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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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August 11, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 5, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Jim Donio feels theater in his bones, even if he's never delivered a dramatic monologue or sung in a musical. "Not yet, at least," says Donio with a laugh. A longtime Hammonton, N.J., entrepreneur in the produce-shipping business, Donio loves to show off his town as a destination point - and he also loves to present high-quality, adventurous theater. He has become the managing director of the Eagle Theatre - a historic, 100-year-old live theater space that closed in 1929 and reopened in 2009.
SPORTS
June 16, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
OAKMONT, Pa. - It figured to be an exciting day Tuesday for Billy Henaghan at Oakmont Country Club. Not only was he going to serve as caddie for Drexel star Chris Crawford in a practice round for the U.S. Open, but one of the players in the group would be Jason Day, the No. 1 player in the world. However, excitement turned to concern at the par-3 sixth hole. When Henaghan walked around the edge of a steep greenside bunker to prepare to rake it for his player, he lost his balance and fell into the sand.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Abington-Jefferson Health officials are planning a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday afternoon for a $75 million outpatient cancer center at 3941 Commerce Ave in Willow Grove. The 86,000 square-foot facility will be named the Asplundh Cancer Pavilion in honor of a $5 million gift from members of the Asplundh family, which is known for its Asplundh Tree Expert Co. The new center, which is scheduled to open in early 2018, will operate in partnership with the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, in Center City.
NEWS
April 30, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Thursday for allegedly breaking into his girlfriend's apartment in the middle of the night March 5, stealing something, then chasing her outside, according to police. Officer Alex McAdams, 28, a four-year veteran assigned to the 15th District, turned himself in to Internal Affairs and will face charges of burglary, trespassing, and related offenses, police said. Commissioner Richard Ross suspended McAdams for 30 days with intent to dismiss, according to police.
NEWS
February 21, 2016
Crews battled a brush fire Friday night near a Sunoco facility in Gloucester County, authorities said. The fire was reported around 8:50 p.m. near 1250 Crown Point Rd., West Deptford, the location of the Sunoco Logistics Eagle Point facility. No injuries were reported. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
June 14, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thursday was the last day of school for the youngest students at Our Mother of Sorrows St. Ignatius School in West Philadelphia, and administrators were thankful that it was time to wrap up for the summer. That morning, they had arrived at the lower-school building at 43d and Wallace Streets to find busted locks and glass - signs that someone had broken in. "We didn't want the little kids to see the broken glass," said Rosemary Haenn, one of the school's two coprincipals. The youngest students, 164 from prekindergarten through third grade, spent their last day of school in church.
SPORTS
March 19, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vaughn Covington isn't shy on the basketball court, but you could call him bashful on offense. The 5-foot-11 junior for Neumann-Goretti is a pass-first, -second, and -third point guard for the Saints. So much so that Covington had never led the Saints in scoring heading into the PIAA Class AAA semifinals Tuesday night. He had recorded double digits just six times in the last two seasons. Tuesday night, however, Covington's team-high 21 points led the Saints to a 75-67 triumph over Imhotep Charter and another appearance in the state title game.
SPORTS
March 9, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Mary Anne Young put it bluntly. "I hadn't made a basket in a while," the senior said. Her tone was self-depreciating, but it also conveyed disbelief. The Bonner-Prendergast guard had played in three straight games before Saturday without scoring. And she hadn't reached double digits since early January. Against Gwynedd Mercy on Saturday in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA state tournament, Young made up for her recent offensive anemia. Young knocked down three three-pointers en route to 11 points, and Bonner-Prendergast beat Gwynedd Mercy, 48-39, for the program's first win in the state playoffs.
NEWS
January 1, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
A renowned jockey from Bensalem remained in critical condition Tuesday from gunshot wounds he suffered after allegedly breaking into neighbors' apartments and assaulting them for reasons that remain unknown. Angel Suarez has been in an induced coma since being rushed to Aria Health's Torresdale campus Sunday night, Police Lt. William McVey said. Police are continuing their investigation, and the unidentified neighbor who shot him has not been charged. The shock of the young jockey's alleged actions has yet to wear off for many at Parx Casino's racetrack, where Suarez was based.
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