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September 14, 2000 | DAVID MAIALETTI/ DAILY NEWS
Protesters, among them Cheri Honkala (second from left), tried to deliver a letter yesterday to Police Commissioner John Jimoney denouncing surveillance of the groups prior to the Republican National Convention here. They got as far as the front desk of Police Headquarters at 8th and Race, but promised to take action if the commish didn't respond. Through spokesman Sgt. Roland Lee, Timoney said there was no infiltration of the protest groups by Philadelphia police, just observation.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 1987 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
"Stakeout," an action drama starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Aidan Quinn and Madeleine Stowe. Directed by John Badham. Screenplay by Jim Kouf. Running time: 114 minutes. A Touchstone release. At area theaters. It comes as something of a surprise to realize that we haven't seen Richard Dreyfuss as a cop before. He did play private dick Moses Wine in the (unjustly) neglected "The Big Fix," but the other characters he's essayed in his distinguished career have all lacked the smidgen of piety needed to carry a badge.
NEWS
November 4, 1995 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Claiming that police shot and killed an unarmed mentally ill man, relatives of Sherwood Rice yesterday sued the city and four unknown members of the stakeout unit in federal court for more than $100,000. Attorneys for Rice's estate contend that police planted a shotgun next to Rice's body after shooting and killing him last July 11 at the doorstep of his house on Federal Street near 17th in South Philadelphia. Rice, 41, who suffered from mental problems, had held his wife hostage for nearly eight hours and had threatened to kill her and others.
NEWS
February 10, 1996 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The three veteran Washington Township detectives had that feeling that this was their "man" as they staked out the Commerce Bank branch at Ganttown and Hurffville-Cross Keys Roads on Thursday night. The suspect, later identified as Andrew J. Sacharok, 33, of the first block of Kenton Avenue, Pitman, had driven his truck twice through the bank's parking lot around 7 p.m. Their instincts proved correct as the man entered the bank, robbed it and tried to flee as police closed in, according to Detective Lt. Francis Burke.
NEWS
October 6, 1991 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
The stakeout officers saw them exiting a car on the bank's parking lot: Three men wearing Halloween masks and carrying guns. No time to waste. Customers and employees were ordered to safety. Guns were readied. Seconds later, three robbers lay dead or mortally wounded at the Provident National Bank at 330 Packer Ave. It was Dec. 28, 1966, and over the next few months the bank holdup problem in Philadelphia almost disappeared, police said. "We put people in the banks, blew away some guys, got great press and the bank robberies dropped just about to zero," recalled Joe Orbell, chief inspector of the Community Affairs Bureau, who was a sergeant 25 years ago. Today, with Philadelphia experiencing another surge in holdups, some bank executives would like to see the same results - without the bloodshed.
NEWS
February 10, 2009 | By Barbara Boyer and Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A stakeout of a bank-robbery suspect turned deadly yesterday afternoon in a normally quiet residential neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia when authorities shot and killed a man who pulled a gun. Police detectives and FBI agents with the joint Violent Crime Task Force, stationed in the 900 block of Borbeck Avenue in Fox Chase, had a picture of the man and were attempting to take him into custody when he drew a weapon, a police source said....
NEWS
September 2, 1992 | By Daniel Rubin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The MO is the same. Around closing time, a couple of men walk into a Northeast Philadelphia saloon, fire a shotgun into the ceiling or floor, and order patrons to the ground. They pick the cash register clean and scoop up the change left on the bar. Then they are gone. Sometimes, things get a little rough. The night bartender at Coach's Bar & Grill on Frankford Avenue was struck with the butt of a shotgun, leaving a gash in his skull that required three stitches to close.
NEWS
September 8, 1999 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Camden man was arrested and another escaped from police after an attempted car theft in the PATCO High-Speed Line parking lot on Ferry Avenue in Camden yesterday morning. Police said the two suspects were being investigated in conjunction with a series of armed bank robberies, mostly in Gloucester County this year. After several cars in the Ferry Avenue lot were stolen on Tuesday mornings and used in the bank robberies, PATCO Police Chief James E. Hill placed detectives and stakeout officers on the lot. With police watching at 9 a.m. yesterday, authorities said, Leonard Hudson, 27, of the Centennial Apartments in Camden, and an unidentified man drove onto the lot in what police learned was a stolen car. Police said they saw the two men use a screwdriver to open the door of another car on the lot. As police closed in, the two men jumped back into the car they arrived in and sped away.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 1987 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
One of the surest ways for a director to show that a policeman's lot is not a happy one - and it never is in contemporary films - is to assign his hero a stakeout. Whether it's a freezing Gene Hackman eating a decrepit hot dog while his quarry enjoys a gourmet meal in The French Connection or Judge Reinhold sitting forlornly outside Eddie Murphy's luxury hotel in Beverly Hills Cop, the stakeout is the time when the hours of boredom weigh heavily. Traditionally, it's the down time in a detective movie before the action explodes.
NEWS
June 29, 1993 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
Flak-jacketed stakeout officers search rooftops near 46th Street and Westminster Avenue in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia yesterday for a man who fired several gunshots from a window during a confrontation with a second man at about 1:30 p.m. Two nearby residents (below) flee to safety with an infant. Police originally thought the man had barricaded himself inside the building with several young hostages. However, he fled before police arrived and was still being sought early today.
