July 30, 2003 |
A Philadelphia police dispatcher was shot inside his West Philadelphia home yesterday morning but lay dead for hours in his bed before family members realized he had been killed. Fred M. Slaughter, 32, apparently died early yesterday morning in the home he shared with his mother and stepfather, police said. He had been shot multiple times in the face and chest. Police found casings from a large-caliber weapon at the scene. Slaughter was last seen alive about 2 a.m., enjoying a drink on the porch of his family's home in the 700 block of North Preston Street in the Mantua section, his stepfather told police.
April 28, 1992 |
Michael H. Rizzuto, 47, a longtime Maple Shade resident, police dispatcher and captain of the community's police reserves, died Saturday of complications from hemophilia at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center, Camden. Mr. Rizzuto was a police dispatcher for 19 years. He "was probably the finest radio dispatcher in the county, and he trained all of our radio dispatchers," said Maple Shade Township Police Chief James T. Ryan. Mr. Rizzuto was also active as the township's deputy emergency management coordinator and deputy civil defense director, and worked with the first-aid squad and the heavy rescue squad, Ryan said.
July 15, 2001 |
After more than 20 years as a Washington Township police dispatcher, Betsy "Ma" Lion has retired. To mark the occasion, the Washington Township Regional Lodge 86, Fraternal Order of Police has given Lion a plaque of appreciation for her years of service, which include more than 12 years as a school bus driver, truant officer and member of the township's ambulance association. "Betsy's devotion to our community is awe-inspiring, and she will be sorely missed," said Frank Gurcsik, the ambulance association's secretary/treasurer.
October 21, 1987 |
A Washington Township police dispatcher was fired yesterday for allegedly discussing confidential information about a major narcotics investigation, which then was passed on to one of the targets of the drug probe. Kathryn "Cass" Oncay, 52, a 15-year veteran, was suspended without pay with intent to dismiss after Police Chief Richard Moore served her with eight administrative charges yesterday afternoon. The charges are misconduct in office, assisting a criminal, releasing confidential information, compromising a criminal investigation, violating standards of conduct, violating standards of loyalty, disobedience to laws and regulations, and making public statements.
January 27, 1995 |
A police dispatcher received a reprimand and a reminder of the sensitivity of his duties after he allegedly argued with a resident who called and visited the station. Commissioner William L. McCrossan said Wednesday night that he and Police Chief Richard J. Herron "chastised" the dispatcher for the incident. He said that more could not be done because there was no proof of the phone conversation. At the commissioners' December meeting, resident Mike Eubanks told the board that about four months earlier, he called the police station to report a disturbance next door.
October 11, 2008 |
A Camden City police dispatcher was being held at the Camden County jail yesterday on a charge that she conspired to commit murder, according to jail officials. Marilyn Barreto, 35, of the 2200 block of Mulford Avenue in Pennsauken, was arrested early Thursday during a series of police raids that led to arrests and the collection of guns and large quantities of drugs, a city official said. During one raid, state troopers dropped out of helicopters to surprise drug dealers at Northgate I, a high-rise apartment building next to the Ben Franklin Bridge that has long attracted crime.
October 30, 2003 |
A Richboro man who stabbed his mother to death while a horrified police dispatcher listened over the phone was found guilty in Bucks County Court yesterday but mentally ill of first-degree murder. The conviction of Christopher Whelan, 30, means he will serve life in prison for killing his mother last year in their Northampton Township home. The body of Joan Whelan, 60, was found at the foot of a staircase in the two-story house, a kitchen knife embedded in her chest. The sounds of her death were recorded over a 911 line that Christopher Whelan had called moments before.
October 23, 2010
An unidentified man was shot in the chest Friday night in Chester Township, Delaware County police reported. The shooting happened shortly before 10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Powell Road near a 7-Eleven store, police said. A person answering the telephone at the store said the shooting did not involve anybody from the convenience store. A police dispatcher did not have information about the condition of the shooting victim and no arrest was reported. The assailant reportedly fled in the direction of Toby Farms School.
October 22, 2010
An unidentified man was shot in the chest Friday night in Chester Township, Delaware County police reported. The shooting occurred shortly before 10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Powell Road near a 7-Eleven store, police said. A person answering the telephone at the 7-Eleven said the shooting did not involve anybody from the convenience store. A police dispatcher did not have immediate information on the condition of the shooting victim. No arrest was reported. The assailant reportedly fled in the direction of Toby Farms School.
October 29, 2014 |
THE CO-OWNER of a Frankford auto-body shop who pleaded guilty to bribing a police dispatcher for information in the tow-truck business was sentenced yesterday to three years of probation. William Cheeseman, 43, of Delran, N.J., was ordered by U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno to spend the first six months under electronically monitored home confinement. The judge said Cheeseman may leave his home to go to work, for medical appointments or for religious reasons. Robreno also barred Cheeseman from the towing business in Philadelphia during his probation, but did not prohibit him from doing other work.