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May 16, 1991 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
Homeowners in central Delaware County continued to be plagued by break-ins, with three more occurring early Friday, one involving the rape of an Upper Providence woman. Police in that township issued a bulletin alerting residents to lock their doors and windows and to keep their wallets and purses out of view. Accompanying the bulletin, which was stuffed in mailboxes in the vicinity of the break-ins, was a mug shot of Jeffery Andrew Page, 29, who was arrested March 9 and charged with 55 burglaries in the Media-Nether Providence-Upper Providence area since last summer.
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September 10, 1987 | By Bill Price, Inquirer Staff Writer
The burglary of four apartments at a Northeast retirement community last weekend may have been committed by someone who knew that the elderly victims were either deaf or hearing-impaired, police said. On Saturday, four tenants, aged 75 to 86, reported burglaries at their ground-floor apartments at Lafayette Retirement Community, 8580 Verree Rd. A total of about $1,465 in cash and personal items were taken, police said. An attempt was made to break into a fifth apartment, police said.
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July 4, 1990 | By Louis R. Carlozo, Special to The Inquirer
"No witnesses, no fingerprints, no nothing. " That's how Monroe Police Detective Robert Armstrong described the recent wave of daylight burglaries plaguing the township. Lt. Stan Schoenewald says that during the past three months, there have been 8 to 10 incidents involving thieves kicking open the doors to houses in well-populated areas of the township during the daytime. The burglars work fast, Schoenewald said. "People could go out for a few minutes and it could happen.
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July 18, 1993 | By Christine Bahls, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
As Police Capt. Jack Robinson put it, people leave "the damnedest things in their cars. " And the thieves are finding them. During the last 10 days, at least five vans, some with out-of-state license plates, have been broken into by enterprising thieves who are stealing everything from carpenters' and plumbers' tools to cash. Robinson said his department was seeing a rash of van break-ins. Some of the vans are parked at motels and owned by travelers or laborers who come into the area to do a job. "They stay at a motel overnight.
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September 10, 1987 | By Bill Price, Inquirer Staff Writer
The burglary of four apartments at a Northeast Philadelphia retirement community last weekend may have been committed by someone who knew that the elderly victims were either deaf or hearing-impaired, police said. On Saturday, four tenants, aged 75 to 86, reported burglaries at their ground-floor apartments at Lafayette Retirement Community, 8580 Verree Rd. A total of about $1,465 in cash and personal items were taken, police said. An attempt was made to break into a fifth apartment, police said.
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August 10, 1989 | By Vanessa Williams, Inquirer Staff Writer
Members of the Joseph D. Brinkley Square Club had looked forward to becoming a good neighbor in North Philadelphia when they moved in 1985 into a three-story building at the corner of 22d Street and Glenwood Avenue. Ed Gore, president of the club, a civic organization affiliated with the Masons, said the group planned on bringing both aid and cheer to the neighborhood, which like so many in the city is embattled by poverty, drugs and crime. "We wanted to bring something to the community.
NEWS
May 26, 1989 | By Michele M. Fizzano, Special to The Inquirer
Thieves have broken into animal shelters in Chester and Delaware Counties four times in the last four months, taking office equipment and pit bulls and in one case scrawling Nazi symbols on doors and walls. Law enforcement authorities think the incidents may be the work of the same group, and the incident at the Chester County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in West Goshen has been tied to a group of neo-Nazi "skinheads" in the Baltimore area, said Detective Sharon Lynn of the West Goshen police.
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April 10, 1988 | By Leslie Florio, Special to The Inquirer
Yeadon residents living near MacDade Boulevard and Church Lane say they have been victimized by a wave of car break-ins and robberies over the last six weeks. Speaking during the public comment portion of Thursday's Borough Council meeting, one resident said that her car had been broken into twice in the last week and another complained of several robberies near Pleasant Road and Highland Avenue. "We've been hit extra hard in the last six weeks," said Dan Brady. "There should be more patrols and more awareness.
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September 9, 1994 | By Wes Conard, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing well - even, apparently, if what you happen to be doing is burglary. At least six stores in the Parkway Center Mall in West Goshen were robbed Wednesday night of approximately $6,000, according to police, and the word on most of the merchants' lips the next day was professional. "They were extremely neat," said Alexander Rech, owner of Parkway Hardware, which lost several hundred dollars. "These guys had real class. They were very neat about going into the tills; they didn't break the computers.
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February 4, 1993 | By Steve Boman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
On the afternoon of Sept. 25, Robert Dunseath returned to his home in the 1500 block of Auburn Drive in Bensalem. When he entered his house, he told police, he heard scurrying and saw three teenagers making a beeline away from the house. A rock had been thrown through his kitchen window, and missing from his bedroom were a Gucci watch and a gold chain with a Playboy key charm, he told police. Ten minutes later, Bensalem police arrested three teenagers, breaking up a group that had been responsible for burglarizing a handful of Lower Bucks houses, court records show.
