June 22, 2016 |
A woman from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has been charged in the murder of a 26-year-old woman whose handcuffed body was found last week in Fairmount Park, police said Monday. Shavon Armstrong, a.k.a. Palliadium Smith, turned herself in at police headquarters on Friday. Police said Armstrong was 39. Court records put her age at 30. She was charged with murder, kidnapping, robbery, and related offenses in the death of Chester resident Toy Charda Bryant. Bryant's body was found June 14 near the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.
June 20, 2016 |
Prisoners and police were evacuated from the 35th Police District headquarters in North Philadelphia Saturday while the bomb squad investigated a suspicious package. A man brought in under arrest by the state Attorney General's office had a backpack containing a firearm, police said. The evacuation began around 10:10 p.m. at the precinct in the 5900 block of North Broad Street, near West Champlost Ave., and lasted about 30 minutes, police said. email@example.com 215-854-2466 @dmastrull
June 19, 2016 |
Two teens on the same bicycle were injured, one critically, early Friday when they were hit by a car that left the scene on North Broad Street in Spring Garden, police said. The car, a red Lexus roadster, was found a short time later and the driver was taken into custody. Police said he smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. Police said the victims, both 16, were riding on Broad Street with a group of other boys about 2 a.m. when their bicycle was struck near Wallace Street.
June 15, 2016 |
When six police officers fired nearly 100 bullets at Shalamar Longer in February, killing him after a police chase through Chester, the violence-ridden city found itself in the cross fire of a debate playing out in other places across the country in recent years. Residents called the shots excessive. Police called them justified. And convincing evidence was lacking for either viewpoint. On Monday, Chester City officials said they hoped to avoid such situations in the future - starting with the rollout of a body-camera program for the city's police department, scheduled to take effect immediately.
June 9, 2016 |
An 18-year-old man suspected of beating and strangling an elderly handyman at his Elmwood home last week has turned himself in to police, authorities said. Quintis Clark, last known to reside in the 7200 block of Vandike Street in Tacony, surrendered at Police Headquarters on Monday night, police said. He is accused of killing Joseph Daly, 78, at Daly's house on the 6300 block of Theodore Street last Tuesday. Daly was found dead in a pool of his own blood after a neighbor who had not seen him for a few days called police.
June 2, 2016 |
City officials have added the white tower that formerly housed the Inquirer and Daily News to a list of possible locations for the Police Department's new headquarters, Mayor Kenney said Tuesday. The surprise search, first reported by Philadelphia Magazine online, comes even as renovations continue on a West Philadelphia site first earmarked as a modern, high-tech police hub under former Mayor Michael Nutter. Kenney said Tuesday that rehabbing the stately Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co. building at 4601 Market St. - initially estimated to cost as much as $250 million - has been expensive, and that the property might be better suited for a "health-related campus" or other use. Since 1963, the police have been headquartered in the circular, three-story Police Administration Building at 750 Race St., popularly known as the Roundhouse.
May 27, 2016 |
Police on Wednesday identified the accused in the hit-and-run death of a man who was at a bus stop shelter in Northeast Philadelphia early Tuesday in the pouring rain. John Cook, 35, of the 4800 block of Tackawanna Street in East Frankford, was charged with homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, not being properly licensed, and fleeing the scene. His bail was set early Wednesday at $500,000. Police have said that Cook was driving a 2003 black Lexus E-300 about 12:35 a.m. Tuesday when it struck Alejo Molina, 50, who was standing under a bus shelter on Bustleton Avenue near Cottman Avenue in the pouring rain.
May 26, 2016 |
It should have been an uneventful commute home for Alejo Molina just after midnight Tuesday morning: Leave the night shift at a city warehouse, catch the Route 70 bus to Bustleton Avenue, transfer to the Route 58 for a short ride, then end up at the Souder Street rowhouse he shared with his family. But that routine, his wife said, came to a violent end when a man allegedly drove a speeding Lexus off the road and struck Molina at a bus shelter on Bustleton, killing him. The driver was in custody Tuesday, police said, though he initially ran off and he waited seven hours to turn himself in. Police did not identify him, but Capt.
March 13, 2016 |
Last week, Mayor Kenney began talking up a plan to upgrade Philadelphia's neighborhood libraries and rec centers. Many of those structures date from the period after World II, when the city embarked on a campaign to bring civic buildings to far-flung parts of the city. Because they were intended as community anchors, the city would often hire top architects and encourage them to produce significant designs. The Northeast Regional Library on Cottman Avenue is one of the most notable results.
March 12, 2016 |
He implored women to expose themselves, authorities said, and indicated to one that he wanted to have sex. He once asked for revealing pictures, according to the allegations, and touched another woman's thigh while pulling at her pants. And he did it all while on duty as a Chester police officer. Roosevelt Turner, 37, who served on the Chester force for more than six years, was charged Thursday with official oppression, indecent exposure, and indecent assault. Investigators said the incidents occurred while the women were detained at police headquarters.