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July 17, 1998 | By George Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A federal magistrate judge set stringent bail conditions yesterday for a SEPTA police officer charged by New York authorities in a hostage-taking robbery allegedly orchestrated by Russian mobsters. Authorities allege that furs, jewelry and Rolex watches were taken during a home break-in in Brooklyn on May 13 and that the victims were later forced to pay an additional $40,000 in cash. The victims, identified only as the owners of a New York business, were gagged, handcuffed and had their faces covered with ski caps by two men who entered their home posing as police officers, according to a criminal complaint filed last week.
NEWS
January 5, 1992 | By Vyola P. Willson, Special to The Inquirer
Arthur E. McKeown, president of McKeown Construction Co. of West Chester, has been elected president of the 400-member Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties for 1992. He has been in the construction business for 20 years and serves as a director of the Pennsylvania Builders Association and the National Association for Home Builders. Raymond Iacobucci of Glen Mills has been elected treasurer. He is a principal of the Iacobucci Organization, a single- and multi-family home construction company.
NEWS
February 13, 1986 | By Ruth Tallmadge, Special to The Inquirer
The Willistown Board of Supervisors has honored township police Officer Kenneth "Skip" Elder, 33, with the 1985 Officer of the Year award. Elder was chosen for the honor by his fellow police officers. The award and an accompanying check were presented to him at Tuesday's meeting of the supervisors. Police Chief Robert Valyo said the award was presented to the officer "who displayed the most outstanding performance of his duties for the year. " Valyo said Elder "is self-motivated and does follow-ups himself.
NEWS
August 17, 1989 | By Jeff McGaw, Special to The Inquirer
The Hatboro Civil Service Commission heard three hours of testimony by prosecution witnesses during a closed hearing Monday night as the panel considers the fate of a former Hatboro police officer, according to borough solicitor Andrian Meyer. The ex-officer, Robert A. Ottey Jr., was accused of improper conduct and dismissed from the police force. He is appealing his dismissal. Ottey was arrested in January and charged with drunken driving after his pickup truck struck two parked cars and rolled over.
NEWS
December 11, 1990 | By Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
An off-duty correctional officer was arrested last night after he allegedly pistol-whipped a Frankford man near the victim's house, police said. Jose Negron, 26, was on Frankford Avenue near Fillmore Street about 7 p.m. when he was attacked by the officer, Timothy Wilson, 33, police said. The altercation apparently grew out of a conflict between the two men about a month ago. Police said Negron, of Fillmore Street near Frankford Avenue, was struck at least twice on the head with a handgun during the incident.
NEWS
October 5, 1989 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
If a rule isn't written, can anyone follow it? It depends on whom you talk to in Jenkintown. The lines were drawn during a Jenkintown Civil Service Commission hearing Tuesday for officer John Capresecco, who was demoted from sergeant by the Borough Council because he failed to report to Police Chief James Lavin that his service revolver had been fired and that he had lost his identification card and personal badge. Capresecco appealed the demotion to the commission. After three hours of testimony from him and other police officials, the three-member commission said it would send its decision by mail to the officer and borough in 30 days.
NEWS
May 24, 1987
Under a rainy sky, the casket of Pennsauken Patrolman William Brey is carried to a grave at Bethel Memorial Park. Brey, 32, was stabbed to death May 15 while answering a complaint about rowdy teenagers. Steven Amos, 17, of Pennsauken, has been charged with killing Brey, who wounded Amos and fatally shot Amos' brother, Richard, 15, before dying. Hundreds of police officers attended the funeral Wednesday in Cherry Hill.
NEWS
February 6, 1993 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On the day after Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Neal said that a sergeant who faces manslaughter charges would be dismissed, officials learned that the officer apparently will retire before that can occur. Neal said Thursday that Sgt. Anthony Brasten would be given a notice of intention to suspend for 30 days with the intention of dismissal. Yesterday, however, police officials learned that Brasten's attorney, Mark Gottlieb, "has indicated that his client wishes to exercise his right to retire, and we will permit it," said Sgt. R.E. Theresa Young, police spokeswoman.
NEWS
October 28, 1987 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Philadelphia police officer was charged with murder yesterday after the death of a man he allegedly had beaten unconscious while off-duty nearly six months ago. Detectives said that the former officer, Oscar Coor, 41, who was fired as a result of the incident, surrendered yesterday afternoon to homicide detectives at the office of his attorney in Center City. Coor, of the 5800 block of Pentridge Street in Southwest Philadelphia, had been charged with simple and aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in the case.
NEWS
June 29, 1989 | By Joshua Klein, Special to The Inquirer
Development has spread throughout Willistown Township, making it difficult for the 12-man police force to patrol its entire jurisdiction. To help alleviate that problem, Robert Klinger was sworn in Tuesday night at the supervisors' meeting as the township's 13th officer. "With the growth that has taken place and increasing requests for service we felt for some time we could stand to hire an additional man," Police Chief Charles Bennett said. He said his officers had concentrated their patrols in the north and northeast portions of the township, but development in the middle and southern ends had forced more spread-out coverage.
