May 16, 1986 |
A 16-year-old witness in the murder trial of a Pemberton Township woman testified yesterday that he had seen her emptying a garbage can into the dumpster where police later found the victim's bloodied clothes and the woman's bloodied shoes. Christopher Hughes, a resident of the Holiday McGuire Motel, said he saw Ledora Watkins walk to a dumpster at the back of the motel twice Sept. 22, hours after police say she killed Rafael Carmenate, 51, of Kinsley Road in Pemberton. Watkins, 18, of Ursinus Court, is on trial on charges of murder and aggravated manslaughter in Burlington County Superior Court in the death of Carmenate, whose body was found the morning of Sept.
December 3, 1994 |
It wasn't exactly the Great Escape. Timothy Morgan, 35, spent more than 18 hours hiding in a Graterford Prison dumpster hoping to ride a trash truck to freedom. Instead, he wound up in the prison infirmary yesterday for treatment of low body temperature. Morgan's adventure began about noon Thursday, when he climbed into one of four dumpsters on a loading platform outside the Graterford kitchen, said prison spokesman Alan LeFebvre. Morgan, of Scranton, who is serving three to 10 years for burglary, turned up missing at 7 p.m. during a routine cell check, LeFebvre said.
March 29, 1986 |
Four children were hospitalized yesterday and a fifth suffered minor injuries after they were rammed by a dumpster that had been struck by a car driven by a woman who police said had been drinking, officials said. The children were playing in the vicinity of the dumpster when the incident occurred about 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Woods Edge Apartment complex on Weikel Road in Towamencin Township, Bucks County. The car, driven by Marlene F. Haney, 28, of Hatfield, also struck two other cars before the father of one of the children managed to snatch the keys from its ignition.
August 19, 2009 |
At first glance, City Councilman Bill Green may appear a bit paranoid as he calls reporters together this afternoon for a news conference about the problem of trashy-looking dumpsters. Green won't say where the news conference, being held in a Center City alley lined with dumpsters, will happen until reporters arrive at City Hall. Green worries that trash haulers and dumpster users would rush to clean up the alley if he announced its location in advance. The councilman's caution comes two months after he fell prey to a dumpster double-cross.
September 11, 2011 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The greatest park in San Francisco arguably is Golden Gate - 1,017 sweeping acres studded with playgrounds and windmills, lakes and museums, a Shakespeare garden, a brew pub, and its own herd of bison. No one could argue that the latest green spaces to grace the city are a far more modest proposal. The two bright-red Dumpsters, 16 feet long by nearly 6 feet wide and filled with greenery, have been placed in a busy downtown neighborhood where they provide a little shade, elicit regular double-takes, and fill curbside spots that otherwise would go to cars.
January 6, 1995 |
Authorities in Willingboro made a gruesome discovery early yesterday morning - a man's body, burned beyond recognition, lying in a dumpster behind the Village Mall shopping center. Sgt. Jack Smith, spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, said the death was labeled "suspicious" after a preliminary autopsy. However, no cause of death has been determined, he said, and the death is not being investigated as a homicide. Sources connected with the investigation said the area is frequented by homeless people, one of whom may have climbed into the dumpster to escape the cold and accidentally set himself on fire.
May 22, 1994 |
Some unwelcome guests have been showing up at the municipal building in this rural township in the Pine Barrens. Car doors. Barbecue grills. Toys. Building materials. Every Monday morning, they overflow the building's lone dumpster, despite a no-dumping sign. And the problem is getting worse. "This location would make a great place for a barbecue, but to my knowledge, Shamong Township never has been in the barbecue business," said Norman Welsh, Shamong's director of public works, as he surveyed the trash heaped at the edge of the municipal building's parking lot on Willow Grove Road.
May 18, 1999 |
The naked body of a man - minus the head, both arms, and both legs below the knees - was found yesterday afternoon in a Dumpster near the Jenkintown train station, police said. A janitor from a local business discovered the torso about 2:45 p.m. at Greenwood and Glenside Avenues. The head and limbs have not been found, said Montgomery County Deputy District Attorney Bruce L. Castor. The body, which was wrapped in heavy plastic and duct tape, appeared to have been put in the Dumpster not long before being found, Castor said, and "showed no evidence of decomposition.
October 28, 2003 |
A construction worker yesterday morning found two human skulls and a scattering of long bones inside a green, graffiti-covered Dumpster in Logan - but authorities seemed none too worried about the discovery. Hours after noticing the brown and broken bones scattered amid empty white buckets and discarded motor-oil bottles, Phillip Walker was still shaken by his find. He had just arrived at his home-renovation job in the 4800 block of North Seventh Street around 8 a.m. when he went to check the Dumpster, which was empty on Friday.
May 12, 1998 |
One Sunday morning eight years ago, Dani Merlino's family woke up and discovered the yard of their Cooper Street home strewn with pornographic pictures, allegedly blown there from a Dumpster behind a nearby adult bookstore. Horrified that her five children, then ages 1 to 9, had been exposed to such graphic sexual material, Merlino said she gathered the pornography into more than 10 trash bags, marched into the borough clerk's office the next day, and dumped it on her desk. "This is what the children of Stratford woke up to," she announced.