September 20, 2016 |
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.
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.
September 19, 2016 |
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.
September 18, 2016 |
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.
September 17, 2016 |
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.
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.
September 12, 2016 |
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.
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.
September 8, 2016 |
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.
September 8, 2016 |
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.