May 22, 2013
CHERRY HILL A Pennsauken man who allegedly used a screwdriver to threaten a Cherry Hill homeowner during a botched burglary was arrested Tuesday, Cherry Hill police said. Jon D. Padula, 22, of Willis Avenue, was picked up in Lindenwold on Tuesday on a warrant issued for the May 15 break-in. Police said they were called that morning to a St. Davids Road residence where the homeowner confronted the burglar as he was leaving the house. During a struggle, the burglar allegedly threatened the homeowner with a screwdriver.
May 15, 2013 |
CHUCK MUNCIE, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at age 60, the NFL clubs and a family spokesman said yesterday. Muncie family spokesman Vintage Foster, of AMF Media Group in San Ramon, Calif., said Muncie died at his Los Angeles-area home on Monday from heart failure. Muncie was the Saints' first-round pick, third overall, out of California in 1976. He played 4 1/2 seasons in New Orleans before being traded in 1980 to San Diego, where he finished his 9-year NFL career.
May 14, 2013 |
THE NAME Adam "Pacman" Jones always comes up when the conversation centers around athletes who are in trouble with the law. Jones, now with the Cincinnati Bengals, was arrested at least eight times from July 2005 to July 2011, and had numerous other run-ins with the law. The bar for unlawful off-the-field behavior might have been reset by free-agent receiver Titus Young. Early Saturday morning, the troubled 23-year-old Young was arrested for the third time in 6 days, including twice on the same day. Young was arrested and charged with suspicion of burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest after police responded to a 911 burglary call from a house in San Clemente, Calif., Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Joe Balicki told NFL.com yesterday.
May 9, 2013 |
As husband and wife for more than 50 years, Louis and Judith Hartdegen were said to be inseparable. But something went very wrong early Monday, a domestic argument that turned deadly, according to police. Louis Hartdegen killed his wife and tried to pin the crime on a neighbor, they said. Louis Hartdegen, 75, had scratches and bruises to his face, and his 74-year-old wife lay unresponsive in bed, when police arrived at their apartment in the 6700 block of Castor Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia.
May 5, 2013 |
A guide dog interrupted a burglary and rescued a 54-year-old legally blind woman from a potential gas explosion early Friday in Northeast Philadelphia, police said. At 2:47 a.m., police were called to the 4700 block of Marple Street in Holmesburg, where they found that the woman had been led out of her house, said Capt. Francis Bachmayer, commanding officer of Northeast Detectives. The house had been filled with natural gas, Bachmayer said. The woman was awakened by her service dog barking, as at least one intruder had entered the house through a rear basement door, Bachmayer said.
May 3, 2013 |
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia said Wednesday it will break ground this summer on a new specialty care center in King of Prussia, replacing one that opened in 1997. The new center, in the Village at Valley Forge, will have 115,000 square feet, up from 70,000 square feet in two buildings at the existing site, CHOP said. Completion of the new center, which can be expanded to 195,000 square feet, is expected in early 2015. CHOP currently offers 20 medical and surgical specialties in King of Prussia, including a sports medicine program, pediatric imaging center, and a day hospital for oncology patients.
April 11, 2013 |
HIS NICKNAME is "Danger," the kind of guy who doesn't need a gun to end a fight. Michael K. Castro fought most of his battles in rings and the gyms where he trained as a Muay Thai kickboxer. But Atlantic County authorities say he allegedly shot and killed a 77-year-old Army veteran during a burglary last year in rural Mullica Township. Castro, 32, was arrested Tuesday in Dania, Fla., where he had moved and was in the process of opening a new Muay Thai gym. The former Burlington County resident described himself as a two-time Muay Thai world champion who has worked as a kickboxing instructor at gyms throughout South Jersey.
April 5, 2013 |
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Steven Goff, the drifter handyman turned confessed killer, waited 23 years to admit killing 15-year-old Frederick "Rickey" Hart in the woods near Absegami High School, but his involvement in the death did not come as a surprise to local police. Goff, 41, known as a teenager to police for a string of burglaries and a steroid-distribution ring while a student at Absegami, was interviewed at the time of Hart's disappearance in May 1990, police sources said Wednesday.
April 4, 2013 |
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Steven Goff, the drifter handyman turned confessed killer, waited 23 years to admit killing 15-year-old Frederick "Rickey" Hart in the woods near Absegami High School, but his involvement in the death did not come as a surprise to local police. Goff, 41, known as a teenager to police for a string of burglaries and a steroid distribution ring while a student at Absegami, was interviewed at the time of Hart's disappearance in May 1990, police sources said Wednesday.
March 29, 2013
When police found Emmanuel Gerao, 21, banging on doors Wednesday morning in his Lower Pottsgrove Township neighborhood, he told them three young nephews he had been watching had wandered off into a wooded area. Police mobilized their forces quickly and called in neighboring departments, multiple K-9 units, and a helicopter to search for the missing children, who, Gerao had said, were ages 6, 7 and 7. Turns out, police said, it was all a lie to cover up a burglary spree. Gerao, who was renting a room in the 1100 block of Crestwood Drive, has been charged with burglary, attempted burglary, trespass, making false reports and other related offenses.