July 19, 1987 |
The Marple Democratic Association has nominated Fran Bicht, who has been active in local school programs, to replace Ernani Falcone as the party's candidate for Seventh Ward commissioner. Bicht, 40, of Cedar Grove Road, was nominated after Falcone withdrew because of illness. Bicht, a resident of the township for eight years, said Wednesday that her campaign would focus on development in the Seventh Ward, where much of the township's remaining large tracts of open land lie. She said she was particularly concerned about the D'Onofrio property on Cedar Grove Road, for which a 156-home development has been proposed.
April 19, 2000 |
A longtime township trash collector was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck Monday afternoon as he stepped from behind a trash truck. Robert Cronin, 58, of the 2200 block of West Chester Pike, walked into the path of the Nissan pickup in the 200 block of Warren Boulevard at 12:54 p.m., police officer Mark Garrity said. Garrity said the trash truck was idling on the wrong side of the street when Cronin headed across the street to pick up a pile of trash. The driver of the pickup, John Varner, 64, of Hamburg, Pa., was not charged, Garrity said.
November 3, 1995 |
A 33-year-old landscaping worker was ordered held for trial on sex-assault charges yesterday after a 15-year-old Marple girl described how he had first approached her in the neighborhood and later encountered her in a park, where he asked her to perform sexual acts on him. Joseph W. Ward Jr. of Marple was ordered to stand trial on charges of indecent assault, corruption of a minor, harassment and a number of lesser counts. The girl said that on Sept. 12, he grabbed at her while she was playing on a swing set in a park.
May 25, 1994 |
A 35-year-old man was found dead Monday night, still standing in front of the kitchen sink in his apartment, after he failed to show up for work and a co-worker came to look for him. Marple police said they believed Eric Mocker, a painter who lived alone in the Evergreen Club Apartments at 3041 West Chester Pike, bled to death from a wound he suffered accidentally. The wound extended down the center of the back of his head. After receiving the call from Mocker's co-worker about 7:15 p.m., police were at the scene for five hours before deciding that Mocker probably had fallen backward and hit his head on a cabinet while standing near the kitchen sink.
January 12, 2000 |
A 25-year-old man accused of raping an 88-year-old woman in her West Whiteland home and of sneaking into other women's homes to watch them as they slept was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison yesterday. Kevin E. Larkin of West Pikeland pleaded no contest to the charge that he raped the woman June 11. He pleaded guilty but mentally ill to burglary, indecent exposure and attempted aggravated indecent assault charges, receiving 30 years of supervised probation. "We are satisfied with the sentence," said Chester County Assistant District Attorney Christian Trowbridge.
May 31, 1996 |
A second man has been arrested on charges of having sex with an 11-year-old girl in Delaware County. Marple police yesterday charged Mickey Francis Nowery, 24, of the 1000 block of Lee Drive, Broomall, with rape, indecent assault, and corruption of a minor from an April 20 encounter with the girl, who is in sixth grade. On Wednesday, another man was charged with two counts of the same crimes from an incident on May 3. Police said in affidavits that they believe the girl agreed to have sex in both cases.
November 19, 2012 |
A child was run over by a car in Delaware County this afternoon. According to the Breaking News Service, the 7-year-old boy had a serious head injury and was flown to Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania about 1:30 p.m. The accident happened at Sproul and Langford roads in Marple. There were no reports of damage to the vehicle or the driver. A Delaware County emergency dispatcher said it's possible that the boy had fallen out of the vehicle, but Contact Jessica Parks at 610-313-8117 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
February 20, 1986 |
A 7-year-old girl from Broomall, Delaware County, who was abducted yesterday as she walked to school, has been located with her father in North Carolina, police said early today. Jennifer Patterson, who had been living with an aunt on Jill Road, was abducted by an unidentified man about 8:30 a.m. yesterday as she was walking to St. Pius X School on nearby Lawrence Road, police said. Marple police said they confirmed late last night that the girl was with her father, Bruce Patterson, 44, a building contractor from the Raleigh, N.C., area.
October 25, 1988 |
Kendall Lee Hatfield, the Southwest Philadelphia man accused of killing Lower Merion police Officer Edward M. Setzer, has expressed thoughts of committing suicide, his attorney said yesterday. "We may be dealing with a young man who is very tragically mentally ill," said the attorney, Joe O'Donnell. O'Donnell also said that Hatfield had told him he was coerced into signing a confession and that Philadelphia and Lower Merion police abused him after his arrest Oct. 13. "He said he did not tell his story to anyone," O'Donnell said as he stood outside the Narberth courtroom of District Justice Henry J. Schireson.
February 4, 1999 |
Police call him plenty of things - trickster, con man and flimflam artist, to name a few. But throughout his decade-long career of tricking cashiers in Montgomery, Chester and Delaware Counties into giving him too much change, the man has also managed to elude the law. He is suspected in dozens of flimflams, including two reported last Thursday in Tredyffrin, at Birds Exotic and Manhattan Bagel. "He did the same thing at both places," said Sgt. Joseph Carbo of the Tredyffrin Police Department.