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April 20, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
Here's a chronology of the major new developments in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing. A suspect and a police officer are dead, and a continuing manhunt put Boston and many of its suburbs under shelter-in-place orders. Thursday, April 18 5 p.m. FBI released photographs of two men suspected in the bombing. 10 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Shots reported in Cambridge, Mass., as two men tried to rob a 7-Eleven. Soon afterward, an MIT campus police officer was found with multiple gunshot wounds in his vehicle.
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July 9, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer
State police continued their manhunt yesterday for John R. Huber of Lancaster County, who police said shot a neighbor to death Friday night after she complained that he was harassing her. Cpl. Michael Eldridge said police were continuing to maintain a 24-hour surveillance at the suspect's home and the Rapho Township home of the victim, Kimberly Cooper, 33. Authorities said they have alerted departments throughout central Pennsylvania and,...
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September 8, 2011
Bensalem manhunt ends in N. Philadelphia * 21st Street and Lehigh Avenue, North Philadelphia A 36-hour manhunt led police from Bensalem to Philadelphia yesterday to arrest Dennis Pipkin, 28, who allegedly assaulted and kidnapped his estranged wife with the help of another man, then sexually assaulted her in a Bensalem motel room on Sunday. Police said that Pipkin, of Feltonville, and the unidentified man attacked the woman while she was on her way to work. Pipkin held a stun gun and box cutter to the woman's body while he sexually assaulted her, police said.
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November 16, 2014 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eric Frein manhunt cost the state more than $11 million - and that's just for the Pennsylvania State Police alone, a state spokeswoman said Friday. The number does not include costs incurred by other agencies that helped with the search, such as the FBI and U.S. marshals, who ultimately caught Frein. The bulk of the state's $11 million went to personnel, including $6.8 million in overtime and $2.8 million in benefits, according to a breakdown provided by spokeswoman Maria Finn.
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March 1, 1986 | Special to The Inquirer
Two men were killed and a third was wounded yesterday in a Lancaster County mobile-home park, and the two men wanted in the shootings eluded a massive manhunt conducted by Pennsylvania and Maryland State Police. John Eric Ross, 19, and Wesley Charles Smyth, 26, were shot to death about 10:45 p.m. in Ross' mobile home at the Heritage Estates development on Route 222 in southern Lancaster County. Sgt. Edward Spewak of the Lancaster State Police Barracks said both had been shot in the upper torso with what he thought was a small-caliber automatic pistol.
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August 27, 2012 | By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police are searching for two men they said raped an 11-year-old girl Saturday in an abandoned property in the city's Belmont neighborhood. The alleged rape took place around 8:34 p.m. in the 4100 block of Cambridge Street. The girl was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, police said. The suspects are believed to be between the ages of 20 and 30, police said. Authorities encourage anyone with information on the incident to contact Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251.
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September 29, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
CANADENSIS, Pa. - The vibrant display of pumpkins, gourds, and mums sat outside the shop, where the aroma of hot apple cider filled the air. Temperatures flirted with 80, and trees were beginning to show off brilliant hues of red and orange. But something was missing: customers. "We should be busy, busy, busy," Elaine Bubb, owner of the Stonewall Garden Center, said Saturday morning. But tourists were largely avoiding the area as the manhunt for alleged state trooper killer Eric Frein entered its third week.
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May 6, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Bucks County man admitted Monday that he fabricated his claim of being accosted in Doylestown last December by a man who looked like mass killer Bradley Stone, a report that diverted police resources in the middle of a manhunt. Luke Sanderlin, 34, of Doylestown, pleaded guilty to counts of false alarm, false report, and reckless endangerment in a hearing before County Court Judge Rea Boylan. He faces up to eight years in prison. Wearing a yellow jumpsuit and green prison jacket, Sanderlin, who has been detained since his arrest, did not explain why he made the false report.
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December 25, 2011 | By Nathan Gorenstein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 25-year-old man was shot multiple times inside a Cheltenham Township home early Christmas Day, and died less than an hour later. Officers found the victim about 2 a.m. inside a home on the 1400 block of Beech Avenue in the Melrose Park section. He was transported to Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:26 a.m. Police said the victim, whose name has not been released, was a visitor at the home. The suspect in the shooting is still at large, and is described by police as a black male, armed with a semi-automatic handgun and wearing an Adidas sweatshirt.
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October 24, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER lmccrystal@phillynews.com 610-313-8116 @Lmccrystal
A day after the search for Eric Frein led authorities to search school buildings in Monroe County, Pa., students have returned to class. The Pocono Mountain School District resumed classes Wednesday as the manhunt continued nearby. Frein, charged with killing one state trooper and wounding another, may have been spotted near Pocono Mountain East High School on Friday and Monday, police said. Schools were closed Tuesday as state police and FBI teams searched all Pocono Mountain School District buildings on its campus in Swiftwater.
