May 31, 2012 |
THE DIRT-BIKERS and ATV four-wheelers gathered under a tree in Hunting Park one recent Sunday, the roar of their engines as much a part of the sunny scene as the ballplayers and picnickers and the guy selling barbecued chicken on skewers. As more and more riders arrived, they greeted each other with hugs and handshakes, admiring the modifications they made to their bikes and swapping stories about getaways, crashes and infamous rides, like Pupo's legendary 12-mile wheelie up I-95 that helped Philly "defeat" Baltimore in a friendly contest of skills.
November 11, 2011
An 18-year-old woman was raped shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday in a vacant garage on the 3700 block of North Watts Street, in the Hunting Park neighborhood of Philadelphia, police said. The suspect was described as 6 feet, 3 inches tall with a husky build, wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt and glasses with a scarf around his head, police said. He fled north on Watts. - Darran Simon
January 19, 2012
A woman was reported in extremely critical condition after being shot Wednesday night in the city's Hunting Park section, police said. The shooting occurred shortly before 9 p.m. in the 4200 block of North Darien Street, police said. The woman, possibly in her 20s, was in a second-floor bedroom when she was shot several times in the chest. She was taken to Temple University Hospital. No arrests were reported. - Robert Moran
May 21, 2015 |
Philadelphia police have arrested a Hunting Park man in an attempted abduction and rape - both at gunpoint - that took place within an hour of each other this month. Manuel Cintron, 24, was arrested in Burholme on Monday. Police say he approached a woman on the 1100 block of Ruscomb Street in Logan around 4:20 a.m. May 1, pulled out a handgun, and threatened her. Police said Cintron tried to force the woman into his car, but she fought him off, ran to a bus, and then called police. About an hour later, police said, Cintron approached another woman on the 2000 block of East York Street in Kensington, pulled out a semiautomatic handgun, and forced her into a minivan.
July 6, 2014 |
AUTHORITIES IN Ocean City, N.J., have recovered a body from the ocean believed to be a Hunting Park teen who disappeared after he and his friends got swept into the sea by a riptide June 29. Corinthian "Cory" Hammond, 14, went swimming with friends off the 9th Street jetty about 6:45 p.m. that day, after lifeguards had left their posts for the evening. They got caught in the riptide, as did some good Samaritans who tried to save them. A passer-by called 9-1-1 and the Beach Patrol Rapid Response Team, stationed at 12th Street, rushed to the scene and rescued 14 people.
April 13, 2012 |
On a chilly spring day, under a clear blue sky, the seasoned players of the Hunting Park Indians run drills over a patch of sandy dirt. In years past, they have practiced over lumpy, uneven fields featuring overgrown grass, rusted gates, and splintered benches. That will all change Friday afternoon when, about 200 yards from their practice spot, a world-class field will be dedicated. The lush, emerald-grass field doesn't flood. There are new bleachers, lights, and a giant scoreboard in left-center field.
November 2, 2014 |
A Hunting Park man was convicted of first-degree murder Friday in the 2013 shooting of the landlord trying to evict him from a rooming house after finding a gun. A Common Pleas Court jury deliberated two days before returning the guilty verdict against Shaquille Henderson, 22, in the March 8, 2013, death of Tony Martin, 52, a retired professional boxer. The verdict carries a mandatory life prison term without parole. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Lipscomb said the sentence would be formally imposed Friday by Judge Lillian H. Ransom.
October 11, 2015 |
More than 50 friends and family members gathered for a candlelight vigil Friday night at the spot on the northern fringe of Hunting Park where a transgender woman, Kiesha Jenkins, was ambushed and fatally shot this week. "It's not fair that we have to be here, hurting," said Candace Turner, 36, whose sister is transgender. "It doesn't matter who you are, what you are, what you do - love each other," Turner pleaded to the gathering. Police said Jenkins, 22, was attacked by five or six men after she got out of a car around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at 13th and Wingohocking Streets.
December 4, 2014 |
Danny Garcia arrived at Burlington Coat Factory in Center City on Tuesday morning to outfit three families with winter coats. But the families were not there. They were stuck in traffic, someone told the light-welterweight champion from Juniata Park. "People in Philly are always late," Garcia joked. "They're going to show up when we're leaving. " The families arrived and Garcia and his father, Angel, helped them grab coats, scarves, and gloves. The champ, as his father calls him, paid for it all. The Garcias then packed coats into cardboard boxes and drove them to Hunting Park's Casa Del Carmen.