May 12, 2012 |
By Darran Simon INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Authorities are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two men spotted returning a rented Dodge Ram pickup used as a getaway vehicle in a Camden homicide last month. The pair may be able to lead investigators to David Porrata, 33, of Camden, who is wanted for fatally shooting Franklin Parker, 36, also of Camden, at a Crown Fried Chicken on the 200 block of Broadway, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Camden Police said Friday.
April 18, 2012
SPRING, TEXAS - A newborn who was abducted from his dying mother after she was repeatedly shot outside a doctor's office in suburban Houston was found safe Tuesday night, investigators said. The healthy 3-day-old infant was found about six hours after his mother was fatally shot following an argument in a parking lot, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon said. Ligon wouldn't say where the infant was found, but said that the baby was being reunited with his father.
April 12, 2012 |
A female police officer shot and killed a suspect today in North Philadelphia after police said the man struck a Temple student and another officer's car on Broad Street with his pickup truck. A narcotics officer in an unmarked vehicle parked on Broad Street near Oxford first spotted the suspect as his blue pickup truck jumped a curb in a parking lot around 10:30 a.m., hit several parked cars, and then struck the male Temple student, according to police. The officer ran to the scene and attempted to get the suspect out of his truck, but he refused, and then struck the officer's vehicle.
March 23, 2012 |
The Dec. 17 shooting death of a 19-year-old man in Upper Fredrick Township during an angry confrontation was justified, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said today. It said a review determined that Angel Gonzalez acted in self defense when he shot and killed Zachary Joshua Levin and wounded Levin's stepfather Joshua Levin, 34. Gonzalez, 42, had been living with Joshua Levin's estranged wife, Roxann Levin, 45, at 1705 Snyder Ave. at the time. The District Attorney's Office provided the following account in a statement: That night, Roxann Levin texted her husband that she needed to be picked up because Gonzalez had thrown her out. A drunk Joshua Levin had Zachary drive him to the Snyder Avenue address and the pair got out, investigators believe, armed with baseball bats around 8 p.m. They chased Gonzalez from their car to his pickup truck about 25 yards away, where he retrieved his legally owned .40-caliber Ruger pistol.
March 21, 2012
2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab vs. 2012 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4x4 : Battle of the big boys. Price: Dodge $35,900 ($30,010 base price); Toyota $34,000 ($30,560 base price). Conventional wisdom: A truck's a truck, right? Marketer's pitch: Dodge: "Meet our outperformers. " I could find no pitch for the Tundra on Toyota's website. I guess its pitch is no pitch. Reality: These are very different vehicles. Working different sides of the street : I couldn't have found two more different examples of modern truckdom if I tried.
March 5, 2012 |
A pickup truck ran off the road and slammed into a tree on Route 70 in Southampton, Burlington County, today, killing both people inside, State Police said. They said the crash involving a Chevrolet pick up occurred around 10:50 a.m. near Burrs Mill Road and the victims were dead at the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation and more details are expected later.
January 20, 2012
Philadelphia police announced a $10,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two men wanted in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man during a robbery last week in North Philadelphia. Police also released surveillance video of the gunmen who shot Alexander Martinez on Jan. 9 in the 3500 block of North Hutchinson Street. The assailants fled in a dark-colored pickup truck. Martinez, of the 3500 block of North 11th Street, was shot in the abdomen and later died at Temple University Hospital, police said.
July 11, 2011 |
THE BUTLER and Clark families say that they're prisoners in their Roxborough homes, their lives a "living hell" on a horseshoe-shaped street of tidy, brick twins. They blame each other. The Butlers keep their blinds shut, their young son indoors. The Clarks erected a vinyl fence and have a pair of binoculars sitting on a table beneath their dining-room window. The red and blue lights from police cruisers often glow through their closed curtains on Voigt Road. It's as if chaos is embedded in the brick and mortar there, the devil's hooves dug deep into the patches of grass between their homes - and all the cops, mediators, bosses and lawyers can't seem to shake him loose.
July 7, 2011 |
Along busy but scenic Route 413 in central Bucks County, a white "ghost" bike marks the spot where New York City bicyclist John Chapman, out for a leisurely ride with his bike club, was killed by a hit-and-run driver over Memorial Day weekend. With Chapman's killer still unidentified, the accident has continued to resonate with bicyclists from New York to Bucks County who have contributed about $25,000 for a reward fund. It has also focused renewed attention on the risks that cyclists face, even on country roads.
June 15, 2011 |
THIS IS ONE of those "life-in-the-big-city" tales in which you know you've been screwed, but don't know if it was a one-person operation or a group effort. Marco Federico was unquestionably screwed by the dirtbag who stole his 1998 Chevy C-1500 pickup truck from Carlisle Street in South Philly. But did the same guy strip the truck? And, my, what a coincidence that the truck went missing from Carlisle during the same period that the city was towing vehicles off the street! "It's weird to me," says Federico, 31, who lives at Broad and Reed streets and bikes to his architect job in Northern Liberties.