January 16, 2015 |
A20-YEAR-OLD man who was shot in the face and chest on an Overbrook street corner Wednesday night died of his injuries yesterday, police said. The man - whose identity was not released - was at 65th Street and Lansdowne Avenue about 6 p.m. Wednesday when someone shot him once in the face and three times in the chest, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Several people called 9-1-1, and police found the man collapsed in front of a pizza shop into which he had tried to run after he was shot, Small said.
October 5, 2012 |
Three men allegedly abducted a teen girl from a Philadelphia street, and held her captive for days in Upper Darby while repeatedly sexually assaulting her, officials say. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood called the attack the 15-year-old girl, "brutal and heinous. " "These are sickos, there is no doubt about it," Chitwood said. Eddie A. Johnson, 37, of Philadelphia, and Alfred Kulah, 35, and Mortiman Kesselly, 41, both of Upper Darby were arraigned Tuesday in district court on charges of rape, sexual assault of a minor, and kidnapping to inflict terror or injury, among a long list of other similar charges.
November 4, 2011
Contractors were demolishing the interior of a vacant home on 63d Street near Lansdowne Avenue in Overbrook and stumbled across human remains Thursday afternoon, police said. "A skull rolled out from the debris, and they saw other pieces of human bones," Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division said. The remains were taken to the Medical Examiner's Office for further investigation, Walker said. Neighbors told police that squatters had been in and out of the home since 2005.
June 2, 2010
A second Camden resident was fatally shot in the city over the Memorial Day weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Eric Cabrera, 17, was shot several times early Monday outside Lansdowne Avenue and Pershing Street, said the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Camden police. Eric Laws, 31, was killed early Sunday outside the Crestbury Apartments on Park Drive, authorities said. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Camden County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Patricia Taulane at 856-225-8400 or Camden Police Detective Terrell Watkins at 856-757-7420.
August 17, 2009 |
When an Overbrook woman saw the man who sexually assaulted her Saturday morning back in her neighborhood that evening, she ran - not away from him but after him, police and neighbors said. "I seen this young girl running down the street after this guy and I heard her say 'He raped me! He raped me!' " resident Aaron Edwards recalled. Edwards, 31, was standing at the corner of 56th Street and Lansdowne Avenue and, along with several other residents, chased the suspect, identified by police as 19-year-old Jamil Harper, trapping him in an alley until officers arrived, he said.
May 21, 2009 |
Want a side dish of current events to go with that fresh asparagus or no-hormones milk in the old-fashioned glass jug? You can get all that at one of the region's many farmers markets. For those markets that do business only in warmer weather, this season's staggered openings began in early May and will continue through the summer months. In 2009, the markets are an unusual mix of greens - organic produce and wilted economic factors that are causing people to recalculate their budgets and their lifestyles.
May 16, 2008 |
Upper Darby police arrested three men yesterday and are looking for three others who they say kidnapped and beat a local man in an effort to find a big-time drug dealer operating independently of their gang. The men all belong to the Lansdowne Avenue, or "LA," gang of West Philadelphia, which is believed to be responsible for a drug-related double homicide in Upper Darby last month, Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. "They're all tattooed up [with] 'LA,' " Chitwood said.
November 6, 2006 |
They call themselves the Lemon Crew, the Scorpions, Tiny Rascals and 60 Lansdowne Crips, and there are dozens of others, laying claim to blocks and neighborhoods across the city. They are Philadelphia's gangs, and some are extraordinarily violent, contributing to the surge in shootings and murders engulfing the city. While officials debate the scope of the situation or even the definition of a gang, U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan is certain. "There is a gang problem," Meehan said.
December 31, 2004 |
There are no pricey boutiques or biker bars. But Lansdowne has more in common with artsy, gay-friendly New Hope in Bucks County than its own staid, blue-collar neighbors in Delaware County. Both are blue-state kind of towns. Lansdowne recently followed the lead of big cities such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, as well as tiny New Hope, in offering domestic-partner benefits to employees. It's the first municipality in Delaware County and only the fifth in the state to do so. It also joined a handful of other communities in banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
August 10, 2003 |
What do Camden, Merchantville and Lansdowne have in common? They are first-tier suburbs of Philadelphia. Such suburbs are defined as communities on the borders of older cities that predate World War II or sprang up in the postwar years. According to William H. Hudnut 3d, a senior fellow at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, none has appeared since the 1970s because, by then, the first tier was filled. "These are the places that developed first in time and first in location beyond the central city," Hudnut wrote in his new book, Halfway to Everywhere: A Portrait of America's First-Tier Suburbs (Urban Land Institute, $18.95)