April 16, 2012 |
LIVORNO PLAYERS and fans gathered Sunday at the Italian soccer team's stadium to pay their respects, a day after midfielder Piermario Morosini , 25, collapsed and died after suffering cardiac arrest during a Serie B match at Pescara. A defibrillator was used on the player, who also had his heart massaged, before an ambulance arrived on the field to take him to a hospital where doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive him for about 90 minutes. An autopsy will be carried out Monday, and may reveal whether a delay in the ambulance getting to Morosini could have contributed to his death.
November 4, 1996 |
He's been arrested for lying, forced to quit his job as a state trooper and investigated as a possible murder suspect. But through it all, ex-state trooper Harold Ryan Hutchinson sticks to the story that caused all his trouble - that he saw a marked police car parked behind Aimee Willard's the morning she was abducted and murdered. "He maintains that he's innocent of the charges against him and that he didn't give any false information," said his lawyer, Ari Moldovsky. "Unfortunately, Ryan's been put in the position of a scapegoat for the investigation not moving as quickly as people would like it. " Hutchinson agreed to go into a pretrial probationary program because of the intense publicity and the expense of defending himself, his lawyer said.
March 7, 2013 |
SHAYNA SYKES posted a photograph to Instagram recently of a new tattoo on her foot that reads "Live fast DIE PRETTY. " On Tuesday morning, Sykes, 23, and her fiance, Blake Bills, 24, fulfilled the first part of her foot-tattoo prophecy - and came dangerously close to the second - when they stole not one, but two police cars and led cops on a chase from Camden to Philadelphia at speeds of up to 100 mph before they were eventually arrested, police...
August 12, 1994 |
There are car thefts and there are car thefts. This one involved the taking of a police patrol car, police say, and the alleged thief was arrested a short time later - sitting next to the car and calmly reading a newspaper. He then told police he was an FBI agent, detectives said, but his name - Lawrence Cave, 53, of Tioga Street near 21st, - didn't show up on the FBI's personnel charts. It all began at 4:05 a.m. yesterday. Patrol Car No. 512, a 5th District car being loaned to the 39th District, was parked by 39th District officer Vince Oaks on Venango Street near 21st, while Oaks helped a rescue squad give aid to someone inside a home there.
April 12, 2012 |
A female police officer shot and killed a suspect today in North Philadelphia after police said the man struck a Temple student and another officer's car on Broad Street with his pickup truck. A narcotics officer in an unmarked vehicle parked on Broad Street near Oxford first spotted the suspect as his blue pickup truck jumped a curb in a parking lot around 10:30 a.m., hit several parked cars, and then struck the male Temple student, according to police. The officer ran to the scene and attempted to get the suspect out of his truck, but he refused, and then struck the officer's vehicle.
August 24, 2009 |
Machete-wielding robbers, a man who was quicker on the draw than two home-invasion suspects and a stolen police car were among the most notable instances of five criminal reports in the city this past weekend. 1About 5:10 a.m. yesterday, a 21-year-old man walking along Porter Street near South 5th, in South Philadelphia, was approached by two men, one of whom was armed with a machete, South Detectives said. They took $250 from the victim, fled the area and remain on the lam, according to police.
December 31, 2010 |
A South Philadelphia man was shot in the hand by Upper Darby police last night after he rammed his pickup truck into an unmarked cruiser. The man, whose name was not released, was apparently trying to free his friend, who had been arrested by a pair of detectives, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. The bizarre episode started to unfold about 6 p.m., when Upper Darby detectives and Philadelphia police ventured to Winton Street near 3rd, in South Philly. There, Chitwood said, two of his detectives arrested a man who was wanted on domestic-violence charges.
March 18, 2015 |
A FORMER Philly cop told a federal jury in a civil case yesterday that in September 2013, when he was walking to a bus stop, two police officers jumped out of a patrol car, grabbed him, stopped him for no reason, and verbally and physically abused him. "The tugging and pulling was bad enough. I was in pain," said Herbert Spellman, 51, who had been injured while on duty in a 2006 auto accident. "Then [for them] to start talking to you like you are a little kid! I'm a grown man . . . I'm a human being.
August 21, 1997 |
Was there another car on the ramp with Aimee Willard's around the time she disappeared? Or is this just another dead-end twist in the already bizarre murder probe? The mention of a car - complete with two strangers standing behind it - came yesterday during the trial of ex-Pennsylvania State Trooper Harold Ryan Hutchinson, who is accused of lying to his superiors about seeing an Upper Providence police car parked behind Willard's the night she disappeared. It was unclear how the possibility of another car on that ramp off the Blue Route factors into the Willard case, or if there is any truth to it at all. It was included in a third statement Hutchinson gave to interrogating state cops, which his attorney, Ari Moldovsky, is trying to discredit by arguing it was coerced.