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October 31, 1992 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The North Philadelphia couple did what a lot of burglary victims would probably love to do. On June 2, they - together with a visiting friend - caught a prowler in their home, and beat him to a pulp. The man wound up hospitalized for several days, and the couple and their friend got pinched for assault. "They may have been a little too zealous in protecting their property," defense lawyer Stanford Shmukler said, after the three were placed on one year's non-reporting probation by Common Pleas Judge Mark I. Bernstein.
NEWS
December 7, 2006 | By Jeff Price INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A prowler who fired at police officers with a semiautomatic weapon as they closed in on him near Villanova University remained at large yesterday despite an intensive manhunt that involved helicopters and SWAT teams. The confrontation started just after 3 a.m., when a dog belonging to a resident on Browning Lane in Rosemont began to bark, according to Radnor Police Superintendent John Rutty. The man let his pet out and then went out himself. "He saw an individual in this backyard and started to approach him," Rutty said.
NEWS
September 29, 2012 | By John Christoffersen, Associated Press
NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A Connecticut town was sent reeling in grief and confusion Friday after a popular fifth-grade teacher shot and killed a knife-wielding prowler in a black ski mask, only to discover it was his 15-year-old son. No immediate charges were brought against Jeffrey Giuliano in the slaying of his son, Tyler, who was gunned down in his aunt's driveway next door to his own home around 1 a.m. Thursday. "It's something out of a Hollywood script," said John Hodge, the first selectman, or top elected official, in the town of nearly 14,000 people about 50 miles from New York City.
NEWS
March 13, 1989 | By Gina Boubion, Daily News Staff Writer
It sounded like a routine prowler call. A man had been seen skulking among the SEPTA buses parked for the night at the 69th Street Terminal. Sgt. Thomas Sewell, of the transit authority police, went to investigate the report early yesterday, and a routine job turned deadly. Sewell, 31, a seven-year veteran officer, was killed when the prowler he was frisking suddenly turned on him with an 8-inch knife and began slashing him. The officer managed to shoot his attacker to death before he fell.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2010
The biannual Clark Park Festival in West Philly is now in its 40th year and it's something of an institution, where punks, hippies, dogs and babies go to frolic in the grass year after year. The lineup is always quite eclectic. This year it includes fiddle-jug trio the Dill Pickles , the punk-metal explosion the Spades , indie pop band Conversations With Enemies , and the dance-heavy big beat of festival closers Prowler . Dozens of vendors are on hand for shopping and eating, as are family-friendly arts and crafts.
NEWS
July 26, 1996 | By Mark Davis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Friends, neighbors and strangers, united by a common fear, yesterday asked a question Brigantine police had a hard time answering: Why? More than 100 people, alarmed by reports that a prowler has been preying on sleeping girls and women here for two summers, staged an impromptu question-and-answer session in the auditorium of a local school, peppering police and elected officials with pointed, occasionally angry, queries. "Did police have any suspects?" one grandmother asked.
NEWS
April 6, 1995 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A New York City man who pleaded guilty in the shooting death last year of Lower Township Police Officer David Douglass was sentenced to life in prison yesterday by a Superior Court judge who called the crime an "assault upon our legal justice system of the worst sort. " Chung Hop, also known as Chung Ho, 53, was spared a possible death sentence by forgoing a trial and pleading guilty March 1 to first-degree felony murder. Shackled and handcuffed, with his head bent down and his eyes on the floor during the entire proceeding, the Chinese immigrant listened as an interpreter related to him in his native Mandarin dialect what was being said in the courtroom.
NEWS
September 11, 2010 | By JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 856-779-3231
The prowler who lurked in the shadows outside James Cline's home Thursday night was a manifestation of the mental illness that preyed upon his sanity for years, a family member said yesterday. Cline, 37, called police in the tiny borough of Pine Hill, Camden County, on Thursday night to report that a prowler was outside his Cranford Drive home, authorities said. He then grabbed a kitchen knife, donned a Michael Myers mask from the slasher classic "Halloween," and slipped outside to wait for police.
NEWS
July 13, 2012 | By David Gambacorta and Daily News Staff Writer
A CALL WENT out over police radio just before 11 at night on July 5 for a report of a prowler in the back yard of a woman's house in Northeast Philadelphia.   When cops arrived at the property, on Winchester Avenue near Narvon Street, they found a man submerged in the murky waters of an algae-infested inground swimming pool. The man, Mark Cummins, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene by medics, the victim of an apparent accidental drowning, according to police. But he wasn't a prowler — he was a close friend of the homeowner, Philadelphia police Lt. Aisha Perry.
NEWS
March 1, 1992 | By Rob Wingate, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
After a two-day trial in which he served as his own lawyer, a Glenside man has been convicted in Montgomery County Court of prowling around his 17-year- old neighbor's window while the girl slept. William Patrick Cunnane, 31, of the 400 block of Roberts Road, was convicted of the same crime in December 1990. A judge threw out the first conviction when Cunnane's attorney was declared incompetent to defend him, and the prosecutor agreed to a new trial. On Tuesday, Cunnane's next-door neighbor, Kim Collers, testified that she was awakened at 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 16, 1990, by a noise at her window.
