 block of South 54th Street, Philadelphia, was charged yesterday with attempted robbery, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, unauthorized use of a car and eluding police. Corey Lambert, 22, of the 700 block of Cherry Street in Norristown, was charged with theft.
June 30, 1993 |
Donyell Paddy was the man in a woman's black wig and tan coat who was in a car headed toward LaShawn Whaley moments before she was shot and killed on a North Philadelphia street, a witness testified yesterday. Based on this testimony, plus the account of a witness who saw a man in a floral dress and black wig shoot the young woman, Municipal Judge Eric Lilian held Paddy, 24, for trial yesterday on murder, retaliation-of-a-witness and weapons charges in Whaley's death. Shawn Roussaw, Paddy's cousin, told Lilian that Paddy was wearing the same clothes two days before the April shooting when they met in a bar. Roussaw, 22, said that Paddy told him in a barroom conversation that he would kill Whaley if she cooperated with authorities and implicated him in a 1991 double murder.
June 2, 1993 |
Four armed men robbed a jewelry store here yesterday and then eluded police in a chase of more than seven miles across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia. Using two cars, the men robbed the Telstar jewelry store in the Cross Keys Commons shopping center in Turnersville of an undetermined amount of jewelry shortly after 11 a.m. Detective Lt. Francis Burke of township police said the robbery began when two men walked into the store, pretended to be customers and separated the two store clerks, a man and a woman who were not further identified.