April 20, 2014 |
CURIOUS AS to how the bandits in Thursday's armored-car heist pulled it off so easily? Experience, at least according to a law-enforcement source close to the investigation. The suspects in that robbery, which occurred about 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the TD Bank on Frankford Avenue near Magee in Mayfair, are the "same guys" who allegedly ripped off another armored car in October, according to that source. In that earlier heist, three men wearing "Scream" masks made off with $310,000 from a Wells Fargo branch on Frankford Avenue near Rhawn Street, about 2 miles away from Thursday's incident.
August 23, 2012 |
Occasionally, auto reviewers get to live the dream, driving cars that only the "1 percent" can even afford to take for a test drive. Though we usually focus on more egalitarian brands, I have spent a short time in a McLaren MP4-12C, a Cadillac Escalade, and Mercedes M-Class. People think they want my job - until I tell them about some of the e-mails and phone calls I get. Then they might remark how nice it would be to try out something exotic, even if just for an hour or so. And that's just the kind of adventure that Bill O'Donnell had. This year, the Churchville resident, 70, received what he called "the best Father's Day gift anyone could ever give me" - a chance to drive exotic cars July 28 at Citizens Bank Park.
August 10, 2012 |
A 40-year-old motorcyclist was killed Wednesday when he ran into the rear of a Cadillac Escalade in Cape May County, police said Thursday. Middle Township police said both operators were eastbound on North Wildwood Boulevard about 5 p.m. when Pamela Milano, 26, swerved her Escalade onto the shoulder to avoid debris in the roadway. Luke Gallo, riding a motorcycle behind her, also swerved onto the shoulder and slammed into SUV, police said. Gallo, of North Wildwood, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
April 11, 2012
A 42-year-old Malvern, Chester County, man was killed Monday night in a one-vehicle accident in Newtown Township, Delaware County. Witnesses reported that the vehicle, a 2002 Cadillac Escalade, had been traveling at high speed right before the accident, which occurred about 8:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Goshen Road and Echo Lane, according to Newtown Township Police Officer Joseph Vandergrift. Vandergrift said the Escalade rolled over several times and the victim, whose name was not released, was ejected from a window.
September 29, 2011 |
UNDER the protection of half a dozen federal law-enforcement officials, Clarence Milton yesterday testified against a Coatesville man accused of giving a hit man $6,000 and a Cadillac Escalade to kill a co-worker in June 2007. After hearing the testimony of Milton, who is in federal custody in an unrelated matter, Philadelphia Municipal Judge Karen Y. Simmons ordered Shamone Woods, 29, to stand trial for murder, conspiracy, intimidation of a witness and retaliation against a witness or victim.
September 28, 2011 |
Theophilius Mason was shot to death on June 20, 2007, one of eight homicide victims in just over 24 hours in a year in which 392 Philadelphians died violently. On Wednesday, a Philadelphia prosecutor put a name on the man he alleges contracted the killing of the 46-year-old West Philadelphia building contractor. Shamone Woods, 29, of Coatesville, was ordered to stand trial on murder, conspiracy, and witness retaliation charges in the shooting of Mason outside his home in the 200 block of North Paxon Street.
October 19, 2010
Booker T. Wilson, a former Delaware County police chief, pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from his theft of a government benefits check to make a down payment on a Cadillac Escalade. Wilson, 49, was scheduled to go to trial when he pleaded guilty to forgery and receiving stolen property, said Nils Frederickson, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. Wilson was working part-time at a halfway house in Chester in 2007 when he took a benefit check for more than $6,600 intended for a resident, Vaughn Moore, who was no longer there, prosecutors said.
July 23, 2010 |
News of traffic accidents in Philadelphia is no longer being dispatched over the airwaves. City officials hope the new policy will lead tow-truck drivers to ditch their police scanners and stop harassing motorists. Instead, police are being alerted to accidents through written electronic messages delivered directly to laptop computers in their cars. Additionally, radio dispatchers have been instructed to call for a tow truck, if warranted at an accident scene, when they inform police of the accident.