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November 17, 1988 | By Robert J. Terry and Ginny Wiegand, Inquirer Staff Writers
A man wanted in last week's theft of a state police car containing several heavy-duty weapons held police at bay for almost three hours yesterday, threatening to jump off the roof of a rowhouse in East Falls. The incident began at 1:30 p.m. and ended peacefully at 4:10, when police negotiators talked him into coming down and took him into custody. Andrew Kane, 28, of the 2800 block of West Harold Street in North Philadelphia, was unarmed during the standoff on a second-story roof of the three-story house in the 3900 block of Ridge Avenue.
NEWS
September 23, 2010
A 28-year-old man briefly stole a patrol car late Thursday afternoon in Center City, apparently trying to run over the police officer, and crashed into a taxi, injuring the cab driver, police said. About 5:20 p.m., a Sixth District patrol car had stopped a taxi for a traffic violation when Derrick Taylor, of the 5200 Lebanon Street in West Philadelphia, got into the patrol car and sped toward the officer, said Lt. Frank Vanore. The officer jumped out of the way and the patrol car crashed into the taxi, Vanore said.
NEWS
December 31, 2010 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
A South Philadelphia man was shot in the hand by Upper Darby police last night after he rammed his pickup truck into an unmarked cruiser. The man, whose name was not released, was apparently trying to free his friend, who had been arrested by a pair of detectives, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. The bizarre episode started to unfold about 6 p.m., when Upper Darby detectives and Philadelphia police ventured to Winton Street near 3rd, in South Philly. There, Chitwood said, two of his detectives arrested a man who was wanted on domestic-violence charges.
NEWS
December 22, 1994 | By Christine Bahls, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Robert Wright never got to finish his french fries and his Burger King double hamburger Friday night. He did, however, get to wear them. It seems that Wright, 19, of North Carolina, who police said was legally drunk at the time, was so busy eating his midnight snack while driving down Pennsylvania Avenue that he didn't notice the borough police police vehicle stopped in the road. Until it was too late. "He was driving while he was eating, and he didn't have his hands where they should have been," said Borough Police Cpl. Gene Ross.
NEWS
June 20, 2002 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A handcuffed prisoner made a brazen escape from narcotics officers yesterday in Southwest Philadelphia, stealing their police cruiser and driving it several blocks before ditching it and vanishing, authorities said. The episode sparked a massive police search of Mount Moriah Cemetery, which sprawls across Cobbs Creek into Delaware County. Detectives said the man was arrested about 1:15 p.m. at 65th Street and Greenway Avenue on suspicion of selling crack. Two uniformed Narcotics Strike Force officers handcuffed the man, identified as Dannell Cash, 21, of Willingboro, and placed him in the back of their marked car. The vehicle has no protective wire separating the front and back seats, police said.
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
A NEW JERSEY woman has been charged with kidnapping a young girl at the Jersey Shore after police say the victim - who had been forced at gunpoint to drive to Philadelphia - crashed the car into a police cruiser on the Ben Franklin Bridge. Shortly before noon Friday, according to authorities, a Delaware River Port Authority cop was assisting a driver on the bridge when the juvenile victim purposely crashed into his cruiser. The girl then jumped out of the car and told the cop that her passenger, identified as Floribert Nava, 45, of Wildwood, N.J., had kidnapped her at gunpoint in Wildwood earlier that morning and forced her to drive to Philadelphia.
NEWS
July 20, 1994 | By Tom Avril, John Way Jennings and Edward Colimore, FOR THE INQUIRER
A township couple and their 11-month-old daughter were killed yesterday and another daughter - a 3-year-old - was critically injured when their compact car collided with a police cruiser responding to a report of a burglary. Police said the family's car apparently pulled out in front of the police car, which had its siren on and lights flashing. The driver of the car, Walter Lassiter, 30, who worked at the PX store at Fort Dix, and his wife, Wendy, 32, who recently became a supervisor at the fort's mess hall, were pronounced dead at the scene.
NEWS
July 26, 2006 | By Joel Bewley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A martial-arts expert who escaped from a moving police car in May by diving through a window he had smashed with his head has been arrested in Florida and charged as a member of a sophisticated South Jersey burglary ring, officials said yesterday. Taleon Goffney, 24, of Camden, who had been freed after posting bail in May, was arrested Sunday and charged with several counts of burglary, theft and conspiracy. Among other offenses, he also was charged with attempted murder on allegations he beat the owner of the R&R Bar in Penns Grove, Salem County, during a July 12 break-in.
NEWS
September 9, 2013 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 23-year-old Chester man was charged with drunken driving after his minvan struck a state police vehicle on I-95 and caused a chain reaction that resulted in injuries to five people early Saturday, police said. Police said the police car hit by the Ford Windstar driven by Randall B. Boyles 3d had pulled over to help the driver of a 2004 Saturn Ion that had run out of gas while southbound in Chester Township. The impact pushed the unoccupied police cruiser into the unoccupied Saturn.
NEWS
October 31, 1987 | By George Anastasia and Kitty Dumas, Inquirer Staff Writers
A preliminary police investigation indicates that a police officer was traveling more than 43 miles an hour in a 25-m.p.h. zone when his car struck and killed an 11-year-old boy in Winslow Township on Oct. 23. A police report of the accident was made available yesterday by Robert and Kathleen Farrar, parents of John "Jack" Farrar, who was riding his bike on Davis Avenue when he was hit by the police car driven by Winslow Patrolman Anthony Tomasello,...
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