May 4, 2011
The Philadelphia Police Department will stage an emergency-preparedness drill Wednesday morning in Center City, officials said. The drill will start at 10:30 a.m. with police vehicles gathering at 22d Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, and then deploy across Center City with lights and sirens activated. The exercise should last about 90 minutes and not cause any traffic delays, police said. - Robert Moran
March 11, 2012
Pedro Rosado, 25, of Pennsauken, died after being shot leaving the VIP Latin Club in the city's Harrowgate section at 6 a.m. Sunday, Philadelphia police said. He was shot in the leg and prounounced dead at Temple University Hospital. Police said Rosado had been involved in a prior altercation at the club, but they reported no suspects. - Kathy Boccella
July 22, 2013 |
A 25-year-old man was killed Saturday morning when his vehicle, traveling in the wrong lane, struck an oncoming car, police said. Angelo Mills was killed just after 2:30 a.m. when he drove northbound in the southbound lane of the 4000 block of Aramingo Avenue, just north of where the road crosses the Frankford Creek from Port Richmond into Frankford, police said. Mills, of the 1600 block of Strahle Street in Rhawnhurst, was driving a 1996 Honda Civic when he hit a 2005 Buick LeSabre, which was then forced into a third vehicle.
February 23, 2014 |
A SPATE OF shootings in North Philly this week ended with arrests of nine people Thursday night. The trouble began about 1:05 a.m. Wednesday, when a 23-year-old man was wounded in the left leg and buttocks on Park Avenue near Somerset Street, said Capt. Michael Cram, commander of the 26th District. The injured man refused to cooperate with police, but was taken to a hospital, treated and released. Investigators found numerous shell casings at Park Avenue and Rush Street. About 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, police were called back to the same stretch of Park Avenue for a report of gunfire, and found 26 fired cartridge casings from 9mm handguns on the street.
October 25, 1991 |
The Philadelphia PGA assistant professional team won the Wilson Squire Cup matches Wednesday, 11-7, over the Central Counties chapter of the PGA at the Hershey Country Club. The event was made up of nine-hole match play competition at two-man scramble, alternate shot foursomes and four-ball better-ball-of-partners. Philadelphia prevailed 3 1/2-2 1/2 in the two-man scramble, 4-2 at alternate stroke and 3 1/2-2 1/2 in the better-ball-of-partners.
March 28, 2012
A 33-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot multiple times Tuesday night in the city's East Frankford section, police said. Around 8:20 p.m., the victim was shot in the face, chest, and buttocks in the 1800 block of Pear Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The victim was taken by his brother to Aria Health-Frankford Campus. A medic unit then transferred the victim to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus, which is equipped to handle critical gunshot cases. The brother was not cooperating with police, Small said.
January 19, 2012
The city's limits on campaign contributions have gone up, based on inflation in the Consumer Price Index over the last four years, the city Board of Ethics announced Wednesday at its monthly meeting. Effective Jan. 1, the limit on contributions by individual donors went from $2,600 a year to $2,900. The ceiling on donations by political action committees and business partnerships was raised from $10,600 annually to $11,500. The limits apply to contributions made to candidates for any city elected office.
January 9, 2013
A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Tuesday on charges that he assaulted his wife while off duty last week, the department said. James Timms, 41, allegedly had an altercation with his wife Jan. 2 in the 100 block of Manheim Street in the city's Germantown section. He was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses. Timms, a 16-year veteran of the force who was assigned to the 35th District, was suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss by Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey.
August 10, 2012
A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Thursday in Montgomery County and charged in an alleged scheme to bilk Comcast out of $2.4 million. Officer John Hoesle, a 15-year department veteran, was one of 23 people accused of participating in a scam to supply premium channels to customers who were not entitled to them, authorities said. Hoesle, 42, was charged with theft, criminal conspiracy, and related offenses. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said he would suspend Hoesle for 30 days with intent to dismiss.