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September 3, 1989 | By Wendy Walker, Special to The Inquirer
Car stereos have become a popular target for thieves in Chester County: Between Aug. 21 and Monday, 10 car stereos were reported stolen throughout the area. In most cases, the cars were locked; police said the thieves either broke a window to get in or used a "Slim Jim" device to unlock the car. In West Goshen alone, four car stereos were reported stolen from locked cars along Kingsway and Queen Lane in the Goshen Terrace apartment complex between Aug. 24 and 26. The victims, who all live in the complex, were John Herman, 29; Michelle McClintock, 20; Maxine Cooper, 44, and Mary Jo Hopkins, 27. In Coatesville, a rock was thrown through the window of Arnold Runner's 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier while it was parked near his home in the 600 block of Merchant Street between 12:01 and 6 a.m. Aug. 22. The car stereo, valued at $650, was stolen; damage to the car totaled $500.
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November 7, 1993 | By Jayne Feld, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Some people think a superior car stereo is the kind with numerous components loaded with gadgets and lights and, of course, lots of bass and boom. Boom so loud it announces the car's presence long before it is in view. Bass so resonating the entire car shakes to the music's beat. Henry Wernega did not worry about the bass and boomers during the 7 1/2 months he spent gearing up for the fifth annual national car stereo championships in Tulsa, Okla. The typical loud-stereo enthusiast would never have a chance.
NEWS
June 26, 1993 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Edwin Romero, 20, had spent hundreds of dollars buying the latest stereo equipment for his car. So when he discovered someone had broken into the auto and stolen the equipment last Oct. 31, he was furious. Romero, of Allegheny Avenue near 7th Street in North Philadelphia, suspected a neighbor of being the thief. He had seen the man prowling around the car at another location in the middle of the night. "So he shot and killed the man," Assistant District Attorney Mary Bodo said yesterday.
NEWS
June 10, 1993 | By Jeff Eckhoff, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It began last Friday with what Leonard Prins thought was a 3 a.m. practical joke - a phone call from somebody claiming to be from the Willistown Police Department asking if he owned a white Mercedes station wagon. "They said, 'We have it,' " Prins said. "I said, 'That's impossible. It's in the garage.' They said, 'No, we have the stereo system.' "I said, 'It's possible, but I don't believe it.' " He was wrong. A little later, three police cars arrived at the Prins house - one from Willistown and two from the Westtown-East Goshen Police Department.
NEWS
December 16, 2006 | By Julie Shaw INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 21-year-old Southwest Philadelphia man was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison yesterday on third-degree murder and aggravated-assault charges in connection with the murder of a 13-year-old boy over a stolen car stereo. Sinorn Dip and a codefendant, Saint John Pen, now 23, were convicted two months ago by a Common Pleas Court jury in the Sept. 25, 2004, murder of Marquis Harris of Southwest Philadelphia. The jury had found evidence that only one gun was used in the shooting and determined that Pen was the shooter.
NEWS
June 7, 2013
AN ERIE County Prison guard has been suspended indefinitely after allegations that he bought a car stereo and a big-screen television from an inmate who was trying raise bond money. Authorities say 29-year-old Brent Carr was suspended without pay on May 30 after an investigation. Carr reportedly said he understands what he did was wrong. Carr says he was trying to help a friend who lives in Detroit and that he purchased the items from the inmate's girlfriend. Prison officials claim that Carr both called and sent text messages to the girlfriend to arrange the purchases, and also discussed the purchases with the inmate at the prison.
NEWS
March 20, 2002
REGARDING the article "A virtual strip search" about sophisticated X-ray technology at our airports: Please tell the ACLU that we are at war. Tell those purveyors of the bleeding-heart syndrome that I, for one, have no misconceptions about my constitutional rights. I also have nothing to hide and am in favor of using technology to it fullest capability to win the war against those who prefer us to be dead. Kevin Keohane, King of Prussia A St. Patrick's Day difference On Sunday, we returned from the St. Patrick's Day Parade as WINNERS.
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.
NEWS
December 28, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A YOUNG woman's Christmas - and her life - was shattered Tuesday when she was kidnapped, raped, robbed and beaten in her own car by three teenagers over five hours, according to police. "You'll get sick in the stomach," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood, before reciting the facts of the case. About 11:40 p.m. Christmas night, the 22-year-old victim was in her Jeep Cherokee in the parking lot of George's Water Ice, at Grace and Marshall roads, waiting for her boyfriend to come out of a nearby bar, when three men - one of whom had a gun - forced their way into her vehicle, Chitwood said.
NEWS
August 9, 1994 | By Christine Bahls, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Thieves generally don't return stolen items to their victims. They usually keep whatever they've taken or they sell the hot stuff for cold cash. Police in New Britain Township, Bucks County, have arrested four youths who authorities say have introduced a new line in the book on crime: They compete to see who can steal the most loot from unlocked cars. "These kids challenge each other to see how many cars they can enter," New Britain Township Police Chief Joseph Stine said yesterday.
