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April 27, 2005 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An alleged car thief from Philadelphia had his getaway cut short in Cherry Hill when he plowed into the rear of a marked police cruiser, authorities said yesterday. A Burlington County dealer called state police about 11:45 a.m. Monday to report that a man had not returned a green 1997 Chevy Cavalier from a test drive. Two hours later, the car rammed the Cherry Hill police car, which was stopped in traffic on North Kings Highway just north of Chapel Avenue, said Detective Sgt. Joe Vitarelli, a spokesman for Cherry Hill police.
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July 19, 2008 | By Allison Steele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Authorities have identified the man who they believe crashed his vehicle into a Beverly police officer's car last month, shattering the officer's knees. Kenyon Jones, 25, fled shortly after the crash, according to Joel Bewley, spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, and has been a fugitive since. Authorities issued a warrant for Jones' arrest yesterday, charging him with aggravated assault, assault by auto, eluding police, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
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September 6, 1988 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
A South Philadelphia woman was critically injured last night when she was run over by a police vehicle that had collided with another car at Sixth Street and Snyder Avenue, police said. The second car ran up on the sidewalk and struck a baby carriage holding Antoan Brewington, 8 months, of the 600 block of Cantrell Street. He was treated for a bump on the head at Methodist Hospital. The injured woman, Betty Flanders, 52, of the 500 block of McKean Street, had just gotten off a bus about 6 p.m. and was crossing the street when she was struck and pinned underneath the police vehicle, a four-wheel-drive Dodge Ram. She was in critical condition at Hahnemann University Hospital.
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March 12, 1987 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. and Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Philadelphia police captain attending a three-week training seminar in a Boston suburb "totaled" an unmarked Philadelphia police car assigned to him while he was attending the course, Police Commissioner Kevin M. Tucker said yesterday. Capt. Joseph Kalbach, commander of the police narcotics unit, received minor injuries when his cruiser struck a tree about midnight about a week into the course, Tucker said. Kalbach and 43 other commanders left to attend the program Feb. 15. "I reviewed the police report and I also had my people call the police up there," Tucker said.
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June 11, 2007 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man crossing a road was killed in Warminster when he was hit by a police car responding to a report of an armed robbery Saturday night, Warminster Police Chief Michael Murphy said yesterday. Several police cars were en route to the robbery scene when one, with siren on and lights flashing, struck and killed the man, who was crossing Street Road near Hardmann Road, at 10:42 p.m., Murphy said. The police car was traveling east on Street Road, which Murphy said was five lanes wide at that point.
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November 2, 1989 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
North Wales Borough is without a marked police cruiser after a car chase ended in a crash just before 1 a.m. Tuesday. Police arrested Edward J. Dunst, 20, of Croft Road, on charges of burglary, car theft and numerous traffic violations. He was arraigned Tuesday before District Justice John S. Murray 3d and sent to Montgomery County prison when he did not post $50,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday. The North Wales Police Department is left with one unmarked car, said North Wales Mayor Frank Hartman.
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April 24, 2016 | By Alfred Lubrano, Staff Writer
A Philadelphia police detective charged with kicking a man and breaking his right leg will stand trial on aggravated assault and other charges, a municipal judge ordered Friday. Adam O'Donnell, 43, a nine-year member of the force, sat silently during a preliminary hearing as Judge Teresa Carr Deni ruled. Several fellow detectives were in the courtroom in apparent support of O'Donnell. Theodore Life III, 45, testified during the hearing that O'Donnell kicked him in the right knee, fracturing his femur, on Feb. 3, 2015, outside the Special Victims Unit at 300 E. Hunting Park Ave. In addition to aggravated assault, O'Donnell was charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint, and official oppression.
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October 2, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A woman who stole a Philadelphia police car in March after she and her boyfriend led police on a wild chase in a stolen Camden police car has been sentenced to three to eight years in prison. Shayna Sykes, 24, of Macungie, Pa., was sentenced by Common Pleas Court Judge Charles Ehrlich, who also ordered seven years' probation. Sykes pleaded guilty to theft, aggravated assault, and related charges. On March 5, Sykes and boyfriend Blake Bills, 24, stole an idling Camden police car while an officer made a traffic stop, police said.
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February 14, 1992 | by Anthony S. Twyman, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writers Dave Davies and Cynthia Burton contributed to this report
Jonathan Saidel, the city controller and chairman of the Philadelphia Housing Authority board, has received death threats that have prompted him to begin driving a PHA police car. "It was recommended by the (PHA) police that I take a car because my life's been threatened," Saidel said yesterday. The news of Saidel's use of a PHA police car comes at a time when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's inspector general is expected soon to release an audit on PHA cars.
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