CollectionsBurglary
IN THE NEWS

Burglary

FIND MORE STORIES »
FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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....
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
August 15, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man who claimed to be the nephew of Constance McClain-Murray - who police say was strangled by her husband in Pennypack Park last week - was caught attempting to break into her Northeast Philadelphia house with an accomplice early Wednesday morning, police said. Stephen Anderson, 32, of Parkwood Manor, and Brandon Howard, 27, of Bensalem, were spotted trying to pry open the rear sliding door of McClain-Murray's home at about 2 a.m. The house, on the 2800 block of Tolbut Street, was unoccupied, a police source said, because McClain's husband, Christopher Murray, is in jail and the couple's two daughters are staying with relatives.
NEWS
August 14, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amid the sprawling front lawns and stately homes of east Moorestown, six burglaries have unfolded about two miles apart since early June, and with common themes: The residents were away in each instance, and did not set or have working alarms. Second-floor bedrooms - and the jewelry inside them - were the main target, with TVs and silverware generally untouched. And the hours of 6 p.m. to midnight were prime time for the thieves. With the latest burglary reported Monday, Moorestown police are investigating whether the same individual or group is responsible.
NEWS
July 25, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 14, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
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.
NEWS
May 6, 2014 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 2, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
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.
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 14, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
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.
NEWS
January 13, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writernarkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
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.
NEWS
January 12, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|