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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
September 20, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A teenager fired three shots at a police officer Saturday night in South Philadelphia, just one day after two officers were injured by gunfire in a mass shooting in West Philadelphia. The officer in Saturday night's shooting was not hit by the gunfire, and police said they were able to apprehend the suspect without firing a single shot. According to authorities, the officer was on patrol around 11:45 p.m. on the 800 block of South Street, a busy entertainment and shopping district, when the officer noticed the strong smell of marijuana as a group of people passed him. When the officer tried to get the attention of those in the group, one of the men ran east on South Street and then north on nearby Darien Street, police said.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2016
Securities trades recently reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission by officers, directors, and principal shareholders of corporations based or having sizable employment in the Philadelphia area. Titles are as reported to the SEC. Amerisourcebergen Corp. Kathy Habecker Gaddes , officer, sold 681 shares at $88.15 on Sept. 7, and now directly holds 1,022 shares. Aqua America Inc. Richard H. Glanton , director, sold 330 shares at $31.10 on Sept. 8, and now directly holds 9,233 shares.
NEWS
September 19, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
Sylvia Young has never been known to not help someone in need. When a Philadelphia police officer's daughter died in 2001 and he didn't have enough money to pay for her funeral, Young, a rookie, called on her closest friends from the force to brainstorm how to raise funds for the services. Four years later, when Philadelphia Officer Hasan Long was gunned down, Young and those same friends - by then, dubbed the "Ladies of the 14th District" - hosted a picnic, sold tickets, and donated the money to Long's family.
NEWS
September 18, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
A sheep on the loose in Haddonfield had kept police busy for days, with residents calling to report appearances of the animal, and officers trying - unsuccessfully - to catch it. That is, until Friday. A resident's tip brought police and an animal-control officer from Winslow Township - which has tranquilizer guns, unlike Haddonfield's animal-control unit - to a wooded area near the 800 block of Edge Park Drive. The animal-control officer searched the woods. Then, upon seeing the sheep around 1:30 p.m., the officer shot the tranquilizer from about 30 yards, according to Haddonfield Police Lt. Jason Cutler, who was also present.
NEWS
September 17, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
An Atlantic City police officer who was shot in the head as he responded to a robbery outside a casino Sept. 3 left the hospital Thursday afternoon to applause from dozens of officers and other rescue personnel. Joshlee Vadell, 29, an expectant father, gave a thumbs-up, saluted, and waved as he was carried out of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center on a stretcher and placed into an ambulance. Police said he was headed to a rehabilitation center. On Sept. 8, the department posted on its Facebook page that Vadell's ventilator had been removed and he was sitting up and talking.
NEWS
September 14, 2016
Police on Monday identified two officers involved in an exchange of gunfire with a man who allegedly shot at them in West Philadelphia last week. Officers Anthony Panichelli and Jude McKenna, both three-year veterans of the force, were responding to a domestic incident Friday afternoon at a residence in the 200 block of South Millick Street when 24-year-old Kadeem Nelson allegedly shot at them from inside the home. One of the shots hit Nelson's 28-year-old sister in the right forearm.
NEWS
September 12, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A Delaware County police officer who was shot seven times in June returned to work Friday. Folcroft Officer Christopher Dorman's injuries included a gunshot to the face as he responded to a report of an alleged drug deal about 10 a.m. June 24 on the 1500 block of Elmwood Avenue. The 25-year-old officer underwent multiple surgeries at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. He was released from the hospital after three days. "I'm not very good at sitting around, so sitting at my house watching TV was kind of boring," he told 6ABC on Friday.
NEWS
September 10, 2016
ISSUE | TATTOO A show of pride, not prejudice The Philadelphia police officer with his ancestry proudly tattooed on his arm has undergone fierce negative publicity after being mistakenly linked to the greatest horror of the last century ("Officer's tattoo assailed," Sept. 2). The eagle depicted on Officer Ian Lichterman's arm was described as "an apparent Nazi-style tattoo. " The Nazi-era German eagle bore a swastika; I did not see a swastika in the photo of the tattoo. The eagle has been a symbol of Germany dating to Charlemagne in 800. The word "Fatherland" is ingrained in the German culture, which I learned two years retiring from the Philadelphia Police Department.
NEWS
September 8, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - After serving as the state's top law enforcement official for a mere two weeks, Bruce L. Castor Jr. will leave the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office at the end of the week, state officials said Tuesday. Castor, a former Montgomery County district attorney and commissioner, was hired by then-Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane last spring, and was quickly promoted to be her second-in-command. He became the agency's leader after Kane resigned last month following her conviction on perjury and other charges stemming from abusing her office.
NEWS
September 8, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
The FBI's Philadelphia office has a new chief. The agency said Michael Harpster, an FBI veteran of nearly two decades, has been appointed as special agent in charge of the Philadelphia division. Harpster, who joined the FBI in 1997, was most recently special agent in charge of the New York field office's criminal division. Throughout his FBI career, he has held leadership positions in Newark, N.J., and the counterterrorism and criminal investigation divisions, the agency said.
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