December 6, 1993 |
Aggravated-assault charges have been filed against two township residents who were accused of stabbings in separate domestic disputes over the weekend. Joseph Church, 30, of the 1900 block of Ridley Mill Lane, is accused of stabbing his girlfriend in the neck, back and arms after allegedly beating her and throwing her down the stairs of their residence about 11 p.m. Saturday. The woman did not require hospital treatment. Church also was charged with simple assault, possession of prohibited offensive weapons, reckless endangerment, making terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct.
April 7, 1988 |
Three men have been charged with attempted murder after gunfire during which two children were wounded in what police described as a drug-related dispute in Darby Township. Police said they received a call at 12:54 p.m. last Thursday about a shooting in the 1200 block of Calcon Hook Drive in Darby Township. When they arrived, they found Dana Dowell, 8, of the 1500 block of Newlin Street, who was wounded in the mouth by shotgun pellets, and Tieyone Sargent, 13, who was wounded in the right leg. They were treated at the Fitzgerald Mercy Division of the Mercy Catholic Medical Center.
May 5, 1988 |
After witnesses for the prosecution failed to appear at a preliminary hearing, attempted-murder charges filed against three Darby Township men were dropped. "We are not ruling out collusion and intentional uncooperation by the witnesses," Assistant District Attorney John Whelan said in a telephone interview. He said the Delaware County District Attorney's Office might reinstate the charges. Lt. Robert Thompson of the Darby Township police said that one of the witnesses was related to two of the suspects and that others might be connected to the other man who was charged.
February 11, 1988 |
A Chester man sought in the Jan. 5 shooting of a 17-year-old Ridley Township youth surrendered to Springfield police about 11 a.m. Saturday, accompanied by his attorney. A warrant had been issued for the arrest of Steven Phillips, 20, of the first block of East 22d Street, in connection with the shooting of Charles Mincey, 17, of the 2500 block of Franklin Avenue, Secane, about 9 p.m., after a basketball game at Springfield High School. Mincey's left wrist and chest were grazed by the bullet from a small- caliber handgun.
September 20, 1996 |
A 23-year-old Lima man faces a preliminary hearing Tuesday after being arrested at Granite Run Mall this week with a loaded gun in his waistband, and three loaded handguns and about 200 rounds of ammunition in a duffel bag, state police said. Acting on a tip, a half-dozen state troopers arrested Derek Harry Dugdale of the 200 block of Hunter Street without incident at 2 p.m. Tuesday by the Pocket Change Arcade, state police said. The informant told police that Dugdale would be at the mall with stolen handguns, state police said.
August 8, 1995 |
A 12-year-old Willow Grove boy will face a judge within 10 days on charges that he tried to rape a 94-year-old woman in her home last week. At his detention hearing yesterday in Abington, it was determined that the boy would be held at the Montgomery County Youth Center until his hearing, said James Reustle, deputy chief of Montgomery County Juvenile Probation. A detention hearing is akin to an adult arraignment, where all the charges are formally read. Reustle said that the boy would probably be psychologically tested.
April 27, 1989 |
A police disclosure last week that several Great Valley High School students had purchased homemade grenade bombs from a Chester County man has jolted school administrators. "This is obviously a very serious event," principal Adele Corbett said in an interview Tuesday. "We don't want to see anything further happen and we hope to use it as a learning experience for all the students in the building. " Tomorrow a portion of all first-period classes at the school will be used to discuss the bombs.
January 23, 1995 |
Police have charged Jamar D. Cosby, 18, of the 300 block of Rose Street, Chester, with attempted homicide after he allegedly shot two people here early Saturday morning. A 17-year-old boy is also in custody in connection with the shootings. According to an affidavit filed by Ridley Township police, the incident took place about 4:40 a.m. in the 1600 block of Constitution Avenue. Police responding to a report of a shooting found Courtney Etchison of Philadelphia shot in the upper right arm, and Dawn Chavis of Woodlyn shot in the lower right arm. Both were treated at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and released.
July 17, 1996 |
Some people should learn from their past. Christopher Keown, police said, should bear this thought in mind. Police said that on June 24, Keown, 18, who has no known address, stole a car from a relative's house on Eighth Avenue after burglarizing the home to get the keys. Two weeks later, he and his friend Benny Wheatley, 21, address unknown, traveled to Atlantic City, where they were arrested in the stolen car. After the men were charged with receiving stolen property and drug violations, they were released, borough police said.
May 17, 1990 |
Charges of attempted murder and driving under the influence have been filed against a Sharon Hill motorcyclist accused of grabbing a Darby Township police officer's gun and pointing it in his face. An affidavit filed by police gave this account: Bryan Keith Wilkins, 28, of the 1200 block of Tribbit Avenue, was operating his Kawasaki motorcycle recklessly and refused to stop when police signaled him to do so in the 900 block of Hook Road at 12:32 a.m. Saturday. He drove off at a high rate of speed and crashed at 84th and Bartram Avenues.