October 11, 2011 |
JACKSON, MISS. - Two men, including a convicted sex offender from Colorado, have been charged with capital murder in a high-speed crash that killed a Mississippi police officer. Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider said yesterday that authorities believe that the driver was Kyle David Wendt, 20, of Colorado Springs, who has a record as a sex offender in that state. He said the passenger was Thomas Leland Lee, 40, a New Orleans native whose last home address was in West Monroe, La. Grenada Police Capt.
September 3, 2011 |
TAMERA MEDLEY begged the police officer to stop slamming her head - over and over - into the hood of a police cruiser. Thinking they were helping, passers-by Shakir Riley and Melissa Hurling both turned their cellphone video cameras toward the melee that had erupted on Jefferson Street in Wynnefield, they said. But then the cops turned on them. Riley had started to walk away when at least five baton-wielding cops followed him, he said, and they beat him, poured a soda on his face and stomped on his phone, destroying the video he had just taken.
June 4, 2011 |
Taheime Lloyd could probably write a book for ex-felons on things not to have stashed in your car while driving around the city. Lloyd, 36, was stopped by Highway Patrol Sgt. Pete Whittle and Officer Bill Postowski on Wednesday afternoon for speeding near 55th Street and Woodland Avenue in Southwest Philly. When the cops asked Lloyd for his license and registration, he opened his glove compartment - and a black handgun fell out, said Highway Patrol Capt. Michael Cochrane.
June 1, 2011 |
Oh, Snooki ! How could you? The Jersey Shore's ambassador to Europe has embarrassed herself and us, her loyal subjects, once again. The New York Post and TMZ say Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi sent two cops to the hospital (with minor injuries) when she (gently) rammed her Fiat Multipla into their patrol car in a "low-speed impact" Monday night in Florence, Italy. The reality star, novelist, celebrated lover, and bonne vivante is in Italy to shoot the new season of her acclaimed docu-series Jersey Shore . Snooki's costar Deena Nicole Cortese was in the passenger seat, while the back was occupied by the show's production crew.
May 31, 2011 |
IF THE U.S. economy is going to turn around, we're going to have to start exporting something better than Snooki . The "Jersey Shore" gang is shooting its upcoming season of drunken debauchery in Florence, Italy, and it was there that Nicole Polizzi had a run-in with the polizia . Literally. According to TMZ.com, Snooki was taken into custody in Florence yesterday when she crashed her car into a police car. Sources connected with "Jersey Shore" were quick to tell TMZ, "Zero alcohol was involved.
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.
September 22, 2010 |
Standing between an art gallery and a fledgling restaurant, a new storefront has come to Northern Liberties - the district attorney's first crime-fighting office. The city's chief prosecutor, Seth Williams, unveiled it Tuesday to a small crowd at the Piazza at Schmidts. Inside the Community Action Center, one of several Williams hopes to open, prosecutors and police officers will work with residents to dampen crime before it can explode. "Government can't solve all the problems," said Williams, standing by a door draped with yellow ribbon along with Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, City Councilman Frank DiCicco, and developer Bart Blatstein.
August 17, 2010 |
The unmistakable smell of death lingered in the humid air over a weed-strewn lot in North Philadelphia yesterday. It was there, in the waist-high weeds at Hope and Turner streets, that Liz Campbell spotted the decaying remains of a man in his 30s. "She was going to the store with my daughter, and then she saw something," said Campbell's husband, Edward. "She got on the phone and called police. It ain't the first time this happened out there. " Homicide Sgt. Frank Hayes said police learned about Campbell's grim discovery at 5:12 p.m. Hayes said investigators were unsure of the cause of death and weren't identifying the victim.
June 11, 2010
Boy hit by cop car A 14-year-old boy suffered scrapes and bruises after he was struck by a police cruiser in West Philadelphia about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. Police said a female officer was responding to a 9-1-1 call about a man with a gun when the cruiser nearly collided with a car near 60th Street and Washington Avenue. The cop swerved to avoid hitting the car, and ending up sideswiping the teen, who was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment, police said.
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.