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NEWS
January 30, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
Mary McDaniel, a city staff attorney for three years, will be chief ethics officer to City Council. Council approved the appointment in a resolution passed Thursday. The title does not come with a raise for McDaniel, who makes $87,975 a year. "One of the things we want to make sure is that individuals that work for City Council understand all the rules and laws," Council President Darrell L. Clarke said. Clarke said McDaniel would work as a conduit between Council and the city's chief integrity officer.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
Maybe the third time will be the charm for the place we've grown used to calling University City. Originally an African American neighborhood known as Black Bottom, the portion between Market Street and Lancaster Avenue was a tight mesh of rowhouses and small businesses until the early 1960s, when it was leveled to provide growing room for Penn and Drexel. As a token, the city set aside a full block on 36th Street to build a cutting-edge, science high school. It lasted all of 33 years.
NEWS
January 30, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
After Joseph E. Leipert retired as a Philadelphia police detective lieutenant in the late 1980s, his investigative work was not done. Until the early 2000s, Mr. Leipert worked for the office of the Montgomery County district attorney. "He was basically investigating attorneys who had complaints filed by citizens," Mr. Leipert's son David said. "Most would involve taking money and never doing work. " Mr. Leipert liked the job because it got personal, his son said. "He would always try to get some of the money back, instead of just filing charges.
NEWS
January 30, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
Police Officer Jesse Hartnett, his left arm encased in a cast with metal pins protruding, shook hands with his good hand as well-wishers lined up throughout the FOP lodge Thursday night. Behind him, union officials hoisted a sign that read: "There's a lot of heart in Hartnett. " "He's in good spirits - a real trouper," said Commissioner Richard Ross, who was stationed behind Hartnett's chair in the banquet hall at the Fraternal Order of Police's headquarters in the Far Northeast.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2016
Rank/Title/Studio Last Week   Total    Weeks Out   Per Location    1. The Revenant (Fox) $16.0   $119.2   5   $4,314    2. Star Wars (Disney) 14.1   879.1   6   $4,184    3. Ride Along 2 (Universal) 12.5   58.6   2   $3,902    4. Dirty Grandpa (Lionsgate) 11.1   11.1   1   $3,816    5. The Boy (STX Entertainment) 10.8   10.8   1   $4,035    6. The 5th Wave (Sony) 10.3   10.3   1   $3,551    7. 13 Hours (Paramount)
NEWS
January 24, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
Police Officer Jesse Hartnett was released from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center on Friday, 15 days after he was seriously injured when he was ambushed and shot in West Philadelphia by a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State. Hartnett, who suffered three gunshot wounds to his left arm, has undergone several surgeries but was cleared to return home Friday. It remained unclear, however, when he will return to work. "He's healthy enough to be home and spend time with his family, but he still has a long road ahead of him for recovery," said Officer Christine O'Brien, a Police Department spokeswoman.
BUSINESS
January 23, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
David F. Simon, longtime chief legal officer at the former Jefferson Health System, has been named to the same job at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, the medical school on City Avenue said Thursday. Less than a year ago, Simon joined Elliott Greenleaf, a Blue Bell law firm, as senior shareholder and co-chairman of the firm's executive committee. His last day at the firm is Jan. 29, PCOM said. Jay Feldstein, PCOM's president, and Simon know each other from working together at the former US Health Care.
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
Police in New York have taken into custody a man who an anonymous tipster said was planning to kill officers there and in Philadelphia. The tip, however, has not been verified, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said Wednesday. His department, Ross said, was working with the New York Police Department and federal authorities on the case. The man has not been charged. Thomas Galati, chief of the NYPD Intelligence Bureau, said at a news conference earlier Wednesday that his department had first received news of a possible threat to officers from the Philadelphia police.
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Brandywine Realty Trust and Realen Properties Inc. are selling the 1000 Chesterbrook Boulevard office building, which they own as a joint venture, Douglas Rodio, a managing director at real estate services firm JLL, said Wednesday. The 172,327-square-foot, three-story building in Berwyn is 92 percent leased, with tenants including National Penn Bank and Wells Fargo, according to Rodio, a member of the JLL team marketing the property. Recent property sales by Brandywine include the IRS facility in the former 30th Street Main Post Office and the Laurel Corporate Center in South Jersey.
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Staff Writer
HANDS OFF the intern! That's the gist of one of the provisions of a new anti-fraternization policy put into place this month in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. The two-page policy, implemented by Chief Integrity Officer Kathleen Martin, outlines an array of possible relationships that are now forbidden - save a few caveats. According to a copy of the policy obtained by the Daily News, intimate or sexual relationships are forbidden between a superior and a subordinate, an assistant district attorney and an intern, and job applicants and anyone who has a hand in making hires.
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