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March 7, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
A double team kept Aliyah Butts bottled up for most of Wednesday night's game, but the Temple-bound senior delivered when it counted to send No. 7 seed Holy Cross to a 37-27 victory over No. 10 Pingry in the first round of the South Jersey Non-Public A girls' basketball tournament. Butts scored five of her game-high 15 points during an 11-2 fourth quarter, in which the host Lancers turned a one-point lead into the final margin. Butts also nabbed five steals. Juliette Stockton added 11 points and eight rebounds.
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January 14, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was the late 1960s, and their plan was to float a banner protesting the Vietnam War above JFK Stadium during the annual Army-Navy Game. So members of Philadelphia Resistance, an antiwar group, contacted William Davidon, an esteemed Haverford physics professor whose opposition to war equaled theirs. Davidon calculated how much helium the balloons needed. He added weights to keep the sign steady. And then he raided his university department's helium supply. On game day, Davidon and his friends gathered in the stadium parking lot and used ropes to guide the banner within view of the stands.
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December 26, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Expensive cars in the front. Cheap cars in the back. John Silva's display strategy has worked well in attracting business to his car dealership in Frankford. But on Monday, a major water main broke across the street, sending water gushing into his car lot and other businesses. "It was all my front line," Silva said Tuesday of his BMW and Mercedes vehicles that were destroyed by the quick-moving current. "My crappy cars were in the back, on the hill. Those were fine. " About 23 million gallons of water broke free from a 106-year-old water main at Frankford and Torresdale Avenues, flooding nearby streets and businesses, including a small ice cream shop and a large CVS. The damage was still being assessed Tuesday.
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December 20, 2013 | By Daniel I. Dorfman, For The Inquirer
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Brandon Marshall has almost 1,200 receiving yards for Chicago this season to go along with 10 touchdowns as he seeks his fifth career Pro Bowl appearance. He also has been overshadowed. Second-year receiver Alshon Jeffery has eclipsed Marshall in his second season in Chicago with 1,265 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, including highlight-reel scores in Chicago's last three games. The receiving combination is one of the main reasons the Bears are on the verge of rewriting their team offensive record book and in position to win the NFC North.
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October 27, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA GUARD Dylan Ennis had to sit out last season after transferring from Rice. Coach Jay Wright was counting on the sophomore to finally help what projected to be a deep backcourt rotation for the Wildcats this season. Now, they will have to wait some more before Ennis, one of four newcomers, can contribute to a team that was picked to finish fourth in the new 10-team Big East Conference. Ennis, who averaged 8.5 points a game in 2011-12 and set a Wildcats freshman record for assists (144)
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October 8, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis and Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writers
  Debbie Campolo's husband came home one day in February to find the front door of their house in Radnor smashed open. The target was clear - her jewelry box sat empty on the bedroom dresser. "They took everything I had, even the stuff my kids made me," said Campolo, a physical therapist who lives near Overbrook Golf Club. Then she talked to three or four neighbors and workout pals who said the same thing had happened to them. And she found out that a few weeks before her break-in, a house three doors down had been hit the same way. "They come in, pull a pillowcase off of a pillow, and then they dump the contents of a jewelry box right in it," Campolo said.
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September 29, 2013 | By Todd Engle, For The Inquirer
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Winless streaks and scoreless streaks have a tendency to die hard. The ball doesn't seem to want to find the net, and winning isn't possible until the ball goes in. The Union killed both streaks on Friday night, beating Sporting Kansas City, 1-0, in front of 19,243 at Sporting Park. The Union's Conor Casey took care of the goal. A flurry in front of the net started when Sporting goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen saved a shot at point-blank range. It ended when Casey stuffed one home from roughly the same distance in the 36th minute.
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September 29, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Just as he did many nights after his late shift at a Center City bar, Jose Gabino Aparacio detoured on his bike ride home early Thursday morning to see his sister and brother-in-law at Las Rosas, their South Philadelphia bakery. It was still dark when Aparacio knocked on the side door and his cousin came out to greet him. The men had been chatting outside the bakery at Eighth and Watkins Streets for about five minutes when a man on a bike tried to take Aparacio's backpack, said David Meneses, his brother-in-law.
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July 9, 2013 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Bray often jokes that when his parents retired to Florida, their idea of a great landscape was green asphalt. But here he is, at 72, a retiree himself, earning a reputation as a native-plant pioneer in tiny Lower Makefield Township and beyond. "It just makes sense to use natives," he says of a plant category that includes old standbys like black-eyed Susan and less familiar ones like staghorn sumac. Bray, a volunteer member of his township's environmental advisory council, researched and wrote a 2007 ordinance requiring new residential and commercial developments in Lower Makefield to use only indigenous plants in their landscapes.
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June 26, 2013 | By Jeri Clausing, Associated Press
DEL NORTE, Colo. - Crews defending small homes, a ski area, and a handful of roads against an erratic wildfire in Colorado's southwest mountains hoped Monday for a break - any break - in the weather that would allow them to launch a more strategic assault on the backcountry blaze. The West Fork Fire likely will burn for months, said incident commander Pete Blume. And crews are not expecting to make any real gains against the 117-square-mile burn until the summer monsoon season brings cooler temperatures and rains, with luck in early July.
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