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February 17, 2004 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For 5 1/2 years, police suspected that Andrew J. Giamboi had played a role in the disappearance and death of a 14-year-old West Whiteland girl. Investigators said yesterday that their hunch was confirmed Friday when Giamboi, 25, of Yonkers, N.Y., admitted he killed Sara Hindle, whose remains were found in a sewer near her home in the Indian King development in August 1999. Giamboi was charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault and taken to Chester County Prison. "This is a wonderful example of what can happen when you never give up," said Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll, speaking at a news conference with a dozen jubilant law-enforcement officials.
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February 16, 2012 | BY JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com215-854-5916
An Upper Darby man shot himself in the head at a Delaware County shooting range on Valentine's Day, authorities said, the second suicide there in six months. According to the Delaware County Office of the Medical Examiner, Isaiah James Jones, 25, shot himself in the bathroom of the Targetmaster Indoor Gun Range in Chadds Ford around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Pennsylvania State Police had not released any information on the incident as of last night. On Aug. 22, police said, a 22-year-old West Chester man killed himself at the gun range.
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March 23, 2004 | By Stephanie L. Arnold INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The number of methamphetamine labs uncovered by Pennsylvania State Police has nearly doubled each year for two years, and police say they are on track to find even more this year. From 2001 to 2003, state police uncovered 117 labs or meth-lab dump sites. In the first three months of this year, state police discovered 32 labs, half the number that was uncovered all of last year. "We're going to get slammed this year," said Sgt. Mike Rudda, head of the Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Lab Response Team.
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October 26, 2011
EASTON, Pa. - An expired car registration has landed a man back in prison after 25 years on the lam, police said. Alfred Libiano, 64, of Easton, who walked away from work release at the Northampton County Prison on May 9, 1986, was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police during a traffic stop in Monroe County. - AP  
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December 11, 1998 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
FOR THE CAUSE: More than 30 members of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union demonstrated yesterday at noon in front of the State Office building at Broad and Spring Garden streets. Pennsylvania State Police arrested 11 demonstrators for disorderly conduct. In the photo below, union leader Cheri Honkala (right) sits in a police van with another demonstrator before they were taken to the Belmont Barracks, where they were processed and released.
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August 1, 2007
Four women were arrested at two Chester County spas yesterday on charges of prostitution and criminal solicitation, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Arrested at Touch of Asia Spa, 421 E. Lincoln Highway, West Whiteland Township, were Gui Hua Fang, 32; Mei Hua Piao, 32; and Lian Hua Jin, 39, police said. Hak Im Pak, 49, was arrested at Sun Acupressure, 617 N. Pottstown Pike, Uwchlan Township, police said. Police closed the Touch of Asia Spa for code violations. Police said the arrests followed a seven-month investigation during which men from across the five-county region were seen patronizing the spas.
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December 3, 1991 | By Cheryl Squadrito, Special to The Inquirer
Twelve men were arrested - seven for alleged sexual offenses - in a late- night, undercover police sweep of a rest area off Interstate 95 in Delaware County over the weekend, Pennsylvania State Police said yesterday. Between 10 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday, officers raided the rest stop in Lower Chichester Township, just north of the Delaware border. The area, off northbound I-95, has been described by neighbors as a nuisance because of sexual activity there. A trooper who asked not to be identified said motorists had complained to PennDot after they were approached for sex in their cars and in the restrooms.
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December 10, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police have identified the woman found dead in a state park in Delaware County on Saturday, they said. The body of Teresa Cathy Mastracola, 44, of Millbourne, was found in an area of Ridley Creek State Park where police had been searching for a week, the Associated Press reported. Mastracola, known as an avid hiker and bicyclist who frequents the park, had been missing since Dec. 2. Police said they did not suspect foul play in her death. On Sunday, they were still searching for her car, a silver 2006 Mazda 6 with a black bike rack attached to the trunk.
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December 10, 2012 | Associated Press
Pennsylvania State Police have identified the woman found dead in a state park in Delaware County Saturday, they said. Teresa Cathy Mastracola, 44, of Millbourne, was found dead in Ridley Creek State Park on Saturday. The discovery was made in an area where police had been searching for a week for Mastracola, known as an avid hiker and bicyclist who frequents the park, the Associated Press reported. She had been missing since Dec. 2 and was last seen wearing hospital scrubs from her job. Police said they did not suspect foul play in her death.
