July 25, 2014 |
The man accused of breaking into a Gulph Mills home this week, tying up a woman, and then forcing her fiance to get him money from an ATM has confessed to that and another burglary in Upper Merion Township, Police Chief Thomas Nolan said. Keith Darrin Morrison, 24, of Philadelphia, allegedly broke into a Holstein Road home around 8 a.m. Tuesday after taking a SEPTA train to the neighborhood and walking to a house. Inside, he was confronted by the man who owned the home, police said.
May 14, 2014 |
TWINS Taleon and Keyontyli Goffney had their first run-in with police at 13, when the brothers from Camden saw a horse, mounted it - bareback - and took it for a joyride together. "We were from Camden, we'd never seen a horse before," Taleon said. "It was like a unicorn to us. " The twins' last contact with police came in 2008, when they were arrested by a tristate Rooftop Burglary Task Force that was formed just to catch them breaking into businesses by cutting holes in the roofs.
May 6, 2014 |
The bearded man in the letterman jacket lingering around 10th and Jackson Streets before midnight Saturday looked familiar to police - like the guy in a security video wanted for a rash of restaurant burglaries in South Philadelphia last month. Stopping to question him, the Third District patrol officers realized they were onto something when the man showed them what was protruding from his back pocket: a pry bar, screwdriver, gloves,and a flashlight. One instrument was particularly incriminating, police said.
May 2, 2014 |
JOE WHITE was engrossed in the Flyers game Tuesday night when he heard the gunshots. "Four of them, in a row, from across the street," he said yesterday in the doorway to his home. "I ran to the window, but I couldn't see anything. "Next thing I know, cop cars were coming from all sides. " Those shots came from the house across the street from White's, on Wyndale Avenue near 58th Street, a quiet, residential block in Overbrook. They were fired during an apparent burglary, one of them killing a crook inside, and another wounding a 22-year-old man who lives there, according to police.
April 9, 2014 |
Two Philadelphia men received long prison sentences Monday after they pleaded guilty to fatally shooting an 80-year-old man during a burglary at his Southwest Philadelphia home in which they stole a laptop. Common Pleas Court Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi sentenced Sean Johnson, 20, to 35 to 70 years in prison, and Aaron Pitts, 22, to 20 to 40 years. A jury was about to be chosen Monday for the two men's trial. Instead, the pair pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, burglary, robbery, and related offenses in the May 2012 slaying of Joseph Fleming, 80, of the 6600 block of Yocum Street.
January 14, 2014 |
WHILE DeSean Jackson was down in Miami, someone hit an illicit jackpot burglarizing his South Philly house. It's not clear how much was taken from the Eagles' star wideout, but he offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can help solve the crime by tipping off police. Investigators on Saturday said that Jackson's mother had discovered on Friday night that his home on Pietro Way near Hartranft Street had been burglarized. Investigators believe the burglary happened earlier in the week, with a 9 mm handgun, more than $250,000 in cash and jewelry reported missing.
January 13, 2014 |
WHILE DeSean Jackson was down in Miami, someone hit an illicit jackpot burglarizing his South Philly house. It's not clear how much was taken from the Eagles' star wideout, but he's offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can help solve the crime by tipping off police. Investigators said Saturday that Jackson's mother had discovered Friday night that his home on Pietro Way near Hartranft Street had been burglarized. Investigators believe the burglary happened earlier in the week, with a 9 mm handgun, more than $250,000 in cash and jewelry reported missing.
January 12, 2014 |
LOWER MERION For the third year in a row, the number of burglaries in Lower Merion Township rose in 2013, even as the number of cases solved dropped. Still, the burglary rate comes nowhere near the bulging tallies of the 1970s and 1980s, and especially the record-setting year of 1980. Year-end statistics provided this week by Lower Merion police show that 256 residential and commercial burglaries occurred within the township's 24 square miles last year. That's up from the previous two years, when police logged 195 and 185. "We feel the current increase is drug-fueled," Police Superintendent Michael J. McGrath said.
January 8, 2014 |
John and Bonnie Raines had gathered for dinner with their three young children that Monday night in Germantown. When the babysitter arrived, the couple said goodbye to the children, climbed into their Ford wagon, and drove west, toward Media. For weeks, the Raineses and others had been studying a four-story building across from the Delaware County Courthouse. This was the night they had waited for. While millions were distracted by a championship boxing bout, the crew would pull off the unthinkable: They would break into an FBI office and gather proof that agents had been waging a secret war on political dissent.