December 16, 2015 |
The mother of a missing 15-year-old boy who found her son shot to death in a car in North Philadelphia told police that an anonymous caller sent her to the block where she found the body, a law enforcement source said. The mother of Xavier Stern of Upper Darby told police that she received a call last Tuesday from someone she did not know telling her to go to the area of 24th and Park Streets to find her son, the source said. She found the teenager's body three days later in a debris-strewn car, the source said.
December 3, 2015 |
A man was killed and five others were injured in a spate of gun violence from Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning, Philadelphia police said. Officers found Malcolm Claiborne, 25, shot in the neck and back on the 2900 block of Frankford Avenue in Kensington around 8:20 p.m. Monday. Police said he and a friend had been involved in a heated argument with another person, who pulled out a gun and opened fire in the middle of the fight. Claiborne fell where he was shot. His friend, hit in the chest, tried to run but collapsed a half-block away, police said.
April 7, 2015 |
THEY LEFT HER at the cemetery, but not for dead. Police say the three men who kidnapped, beat and tased a Jewelers Row employee Saturday afternoon finally dropped her off at a cemetery in Delaware County - only to return and kidnap her again, this time putting her in steel shackles as they withdrew money using her debit card. The 53-year-old woman, who works at National Watch & Diamond Exchange, at 8th and Chestnut streets, was abducted about 4 p.m. Saturday at a parking garage across the street where her car was parked.
April 7, 2015 |
A Center City jewelry store worker was pulled into a van by a trio of kidnappers who brutalized and robbed her after she left work Saturday afternoon, police said Sunday. The 53-year-old woman had left the store on the 100 block of South Eighth Street around 4 p.m. and walked to a garage at 733 Chestnut St., where she had parked. She said she noticed a graffiti-smeared, burgundy older model Ford Econoline across from her car. Three men in dark clothes and ski masks jumped out of the cargo van and pulled her inside, police said.
January 21, 2015 |
HE'S NOT a toothless Tiger, but he's got one fewer incisor. Yesterday, Tiger Woods had one of his front teeth accidentally knocked out after surprising girlfriend Lindsey Vonn by showing up in Italy to watch her record-setting, 63rd World Cup victory. This time it wasn't a 7-iron that did the damage, it was a camera. "During a crush of photographers at the awards podium at the World Cup event in Italy, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video camera pushed and surged toward the stage, turned and hit Tiger Woods in the mouth," Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent, told the Associated Press in an email.
January 9, 2015 |
TOM BRADY isn't worried about the predicted sub-freezing temperatures he will face when the Patriots host the Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., tomorrow. Game-time temperature for the AFC divisional playoff is expected to be 16 degrees. When asked by Comcast New England how he'll prepare for the cold, the Patriots quarterback - wearing a ski mask that covered all but his eyes and nose - replied: "I know exactly what to wear. I know how many layers to wear every degree. I'm a [bleeping]
September 29, 2012 |
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.
May 19, 2012 |
Camden residents David Bullard, 27, and Shakara Colbert, 23, were arrested Thursday in connection with a fatal shooting in the city this month, authorities said. Bullard is accused of shooting Gary Boggs around 4 p.m. on May 3 on the 1600 block of Pulaski Street, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Camden Police. Colbert allegedly drove Bullard from the scene in a minivan. About two hours after the incident, the van was stopped at Eighth and Jefferson Streets with Bullard in the driver's seat, according to authorities.
March 7, 2012 |
A 39-YEAR-OLD storeowner in West Oak Lane was almost ready to close up shop last night when a thug in a ski mask stormed into his corner store to rob it and shot him twice in the process. The owner was working behind the counter of Super Chicken Grocery, at Haines and Rodney streets, when the gunman entered the store just before 7:30 and reached over the counter into the cash register, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. A struggle ensued, Small said, and the storeowner was shot once in the right side of his chest and once in his arm. Police took him to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he underwent surgery and remained in critical condition in intensive care about 10 p.m. The victim's 16-year-old son and 18-year-old nephew looked on as police combed the scene.
February 6, 2012
JERSEY CITY , N.J. - Jersey City police say an accused carjacker was captured after a picture he took of himself with the victim's cellphone was automatically forwarded to her computer. Omar Richardson, 18, was arrested this week. He remained jailed yesterday on $100,000 bail on armed robbery charges. Police said the 20-year-old victim was carjacked Jan. 29 by a man wearing a ski mask who also stole her phone. The woman had a phone app that automatically sends all its pictures to her computer.