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September 28, 2004 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 29, 1996 | by Scott Heimer, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2002 | REGINA MEDINA E!Online and Daily News wire services contributed to this report
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.
NEWS
February 28, 1994 | by Fay Faron, Special to the Daily News
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.
NEWS
March 9, 1992 | BY LYNNE ABRAHAM
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.
NEWS
August 23, 2000 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 28, 1995 | by Jack McGuire, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 8, 1990 | By Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 17, 2001 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2008 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
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.
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NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has dropped the remaining stalking case against a Delaware County man serving 21/2 to 5 years in prison for harassing former CBS3 news anchor Erika von Tiehl. According to Philadelphia court records, prosecutors took the action Tuesday in a brief hearing involving John Hart, the 39-year-old Havertown man sentenced in May on his conviction for stalking and harassing von Tiehl after she broke up with him in 2011. A second criminal case against Hart alleged similar complaints by Laura Selvage, a Baltimore woman who testified at Hart's trial about similar experiences with Hart earlier in 2011 after she broke off a relationship he initiated on Facebook.
NEWS
May 28, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
John Hart apologized Thursday - but only for his past behavior toward a Philadelphia judge. And he said he's learned from his conviction for stalking and sending threatening text messages to former CBS3 anchor Erika von Tiehl after she broke up with him in 2011. But those lessons, he told Judge Gwendolyn N. Bright, were largely related to how "lucky and truly blessed I am" to have supportive family and friends. Hart, speaking in a Philadelphia courtroom during his sentencing hearing, had little to say about his crimes and the impact they had on von Tiehl, saying simply that he wanted to "focus on the future and the ways I can be a better person.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Salma's canine rage Salma Hayek is deeply distressed and angry that police in the Washington state hamlet where she keeps a ranch have closed their investigation into the shooting death of Mozart Hayek without making an arrest, TMZ says. Mozart, a 9-year-old pet dog, was shot and killed by a neighbor for allegedly trespassing on the adjoining property. The actor was so determined to investigate the death, she had a necropsy performed. Death was caused by a pellet gun. Hayek insists Mozart never crossed onto the other property, but the caretaker of her ranch told cops that's not strictly true.
NEWS
November 6, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
An FBI data expert told a Philadelphia jury Wednesday that he found a prodigious number of deleted file fragments on accused stalker John Hart's computers, including two Internet programs that enable a user to disguise the computer's identity. Michael Irvin testified that the websites - "Spoof Your IP Address" and "Spoofing Demystified" - offer software that would have let Hart cloak his computer during Internet searches for private information about CBS3 newscaster Erika von Tiehl. Spoofing is the term for making a computer's unique Internet Protocol (IP)
NEWS
November 5, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
CBS3 ANCHOR Erika von Tiehl didn't try to hide her embarrassment on the witness stand in Common Pleas Court yesterday as she testified at the trial of her alleged stalker, John Hart, whom she briefly dated in 2011. "Knowing that everybody out there is reading about me and associating me with him . . . it's embarrassing," von Tiehl said. "But not embarrassing enough not to [testify] because somebody needs to stand up. " Hart, 39, of Havertown, is charged with stalking, harassment, identity theft and related offenses for allegedly sending von Tiehl threatening messages, changing her phone number without her permission and getting her cable service cut after she broke off their brief courtship.
NEWS
November 2, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer| narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE VOICE sounded like Mickey Mouse, calling Verizon, to inquire about a CBS3 reporter's cellphone plan. That Mickey Mouse, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office alleges, was John Hart, a Havertown man who became obsessed with reporter Erika von Tiehl after a handful of dates the two had had in 2011. Recorded phone conversations between Verizon and a faux female voice prosecutors say was Hart, 39, trying to impersonate von Tiehl were presented to a jury yesterday in Common Pleas Court as his stalking trial opened.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
All of the hype surrounding the World Meeting of Families and the arrival of Pope Francis - to say nothing of Philadelphia's massive entertainment shutdown while he's here - makes us want to shout, "What else is happening, and how different can you make it?" "This weekend, Philadelphia will have two amazing opportunities: seeing the pope and/or attending the largest touring zombie convention in the U.S.," said James Frazier who, along with Eric Nordhoff, organizes Saturday and Sunday's Walker Stalker Convention, a tribute to AMC's megahit show The Walking Dead and all things zombielike, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kunis stalker on the run Police in Los Angeles County are on the lookout for a man convicted of stalking actor Mila Kunis . One Stuart Lynn Dunn , 30, escaped Saturday from the Olive Vista Behavioral Health Center in Pomona, Calif., where he had been confined since January 2013 after pleading guilty to one felony count of stalking the Black Swan star. Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Martin Rodriguez told the Los Angeles Times that Kunis has been notified of the escape.
NEWS
April 26, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hannah Stalker socked a two-run, walk-off triple to lift Council Rock North to a 5-4 win over Central Bucks East in a nonleague softball game. Center fielder Marisa Gergel made an over-the-shoulder catch and left fielder Mallory Pollack made a diving catch in the sixth inning to help keep Council Rock North within a run. NONLEAGUE North Penn 2, Parkland 1 (nine innings): Jovanna Alfonsi hit a walk-off home run. West Chester Rustin 10, Ridley 2: Anna Steinmetz went 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Ali LaRosa walked three times and scored four runs for the visitors.
NEWS
January 21, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
The saga of whether accused stalker John Hart would represent himself at his trial or have an attorney represent him continued today in Common Pleas Court. At what was supposed to be the start of his trial, Hart instead walked into court dressed in a black suit, holding a brown accordion file filled with documents, and told Judge Gwendolyn Bright: "As I sit here this morning, I feel I'm over my head and I feel I would like representation in this matter. " Hart, 38, told the judge he wanted high-profile defense attorney Jack McMahon to represent him. McMahon, who was in court, said he was not ready to represent Hart today on the case.
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