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December 19, 1998 | By Michael Rothfeld, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A 17-year-old Downingtown Area High School student was arrested yesterday in connection with a bomb threat at the Coatesville Area High School on Wednesday morning, according to Downingtown Superintendent Daniel Collins and police. The suspect was taken into custody by Caln police at his school, from where he allegedly made the call about 7:20 a.m. The youth was charged with reckless endangerment, harassment, and making false reports. He was released to his parents' custody pending a hearing by the Chester County Juvenile Probation Department.
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April 19, 2011
A 21-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence after allegedly hitting and critically injuring a Temple University student crossing North Broad Street near the campus Sunday night. Ivan Pauline of the 2900 block of Welsh Road also has been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and reckless endangerment, police said. The pedestrian was reported in critical condition at Hahnemann University Hospital. Her name was not released.
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April 30, 2011
An Upper Darby man is accused of beating his 14-year-old daughter with a metal pot when she tried to break up a fight between him and his wife. Upper Darby police responded to the scuffle on Avon Road near Shirley about 4 p.m. Tuesday and arrested Timothy Radel, 43. During an argument, Radel grabbed a metal pot and hit his daughter in the head with it, police said. Radel is charged with assault, reckless endangerment, and possession of an instrument of crime. He was being held in the Delaware County jail after failing to post $50,000 bail.
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May 21, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former state police firearms instructor pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless endangerment in the shooting death of a rookie trooper during a training exercise in Montgomery County in the fall. Cpl. Richard Schroeter, 43, shot and killed Trooper David Kedra during a firearms course on Sept. 30. Kedra, 26, was one of five troopers seated around a table during a safety course when Schroeter, the instructor, pulled the trigger on his firearm and shot Kedra in the abdomen, according to a grand jury presentment in the case.
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December 26, 1990 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 23-year-old woman has been charged with reckless endangerment after her 7-month-old twin daughters were found dead Monday in her Southwest Philadelphia home, police said yesterday. Police described the condition of the children, Caneka and Tanisha Miller, as "emaciated," and apparently malnourished and dehydrated. They were pronounced dead at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Police were called to the house in the 5300 block of Florence Avenue shortly after 3 p.m. Monday after the mother called, saying her children were having trouble breathing.
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November 13, 1989 | By Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kareem Garner, the 22-month-old who was hospitalized last week with welts, bruises and a fractured skull, died Saturday at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The boy's mother, Marva Garner, 25, and her boyfriend, Garrett Devore, 28, will be charged with murder today, police said. Both were charged with lesser crimes before the child died. Police said last week that the child and four others in his family had been under supervision of the city's Department of Human Services.
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November 23, 1989 | By Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marva Garner and her boyfriend, Garrett Devore, were arraigned yesterday on murder charges in the death of Garner's 22-month-old son, Kareem, who died Nov. 11 after being hospitalized with a fractured skull, police said yesterday. Garner, 25, and Devore, 28, of the 2400 block of North Bouvier Street in North Philadelphia, were charged with the child's death on Tuesday. They were held at the Detention Center without bail. Kareem Garner was hospitalized at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children on Nov. 6 after Devore called police to report that the boy had choked on chicken and bread.
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November 5, 1997 | By Anne Barnard, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A resident of the house in Haverford that was damaged in a possible firebombing Friday was arrested yesterday and charged with setting the blaze, which critically injured another man. Charges of attempted homicide, arson and related crimes were filed against Randolph Roy Quintal, 36. Police said he had a physical fight with Edward Glowitz, another resident of the house in the 500 block of Old Lancaster Road, about 2 a.m. Friday. Quintal left the house angrily, returned a couple of hours later, and tossed through a window an object that started a fire, police said.
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March 16, 1995 | by Jack McGuire, Daily News Staff Writer
A nurse's aide accused of beating a blind, elderly patient because he messed the bed was arrested yesterday. Monica Kelly, 25, of Broad Street near Stenton Avenue, was charged with the beating Nov. 8 of Charles Watkins, 68, police said. Watkins is blind and has a tracheal tube to help him breathe, said police. Kelly repeatedly slapped, kicked and punched Watkins because he soiled the sheets after she had changed them, police said. The beating occurred at Fairview Care Center, on Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, said police.
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May 24, 2008
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. - A woman is in the Beaver County Jail because police say a 2-year-old boy was sickened by secondhand smoke from crack she smoked. Mary Lou Makley, 45, of Beaver, is charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child. Police say Makley had the mother's permission to take the boy shopping. But police say Makley then stopped at a friend's house in Aliquippa and smoked crack while the boy was nearby. That happened May 13 and police say the next day the boy's mother took him to the hospital, where his blood tested positive for cocaine.
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May 21, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former state police firearms instructor pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless endangerment in the shooting death of a rookie trooper during a training exercise in Montgomery County in the fall. Cpl. Richard Schroeter, 43, shot and killed Trooper David Kedra during a firearms course on Sept. 30. Kedra, 26, was one of five troopers seated around a table during a safety course when Schroeter, the instructor, pulled the trigger on his firearm and shot Kedra in the abdomen, according to a grand jury presentment in the case.
