February 3, 2010 |
The Camden Police Department has corrected inspection problems involving 25 of its vehicles, most of them Ford Crown Victoria cruisers, police and state officials said yesterday. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development cited the department in November for maintaining a hazardous workplace by failing to have the vehicles properly inspected as required by state law. Some had stickers that showed they had failed inspection. Others had expired stickers or none at all. One Ford van was overdue for an inspection that should have been performed in September 2002.
August 2, 1987 |
With an average of 53,000 to 58,000 miles on their odometers, Caln police cars will have to be replaced within the next few years. Police Chief James Franciscus had asked the township Board of Commissioners earlier for backups. "The earliest we can place an order (for a new car) is in November, and we won't get it until March, so it looks like the kind of situation where we'll have to go out and bid," Vice President Alan Jarvis said at Thursday's commissioners meeting. The board said it would accommodate Franciscus' request.
June 26, 1998 |
A shooting at a basketball game in Southwest Center City last night wounded four young people and set off a chain of events that led to a collision between police vehicles that sent four officers to the hospital. Authorities said three of the shooting victims were in critical condition early today: a 20-year-old man and two girls, 16 and 17. The man, who was shot in the head, was clinging to life at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The 16-year-old, who was hit in the chest, was taken to the same hospital.
March 17, 2004 |
Police were pursuing a Williamstown man last fall at speeds of more than 110 m.p.h. before the driver - high on cocaine - crashed into another car, killing a Gloucester Township man and himself, Camden County Prosecutor Vincent P. Sarubbi said yesterday. Sarubbi said no criminal charges would be brought against the Bellmawr officer who initiated the Nov. 25 chase that climaxed in a Haddonfield neighborhood. "This chase, however, certainly raises issues of potential violations of the state guidelines that the local chiefs of police need to review," Sarubbi said.
August 30, 1987 |
Voorhees Township is planning to maintain its police vehicles itself instead of using private garages. On Monday, the Voorhees Township Committee hired Milton White, a mechanic who will work out of the public-works department, and awarded a $17,264 bid to the Sun Electric Corp. of Mount Laurel for an engine analyzer. The township already repairs its public-works vehicles but receives bids from private garages to its repair police cars, township administrator Charles F. Mann said.
June 12, 1999 |
A mental-health worker was hospitalized in stable condition yesterday after going on a rampage that included stabbing his supervisor in an Upper Roxborough group home and later crashing a stolen car into several federal government police vehicles in Center City. Benjamin Gay, 28, was captured in front of the federal courthouse in the 600 block of Market Street after a struggle with police. He was admitted to Hahnemann University Hospital and later charged with a string of offenses that included attempted murder, auto theft, driving under the influence of drugs, and criminal mischief.
November 8, 1987 |
A plan to reduce maintenance costs on police vehicles by replacing them each year with new cars has been presented to the Sharon Hill Borough Council. During a caucus meeting Thursday night, council member Bernard Foster said the plan would save the borough about $8,000 in repair costs each year. In addition, Foster estimated that the proposal would reduce police radio maintenance costs by about $1,000 each year. He said two new vehicles would cost about $28,000, and that the two older vehicles would be worth $5,000 apiece when they were traded in. Police Chief William Hanna said that borough police put about 45,000 miles on each of the cars yearly.
July 2, 1987 |
A six-mile chase that involved 15 police vehicles ended with the arrest of a 21-year-old Clifton Heights man on a drunken-driving charge. The chase began after a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Church Lane and Pembroke Avenue, East Lansdowne, about 7 p.m. Sunday. Police gave this account: An officer saw a van driven by Francis J. MacNeil, 21, of the 200 block of West Baltimore Avenue, Clifton Heights, hit a Plymouth sedan and leave the scene. The officer pursued the van through five municipalities.
December 19, 1986 |
The parents of Sam Agresta Jr., who was fatally shot by police a year ago in South Philadelphia, filed suit yesterday in federal court, asserting that the Police Department wrongfully killed Agresta and concealed the circumstances of his death. The suit was brought by Samuel Agresta Sr. and Tina Agresta of Cherry Hill and their business, Holiday Creations. It seeks $80 million in damages and the abolishment of the department's stakeout unit. Named as defendants are the Police Department, former Police Commissioner Gregore J. Sambor, Police Commissioner Kevin M. Tucker, police Officers Daniel Baker, Al Doman, Thomas Fitzpatrick, James Gillespie and "several unknown police officers.
August 20, 1992 |
The Tredyffrin supervisors on Monday night approved a basic design for their new township building after a presentation of the plan. The $5.6 million police and administration building, to be constructed just north of Route 202, will consist of two symmetrical wings with a public meeting room and entrance lobby between the two. The supervisors had given the go-ahead for the design of a one-story building in March. The octagonal-shaped meeting room will seat more than 130 and include a dais for the supervisors' seats, said Jeff Hill, project designer for the Vitteta Group architectural firm, which made the presentation Monday.