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October 4, 1989 | By Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
In Earline Robinson's line of work, the law usually is just an occupational hazard. Robinson, 63, is a professional con man, claiming to have been arrested in 48 states, according to the district attorney's office. At worst, say prosecutors, his scams have netted short jail stays. But yesterday, Robinson ran into Common Pleas Judge Mark I. Bernstein, who hacked off the twilight of Robinson's flimflam career. The judge already had convicted Robinson of burglary - instead of a simple theft - for trying to bilk a Wynnefield woman of $1,500 in 1984.
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September 2, 1989 | By Stephen Keating, Special to The Inquirer
A report of a road obstruction on Route 70 in Cherry Hill led to the arrest of eight youths who made their getaway from the scene of a burglary on bicycles, police said yesterday. The obstruction was a smashed cash register. According to police, the boys, ranging in age from 12 to 16, entered Christine's Hairstyling on Route 70 through an open side window shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday. They took $56 from the shop's cash register and then took the register out the front door and dumped it onto Route 70, obstructing traffic, police said.
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January 28, 1990 | By Peggy L. Salvatore, Special to The Inquirer
A burglary suspect was nabbed Jan. 19 as he was leaving a gold and silver store in Bensalem, where police said he had attempted to sell jewelry taken in a Doylestown Township burglary earlier in the day. A police detective was in the Suburban Gold Store in the Woodhaven Mall about 5:15 p.m. when the suspect, Dominic Infante, 18, walked in, police said. The plainclothes detective had a warrant for Infante's arrest in his pocket at the time. The detective secretly made a call to the Bensalem police station.
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November 3, 1988 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Special to The Inquirer
Kendall Lee Hatfield, the Southwest Philadelphia man accused of killing Lower Merion police Officer Edward M. Setzer, was charged Friday a burglary in Berwyn on July 18. Hatfield, 23, of the 2500 block of Bonaffon Terrace, was taken from Montgomery County Prison to the District Court of Judge Armand A. Pomante in Paoli, where he was arraigned on charges of burglary, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and harassment....
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September 27, 1990 | By Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Michael Riordan, 24, was sentenced yesterday to 6 1/2 to 13 years in prison for breaking into the East Falls home of Municipal Judge Charles J. Margiotti Jr. Margiotti shot and wounded Riordan as he was climbing into the house from a window. Common Pleas Judge William J. Mazzola also sentenced Riordan to a concurrent 6 1/2 to 13 years for the burglary of a Northeast Philadelphia home in October 1989. Riordan, who pleaded guilty to both burglaries in June, was free on bail in the first case when he broke into Margiotti's home, Assistant District Attorney Bruce Sagel said.
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September 7, 1990 | By Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
A West Philadelphia man, who chased an alleged burglar from his home last Dec. 17 and shot him to death, was convicted yesterday of involuntary manslaughter. Common Pleas Judge Lisa A. Richette told Randolph Coleman, 18, of Warrington Avenue near 55th Street, that killing Clifford Settle, 22, of Ridgewood Street near 60th, "was not justified. " The judge allowed Coleman to remain free on $15,000 bail and set sentencing for Dec. 17. "Attempt burglary doesn't warrant a death sentence," Assistant District Attorney Mary Futcher said.
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August 29, 1991 | By Judy Baehr, Special to The Inquirer
Three Merchantville men are facing a variety of criminal charges as a result of an investigation into several burglaries and thefts in the area, according to Police Chief Robert Ward Jr. Charged were James W.McAllister, 18; Shawn P. Frost, 18, and Erik C. Stillings, 18, all of the first block of Chapel Avenue. Charges were filed against them last Thursday after the three were arrested at their home. Ward said that between 3 p.m. Aug. 18 and 11:42 a.m. Aug. 19, the three broke into a car on Holly Avenue and took a car stereo, a briefcase and a calculator, valued together at $300.
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September 24, 2016 | By Tommy Rowan, STAFF WRITER
Two teenagers were arrested Thursday in connection with the theft of a total of 17 firearms from a Mayfair gun shop, police said. Tipsters pointed authorities to the teens, both 17 years old, after a $10,000 reward was offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and a national shooting foundation last week. Both teenagers were charged with burglary and related offenses. None of the guns were recovered, police said. The firearms were stolen during two separate burglaries at Lock's Philadelphia Gun Exchange, at 6700 Rowland Ave., ATF said.
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July 17, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
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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.
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June 3, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
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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.
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April 28, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
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.
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