February 23, 2010 |
In a low but unwavering voice, a 15-year-old girl from Downingtown High School West yesterday described a sexual encounter she said she had with the school's 24-year-old janitor. The testimony came during a preliminary hearing for Joseph C. Nicholson, a former quarterback and a 2004 graduate of the school, who was held for trial on charges that include aggravated indecent assault, statutory sexual assault, and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. The sophomore was the only witness presented by Chester County Assistant District Attorney Christin Kubacke.
September 3, 2009 |
A Phillies World Series ring that disappeared after it was left in a ballpark bathroom this week has been recovered, police said yesterday. A stadium janitor was arrested yesterday and charged with theft, accused of pocketing the ring after finding it Monday in the restroom, said Capt. Laurence Nodiff of the South Detective Division. Police said Anthony Mobley, 53, of Yeadon, who works for a subcontractor that cleans Citizens Bank Park, took officers to where he had hidden the ring: in a closet in another stadium bathroom.
March 13, 2016 |
At the airport, passengers are warned, never leave your personal belongings unattended. A Republic Airlines pilot evidently didn't heed that advice and left his gun in an unattended bag in a men's restroom at Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday morning, police said. Five minutes after he left the restroom about 9 a.m., he realized he had left his satchel, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan said. When the pilot returned to the restroom, his bag wasn't there.
January 29, 1999 |
The scheme worked like this: a manager of a Middletown telemarketing firm forced a janitor to overcharge the company for cleaning services and then give the manager the excess pay in a wad of cash each month. If the janitor did not play by these rules, James Edward McCarthy told him, he would lose his job. But after taking $17,900 during a 21-month period, McCarthy did not know the janitor had reported the scam and was wearing a police wire when he delivered a payment in September.
March 18, 1995 |
A janitor at Larchmont Elementary School in Mount Laurel has been charged with selling cocaine to an undercover police officer on school property, Burlington County authorities said yesterday. Charles A. Williams, 37, of the 400 block of Blaine Avenue, Berlin Township, was charged Thursday with possession and distribution of cocaine within a school zone, possession of cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute. Williams was arrested outside the school, on Larchmont Boulevard in the east end of the township, as he reported to work, said Sgt. Jack Smith, spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.
September 23, 1988 |
A janitor at a North Philadelphia lounge has been ordered to stand trial in the killing of a 25-year-old man he described as "a troublemaker. " William Byrd, 65, a retired trucker, of Sartain Street near Huntingdon, yesterday was freed on $5,000 bail following a preliminary hearing before Municipal Judge Meyer C. Rose. Byrd was held on murder and weapons charges. Assistant District Attorney Joseph McGettigan said Byrd stabbed his neighbor, Chauncey Reaves, inside a bar at 12th and Huntingdon streets, Aug. 22. The victim died a short time later after running outside.
February 12, 2004 |
An outbreak of meningococcal infection in Bryn Athyn has killed one man and sent a student to the hospital. A 32-year-old man who worked as a part-time night janitor at the Bryn Athyn Church Elementary School died from the bacterial infection on Jan. 15, Montgomery County Health Department officials said yesterday. The victim in the second case, a 16-year-old boy in the 10th grade of the Academy of the New Church High School, was admitted to Abington Memorial Hospital yesterday.
February 9, 2010 |
A former Downingtown West High School quarterback who was working as a custodian at his alma mater has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female student. Joseph C. Nicholson, 24, of Downingtown, was arrested Friday and charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and related offenses, Police Chief James R. McGowan 3d said yesterday. Nicholson's attorney, John Lachall, did not return phone calls seeking comment. McGowan said Nicholson, who was jailed after failing to post $75,000 cash bail, resigned last Tuesday from the high school janitorial job. Patricia C. McGlone, spokeswoman for the Downingtown Area School District, said the district suspended Nicholson with pay Jan. 25 after learning "there was merit" to an allegation the school had received four days earlier and had relayed to police and the girl's parents.
March 17, 2016 |
Police have identified the janitor accused of stealing a pilot's bag containing a gun that was left in a men's restroom at Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday. Victor Sheard, 31, of the 2000 block of Sigel Street in South Philadelphia, has been charged with theft, receiving stolen property and carrying a firearm without a license. He is accused of taking a bag left unattended by a Republic Airlines pilot in a men's restroom between the A and B terminals. Sheard, who posted bail Monday, faces a March 29 preliminary hearing.