January 14, 2013
One person was killed and another injured when a car slammed into a tree along Roosevelt Boulevard about 2 a.m. Saturday in the city's Hunting Park section. Authorities said the driver of a Pontiac Bonneville was speeding in the northbound outer lane of the boulevard near Fifth Street when he lost control and crashed into a tree. Both victims were taken to Einstein Medical Center. No names had been released pending notification of the dead victim's next of kin. - Suzette Parmley
May 2, 2012 |
Victim of deadly dispute identified 44th Street near Fairmount Avenue, West Powelton Police on Tuesday identified a 21-year-old man shot to death in front of his girlfriend's house in West Philadelphia on Monday night as Ronnie Romero. Police said Romero, who lived on Simpson Street near Girard Avenue in West Philly, was involved in an argument with the boyfriend of his girlfriend's sister on Monday night as the two men were driving to a barbecue at his girlfriend's house.
March 3, 2012
A 53-year-old woman died when she was struck by a car Friday on Cheltenham Avenue at Broad Street, police said. Joan Etienne of the city's Cedarbrook section was crossing Cheltenham at 12:28 p.m. when she was hit by a Pontiac Bonneville going east, police said. - Robert Moran
December 29, 2002 |
He is the anti-Santa. Rob Sparks, a debt-recovery agent, or "repo man," works on the front lines of the economic downturn, where he encounters people at their most vulnerable - and their most desperate. At 6-foot-5, with a commanding voice, a gold chain around his neck, and a foot-and-a-half-long black Maglite flashlight in his hand, Sparks, 25, is not the sort of man you would want to threaten or assault. But people have done those things when the Browns Mills native has arrived at their homes in the small hours of the morning to take back their cars, RVs, boats, motorcycles and other possessions.
August 15, 2000 |
The owner of a car that struck another vehicle outside a Delaware Avenue nightspot yesterday - killing a young Boothwyn woman - and then fled from the scene has been charged with homicide, police said. Antonio Lozada, 23, of the 500 block of East Willard Street in Kensington, was tracked down through the car's registration and charged with homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault, simple assault, driving without a license, leaving the scene of an accident, and related offenses in the 2:45 a.m. crash, police said.
November 27, 1999 |
Kyshiona Gray, 8, was crossing Lindbergh Boulevard at 57th Street in Southwest Philadelphia yesterday afternoon when an aunt on the other side of the street called her name, a relative said. Kyshiona, who was going home from a trip to the store with a 16-year-old friend, stopped, turned around, and tried to cross back. At that moment, however, two cars were drag racing on Lindbergh, heading north at a high rate of speed on the rain-slickened street, witnesses said. One of them, a late-model, four-door Pontiac Bonneville, struck the little girl.
May 31, 1998 |
In Northampton, Lower Bucks County, there are five roads with nearly the same name: East Holland, Lower Holland, Middle Holland, Upper Holland and Holland. Sometimes, they intersect. Or worse, dead end. Dorie Martucci knows back roads. But the Hollands get her every time. "It's maddening," she says. "Usually, I'm a pretty mellow driver. " Like many suburbanites, Martucci lives in a world that revolves around start-stop trips - 5-, 10-, 15-minute jaunts. "Errand" is her middle name.
September 18, 1997 |
Unless otherwise attributed, the following reports are based on the statements of local police. Easttown A cellular phone, valued at $500, was reported stolen from a room at the Beaumont School on Beaumont Road, Devon, at 10:30 a.m. Monday. An American flag, valued at $20, was reported stolen from a pole outside a home in the 500 block of Woodside Avenue, Berwyn, at 11:06 a.m. Sunday. Lower Merion A man wielding a handgun stole about $400 from a video store Sunday after threatening to kill the cashier, police said.