July 23, 2015 |
A city corrections officer has been charged in an East Germantown shooting that left a 16-year-old boy in critical condition, Philadelphia police said. Duval Nelson, of Fern Rock, was charged with aggravated assault and related charges in connection with the shooting, which stemmed from a fight between Nelson and another man at a park on the 6300 block of Morton Street Sunday evening. Police said the man punched Nelson in the face during the argument, prompting Nelson to pull a handgun from his waist and fire twice.
July 23, 2015 |
SUPPORTERS OF TYREE Carroll gathered in East Germantown last night to send a message about policing methods, demanding identification of the dozen or more officers involved in the 22-year-old's controversial April arrest. Chief Inspector Myron Patterson and Capt. Sekou Kinebrew from the Philadelphia Police Department's 14th District heard concerns from residents at district headquarters on Haines Street near Germantown Avenue. About 40 residents attended the district's monthly community meeting, mostly to ask for release of the names of the officers involved in Carroll's arrest on a drug-possession charge.
July 20, 2015 |
MORE THAN a week after video of Tyree Carroll's controversial April arrest surfaced on YouTube, family, lawyers and neighbors rallied yesterday outside the Police Administration Building to call for his release from prison. Carroll, 22, was arrested near his grandmother's East Germantown home surrounded by at least a dozen officers, some of whom are seen in the video kicking and punching Carroll as he lay on the ground. At the rally, grandmother Nancy Carroll spoke from her wheelchair, as Tyree's niece shielded the woman's face from the hot sun with a "#JusticeForTyree" poster.
July 16, 2015 |
The District Attorney's Office notified a judge Tuesday that it will take another try at convicting on perjury counts a former Philadelphia police officer who last month was acquitted of the same charges in another case. The present case against Steven Lupo, 38, involves a car stop and the arrest of Joseph Tyamba and Angel Huffman on Sept. 25, 2010, in Germantown. The future of that case became unclear June 30, when a jury took about 45 minutes to acquit Lupo of charges he lied under oath about a warrantless search of a drug suspect's car in 2011.
July 10, 2015 |
AS TYREE Carroll sat in a cell yesterday inside the city's Hall of Corrections, his name went viral. A video of his arrest April 4 hit more than 55,000 views just a day after its posting to YouTube was first reported by the Daily News . Meanwhile, police officials released more information on the 22-year-old's encounter with officers that night, including an assertion that 5.3 grams of crack cocaine in his possession had precipitated his...
July 3, 2015 |
Animal-cruelty officers confiscated four live dogs, a dead dog, and two snakes Wednesday afternoon at a house in the city's East Germantown section that officials said might be connected to illegal dogfighting. The Pennsylvania SPCA received a tip about dogs being abandoned in the 6300 block of Lambert Street and executed a search warrant around 1:30 p.m., said Elizabeth Romaine, an agency spokeswoman. SPCA officers found dogs in the basement in unsanitary conditions. The dead dog was found hanging from chains, Romaine said.
June 21, 2015 |
A woman was found dead inside a house that caught fire early Friday in the city's East Germantown section, the Fire Department reported. At 1:03 a.m., firefighters were called to the 5600 block of Bloyd Street, where they found a two-story house with smoke coming from the first floor, Deputy Commissioner Jesse A. Wilson said. Firefighters tried to search for anyone trapped inside, but "it was impossible to make entry because there was so much debris," possibly because of a hoarding situation, Wilson said.
April 30, 2015 |
A Philadelphia judge on Tuesday ordered a Stenton man to stand trial on chargers of murder, attempted murder and assault in the stabbing death of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour manager and the wounding of her production manager outside an East Germantown bar. Pierce Boykin, 31, was held after a preliminary hearing before Municipal Court Judge David C. Shuter involving a Feb. 18 fight that killed 29-year-old De'Von Pickett and wounded Eric Reese, 27....
April 2, 2015 |
THE PHONE CALL that Vito Maglio Sr.'s family had been dreading finally came on Friday. Philadelphia police had found a man's bullet-riddled body in the murky waters of the Schuylkill in East Falls. An investigator wanted a copy of Maglio's dental records. It had been a little more than three months since the 69-year-old Bustleton man had vanished without a trace. Well, almost. On Dec. 18, four days after Maglio was last seen by his relatives, the charred remains of his GMC Yukon were found in East Germantown, an area he was never known to frequent.
March 24, 2015 |
Jeff Davis took a gutsy step three years ago buying a rundown commercial property for $105,000 in East Germantown. The 41-year-old father of two did so based on one simple truth: You can't fashion a serving bowl from a digital track of the Beatles - or any other recording artists for that matter. But you can from vinyl. His company, Vinylux, uses predominantly 33s and 45s for its designs, although products involving 78s are coming. The outgrowth of a school project while Davis was pursuing a master's degree in industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)