June 24, 2016 |
Two New Jersey brothers were sentenced Wednesday for trying to ship three stolen luxury vehicles - a Porsche and two Mercedes-Benz S550s - to Hong Kong, authorities said. Andrew Clarke, 43, of Irvington, received a 25-year sentence, and Llewellyn Clarke, 42, of North Plainfield, a term of nearly 17 years. They were convicted in July in federal court in Camden on charges of conspiracy to transport stolen motor vehicles. The Clarkes bought the vehicles from thieves in New York and North Jersey, authorities said, and planned to have the cars resold in Hong Kong and other locations.
May 22, 2016 |
Police in Chester County are searching for a Philadelphia man who they say tried to run over an officer with a stolen vehicle. Tyrell A. Winchester, 28, of the 2000 block of South 20th Street, was charged Thursday with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and related offenses. According to a criminal complaint, a Willistown Township police officer ran a registration check on a silver 2000 Mercury sedan on Thursday around 4 p.m. The officer found it had been reported stolen from a man in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County.
April 22, 2016 |
A younger brother of imprisoned former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary pleaded guilty on Wednesday to three counts of robbery and related offenses. Under a plea deal, Hasheem Singletary, 17, was sentenced to 5 1/2 to 12 years in state prison and three years' probation by Common Pleas Judge Lillian Ransom. In addition to the robbery charges, Singletary pleaded guilty to three counts each of conspiracy and possession of an instrument of crime, and one count of receiving stolen property.
November 15, 2015 |
A 34-year-old Philadelphia motorist has been charged with felony assault and related charges after the stolen vehicle he was driving dragged a police officer down a street after the officer stopped him, officials said Friday. They said Anthony Brown, who has 19 prior arrests, was being held on $200,000 bail. He allegedly dragged the police officer about a fourth of a block on the 1900 block of Haworth Street on Thursday night before the officer could free himself from the stolen Audi.
August 19, 2015 |
Talmadge O. Epps, 94, of Wayne, a World War II aerial gunner and retired electric company foreman, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, of respiratory failure at Coatesville VA Medical Center. In 1942, the Radnor High School graduate was drafted and deployed with the Army Air Force as a flight engineer aboard the B-25 Mitchell bomber. He served with the 500 Bomb Squadron, 345th Bombardment Group, in New Guinea and Australia. