September 28, 2004 |
QVC show host Lisa Robertson has a tenacious fan club - evident by the growing number of court cases she generates. Yesterday, the third in a string of overly determined admirers learned that obsessing over the former Miss Tennessee costs more than the products she pitches on the home-shopping network. The price for Peter Ferreira: 132 days in Chester County Prison on a stalking charge. Yesterday, Ferreira, 41, of Plainfield, Conn., received credit for time served and was paroled as part of a plea agreement accepted by Chester County Court Judge Paula Francisco Ott. Ferreira must also spend three years on probation and receive a mental-health evaluation.
November 29, 1996 |
The white 1989 Ford Escort was doing 79 mph in the far left lane of the Wilmington Bypass near Bellview Road, when its driver passed the tan Ford Crown Victoria in the right lane and - gulp! - noticed it was a Delaware State Police unmarked car. The driver hit the brakes, but it was too late. The Escort had been "painted" by the Stalker, the newest, most versatile and powerful radar gun of the Delaware State Police. As motorists participate in the most heavily traveled holiday of the year, those who are heading into Delaware might want to remember the Stalker.
May 8, 2002 |
WHAT'S WORSE than a stalker? A stalker with money to spend, of course! A Canadian native, accused of sending Camelot survivor Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg letters and packages, some containing threats, was arrested Sunday outside her posh Upper East Side apartment, police said. He was unarmed. Sidney Waite, 39, of Richmond, British Columbia, was charged with stalking, aggravated harassment and harassment, said Sgt. Mary Williams. John-John's big sis wasn't at home when he was arrested.
February 28, 1994 |
Dear Rat Dog: In October 1992 I became a stalking victim. The stranger violated my restraining order more than 200 times in a seven-month period and has forced me into hiding and financial ruin. Ironically, my stalker is a police officer who responded to a 911 call I made to have a trespasser removed from my back yard. Despite disciplinary actions by Internal Affairs - and his resignation - the stalking has continued unabated and has left me languishing in this never-ending hell.
March 9, 1992 |
Stalking isn't simple harassment. He's just a guy. An ordinary face in the crowd. Nothing special. Not doing anything. Not bothering anybody. Unless you happen to be the anybody who used to be married to him. The anybody he knocked around and beat up on every day of the week that ended in "y. " The anybody who has been terrorized by him as a way of life. He left you for another woman every other week, and that wasn't even the half of it. So you finally dumped him. Got a divorce.
August 23, 2000 |
Janet McGinnis didn't get a chance to tell her hair-raising story to a jury. She didn't mind. Before the 39-year-old hairdresser was scheduled to arrive in court yesterday, she was told that the man who beat and tried to choke her to death at her salon on Horrocks Street near Bridge had copped a plea. Just as jury selection was about to begin, convicted stalker Richard Sincavage, 33, of Solly Avenue near Ferndale Street, pleaded guilty to attempted murder, aggravated assault and related charges before Common Pleas Judge Sheldon C. Jelin.
June 28, 1995 |
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Northeast Philadelphia man accused of making harassing and threatening phone calls to Jill Chernekoff, a Channel 29 news anchorwoman. Pasquale Tropiano, 39, of Pine Road near Stanwood Street, is charged with harassment by communication, stalking and making terroristic threats, police said. He hasn't been arrested. Police said 14 calls were made to the station's 800 comment line in the past two months threatening Chernekoff with sexual assault.
November 8, 1990 |
A man believed to be the "night stalker," responsible for attacks on women between 1982 and last year, was sentenced to 8 to 20 years in prison yesterday on a burglary charge. Assistant District Attorney Jeanette Synnestvedt told Common Pleas Judge Gene D. Cohen that there was a "unique pattern" in the attacks on six women, all of whom were in the courtroom for the sentencing of Christopher Harrison, 29, a paper product salesman. Most of the attacks, she said, occurred late at night or in the early morning, after a masked man broke into the women's bedrooms, threatened them with a knife, and sexually assaulted them.
February 17, 2001 |
For months, he had been pursuing her, once following her home, pushing her inside her house and punching her in the face. She had him arrested twice, but her accused stalker was released on bail. And he struck again - this time, authorities allege, he sexually assaulted her. The suspect, Clinton Hewlett, formerly of 20th Street near Somerset, was ordered by Municipal Judge James M. DeLeon yesterday to stand trial on a series of charges, including indecent assault, burglary, stalking and unlawful restraint.
April 17, 2008 |
AUSTRIAN authorities were on the lookout yesterday for an unidentified woman who failed to appear for the start of her trial on charges of stalking and threatening to kill "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso (who plays head-cocked Horatio Caine). The Tiroler Tageszeitung newspaper said that the woman's lawyer had reassured authorities last week that she intended to be in the Innsbruck court, yet she vanished without a trace (another popular CBS crime drama). Prosecutors allege that the woman sent more than 100 letters to Caruso and pursued him for an autograph.