August 1, 2011
Police capt. hurt in hit-and-run Clarissa Street near Hunting Park Avenue in Nicetown A police captain suffered a broken leg early yesterday when his car was rear-ended by a hit-and-run driver, police said. The victim, a captain in the 39th District, which is headquartered at 22nd Street and Hunting Park Avenue in Tioga, was driving in an unmarked car about 3:37 a.m. when it was struck by a tan vehicle, police said. The driver remained at large last night. The captain was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was treated and released.
July 7, 2011 |
A Municipal Court judge was left a little underdressed yesterday after his judicial robe was stolen while he went to the men's room. Ruling of the day? It's still a tough town. Judge Joseph C. Waters Jr. said the robe was taken from a robing room in the Criminal Justice Center, at 13th and Filbert streets, after he stepped out for a moment. He said he'd left the door unlocked. An email was circulated to judges and courthouse staff just after 1 p.m. yesterday, asking that people look out for the missing garment and return it if found.
December 20, 2010 |
The man preying on women in Kensington has chosen his victims well. Addicted and swirling through the neighborhood's dangerous drug culture, where life and death happen in abandoned buildings and desolate alleys, the victims already existed on the edges of society. None of the three women found dead since Nov. 3 lived in Kensington, meaning they were part of a transient population of outsiders with few ties to the area. Investigators trying to find the killer must wade into a community of people who are, at a minimum, wary of police.
December 7, 2010 |
Radnor police stood down Monday as an intruder crept into a stately mansion near Villanova University - because it was all for the movie cameras. Jason Statham , director Boaz Yakin , and producer Lawrence Bender are shooting the thriller Safe , in which Statham spirits a girl from mobsters. Through Tuesday, the trio and a film crew are holed up in the rented mansion, which is on the market for nearly $7 million. The house portrays New York City's Gracie Mansion. Statham - the intruder - wants a face-to-face with the mayor, played by Chris Sarandon ( The Princess Bride )
November 24, 2010 |
The trial of fired Philadelphia Police Officer Joseph Harvey was postponed yesterday after the judge recused himself at the request of the District Attorney's Office. Harvey, 36, who was arrested in April and charged with exposing himself to a woman he was questioning while on duty, was given a new court date of Dec. 16 in Municipal Court. Judge Joseph C. Waters, a retired police captain, was to have presided over the nonjury trial. But Assistant District Attorney Bob Foster said that his office had concerns because one of Waters' sons is a police officer who several years ago worked with Harvey in the 24th District, in Juniata.
October 30, 2010 |
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - A 72-year-old Atlantic City man who was captured on video fatally shooting a Sewell contractor he claimed owed him money received a sentence of 501/2 years in prison Friday. Before the sentencing in Superior Court, Jose Aleman delivered a rambling, 10-minute diatribe in which he expressed no remorse for killing Pong H. Yu, 59, on April 24, 2008, in front of an abandoned Atlantic City building Yu was considering buying and renovating. Aleman saw Yu speaking with an architect about the job and went home to fetch a revolver, according to the prosecutor.
April 18, 2010 |
The Easton, Pa., police captain whose 11-year-old daughter was allegedly intentionally vomited on by a fan at a Phillies game said Saturday that the team had offered to host him and his family at a game, let them watch batting practice on the field, and treat them to dinner. "I accepted, and I don't blame the organization for this incident," Capt. Michael Vangelo said. "The blame rests solely with Mr. [Matthew] Clemmens and his friend. " Vangelo said his daughter was still troubled by what happened at Wednesday's game.
January 29, 2010 |
On Sundays, when it comes time for Haitian members of Hope Memorial Baptist Church in Camden to share their stories of anguish and loss, Eliezer Marcellus stands next to them and translates their words from Creole to English. He understands their pain: Ten of his relatives died when the earth shook in Haiti. "I help convey their feelings," he said. It is a small gesture, but just one of the ways Marcellus has emerged after the tragedy as a connecting figure between his small, grieving South Jersey Haitian community and those trying to help it. Sincere and soft-spoken, Marcellus, 27, is a man of two worlds.
January 29, 2010 |
A police procedural that's less about criminal matters than it is about dialectics and existential quandaries, Corneliu Porumboiu's Police, Adjective is an anti-thriller in which little happens - there is plenty of talk, but even more silence. This cunning and provocative Romanian film requires patience, but its rewards are many: It's hard to imagine how a scene in which a police captain barks an order to bring him a dictionary can be loaded with suspense, but, really, it is. Forget the car chases; just watch as our hero flips the pages until he finds the definition for conscience . White-knuckle stuff.