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January 10, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - The state police commander who helped lead the manhunt and capture of accused cop-killer Eric Frein has been demoted and stripped of his rank. Lt. Col. George Bivens, the public face of law enforcement during the grueling, weeks-long hunt for Frein in the Poconos in 2014, will "revert to the rank of major" and be reassigned to head the agency's Bureau of Gaming Enforcement, according to an email sent Friday morning to agency employees. State police spokeswoman Maria Finn confirmed that Bivens had been reassigned, but could not say why. Bivens, 53, of Cumberland County, was unavailable for comment.
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December 19, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, STAFF WRITER
Radnor Township Police on Thursday afternoon were still seeking help in identifying an armed robbery suspect who earlier in the day forced three schools and one college in the area into lockdown. On Thursday morning around 9:30 a.m., police said, a light-skinned black male of thin muscular build approached two men backing a car into a residential driveway along the 100 block of Pine Tree Road in Radnor. The suspect, described as between 5-foot-ten to 6 feet, brandished a gun and demanded money from the men before fleeing the scene, police said.
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May 6, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Bucks County man admitted Monday that he fabricated his claim of being accosted in Doylestown last December by a man who looked like mass killer Bradley Stone, a report that diverted police resources in the middle of a manhunt. Luke Sanderlin, 34, of Doylestown, pleaded guilty to counts of false alarm, false report, and reckless endangerment in a hearing before County Court Judge Rea Boylan. He faces up to eight years in prison. Wearing a yellow jumpsuit and green prison jacket, Sanderlin, who has been detained since his arrest, did not explain why he made the false report.
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December 21, 2014 | By Jason Laughlin and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Bucks County prosecutors on Friday charged a Doylestown man with falsely reporting a carjacking Monday night, diverting police attention and resources from the manhunt for alleged mass killer Bradley Stone. Luke Sanderlin, 34, faces charges of risking a catastrophe, recklessly endangering another person, and making false reports to law enforcement, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Friday. "We contend that he performed an enormous hoax that cost taxpayers a lot of money," Heckler said at a news conference Friday night.
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December 17, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Laura McCrystal, and Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writers
In one of the region's deadliest shooting rampages, an Iraq war veteran shot and killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives early Monday, terrorizing four upper Montgomery County communities and sparking a manhunt that continued deep into the night, officials said. The suspect, Bradley W. Stone, 35, of Pennsburg, had a "familial relationship" with all of the victims, officials said. Besides his ex-wife, he allegedly killed her mother, grandmother, sister, brother-in-law, and niece.
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November 16, 2014 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eric Frein manhunt cost the state more than $11 million - and that's just for the Pennsylvania State Police alone, a spokeswoman for the agency said Friday. The number does not include costs incurred by other agencies that helped with the search, such as the FBI and U.S. marshals, who ultimately caught Frein. The bulk of the state's $11 million went to personnel, including $6.8 million in overtime and $2.8 million in benefits, according to a breakdown spokeswoman Maria Finn provided.
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November 5, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal and Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pennsylvania State Police often taunted Eric Frein while he hid in the woods of the Poconos, telling reporters that he was a "coward" and that police were "not intimidated. " It turns out the accused killer of a state trooper may have read their comments on his laptop. Frein, who was on the run and seemingly off the grid for 48 days, told police after his capture Thursday that he often used his Lenovo ThinkPad to access wireless networks, according to search warrants. Police searched the abandoned airplane hangar where Frein was captured because he told his captors that his handgun and rifle were inside.
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November 2, 2014 | By Ben Finley and Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writers
CRESCO, Pa. - After school let out Friday, families in Barrett Township dashed for their garages, pulling out plastic severed heads, bloody-looking chains, and fake tombstones. Brandon Eden, 8, pulled on a flowing black cape for his vampire costume. His mother, Ashley, ran out to buy bags of KitKat bars, Reese's candy, and Jolly Ranchers. His father, James, hauled out an inflatable skeleton riding a horse for the front yard. For those in this small Poconos community, who lived a real-life horror story for nearly seven weeks, the last-minute celebration of Halloween was a welcome break.
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November 2, 2014 | By Ben Finley and Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writers
CANADENSIS, Pa. - Jon Markovsky won't have to carry a pistol to his son's school bus stop anymore. "Everything I did until I went to bed was with my gun, and even then, it was never where I couldn't grab it," Markovsky, a 32-year-old father of three, said. "My kids would say: 'Daddy, why do you have your gun on you?' I would say: 'It's because of Eric Frein.' " Across this stretch of the Poconos, residents are breathing a collective sigh of relief after Frein's capture Friday. Gone are the hundreds of rifle-toting state troopers, federal agents, and officers who for nearly seven weeks had walked through their yards and canvassed their community.
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