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.
February 24, 2016 |
A BUMBLING burglar who tried to break into a state trooper's home in Manayunk early Saturday didn't even get through the door before the trooper took him down and held him until other officers could respond, according to police. About 3 a.m., the 32-year-old trooper, who lives in the 4200 block of Main Street, heard a noise at his front door and went to investigate, police said. The trooper saw the doorknob turning, and when he opened the door, there was a man armed with a metal scraper, like those used on wallpaper, according to police.
January 15, 2016 |
A Burlington County man has admitted stealing more than $2 million in items from homes in six South Jersey towns in 10 months. Darius Gittens, 56, pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft and burglary charges and is to be sentenced March 3, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. The Medford Township man admitted breaking into houses, mostly in upscale neighborhoods, in Evesham, Medford, Moorestown, Mount Laurel, Haddonfield, and Voorhees. Many of the residences were near golf courses or wooded areas and were hidden from nearby properties.
December 2, 2015 |
IT WAS A BIZARRE CASE, to say the least. In June 2014, a son of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell broke into a house near his family's Mantua home, stole an Xbox console and other electronics from the young men living inside, then returned a second time and ended up slashing one of the victims inside the house with a bayonet. Barron Alexander was then shot four times by another victim in the house, who had a license to carry a gun. Alexander had legally changed his name in 2012 from Barron Alexander Gosnell to Barron Alexander.