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May 9, 2010
My canine companion, Spirit, likes having her own bed along on our adventures. Unfortunately for her, most travel-size dog beds are too thin to provide much cushioning. That's why Spirit is crazy about the new Highlands Dog Bed from Ruff Wear. The water-resistant, 35-by-26-inch nylon shell is filled with high-loft polyester insulation that compresses nicely to stuff into the 12-by- 5-inch carry sack. Four stakeout loops can be used to secure the bed to the ground or for hanging up to dry. Weighs only 14 ounces.
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February 10, 2009 | By Barbara Boyer and Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A stakeout of a bank-robbery suspect turned deadly yesterday afternoon in a normally quiet residential neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia when authorities shot and killed a man who pulled a gun. Police detectives and FBI agents with the joint Violent Crime Task Force, stationed in the 900 block of Borbeck Avenue in Fox Chase, had a picture of the man and were attempting to take him into custody when he drew a weapon, a police source said....
NEWS
November 14, 2008 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A tidal wave of hysteria swept through the King of Prussia Plaza last night as throngs of teenage girls - and some of their mothers - jockeyed for position in hopes of seeing a movie heartthrob. They had traveled from as far as Florida to cross paths with Robert Pattinson, the British hunk with a lead role in Twilight, the soon-to-be-released vampire movie. It's based on the popular four-book series by Stephenie Meyer chronicling the relationship between 17-year-old high school student Bella Swan and her bloodsucking boyfriend.
SPORTS
August 13, 2005 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Terrell Owens departed his spacious Moorestown home at 9:10 a.m. yesterday, signing a pair of autographs before wheeling out of his circular driveway in a green Chevy Avalanche. While Owens - wearing a black shirt, black workout pants and a baseball cap - simply told the media crowd, "I've got to go," his publicist later confirmed that he was headed to his hometown of Atlanta. Sightings of the Eagles receiver were reported at Philadelphia International Airport, and an unidentified woman returned to his home, driving the Chevy Avalanche, at about 10:30 a.m. Owens apparently had left without some luxury luggage.
NEWS
July 18, 2003 | By Dwayne Campbell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In her 15-year career, real estate agent Debbi Waugh has prided herself on putting her clients first. This week, that devotion has Waugh, 48, working out of her car, taking showers at a friend's nearby home - and sleeping under the stars. Waugh is one of several people camping out in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, waiting for a new home development's sales office to open. The campers are staying there to ensure they are present at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow when the developer begins taking deposits for 60 new homes.
NEWS
December 15, 2002 | By Marc Schogol INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The bookies would have given you long odds on Bob Hurst's making it to retirement. But then, the bookies and dealers and muggers and sickos tried their best to kill Hurst for decades. And Philly's toughest street cop - whom some accused of being more than a little trigger-happy - has lived to literally and figuratively dance on many of their graves. Having just turned 65, Hurst - who did four tours of duty in Vietnam as a Green Beret, was a legendary undercover stakeout cop from the late '60s to the early '80s, served three terms as president of Philadelphia's Fraternal Order of Police, was head of the state's Bureau of Narcotics Investigations, and ran the FOP's Dental, Optical and Prescription Fund (DOP)
NEWS
September 14, 2000 | DAVID MAIALETTI/ DAILY NEWS
Protesters, among them Cheri Honkala (second from left), tried to deliver a letter yesterday to Police Commissioner John Jimoney denouncing surveillance of the groups prior to the Republican National Convention here. They got as far as the front desk of Police Headquarters at 8th and Race, but promised to take action if the commish didn't respond. Through spokesman Sgt. Roland Lee, Timoney said there was no infiltration of the protest groups by Philadelphia police, just observation.
NEWS
July 11, 2000 | By Jonathan Gelb, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The sight of a stolen car, with its motor running, parked outside a motorcycle shop in central Chester County yesterday resulted in an eight-hour stakeout that turned up - well, nothing. Police said they believed that someone was holed up in Eagle's Cycles & Accessories in West Vincent after allegedly robbing a 19-year-old West Chester man of his car at gunpoint early Monday, state police Lt. Dennis Dougherty said. But when police raided the shop around 2 p.m., the suspected thief was not inside.
NEWS
September 8, 1999 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Camden man was arrested and another escaped from police after an attempted car theft in the PATCO High-Speed Line parking lot on Ferry Avenue in Camden yesterday morning. Police said the two suspects were being investigated in conjunction with a series of armed bank robberies, mostly in Gloucester County this year. After several cars in the Ferry Avenue lot were stolen on Tuesday mornings and used in the bank robberies, PATCO Police Chief James E. Hill placed detectives and stakeout officers on the lot. With police watching at 9 a.m. yesterday, authorities said, Leonard Hudson, 27, of the Centennial Apartments in Camden, and an unidentified man drove onto the lot in what police learned was a stolen car. Police said they saw the two men use a screwdriver to open the door of another car on the lot. As police closed in, the two men jumped back into the car they arrived in and sped away.
NEWS
June 28, 1998 | By George Anastasia and Ralph Cipriano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The odds going in were 7-5 in favor of the reputed wiseguys. Nobody would take the action. The fellas are that good. Call them "the hit men. " And smile. The cops who had it all under surveillance certainly did. "I'll tell you," said one, "there were some pretty good ballplayers out there. They challenged us to a game, but there's no way. We'd never live down the pounding we'd take. " Reputed mob underboss Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino and several of his top associates went on the offensive at Ninth and Wharton Streets Thursday night, pummeling a group of guys from the neighborhood.
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