September 24, 2015 |
A NEPHEW of a Northeast Philadelphia woman who was strangled by her husband last year pleaded guilty yesterday to attempting to break into his aunt's house after she was killed. Steven Anderson, 33, pleaded guilty to charges of attempted burglary and conspiracy. Assistant District Attorney Lauren McHale told Common Pleas Judge Joan Brown that about 2 a.m. Aug. 13 of last year, neighbors saw Anderson and another man, Brandon Howard, trying to break into Connie and Christopher Murrays' house on Tolbut Street near Ashton Road.
September 18, 2015 |
A 24-YEAR-OLD MAN who last year burglarized an unoccupied house owned by City Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez was sentenced yesterday to eight to 23 months in county jail with immediate parole. Edwin Diana had already served eight months in jail after his arrest last year before his family posted bail for him in November. With immediate parole, he does not need to return to jail. Diana, who was a family friend of the councilwoman, committed the burglary because of an addiction he had to Percocet and Xanax pills, said his attorney, Gary Silver.
August 7, 2015 |
A young Cinnaminson man, facing gun charges locally, broke into a gun shop in rural Pennsylvania early Monday and then, authorities said, was shot dead in a soybean field as he confronted police. Authorities are still investigating why Joshua Malave, 18, stole a cache of weapons from the Horseshoe Pike Gunshop in Campbelltown. Lebanon County District Attorney David Arnold said Wednesday that authorities were piecing together what had been going on in Malave's life that led up to the deadly shooting and "what his motivation was" that morning.
July 1, 2015 |
The local Fraternal Order of Police lodge donated 20 iPads to Our Mother of Sorrows St. Ignatius School on Monday as part of an effort by the organization to replenish the school's computer lab, which was burglarized in early June. The FOP is also offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with a tip that could lead to an arrest in the burglary. Several laptops and 30 iPads were taken from the school, at 43d and Wallace Streets in West Philadelphia, during the June 10 break-in. The financial loss officially amounts to $17,800, according to the Southwest Detective Division.
June 4, 2015 |
ON PAPER, it seemed like a straightforward landlord-tenant dispute: Property owner Francine Beyer evicted tenant Rebecca Lyn Harmon from her Center City loft for failing to pay rent, and police arrested Harmon after she and three friends allegedly tore down the eviction notice and broke in last month. But Harmon's appearance in court yesterday to face criminal mischief and related charges for the break-in was anything but straightforward. "By taking us past the bar, you're violating international law," Dante Morris, 45, barked, when Judge David C. Shuter ordered Harmon, Morris and two co-defendants to the defense table for their preliminary hearing.
February 20, 2015 |
Vanilla served to convicts? Sometime pop star Vanilla Ice ( Robert Van Winkle ) has been arrested on a charge of home burglary for allegedly nicking a bunch of furniture and household items from a house in Lantana, Fla. Authorities tell Variety the house is adjacent to a property Mr. Ice and his crew recently renovated for his DIY Network TV show, The Vanilla Ice Project , in which the dude refurbishes and flips houses. (He cased the joint while working next door?
December 31, 2014 |
UNTIL YESTERDAY, Angel Suarez was known around the race track as the horse-whispering whiz kid. Just 21, the quiet jockey based at Parx Racing won so many races - and millions of dollars - two years ago that he drew national notice as one of the sport's top apprentices. That he'd come late to racing made his success even more astounding. "He had no racing background," his former agent, Donna Servis, told the Daily Racing Form in 2013. "He woke up one day, told his mom he wanted to be a jockey, and she said, 'What?
November 29, 2014 |
Robert O'Donnell could barely sleep. Along his Moorestown street Saturday evening, at a neighboring home, someone had shattered the glass of two sliding doors, run to the upstairs bedroom, and snatched a necklace - all with the intruder alarm blaring. So O'Donnell, 21, left the kitchen light on and had a buddy stay at his house the next night. A few hours passed, and the basketball hoops and backyard sat unused. The street fell silent. Then, about 4 a.m., O'Donnell heard something.
November 22, 2014 |
The story seemed too good to be true: Guide dog for blind Holmesburg woman scares off teen burglar who broke into her house and then dials 911 to bring police to the rescue. Turned out it was, as the Philadelphia District Attorney's office acknowledged Thursday in withdrawing all charges against 19-year-old Tomayo McDuffy. District Attorney Seth Williams released a statement saying new information developed by McDuffy's lawyer, William Davis, and further investigation by prosecutors raised "substantial concerns about the victim's prior history and visual acuity.