June 15, 1989 |
Two Philadelphia men who pleaded guilty to stealing a car and shoplifting in Bensalem Township were sentenced last week to four to 23 months in the Bucks County Correctional Facility. James Samuels, 18, of N. 20th St., and Donald Witherspoon, 22, of N. 23d St., were accused of stealing a 1985 Buick from the Neshaminy Mall parking lot on Jan. 21. The court record states that they drove the car to the entrance of Strawbridge & Clothier, left the engine running, entered the store and took a tray of watches, valued at $1,176.
January 10, 1991 |
A Levittown man, stopped Oct. 31 at the wheel of a car police said was stolen five years ago from a Northeast Philadelphia street corner, was charged Friday with receiving stolen property and other violations, police said. Middletown Township police said that Anthony Hench, 27, of the first block of Plumtree Road, had been driving the 1980 white Mercury Zephyr on New Falls Road at 1:53 a.m. when Officer Daniel Deacon noticed that its temporary license plate had expired. Hench had no current license or registration, and he was driving under suspension, police said.
August 1, 1998 |
A West Chester man faces charges in one dramatic daytime car theft and is a suspect in another, authorities said yesterday. Samuel Alvarado Jusino, 31, was arrested yesterday at his home and charged in the July 18 theft of a car whose owner left the engine running as she went to mail a letter, police said. They said Jusino is also a suspect in an April 2 car theft on the same block of Walnut Street in West Chester. In that incident, the car thief dragged the vehicle's 78-year-old owner 20 feet down the street.
April 13, 1989 |
Former International Boxing Federation champion Robert "Bam Bam" Hines was sentenced yesterday in Montgomery County Court to four to 23 months in prison for his role in a Lower Merion car theft in September. Hines, 28, pleaded guilty before Judge William T. Nicholas yesterday to two misdemeanor charges - unauthorized use of a car and criminal conspiracy to commit theft by receiving stolen property. Hines was also fined $500 and sentenced to three years' probation. The former junior-middleweight champion, who was on parole for a 1987 conviction involving a retail theft, could have been sentenced to up to seven years and fined $15,000.
December 28, 2012
WILMINGTON - A shih tzu has been reunited with its owner after it went missing when her car was stolen, police said. The 77-year-old woman's car was stolen Friday after she left the keys in the ignition during a brief stop at St. Anthony's Church. The vehicle was found Saturday but the dog was not there. The dog had been picked up by a family living in the area of the theft, police said. The family turned the dog over to police Monday after noticing news coverage of the incident.
January 27, 1997 |
I saw a crime the other day. It started with the sound of a breaking window. It was an early Sunday evening in Center City. I was walking down Walnut Street, near Broad, when I heard glass shatter behind me. I turned. A tall man in a baseball cap was breaking into a car, knocking away the stray bits of glass from the door on the driver's side. The man got in, disappeared under the dash for a few moments, popped up behind the wheel and then started the car, a gray four-door.
August 1, 1990 |
An 18-year-old and two juveniles from Camden were arrested Sunday at 1:30 a.m. in connection with the theft of a 1988 Pontiac from the 200 block of Broadway in Laurel Springs. As of yesterday, Edwin Crespo was still unable to post $6,000 bail and was being held in Camden County Jail. The juveniles, ages 14 and 15, were taken to the Camden County Juvenile Shelter and scheduled for a hearing on Monday before the county juvenile court. Police attempted to stop the Pontiac after it was seen making an illegal left turn onto the White Horse Pike.
November 6, 1995 |
A keen-eyed resident of the Cooper River Plaza South Apartments happened to be looking out the window of the high-rise Saturday evening when she saw a van pull into the parking lot and four teenagers get out. When the lone female in the group threw something - police believe it was a spark plug - against the window of a parked car in the lot, shattering the glass, the resident picked up the phone and called police, while keeping her eyes fixed...
March 15, 2013 |
Authorities today released a video of a heroin-addicted couple's brazen theft of a police cruiser last week in Camden, which left a city officer injured and ended after a high-speed chase through the streets of Philadelphia captured live on television. Blake Bills, 24, a 2006 Kingsway Regional graduate, stole the Camden cruiser around 9:50 a.m. March 6 as Officer Sekou Reid-Bey had stepped out to conduct a traffic stop at Federal Street, near the police headquarters. Bills then struck Bey with the cruiser, drove around the block once and picked up his fiance, Shayna Sykes, 23, of Macungie, Pa., at Mickle Boulevard and Haddon Avenue, authorities said.
July 19, 2012 |
Car theft suspects in a white, Toyota Camry lead Collingdale, Delaware County, police on a chase up and down I-95 until crashing the vehicle for good in Chester. Police say the incident began about 12:30 a.m. when they responded to a call of the carjacking and began pursuit of the car, said to be driven by a black male, with a beard and white t-shirt. The man was accompanied by a second suspect, believed to be a woman. The Toyota struck at least two vehicles during its route up and down I-95.