August 15, 1988 |
A man was killed yesterday when an auto chased by police, who suspected they had stumbled onto a drug deal, rammed a utility pole on Somerset Street near Broad in North Philadelphia. Police said the dead man, John Wilson, 56, of 35th Street near Mount Vernon, was in a car with another man, two women and a 5-year-old boy. The car had been stolen, police said. The driver, Nolan Brizzill, 23, of 37th Street near Brandywine, was admitted in critical condition to Temple University Hospital.
May 15, 1986 |
A dog's barking triggered a car chase that began in Abington Township and ended minutes later in North Philadelphia when a car theft suspect was shot by police after he allegedly pulled a knife. Arrested and charged with simple and aggravated assault, theft and receiving stolen property was Nathaniel Harrison, 39, an escapee from the Community Service Center, a pre-release residence at 3025 N. Broad St., Philadelphia. Police in Abington and neighboring Cheltenham Township gave this account: At 3:14 a.m. Monday, Marcel Groen woke up and heard his dog barking outside his home in the 1200 block of Lenox Road in Abington.
January 13, 1987 |
A man was shot and wounded by police during a car chase yesterday after he allegedly attempted to withdraw money from a savings and loan branch with a forged withdrawal slip and then punched and kicked two officers who attempted to question him, police said. The suspect, Carlton Beatty, 25, of Cheltenham Avenue near Greenwood Street in West Oak Lane, was in stable condition today in John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital with wounds to the right arm and side. A companion, Derwin Ridley, 28, of 60th Street near Haddington in West Philadelphia, who police said drove the car during most of the chase, also was arrested.
July 7, 1986 |
A 29-year-old man was killed yesterday morning in a car crash that followed a hit-and-run accident and high-speed chase through the Mayfair section of the city, police said. Detective Sgt. Robert Snyder of the Homicide Unit said William Fair of the 4400 block of Griscom Street was driving south on Roosevelt Boulevard when his 1974 Plymouth was sideswiped by a 1975 Chevrolet about 2:40 a.m. The driver of the Chevrolet, a white male about 40 years old with graying hair, did not stop, and Fair chased him in his car for about 15 minutes, police said.
August 11, 1991 |
Two Upper Darby police officers were injured during their chase of a burglary suspect who drove into two police cars, hit a parked car and then escaped on foot about 6 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said. Police Officer Donald Clark was treated for a knee injury at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. He was hurt when his car hit a tree as he was pursuing the suspect, who was running on Beverly Boulevard. Clark pulled onto the sidewalk trying to stop the man, but his car slid on the wet grass and hit the tree.
October 27, 1988 |
The two officers involved in a stolen-car chase Monday night that ended in the deaths of two people acted "in line with pursuit guidelines" of the Police Department, a department spokesman said yesterday. The stolen car, driven by a 12-year-old boy who had been on the run from authorities since Oct. 8, struck a car driven by a 52-year-old father of nine, who was killed. The second car then struck and killed an 11-year-old girl and critically injured her 7-year-old sister. The 12-year-old boy has been charged with homicide by vehicle and two other boys in the stolen car also were charged in the incident, which occurred about 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Ninth Street and Lindley Avenue in the city's Logan section.
December 31, 2007 |
A young man was critically wounded by police early yesterday morning after barricading himself in a Pottstown home for more than six hours, threatening to commit suicide, then leading police on a car chase that ended in West Norriton. Sean Edelman, believed to be 19, was shot multiple times by police after he pointed a handgun at officers in the Wachovia Bank parking lot at Egypt Road and Ridge Pike, according to a news release from the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.
December 31, 2007
A 20-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested on assault, weapons and other charges yesterday after leading an off-duty police sergeant on a car chase during which shots were fired. The man's 2-year-old child was in the car during the chase, and a shot was fired at the sergeant's car, police said. Justin Ellis, of the 5700 block of Catharine Street, was apprehended on I-76 westbound, near Girard Avenue, where he had stopped. Police believe he threw the gun out of the car before stopping.
August 12, 2012
A N ABINGTON Township police officer was hospitalized and an alleged bank robber was in custody Friday, after a car chase that began in Jenkintown and "wound all over Philadelphia," police said. Abington Deputy Police Chief John Livingood said that about 11:15 a.m. Aaron K.M. Thomas, 47, of West Philly, went into the PNC Bank on Old York Road near Township Line, tossed a plastic bag on the teller's counter, and said: "Fill it up. " He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and drove southbound on Broad Street in a black Range Rover.
April 1, 2012 |
Philadelphia police identified the victim in the fatal police-pursuit car crash on Friday night as Danny Irizarry Roman, 36, of the 4800 block of North Eighth Street. Roman had been pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the striking vehicle, Gregory Alston, 39, of the 4500 block of Fernhill Street, fled on foot after the crash and was caught by police. Alston had been pursued by a police cruiser when he smashed into the Honda Accord in which Irizarry was traveling in the passenger seat.