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November 21, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
FIRST SIGN that converted "SNL" comic Will Forte is now a serious actor: He totally doesn't get my MacGruber joke. I walk in complaining that my briefcase is heavy because it contains my portable car stereo (hey, I didn't say my MacGruber joke was funny). Forte gives me a blank stare, which is probably what that reference deserved, but it develops that he's also been popping Ambien as he makes a time-zone-hopping press tour to talk about his dramatic role in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," which, like all of Payne's movies ("The Descendants," "Sideways")
NEWS
June 7, 2013
AN ERIE County Prison guard has been suspended indefinitely after allegations that he bought a car stereo and a big-screen television from an inmate who was trying raise bond money. Authorities say 29-year-old Brent Carr was suspended without pay on May 30 after an investigation. Carr reportedly said he understands what he did was wrong. Carr says he was trying to help a friend who lives in Detroit and that he purchased the items from the inmate's girlfriend. Prison officials claim that Carr both called and sent text messages to the girlfriend to arrange the purchases, and also discussed the purchases with the inmate at the prison.
NEWS
December 28, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A YOUNG woman's Christmas - and her life - was shattered Tuesday when she was kidnapped, raped, robbed and beaten in her own car by three teenagers over five hours, according to police. "You'll get sick in the stomach," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood, before reciting the facts of the case. About 11:40 p.m. Christmas night, the 22-year-old victim was in her Jeep Cherokee in the parking lot of George's Water Ice, at Grace and Marshall roads, waiting for her boyfriend to come out of a nearby bar, when three men - one of whom had a gun - forced their way into her vehicle, Chitwood said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2011 | By Howard Gensler
THE HOUSING crisis has hit R. Kelly, who faces foreclosure on his suburban Chicago mansion. Crain's Chicago Business reported yesterday that too-big-to-fail JPMorgan Chase filed the foreclosure suit last month in Cook County. The complaint states that Kelly hasn't made monthly mortgage payments since June 2010. Crain's says Kelly's original loan in 1999 was for $3.5 million. Last year the home's appraised value was $3.8 million. The principal due is still more than $2.9 million.
SPORTS
September 9, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Lance Armstrong will end his retirement and hopes to compete in the 2009 Tour de France, according to a cycling journal report. The 36-year-old, seven-time Tour de France champion will compete in five road races with the Astana team in 2009, the cycling journal VeloNews reported on its Web site yesterday, citing anonymous sources. However, a Team Astana spokesman denied the report. "He is no part of our team," Philippe Maertens told The Associated Press in an e-mail. "Team Astana has no plans with him. " Armstrong's manager, Mark Higgins, did not immediately respond to a voice mail left by the AP. VeloNews reported that Armstrong also will compete in the Amgen Tour of California, Paris-Nice, the Tour de Georgia and the Dauphine-Libere.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2007 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
FIRST TWIN Jenna Bush has been keeping a low profile - writing a book, working in South America for UNICEF - since her party days, when the tabs dubbed her "Jenna & Tonic," but the White House announced yesterday she's soon to tie the knot - and not in a cherry stem. Jenna is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Henry Hager. Hager, 25, a student at the University of Virginia School of Business, has been a White House aide and worked on President Bush's re-election campaign. His father is a former lieutenant governor in Virginia - see, Virginia really is for lovers - and former director of Virginia's Office of Commonwealth Preparedness.
NEWS
December 16, 2006 | By Julie Shaw INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 21-year-old Southwest Philadelphia man was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison yesterday on third-degree murder and aggravated-assault charges in connection with the murder of a 13-year-old boy over a stolen car stereo. Sinorn Dip and a codefendant, Saint John Pen, now 23, were convicted two months ago by a Common Pleas Court jury in the Sept. 25, 2004, murder of Marquis Harris of Southwest Philadelphia. The jury had found evidence that only one gun was used in the shooting and determined that Pen was the shooter.
NEWS
March 22, 2004 | Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald
Let me set the scene. You're sitting in traffic with your 4-year-old. Suddenly you notice she's watching with rapt interest something in the next car. You glance over and realize that the other vehicle is equipped with one of those DVD screens that are available on certain late-model cars. The option is usually marketed as a way of keeping kids quiet on long road trips. But what the folks over there are watching is more loin king than The Lion King. Because there onscreen, before your daughter's steadily widening eyes, is a pair of exceedingly fit people using their private parts in ways the child never imagined they could be used.
SPORTS
October 10, 2003 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As the sun sets behind Belmont Plateau, St. Joseph's Prep football coach Gil Brooks is trying to squeeze every ounce of daylight from it. His booming voice cuts through a thumping car stereo in a nearby parking lot. "Hurry up! Ten more minutes," he shouts to his players, pulling a rolled-up play sheet from the waistband of his shorts. Ten minutes turn into 20. Day turns to dusk. And Brooks finally surrenders and reluctantly sends the players home. Midway through his 12th year at the Prep, a Catholic Jesuit all-boys school in Philadelphia, Brooks has always found a way to work in one more play, one more drill, one more peek at the film.
NEWS
March 20, 2002
REGARDING the article "A virtual strip search" about sophisticated X-ray technology at our airports: Please tell the ACLU that we are at war. Tell those purveyors of the bleeding-heart syndrome that I, for one, have no misconceptions about my constitutional rights. I also have nothing to hide and am in favor of using technology to it fullest capability to win the war against those who prefer us to be dead. Kevin Keohane, King of Prussia A St. Patrick's Day difference On Sunday, we returned from the St. Patrick's Day Parade as WINNERS.
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