March 7, 2014 |
A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY was jumped, assaulted and robbed by four teens who stole his sandwich and french fries Friday in Upper Darby, according to police. Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said yesterday that the 12-year-old victim, who is a "real nice neighborhood kid," was coming out of a convenience store on Long Lane near Clinton Road about 5 p.m. when four "morons" hit him, knocked him to the ground and "thumped" him. They stole the food, the only possessions the boy had on him, Chitwood said.
August 8, 2013 |
A LANCASTER man already charged with killing a mother and three young children while racing his car on Roosevelt Boulevard last month is now facing charges of impersonating a cop during a bizarre roadway incident in Lancaster County. Manheim Township police charged Khusen Akhmedov, 23, with impersonating a public servant and reckless driving on Monday stemming from a July 8 incident - about a week before the fatal crash. According to the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal , a criminal complaint says a woman told police that a man driving a silver Audi, with a Philadelphia Police Department sticker on the rear bumper, passed her twice driving at a high rate of speed.
October 5, 2012 |
ATEEN WAS KIDNAPPED by three men in Southwest Philadelphia last Friday and taken to an Upper Darby apartment where she was repeatedly raped over three days before escaping, police said on Thursday. "It's a heinous crime and a horrific time frame," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. The 15-year-old was walking to her father's house on Upland Street near 66th when three men in a dark Nissan Altima grabbed her about 11:15 p.m., Chitwood said. The men kept the girl's head down and drove around for about 30 minutes before taking her to an apartment, which police later discovered was on Long Lane near Baltimore Avenue, in Upper Darby, Chitwood said.
September 2, 2012 |
Two Delaware County men were among three men arrested in the killing of a Lancaster County man during a robbery and home invasion on Aug. 18 Brothers Kyle "Chunks" Wunder, 22, and Cody Wunder, 24, of Aston, and Stephen M. Harmer, 26, of Kirkwood, Lancaster County, were charged Wednesday with homicide, burglary, robbery, and conspiracy, and held without bail at Lancaster County Prison. Authorities say the trio plotted to rob the home of Douglas C. Herr, 62, in Drumore Township on Aug. 17 because they knew he had a safe containing $200,000.
September 1, 2012 |
Two Delaware County brothers are among three men who have been arrested in the murder of a Lancaster County man during a robbery and home invasion on Aug. 18. Kyle "Chunks" Wunder, 22, and Cody Wunder, 24, of Aston, and Stephen M. Harmer, 26, of Kirkwood, Lancaster County, were charged Wednesday with homicide, burglary, robbery, and conspiracy, and were being held without bail at Lancaster County Prison. Authorities say the trio plotted to rob the home of Douglas C. Herr, 62, in Drumore Township on Aug. 17 because they knew he had a safe containing $200,000.
June 16, 2010 |
Taaqi "Fame" Brown's bit of freedom came to an end with his surrender Tuesday amid questions about how the murder suspect - being held without bail, under a 22-hour a day lockdown, and wearing a special red prison jumpsuit that identified him as a high-risk inmate - was allowed to walk out the front door of the Delaware County prison. Brown, 21, of Philadelphia's Germantown section, got his walking papers late Monday at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Thornton and rode off in a black SUV with an unidentified woman, county officials said.
November 26, 2009 |
A tearful and apologetic Lansdowne woman was taken to the Delaware County jail yesterday, a day after she drove her car into three boys walking home from school in Upper Darby, hitting one so hard he was knocked out of his shoes. Two of the boys remained in critical condition yesterday, one of them a 12-year-old who was on a respirator and in a medically induced coma. Dawn Denise Snell, 42, of Hansell Road, was held with bail set at $1 million cash. She is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and a host of motor-vehicle counts including reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
October 7, 2008 |
A 24-year-old Upper Darby man, infuriated that a woman had honked at him in an intersection, pulled a gun on her and her 2-year-old daughter and said, "You're dead," police said yesterday. Deaone McNeal, of the 1600 block of Garrett Road, was arrested near his home Saturday after the victim called 911 from her car, Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. McNeal denied having a gun, but when police searched his vehicle, Chitwood said, they found a .45-caliber, semiautomatic pistol loaded with 16 hollow-point bullets.
August 5, 2008 |
John J. O'Neill, 86, who for the better part of 40 years practiced family medicine in Delaware County the old-fashioned way, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at his home in Havertown. Dr. O'Neill, who graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1949, practiced from an office on Long Lane in Upper Darby until he retired in 1991. From is the operative word, because Dr. O'Neill made house calls for years - sometimes 11 a day, his family said. His wife of 55 years, JoAnn, a former nurse at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital - where Dr. O'Neill served his internship and residency, and with which he remained affiliated until he retired - recalled dates that began with a house call, followed by dinner or a movie.
September 6, 2001 |
Upper Darby police officers investigating a slaying in which a West Philadelphia man was wrongly convicted did not overlook critical blood evidence, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office said yesterday. In a letter to attorneys for Richard C. Jackson, District Attorney Patrick L. Meehan said stains in the first-floor apartment at 422 Long Lane revealed "no trace of blood," as had been suggested by Jackson's attorneys. The Aug. 28 analysis by a state police crime scene specialist was conducted in response to a charge of gross negligence by attorney Michael J. Malloy, who is representing Jackson.