June 17, 1996 |
The first sign that the two cousins had stumbled upon foul play was the stench. "It was awful. I'm never going to forget it," said Mike Watson, 29, his face wrinkled in disgust as he recalled the Saturday morning discovery. "I almost threw up, the smell was that awful. " Before long, Watson and his cousin Chris Fitzgerald discovered the source of the eye-stinging odor - the headless, butchered remains of 38-year-old Ella Williams, neatly divided into three plastic garbage bags and deposited in a dumpster on Haverford Avenue near 53rd Street.
October 29, 1992 |
A 35-year-old Trenton man was charged with a Collingswood robbery yesterday, and police said he was a suspect in two other robberies in the borough this month. Anthony Addison was charged with with one count each of aggravated assault, robbery and making terroristic threats, said Detective Richard Sarlo. Two other robbery and assault counts also are pending against him, Sarlo said. He was held in the Camden County jail last night without bail after being picked up at 12:30 p.m. yesterday at his girlfriend's Collingswood apartment.
March 27, 1987 |
A Chester police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a shooting incident that left a 20-year-old man paralyzed, Delaware County officials said. A report filed last week by Deputy District Attorney William Davies states that Officer Adam Sendek did not intend "to shoot or otherwise injure Troy Johnson. " The report describes the shooting as "accidental. " Troy D. Johnson suffered a single gunshot wound to the left side of his back after he fled from a Chester apartment building during a drug raid March 4. He was trying to hide in a trash dumpster outside the building when he was shot during a struggle with Sendek, police said.
March 6, 1987 |
A Chester City police officer shot a man in the back and seriously wounded him during a narcotics raid Wednesday night at a Chester apartment building, police said yesterday. Chester Police Chief Richard Conway said the shooting appeared to be accidental. He said the officer had been reassigned to headquarters, and he declined to release the officer's name, pending an investigation of the incident. Troy D. Johnson, 20, of the Crosby Square Apartments, 13th and Crosby Streets, suffered a single gunshot wound to the left side of his back and was in fair condition yesterday under police guard at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, according to police and hospital officials.
October 5, 1989 |
The Abington Township Fire Marshal's Office was investigating an early- morning fire at the Benson East Apartments that caused the evacuation of about 300 residents and an estimated $150,000 in damage. Firefighters from the McKinley Fire Company were called to the fire at the 12-story apartment house at Old York and Township Line Roads about 4:15 a.m. Tuesday. Abington Fire Marshal Adolph Rebello said fire crews worked to evacuate most of the building's 390 tenants, who stayed in the first-floor lobby until the fire was brought under control a short time later.
November 14, 1992 |
Two Philadelphia men who allegedly stole a new Mercedes Benz from a couple in a Chester County parking lot have the dubious honor of being the first in the nation to be charged with violating the new federal carjacking law. William Shaw, 21, of Ellsworth Street near 17th appeared for arraignment yesterday in federal court, but was ordered to return on Nov. 18 by U.S. Magistrate Tullio G. Leomporra after the U.S. Attorney's Office requested a...
January 17, 1986 |
Larry "Masterblaster" Shaw, 26, and Gary Gully, 21, have admitted their roles in the abduction and robbery of Robert N. Musser Sr., a beer warehouse security guard, but they deny killing him Dec. 4. In statements introduced at yesterday's preliminary hearing by Assistant District Attorney James Long, both men imply that Thelbert Lewis, 44, of Hadfield Street near 53rd, was the man who strangled Musser in New York City. Lewis is still awaiting his preliminary hearing. All three men are charged with murder, in addition to theft, kidnapping and related charges.
June 20, 1989 |
Police officers and vendor Hoang Dinh stand amid debris from Dinh's fruit cart, which was struck yesterday by a car (background) that ran amok on Locust Street near Broad shortly before noon. Police said the Lincoln Mark VII, driven by Nancy Haftmann, 51, of Secane, Delaware County, jumped a curb, hit a mail carrier, scattered strollers, scraped a restaurant wall, and also knocked over two mail boxes and a hydrant before ramming a dumpster. The letter carrier, Gale Carolina, 34, of 11th Street near Oxford, was treated at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for a broken leg and released.
December 27, 1987 |
The Sharon Hill Borough Council has approved plans to construct a fast-food seafood restaurant along Chester Pike. The council voted unanimously Monday night to grant a building permit for a Captain D's restaurant at Chester Pike and Burnside Avenue. Restaurant Management Services Inc. of Macon, Ga., will be the developer. The plans met with community opposition when they were presented during the summer. After meeting with borough residents and the Planning Commission in August, the developer made several alterations to the plans.
November 14, 1990 |
Stratford residents last night urged the Borough Council to seek ways to close the Cupid's Corner adult bookstore because, they said, pornographic photographs have blown onto their yards from the store's Dumpster, and used condoms have been found nearby. A spirited group of more than 70 residents threatened to picket the bookstore on White Horse Pike and videotape store patrons after Mayor Thomas Angelucci said that the council could not find any legal reason to close or restrict the store.