February 7, 2016
A man who was found dead in an abandoned property in Kensington last Saturday has been identified by the city Medical Examiner's Office as Yevginey Dzuba, 26, of Philadelphia. Jeff Moran, spokesman for the office, said Friday the cause of death is still pending. Records from Temple's Fox School of Business show a Yevgeniy Dzuba attended the school in the spring and fall of 2012, majoring in entrepreneurship, spokesman Brandon Lausch said. Court records show that a Yevginey Dzuba with the same date of birth had pleaded guilty in August 2013 to charges of simple assault and reckless endangerment.
February 7, 2016 |
Police have identified the victims of three unrelated slayings in Philadelphia on Thursday. In the first case, someone shot Norman Scott Fletcher, 28, in his head and back about 1:30 p.m. on 100 W. Dauphin Street, police said. Fletcher. of the 4200 block of Palmetto Street, died at Temple University Hospital at 2:13 p.m. Another man, 20, remains in critical condition at Temple with gunshot wounds to his thigh and lower back. Police reported no suspects or motive. At 7:44 p.m., someone stabbed James Martin, 63, of the 5600 block of North 15th Street, in the head, neck and body several times in his home, police said.
January 20, 2016 |
More than two weeks after the skeletal remains of a woman were discovered in a Delaware County park, state police are pinning their hopes for identifying the body on three distinctive pieces of jewelry. Authorities on Monday released photographs of three rings believed to have belonged to the woman, whose remains were found Jan. 1 in Ridley Creek State Park by someone walking in the woods. The jewelry was recovered from inside the clothing of the woman, police said Monday. Described by police as "unique," all three rings appear to be yellow-gold, but worn over time.
January 19, 2016 |
Update: Police said John Brock, 32, has turned himself in and will face charges of murder, attempted murder and related offenses for the Sunday morning shooting at Station House shelter in North Philadelphia. Previous report: Police have identified the man who killed one shelter worker and wounded another early Sunday morning in North Philadelphia as John Brock, 32. Brock, who has 10 prior arrests on his record, remains on the run and is considered armed and dangerous.
January 8, 2016
The man whose body was found hanging in a West Chester park on Monday morning was a 56-year-old resident who lived nearby, police said Wednesday. William James Little lived half a mile from Marshall Square Park, where someone walking a dog found his body and called police around 6:50 a.m. Monday. The Chester County Coroner's Office has ruled his death a suicide. Shortly after police received the call, students arrived at the nearby Henderson High School for their first day back after the holiday break.
January 8, 2016 |
"I got a knife. I want to kill myself. I'm dangerous. " Police said that's what the caller told the dispatcher at the Delaware County 911 center. When three Upper Darby Township police officers arrived at the apartment complex on South Bishop Avenue about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, they found David Zollo, 54, who has a history of severe mental problems, holding the weapon. "Drop the knife, drop the knife," the officers yelled as Zollo came at them, police said. One officer fired a Taser, striking the six-foot, 250-pound man. When Zollo charged at them again, Steven Taylor, a 13-year veteran, and Michael O'Connor, who has been on the force for four years, opened fire 12 times, killing Zollo.
January 5, 2016
LAS VEGAS police have identified two officers who shot and killed a man holding a cellphone that was mistaken for a gun. Police said Sgt. Robert Bohanon, 37, and Officer Blake Walford, 27, are currently on routine administrative leave. The officers were assisting U.S. marshals in arresting 23-year-old Keith Childress Jr., who was convicted last month of multiple crimes in Arizona including armed robbery and aggravated assault. Police confronted him Thursday and ordered him to drop what they thought was a gun in his right hand.
December 19, 2015
Police on Thursday released the name of the 82-year-old Overbrook man who was stabbed to death during an argument - allegedly with his son - the day before. Police responding to a 3:24 p.m. call Wednesday found Solomon Gethers in a second-floor bedroom of his home on the 5700 block of Woodbine Avenue. Gethers, who had been stabbed in his left eye and behind his left ear, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police arrested the son, Victor Gethers, 29, and charged him with murder.
December 17, 2015 |
IN THIS SOCIAL-media era, in which a local cop's decision to shoot a citizen can go viral in hours, House Bill 1538 might seem anachronistic, as something that roaring public debates are made of. But the bill is popular in Harrisburg, and protesters - at least in the streets - have been all but nonexistent. The legislation, which has won the backing of police unions across the state, would shield the names of on-duty officers involved in shootings or the use of force while the incidents are being investigated.