August 7, 2010
A Philadelphia police officer was in stable condition Friday after accidentally shooting herself in a hip. The officer, 61, was participating in a training exercise at the Police Academy in Holmesburg and discharged her weapon at the firing range about 12:40 p.m. The injury was not severe, police said. She was treated at Aria Health-Torresdale. - Sam Wood
December 15, 1995 |
Mayor Rendell will promote two chief inspectors today, marking the first time in department history that the police hierarchy has had five deputy police commissioners. In ceremonies scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Room 653 at City Hall, Rendell will name Richard Zappile, who commands the Operations South Bureau, a deputy commissioner in charge of the department's operations branch. Robert Mitchell, who heads the Special Patrol Bureau, will become deputy commissioner for support services, a new position.
March 25, 1986 |
"Police Academy 3 - Back in Training. " A comedy starring Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith and George Gaynes. Directed by Jerry Paris from a screenplay by Gene Quintano. Based on characters created by Neal Israel and Pat Prost. Photographed by Bob Saad. Edited by Bud Molin. Music by Robert Folk. Running time: 85 minutes. A Warner Bros. release. In area theaters. This is exactly what it says it is - "Police Academy," done for the third time. It seems more like the 33rd to me. "Animal House" in a police academy probably was a good idea for one movie - you know, a dozen different stories, all hysterical, some wacky, some awful.
August 2, 2007
The discovery of an old mortar shell in a shed prompted police to evacuate a North Philadelphia street for about two hours yesterday, police said. The man who found the shell, on the 2500 block of North Hope Street in the Fairhill section, carried it to the curb about 9:40 a.m. and called police. Bomb Squad officers could not determine with an X-ray whether the projectile was live. Police moved the 30-inch shell to the bomb range at the Police Academy in Upper Holmesburg for disposal, officials said.
August 6, 2010 |
A Philadelphia police officer is in stable condition this afternoon after accidentally shooting herself. The officer, a 61-year-old woman, was at the Police Academy in Holmesburg where she was participating in a training exercise. She accidentally discharged her weapon at the firing range about 12:40 p.m. injuring her hip. The injury was not severe, police said. She was taken to Aria Health - Torresdale for treatment. Contact staff writer Sam Wood at 215-854-2796 or samwood@phillynews.
July 25, 2007
The Centurions, a police-organized motorcycle club, will hold its 11th annual Christmas in July run Sunday to benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children. The ride will leave the Police Academy at 8500 State Rd. at 11 a.m. Registration will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m., with breakfast offered during the first hour. A reception will be held after the run at the Ukrainian Club, 874 N. Franklin St. Information about costs can be found at www.centurionsmc.com or by calling 267-228-0804.
September 27, 1987 |
Two popular comedies made their debuts in video stores last week. One is bright and witty, the other somewhat dim. RAISING ARIZONA (1987) (CBS/Fox) $89.98. 94 minutes. A dizzying piece of slapstick that succeeds as social satire poking fun at baby-crazed baby boomers and also as an atomic valentine to the nuclear family. It either will appeal equally to sentimentalists and cynics, or offend both. POLICE ACADEMY 4: CITIZENS ON PATROL (1987) (Warner) $89.95. 87 minutes.
February 12, 1992 |
A Drexel Hill insurance broker, Jerome K. Gladden, was ordered to stand trial yesterday on theft and forgery charges for allegedly diverting a portion of the biweekly salary of 25 city police recruits to a life insurance plan that the officers had neither requested nor authorized. Gladden, 38, a former area director for the Public Employees Benefit Services Corp., is accused of soliciting 25 Police Academy recruits in 1989 to participate in a savings plan. But instead of directing the salary deductions into savings, said Assistant District Attorney Pamela Donleavy, Gladden forged the names to applications for life insurance, which paid him a higher commission.
February 15, 1986 |
Police Officer John Buleza says Gladys Alicea picked the "ideal" time to have her baby. Buleza, 38, had finished a course in childbirth at the Police Academy less than 48 hours before Alicea, 19, began to give birth yesterday. The timing was convenient for Buleza, who ended up delivering the North Philadelphia woman's child shortly after 8 a.m. To make the situation even sweeter, yesterday was Valentine's Day and Buleza's 16th wedding anniversary. After everything calmed down, Buleza called his wife, Linda, and told her what happened.
April 9, 1986 |
Pigments in dark-skinned people are chemically similar to marijuana and may lead to wrongful accusations of marijuana use based on inaccurate urine tests, according to a chemist who testifies frequently in court cases concerning drug abuse. James Woodford of Atlanta said the pigment, melanin, breaks down into fragments in the urine that are chemically similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In very sensitive urine tests, melanin can produce positive results in people who have not used marijuana, Woodford said in a telephone interview yesterday.