July 17, 2016 |
A North Philadelphia man has been charged with burglarizing into more than 100 city and suburban homes close to SEPTA train stations over a year, authorities announced Friday. Officials said Larry Rafiq Samuels, 38, of 2700 W. Glenwood St., often struck while his victims were home and sometimes helped himself to food and drink while gathering his loot. Investigators used Apple applications that track stolen computers to find him, officials said. Samuel has been charged with multiple counts of burglary, attempted burglary, criminal conspiracy, trespass and other related crimes.
July 11, 2016
Police in Bucks County are investigating a rash of home burglaries in Morrisville early Saturday. Four burglaries occurred between 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Simons Drive, the Falls Township Police Department said. Meanwhile, two attempted burglaries occurred on nearby Gilbert Drive, which is the next street to the west of Simons. The burglar or burglars got into the four homes through unlocked, rear windows, police said. Wallets, cash, cellphones and laptop computers were taken, among other items.
July 2, 2016
A 44-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in federal prison for his role in a burglary ring that targeted affluent neighborhoods in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and four others states, prosecutors said. Daniel "Tokyo" Gatson, of North Bergen, was convicted after a three-week trial in federal court in Newark. He and several co-conspirators took part in at least 27 burglaries and attempted burglaries, netting more than $3.5 million in loot. The burglars would conduct surveillance on a house, and when the residents were gone, they would cut all the wires for phone, cable, and alarm connections.
June 3, 2016 |
Brazen burglars who broke into a Mayfair house Tuesday afternoon were surprised when the resident – an off-duty Philadelphia police officer – returned home and interrupted the heist. The officer, an eight-year veteran assigned to the 12th District whose identity was not released by police, fired his gun once during the ordeal, but nobody was injured, police said. The alleged burglars, Ricky Mosley, 37, and Lynel Henry, 22, were apprehended after a brief pursuit and were charged with burglary, trespass and related offenses.
June 2, 2016
Man dies after falling onto I-95 An unidentified man died Tuesday morning after falling onto I-95 from a pedestrian overpass into Penn's Landing. The man, in his 40s, fell onto the highway from the South Street pedestrian overpass shortly after 9:30 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene 10 minutes later. Southbound traffic near the overpass was briefly shut down. - Emily Babay Man killed by train in Bucks An unidentified man was struck and killed by a CSX freight train at the Langhorne Train Station in Bucks County early Tuesday morning.
April 28, 2016
A woman and four teenagers face burglary charges stemming from a Camden rowhouse fire that sent six people to the hospital and damaged neighboring homes, displacing 26 residents. Asia Williams, 35, of Camden, a former tenant at the home at 828 Haddon Avenue, had planned to burglarize the property with the teenagers before the fire, which happened around 4:30 a.m. Friday, authorities said. Authorities are still investigating who set the blaze. Williams was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, terroristic threats, and employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime.
April 28, 2016 |
Philadelphia police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a 49-year-old North Philadelphia man in three burglaries. Kemico Washington, of the 900 block of Poplar Street, is accused of burglarizing three apartment or office buildings at 301 Race Street, in Old City; 1216 Arch St. in Center City; and 1234 Hamilton St. in North Philadelphia in March and April, police said. Items taken included a Dell laptop and a Canon camera, which were recovered by detectives, police said. On Monday, officers from the Ninth District, headquartered in Franklintown, saw Washington and noted that he fit the description of the man suspected of committing the burglaries, police said.
February 28, 2016 |
It started with a prayer and ended with a man in handcuffs. Police on Thursday arrested William C. Sides, 28, and charged him with repeatedly breaking into a Northeast Philadelphia church and stealing from its poor box. Sides was apprehended after two officers camped out in Our Lady of Calvary Church, at 11024 Knights Road, for nearly 48 hours and waited for him to return and attempt another break-in, authorities announced Friday. After he entered the sanctuary around 9 p.m., police said, the officers nabbed him as he tried to flee down the church steps.