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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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November 21, 2014 | By Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writers
HARRISBURG - On Tuesday night, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane went on national television and said children were depicted in some of the images her office discovered when reviewing pornographic e-mails exchanged among state employees. Asked by a CNN reporter to describe the sexually explicit messages unearthed in the scandal, Kane said: "They are deplorable: hard-core, sometimes graphic, sometimes violent e-mails that had a string of videos and pictures depicting sometimes children, old women - some of them involved violent sexual acts against women.
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November 21, 2014 | By Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writer
A top financial officer at a Paoli brokerage firm stole $750,000 from the company, spending the money on high-end clothing from Bergdorf Goodman, a vacation in Mexico, and stays at luxury hotels, including New York's Waldorf Astoria. Tracey McShane, 40, of Chester County, was indicted Tuesday on federal charges of wire fraud and filing false tax returns in the theft from Pacer Financial Inc. McShane, who could not be reached for comment, was Pacer's director of financial operations, responsible for bookkeeping, general accounting, and overseeing the payroll.
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November 20, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Philadelphia police officer must face charges that he threatened a man with his city-issued handgun and used a racial epithet against him in South Philadelphia, a Municipal Court judge ruled Tuesday. Edward Sawicki III, 34, was ordered by Judge T. Francis Shields to stand trial on charges of making terroristic threats, simple assault, and possession of an instrument of crime in the Oct. 20, 2013, incident. According to authorities, Sawicki, a nine-year police veteran, was off duty when the car he was driving allegedly struck the knee of Lamar Fouse about 2:45 a.m. at Ninth and Wharton Streets.
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November 20, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
John J. Schilling Jr., who served as a Philadelphia police officer for 24 years, was the second generation of a three-generation family of police officers, his son, Ken, said. "His father was a police officer in Philly - John J. Sr. - in the traffic division," Ken Schilling said. John J. Jr. was a Philadelphia police officer from April 1956 to June 1980, a police spokeswoman said. Ken Schilling said he is a detective with the Egg Harbor Police Department and his brother, John, is "a sergeant first class in the New Jersey State Police.
NEWS
November 19, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission on Monday recommended that the city review why police officers fired from the department were frequently reinstated through arbitration. In 26 cases reviewed by the commission, officers were reinstated by arbitrators in 19 instances, according to the commission's annual report, made public Monday. "Arbitrations involving Philadelphia police officers, particularly those fired for serious misconduct, have been a source of frustration and public scrutiny for more than three decades," the report states.
NEWS
November 16, 2014 | By Dylan Purcell and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
In a split verdict, a former Philadelphia police officer was acquitted Friday of falsely imprisoning a man in Center City last year. Kevin Corcoran was also found not guilty on charges of official oppression, but the jury found him guilty of a misdemeanor charge of obstruction. Corcoran, who was a 10-year veteran, sat quietly in the courtroom in a dark-blue suit while jurors deliberated into the afternoon over charges that he handcuffed and improperly detained Roderick King of Lansdale, an Air Force veteran.
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November 16, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The cornerstone of the Union's strategy, owner Jay Sugarman said, is to internally develop their talent instead of buying it on the market. That strategy was strengthened Friday as the team announced the hiring of Rene Meulensteen as a consultant. Meulensteen, 50, will advise the Union on all soccer operations. The Dutchman spent 12 years with Manchester United and was most recently the manager of English club Fulham. He spent five years as an academy coach for United and will bring his experience with player development to the Union.
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November 14, 2014 | By Mike Newall and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
A former Philadelphia police officer accused of falsely imprisoning a man in Center City last year took the stand Thursday, giving a version of events that clashed with that of his accusers. In the second day of his trial on charges of false imprisonment, obstruction, and official oppression, Kevin Corcoran told a Common Pleas Court jury he stopped near the man and his friends only because he thought they had hailed him. Afterward, members of the group began provoking an altercation, he said.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Blank Rome L.L.P. said Tuesday it plans to open an office in Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 17 comprising 11 lawyers and seven support staff, reflecting growth in its litigation practice there. The firm said the new office will have capacity to expand to 20 lawyers. In addition to the planned Fort Lauderdale office, the firm has two other locations in Florida, in Tampa and Boca Raton. cmondics@phillynews.com 215-854-5957@cmondics
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November 12, 2014 | By Kelly Flynn, Inquirer Staff Writer
John W. Logan, 71, of Torresdale, a 23-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department and owner of Logan's Towing, died Friday, Nov. 7, of cancer. Mr. Logan, known as "Jack," grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and attended Abraham Lincoln High School. He worked at a factory before deciding to apply to the Police Academy. "He loved protecting, and he was really happy to go to the Police Academy," said his wife of 49 years, Joan. "He really embraced 'protect and serve.' " Mr. Logan worked in the Seventh, Eighth, and 39th Districts and the highway patrol, his wife said.
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