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February 12, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A VETERAN State Police officer faces criminal charges after a grand jury concluded that he "breached routine, yet critical, safety protocol" in a firearms-training mishap that killed a young colleague, officials said yesterday. The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has charged Cpl. Richard Schroeter, 42, with five counts of reckless endangerment in the death of Officer David Kedra, who was shot during a training session on Sept. 30. Schroeter, a 20-year veteran of the State Police, was conducting the course at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Center in Conshohocken when he allegedly pulled the trigger of his "duty-issued firearm" to demonstrate the "trigger mechanics" of the weapon, a new model that the department is supplying its officers, the D.A.'s office said in a statement.
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March 9, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
THE CITY has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the estate of Lawrence Allen, a young father who was shot to death in 2008 by an off-duty police sergeant during a dispute over a stolen pizza. The city will pay $650,000 to Allen's estate, administered by his parents. After expenses, about $304,840 will be used to purchase annuities for Allen's three minor children, according to a court document filed Thursday by the plaintiffs' attorney, David Rudovsky. Rudovsky wrote in an email yesterday that neither he nor the family would comment on the settlement.
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January 19, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Saying they acted "in a reckless and shameless way," a Philadelphia judge sentenced two ex-Philadelphia police officers to 111/2 to 23 months in prison Friday for an off-duty showdown over a stolen pizza that ended in the fatal shooting of a West Oak Lane man. The prison terms for Chauncey Ellison and Robin Fortune were twice what is recommended by state sentencing guidelines for reckless endangerment. But Common Pleas Court Judge Sandy L.V. Byrd called the Nov. 17, 2008, killing of Lawrence Allen, 20, "not the typical recklessly endangering another person case.
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November 28, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Two former Philadelphia police officers were found guilty of reckless endangerment Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a West Oak Lane man during a dispute over a stolen pizza. The Common Pleas Court jury of eight women and four men had deliberated for about 16 hours since Friday before finding former Sgt. Chauncey Ellison and ex-Officer Robin Fortune guilty of the misdemeanor endangerment count in the 2008 death of 20-year-old Lawrence Allen. But the jurors said they were deadlocked on the most serious charge - voluntary manslaughter - against Ellison for shooting Allen as well as a count of conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment against Fortune.
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March 5, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
This story has been updated. A 27-year-old man and his friend were each held on $1 million bail Monday in the brutal Sunday morning home-invasion robbery of the man's 94-year-old grandmother in Mayfair. Gregory Drobish and his alleged accomplice in the home-invasion, 31-year-old Christopher Brunkel, are both facing a slew of charges including aggravated assault, robbery, conspiracy, burglary, reckless endangerment and related offenses. A 27-year-old man and his friend were each held on $1 million bail Monday in the brutal Sunday morning home-invasion robbery of the man's 94-year-old grandmother in Mayfair.
NEWS
February 2, 2013
A Philadelphia police officer was charged Friday with firing 13 rounds from a handgun into a Logan building last fall, the District Attorney's Office said. A witness told police that Pharez Morris, 27, tried to enter an apartment building on the 1400 block of Rockland Street and, when he could not get in, opened fire on a nearby structure, prosecutors said. Morris was off-duty at the time. He then called 911 to report a shooting on the block, prosecutors said. Morris, a six-year veteran of the department assigned to the 35th District, was charged with reckless endangerment, possessing an instrument of crime, and making false reports.
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February 14, 2012 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, zalotm@phillynews.com 215-854-5928
ANOTHER CITY police officer has been arrested, this one for allegedly assaulting his wife during a fight in Kingsessing last month, police said yesterday. Dwayne Carter, 25, was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with his wife on Chester Avenue near 55th Street on Jan. 21. He was off duty at the time. The Internal Affairs Bureau and District Attorney's Office investigated, and Carter was arrested Friday. He faces charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and simple assault stemming from the altercation, police said.
NEWS
January 18, 2012
LANCASTER - A Central Pennsylvania car salesman pleaded guilty Tuesday in the death of a man he was taking on a test drive more than a year ago. Michael Hershey, 49, of Landisville, admitted his guilt in Lancaster County Court to homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, and reckless endangerment. Authorities said he had been drinking and was speeding when he hit an embankment in East Hempfield Township in December 2010, killing customer Jon Jensen, 48, and injuring Jensen's son. Hershey choked up at times as he answered questions and said he had an "alcohol problem," the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal-New Era reported.
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January 15, 2012 | By Melissa Dribben and Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writers
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is seeking higher bail for the Flyers fan who was released after his arrest earlier Friday for allegedly assaulting a New York Rangers fan on Jan. 2. Police had tracked Dennis Veteri, 32, of Glassboro, to his attorney's office, where he was taken into custody and charged with attacking Neal Auricchio at Geno's Steaks restaurant after the NHL Winter Classic. He was released early Friday after posting $100,000 bail. "We just didn't feel the bail was high enough, given the brutal nature of the attack and the injuries the victim sustained," said Tasha Jamerson, spokeswoman for District Attorney Seth Williams.
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