December 13, 2005 |
Worried about possible leaks to the media, the commander of the Philadelphia Police Department's Internal Affairs Division secretly installed a hidden video camera in her office. Inspector William Colarulo, a police spokesman, said yesterday that Deputy Commissioner Charlotte Council "didn't suspect anyone in particular" when she ordered the camera installed in her third-floor office at Police Headquarters at Eighth and Race Streets. Colarulo said Council, whose office is across the hall from Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson's suite, did not tell Johnson about the device.
August 5, 1993 |
John Keosaian, 80, felt his neighbor was not being helpful enough, police say, so he got his attention with a gun. Keosaian, a short, stocky landlord from East Falls, owned two parking lots next to the Fraternal Order of Police office on Spring Garden Street. He rented them to Kinney Parking Systems, but the lease was up and Kinney wanted a break on the price. So Keosaian turned to Francis X. Duffy, 52, a certified public accountant who leased the cream stucco office building with black shutters next to Keosaian's home on Kelly Drive, across from the Falls Bridge.
July 18, 1991 |
Joseph C. Hartdegen, a former Traffic Court security guard, has been arrested in connection with a ticket-fixing scheme. Police spokesman Ed Tenuto said Hartdegen, 24, was arrested Monday afternoon after the district attorney's office approved the warrant. Hartdegen was charged with theft, attempted theft, tampering with public records, tampering with evidence, and impersonating a public servant. Court sources said the investigation centers on tickets from each police district that were gathered in locked canvas bags and stored in a hallway outside the police office in Traffic Court.
November 11, 2002
JANUARY will mark my third year as a teacher in the Philadelphia School District, and as each day passes, I am thankful to be alive. Violence has become almost an everyday part of my teaching career. I see people "slap-boxing," tackling each other in the halls and "gang fights" where two or three people fight and 200 others watch. They happen in the stairwells and lunchroom on almost a daily basis. I am tired of watching it. On Halloween, myself and two other teachers were called on to help with a hall sweep.
February 1, 1992 |
A Camden City police officer was indicted yesterday by a Camden County grand jury on charges of attempted murder in a case involving a woman who accused him of picking her up and agreeing to pay for sex, then beating and choking her. Louis Buffetta, 42, a 20-year veteran of the force, had been suspended without pay after the alleged Nov. 3, 1991, incident at the Fraternal Order of Police office in Camden. The officer has denied the charges. Camden County Prosecutor Edward F. Borden Jr. and other investigators said Buffetta, off duty and in street clothes, picked up Tamasa Mathis in the parking lot of the Stop & Shop Liquor Store on Thorndyke Street at Admiral Wilson Boulevard.
June 23, 2012
Paraguay's leader ousted from post ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay - Paraguay's Senate voted to remove President Fernando Lugo from office on Friday in an impeachment trial, and the former priest said he would leave even though he considered his ouster a blow to democracy. After the five-hour trial, 39 senators dismissed the former Roman Catholic "bishop of the poor," while four senators voted against and two were absent. Based on the decision, Lugo was immediately replaced by Vice President Federico Franco.
January 13, 1997 |
New Jersey Transit officials have been working on South Jersey's proposed light-rail line for many a livelong day. But starting this week, they're traveling along a different track. NJ Transit's Office of New Rail Construction has scheduled a series of local meetings in five municipalities in Burlington and Camden Counties to answer more individual questions about the controversial South Jersey Light Rail project. These gatherings will differ from the five presentation-style meetings held in December in Palmyra, Delran, Florence, Cinnaminson and Riverton.
December 25, 2005 |
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson called an unusual news conference yesterday to release new details about a shoot-out last week that left a police office wounded and a suspected drug dealer dead, and to criticize media coverage of the case. "It disturbs me," Johnson said during the hastily called news conference, which was held on a day when many of the police brass were off for the long weekend. He was referring to coverage of the gun battle that he said implied police had assassinated the alleged drug dealer, Tyree Wallace.
January 10, 2013 |
East Greenwich Township Mayor Fred Grant voted to lay off a part-time officer who law enforcement officials said helped arrest him on drunken-driving and speeding charges in July, a move denounced Wednesday by the police chief as a conflict of interest. Grant was driving 91 m.p.h. in a 45-m.p.h. zone on Kings Highway in the Gloucester County township July 31, according to police, and was charged with driving under the influence. "I don't feel the mayor should be able to discuss personnel issues or budgetary issues with police when he has a pending DWI case in town.
July 8, 1991 |
East Vincent Township is usually so quiet that when you drive past the golf course that abuts one of its main roads, you can hear the whack as players tee off. Its politics used to be that quiet, too. No longer. The forced resignation of East Vincent Township's police chief early this year has made some residents livid and has spurred talk of recalling at least one supervisor. The furor began in February, when James O. Cote resigned as chief, a job he'd held for two years.