March 31, 2014 |
A neighbor of City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez has been charged with breaking into her unoccupied rowhouse in North Philadelphia and then setting it ablaze during a burglary. Edwin Diana, 23, of the 2100 block of North Palethorp Street, lives less than two blocks from the councilwoman's rowhouse on the 2000 block of North Hancock Street. Police said Diana set the fire during an early-morning break-in Friday in which he made off with jewelry and electronics. He was taken into custody Saturday after detectives found some of the stolen jewelry in a pawnshop, and found some of the councilwoman's stolen possessions in his house, police said.
March 25, 2014 |
When a boy is raised by a father who helped pay the bills with gold from people's extracted teeth and their mailed-in jewelry, chances are he's going to have a knack for recognizing value. For Michael Zakroff, being adept at Internet research also helps. He's counting on both, along with financing from father Rick, a pioneer in the cash-for-gold trade, to build his new CashinMyBag.com venture into a thriving exchange for primarily designer handbags. Jimmy Choo shoes and other pricey heels are also welcome.
January 14, 2014 |
WHILE DeSean Jackson was down in Miami, someone hit an illicit jackpot burglarizing his South Philly house. It's not clear how much was taken from the Eagles' star wideout, but he offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can help solve the crime by tipping off police. Investigators on Saturday said that Jackson's mother had discovered on Friday night that his home on Pietro Way near Hartranft Street had been burglarized. Investigators believe the burglary happened earlier in the week, with a 9 mm handgun, more than $250,000 in cash and jewelry reported missing.
January 13, 2014 |
WHILE DeSean Jackson was down in Miami, someone hit an illicit jackpot burglarizing his South Philly house. It's not clear how much was taken from the Eagles' star wideout, but he's offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can help solve the crime by tipping off police. Investigators said Saturday that Jackson's mother had discovered Friday night that his home on Pietro Way near Hartranft Street had been burglarized. Investigators believe the burglary happened earlier in the week, with a 9 mm handgun, more than $250,000 in cash and jewelry reported missing.
October 18, 2013 |
THERE'S NO waffling about it. A Philadelphia rapper who, along with two of his friends, was robbed at gunpoint of $40,000 worth of jewelry inside a Waffle House in Atlanta late last month, doesn't want the cops to investigate. "There's no reason for the police to be involved," said rapper Louie V Gutta, whose real name is Vincent Lamar Robinson. "If I heard on the streets tomorrow who did it, I wouldn't go to the police. " Gutta, 25, a rapper, songwriter and producer who is signed to Meek Mill's Dream Chasers Records, was in Atlanta the last weekend of September for BET's Hip Hop Awards, according to his Twitter feed.
October 17, 2013 |
Benjamin C. Cope, 92, formerly of Newtown Square, a World War II veteran who with his wife operated a Delaware County jewelry store for many years, died Saturday, Oct. 12, at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, Pa. Mr. Cope was born in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, and after graduating from South Huntington Township High School moved to Lancaster County and became a watchmaker for the Hamilton Watch Co. Mr. Cope enlisted in the Marine Corps...
August 22, 2013 |
On the surface, Nydia Neubauer appeared to be living the high life in New Hope, writing checks for more than $100,000 for jewelry and agreeing to buy properties in Bucks County, as well as one in Rittenhouse Square for about $5 million. In fact, authorities say, it was all a fraud. Neubauer, 67, is now in the Bucks County jail, accused of financing her opulent impulses with faulty checks. She also scammed over several years under a variety of aliases, according to authorities and news reports.
July 28, 2013
IF YOU SHOP the rarefied jewelry departments of Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's or Nordstrom, you know the work of Ann King Lagos. Lagos, not the person, but the statement-making baubles she helped create for 20 years, can be seen shimmering in the gleaming cases of such upscale retailers. But then again, if you shop QVC, you probably know her creations, too. Her more midrange line of jewelry, Ann King, has been a fixture of the West Chester-based home-shopping channel since 2001. A couple of weeks ago, Moore College announced that King Lagos, who studied metalsmithing at Philadelphia College of Art, would receive its 2013 Visionary Woman Award (also winning this year: Moore-educated sculptor Kathy Butterly)
April 19, 2013 |
More than 350,000 pieces of trash were collected and tabulated last year during two massive clean-up efforts that spanned New Jersey's beaches, according to a new report . Categories include Cigar Tips, Fishing Bait Containers, Diapers, Buoys/Floats, Lights: Fluorescent Tubes, Condoms/Rubber Bands, Car Parts, Nails and Shoes/Sandals. But no valuable jewelry. One Blackberry. No bags of dope. And very little cash: A $5 bill, a $1 bill and a nickel. Seriously?
April 5, 2013
Carlos Boozer had 29 points and 18 rebounds, Nate Robinson made the go-ahead basket with 22 seconds left, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets, 92-90, Thursday night in Brooklyn. Bosh's home buglarized While Miami Heat star Chris Bosh was out celebrating his birthday at a Morocco-themed party complete with live camels, police said Thursday that thieves made off with about $340,000 in jewelry from the player's nearby home. Miami Beach police spokesman Bobby Hernandez said the department received a call about 12:30 a.m. after Bosh and his wife, Adrienne, returned from the party at a bayside Miami nightspot.