May 2, 2003 |
George Mills was charged in Superior Court yesterday with the murder of Karen Leitenberger, but no details were given about their relationship or why police believe he wanted her dead. Mills, 64, a Navy veteran, is the commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2245 in his hometown of Maple Shade, where Leitenberger worked as a bartender until she quit last week. He was arrested Wednesday morning after police received a call from his Elm Street housemate. The housemate told police Mills said that he had killed his girlfriend in her Cinnaminson home and then had left to return to the housemate's residence.
November 20, 1999 |
Sixteen-year-old David Ricca sat on the witness stand yesterday and recounted the moment when a truck driven by a woman who police say is a habitual drunken driver plowed into him and his close friend, Mark Shreck. The impact was sudden and unforeseen, Ricca said. It wasn't until he was lying on an emergency-room table that Ricca finally understood the collision's severity: Shreck, 16, his buddy and schoolmate, was dead. "I was laying in the emergency room . . . and [Mark's death]
July 1, 2000 |
Police were searching yesterday for a pickup truck driver who abducted a 7-year-old girl from her block Wednesday evening in Northeast Philadelphia and drove her to an isolated Somerton Street where she escaped unharmed. Investigators said that had the child not gotten away, she could have been in dire circumstances. "There was no sexual assault," said Capt. Joseph Mooney, commander of the Special Victims Unit. Mooney called a news conference yesterday to alert Northeast Philadelphia residents of the incident and to provide a detailed description of the suspect.
January 21, 2002 |
In what appeared to be the only fatality related to the area's weekend snowstorm, Gloucester County police said a 39-year-old Deptford man was killed Saturday in a head-on collision between a snowmobile and a pickup truck in Deptford. Police said Thomas Flood, 39, of Deptford, who was traveling east in his snowmobile on County House Road, died after it collided with a pickup driven by Gary Heath, 42, also of Deptford. Dianna Reed-Rolando, spokeswoman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, said it was not known whether Flood had the proper permit required to drive a snowmobile on public roads.
April 11, 2000 |
The tale of the tape may spell doom for John Denofa's claim of innocence in the death of exotic dancer Rachel "Roxanne" Siani. Denofa can be seen on a videotape from a Turnpike Bridge toll booth early on the morning of March 29, according to a Pennsylvania law enforcement source. Siani is on the tape too, the source said. She's already dead. "He threw her in the back of the truck," the source told the Daily News yesterday. "You can see her plain as day. She's not covered or wrapped up. " Denofa, 35, is driving the open-bed pickup, the source said.
January 14, 2010 |
An off-duty Philadelphia Highway Patrol officer died last night after a one-vehicle crash on Kelly Drive near the Girard Street Bridge. The officer suffered a gunshot wound to the head, a police source said. The wound appeared to have been self-inflicted. A handgun was found inside his red 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck, the source said. Police said the 53-year-old officer, whose name was not released, was inside his truck when it crashed into a tree near Brewery Hill Road around 9 p.m. The truck then ended up against a bridge support.
June 28, 2000 |
A 39-year-old Chalfont man was killed yesterday when the pickup truck he was driving crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a sport-utility vehicle on Route 309, police said. Peter Baranowski was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the 5:13 a.m. accident, which closed a stretch of Route 309 through the morning rush hour. Police said Baranowski's truck crossed from the northbound lanes to the southbound lanes and struck a Ford Explorer driven by Donna Crouch, 46, of Telford.
October 30, 2000 |
A 6-year-old girl watching her sister play softball was run over by a pickup truck yesterday afternoon after the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle while trying to find a parking space. Nina Diamond of Berwyn was airlifted from the "Field of Dreams" complex off Howellville Road to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She had no serious injuries from the accident, said Tom Toscani, president of the Berwyn-Paoli Little League. The driver, whom police declined to identify, was taken to Paoli Memorial Hospital.
May 25, 2000 |
The driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed a boy Saturday night had previously crashed a pickup in Chester after attempting a drug buy and then speeding away, according to a police affidavit. Residents of the area where 11-year-old William Morales was killed while waiting outside a friend's home say the driver, Lisa D. Conley, was also known in their drug-plagued neighborhood as a frequent visitor. The neighborhoods where the accidents occurred are near Highland Avenue, about 10 blocks apart, and are known for street-corner drug selling.
April 29, 1998 |
A school bus slammed into a pickup truck early yesterday in an accident that left one man dead and seven people injured. State police at Embreeville identified the dead man as Michael Orrs, 18, of Elverson. He was driving a 1984 Datsun pickup truck with his friend Matthew Pusch, of Pottstown, to school at the Center for Arts and Technology Pickering Campus in Phoenixville when the accident took place at Route 23 and Coventryville Road. Pusch and six Methacton High School students received minor injuries in the crash.