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June 30, 2012 | Frank Kummer
Pennsylvania State Police have arrested a former member of a controversial Delaware County church for allegedly molesting four girls, now in their 30s, in various locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware during the 1980s. Richard Bellingham, 57, was charged Thursday with indecent assault and corruption of minors stemming from the incidents that took place between 1981 through 1988. Bellingham was arraigned in District Court, and held at Delaware County Prison on $100,000 cash bail.
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May 25, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Matthew Royer, the Montgomery County 21-year-old who disappeared late last week, has been found and is safe, Pennsylvania State Police said Thursday morning. While saying Royer had been "located unharmed," police declined to say where he had been found. "The family requests that the media not contact them nor reveal his location as they wish to consider this a private and closed matter," according to a State Police statement. Trooper Morgan Crummy, spokeswoman for the Skippack barracks, said the police had closed their investigation.
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May 22, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania state police suggested Monday that 21-year-old Matthew R. Royer, missing since leaving Rhode Island on Thursday, might have decided on his own to detour from returning to his Montgomery County home. "While it may be a voluntary move on Matthew's part, we are still expending all resources in this investigation to locate Matthew," said Trooper Morgan Crummy, a spokeswoman at the Skippack barracks. As that possibility took shape, his mother made a tearful plea for her son to contact his parents.
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May 5, 2013 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A car traveling the wrong way on the Blue Route early Friday collided with a minivan, killing both drivers and closing the highway for hours, disrupting part of the morning rush hour. An Oldsmobile Royale driven by a Philadelphia man was southbound in the northbound lanes of I-476 in Marple Township, Delaware County, shortly before 4 a.m., police said, when it plowed into a Chevrolet Venture minivan driven by Paul R. Wallendorf, 62, of Delaware. Pennsylvania state police identified the driver of the Oldsmobile as Kent Michael Gans, 50, of the city's Tacony section, where he was a member of an amateur pool league.
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April 27, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Episcopal Academy teacher arrested in the sexually abuse of boys at a Massachusetts summer camp told investigators that about 35 years ago, he molested one of his Episcopal students and admitted the incident to the head of the school, according to court documents obtained by The Inquirer. The former fourth-grade teacher, Richard Perkins Smith, 65, of Media, told police that at some point after his admission, he was removed from teaching but kept on as an Episcopal fund-raiser, according to a search warrant application filed in the case.
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April 18, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Bucks County couple and their two children died of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning Monday when the husband committed suicide by leaving his car running in the garage and the others were overcome by the fumes. According to Pennsylvania state police, troopers responded around 11:20 p.m. to find the four family members - identified as Gary Reitnauer, 59; his wife, Michele, 58; and daughters Kimberly, 16, and Jamie, 10 - inside a residence on Kumry Road in Milford Township. None could be revived, police said.
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April 5, 2013
Pennsylvania state police are investigating claims that a day-care facility in the Poconos abused children. The state Department of Public Welfare suspended the operating license of Just 4 Kids Daycare & Learning Center in Hamlin, Wayne County, after an investigation last month. Welfare Department investigators looked into allegations that day-care staff duct-taped a child's hands and feet to keep him still, forced a child to remain seated for hours because he would not eat, and used a witch statue to scare children into behaving, among other claims.
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April 1, 2013 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - First came the video of an upstate Republican legislator, taped before she entered politics. Dance music played as she sat at a table with a bong and what looked a lot like pot. She appeared ready to kiss a girl. Someone e-mailed the video to State Rep. Tarah Toohil's colleagues last fall when they were in session. A Democrat recalled hearing "strange, distinctive music" on the House floor. Then, just before Election Day, another anonymous video surfaced, urging Toohil to switch her stance on marijuana laws - lest the senders expose her "secrets.
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February 18, 2013
An 18-year-old Delaware woman was killed in Kennett Township early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash, Pennsylvania State Police said. Kristen Felkowski of Wilmington lost control of her 2005 BMW on a curve in the westbound lane of Old Kennett Road, east of Burnt Mill Road, and hit a tree at 6:15 a.m., police said. Felkowski was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A 16-year-old passenger from Scranton, Pa., was taken to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, police said.
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