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August 13, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
As he lay wounded in bed next to his shotgun, 76-year-old Gerald Sykes told 911 dispatchers he had been shot by "prowlers" - who he later found out were two New Jersey state troopers who had responded to the wrong house. "We had prowlers, they just shot me," Sykes said in the call just before midnight July 29 from his rural home in Upper Deerfield Township, Cumberland County. The Inquirer and Daily News obtained a recording of the call from the county Thursday through a public records request.
NEWS
September 29, 2012 | By John Christoffersen, Associated Press
NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A Connecticut town was sent reeling in grief and confusion Friday after a popular fifth-grade teacher shot and killed a knife-wielding prowler in a black ski mask, only to discover it was his 15-year-old son. No immediate charges were brought against Jeffrey Giuliano in the slaying of his son, Tyler, who was gunned down in his aunt's driveway next door to his own home around 1 a.m. Thursday. "It's something out of a Hollywood script," said John Hodge, the first selectman, or top elected official, in the town of nearly 14,000 people about 50 miles from New York City.
NEWS
July 13, 2012 | By David Gambacorta and Daily News Staff Writer
A CALL WENT out over police radio just before 11 at night on July 5 for a report of a prowler in the back yard of a woman's house in Northeast Philadelphia.   When cops arrived at the property, on Winchester Avenue near Narvon Street, they found a man submerged in the murky waters of an algae-infested inground swimming pool. The man, Mark Cummins, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene by medics, the victim of an apparent accidental drowning, according to police. But he wasn't a prowler — he was a close friend of the homeowner, Philadelphia police Lt. Aisha Perry.
NEWS
September 11, 2010 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Pine Hill man who police say wore a slasher-movie mask as he charged at them with a knife was in critical condition Friday after being shot by the officers, according to Camden County officials. James Cline, 37, of Cranford Drive, was at Cooper University Hospital with multiple wounds, said Jason Laughlin, spokesman for the county Prosecutor's Office. Cline reportedly summoned police to his own address with a report about a prowler. "There was no prowler. It appears he made up a story about a prowler and described himself," Laughlin said.
NEWS
September 11, 2010 | By JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 856-779-3231
The prowler who lurked in the shadows outside James Cline's home Thursday night was a manifestation of the mental illness that preyed upon his sanity for years, a family member said yesterday. Cline, 37, called police in the tiny borough of Pine Hill, Camden County, on Thursday night to report that a prowler was outside his Cranford Drive home, authorities said. He then grabbed a kitchen knife, donned a Michael Myers mask from the slasher classic "Halloween," and slipped outside to wait for police.
SPORTS
August 23, 2010
  "Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?" CLEARWATER, Fla. - They came for Tyson Gillies just after 12:30 a.m. Friday. Served him with an arrest warrant after a baggy containing a white powder that was confiscated from the back seat of a Clearwater police prowler on June 11 tested positive as cocaine. Dickie Noles, the best substance-abuse counselor in the professional sports business, was on the plane before bail was posted later in the morning for the troubled minor league outfielder.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2010
The biannual Clark Park Festival in West Philly is now in its 40th year and it's something of an institution, where punks, hippies, dogs and babies go to frolic in the grass year after year. The lineup is always quite eclectic. This year it includes fiddle-jug trio the Dill Pickles , the punk-metal explosion the Spades , indie pop band Conversations With Enemies , and the dance-heavy big beat of festival closers Prowler . Dozens of vendors are on hand for shopping and eating, as are family-friendly arts and crafts.
NEWS
December 8, 2006 | By Jeff Price INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The fugitive who fired six shots at police in Radnor Township remained on the loose yesterday, as investigative work to identify him moved forward. The incident started after police responded to a 911 call about a prowler in a residential area of Rosemont, near Villanova University and the Agnes Irwin School, after 3 a.m. Wednesday. Two shots were initially fired at officers, then four more in a second confrontation minutes later. Police immediately set up a perimeter near South Ithan Avenue and Meadowood Road in an effort to snare the gunman but he "slipped out" in the darkness as the ring was being tightened, according to Radnor police Superintendent John Rutty.
NEWS
December 7, 2006 | By Jeff Price INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A prowler who fired at police officers with a semiautomatic weapon as they closed in on him near Villanova University remained at large yesterday despite an intensive manhunt that involved helicopters and SWAT teams. The confrontation started just after 3 a.m., when a dog belonging to a resident on Browning Lane in Rosemont began to bark, according to Radnor Police Superintendent John Rutty. The man let his pet out and then went out himself. "He saw an individual in this backyard and started to approach him," Rutty said.
NEWS
June 22, 2006 | By Bonnie L. Cook INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bobby Kish often hears the click of animal feet on macadam when he delivers morning newspapers in the Pottstown area. Typically, he'll turn just in time to see the back end of a fox or a deer. But at 5 a.m. Monday, the sound was distinctively different. Kish, who had gotten out of his truck to retrieve a misthrown paper, was walking between two parked cars when he saw a 4-foot alligator. "He kind of lunged at me and hissed," said Kish, 46. "His mouth was open; I was about five feet away.
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