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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
NEWS
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
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 6, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
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.
NEWS
April 13, 2012 | By Kia Gregory, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
December 4, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 15, 2012 | Morgan Zalot, Daily News Staff Writer
When neighbors heard the gunfire in Hunting Park erupt Monday night, leaving one man dead and two other people wounded, they knew too well what to do. "Go lay on the floor and lock all the doors," said one 33-year-old mother who gave her name only as Anet, adding that she heard more than 10 shots. "This ain't the first time, and it ain't gonna be the last. " Police said gunfire from at least two weapons broke out just after 7:30 p.m. at Darien and Lycoming streets. A 19-year-old man took at least one bullet to the head, police said, and dropped to the pavement at the corner.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH & MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writers leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
AN INVESTIGATION into reports that a man has been accosting students near a North Philadelphia elementary school is underway, police confirmed yesterday. The alleged incidents happened near Mary Bethune Elementary School, at Old York Road and Germantown Avenue, on Friday and Monday. Police said they are also investigating whether the same man, who is believed to frequent the area around the school, may have also accosted kids in other incidents. In the more recent incident, about 8 a.m. Monday, police said the man approached a young boy about two blocks from the school and grabbed him. Other children intervened, throwing rocks at the man, causing him to let go of the boy and flee, according to investigators.
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July 1, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
EPIFANIO VELAZQUEZ thought the voice at the other end of the line was playing a cruel joke. "The owner of this phone just got hit by a truck," the mysterious caller said late June 22. But that's impossible, Velazquez thought: The number matched his brother Julio's cellphone. Velazquez demanded more details, but the caller hung up in a panic. A few hours later, he received another call. It wasn't a joke, although he wishes it were. His brother Julio Torres was lying in Temple University Hospital, grievously wounded after he was run down by a pickup truck while riding a bicycle in North Philly.
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 20, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A MAN WHO allegedly committed one rape in Kensington and attempted another in Logan on the same day earlier this month was apprehended last night, according to a spokesman from the U.S. Marshals Service. Manuel Cintron, 24, of 6th Street near Luzerne in Hunting Park, was taken into custody without incident at a house on Montour Street near Princeton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia's Burholme section, said Jim Burke, supervising deputy for the U.S. Marshals Service in Philadelphia.
NEWS
May 11, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are searching for a Hunting Park man suspected of abducting and sexually assaulting one woman and trying to do the same with another early May 1. Police identified the man as Manuel Cintron, 24, of the 4000 block of North Sixth Street. The first incident took place at 4:20 a.m., police said, when a man threatened a woman with a handgun at 12th and Ruscomb Streets in Logan. Police said he tried to force the woman into his car and parked at the corner, but she fought him off, ran to a SEPTA bus for help, and then told police of the incident.
NEWS
May 8, 2015
WHILE THERE are many challengers for at-large Council seats, only two district races are contested: the 7th, which includes Hunting Park, Feltonville, Frankford and Juniata Park, served by incumbent Maria Quinones-Sanchez; and the 2nd, which includes parts of Center City, South Philadelphia, and Southwest Philadelphia including Point Breeze and Grays Ferry, served by incumbent Kenyatta Johnson. Our endorsements: The 7th: Maria Quinones-Sanchez The full ugliness of the city's Democratic machine was on full display when party leaders in February bypassed one of City Council's more competent members and opted instead to back Manny Morales for the 7th District.
NEWS
April 29, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
A fluffy blanket, perhaps? Or a cuddly stuffed animal? No, when Pamela Dalton needed a baby-shower gift, she picked out a lovely Swedish snot-sucker for her new grandson. After all, she studies mucus for a living. Dalton, an olfactory researcher at Philadelphia's Monell Chemical Senses Center, is one of a group of scientists speaking Thursday night at an adults-only, cabaret-style event titled Gross Anatomy. Others will expound on earwax, urine, and feces - and how, ickiness aside, they play a vital role in human health.
SPORTS
February 14, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sean Clothier had built Little Flower's swim team from a six-person group sharing one cramped lane in a community pool into a title contender. But in the biggest moment in program history he forgot to check his math. The coach did not want to spoil the day for his swimmers, so only his staff heard the bad news: Little Flower was about to lose last season's District 12 championship by just three points. Clothier had been secretly tabulating the results after each race. The coach never actually heard the confirmation that he was wrong.
NEWS
January 29, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William R. Johnson, 86, of Drexel Hill, a retired manager for Radio Corp. of America in Camden, died Friday, Jan. 23, of pneumonia at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. For 35 years, Mr. Johnson worked in the broadcast systems division at RCA as a manufacturing administrator. "He was an accountant. He took care of their budget; he watched their money. He was the only non-engineer in the department. He really, really liked it," said daughter Susanne Davis. When General Electric bought RCA, he left that position but continued working part-time at St. Francis Country House in Darby Borough and Acro Display in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia.
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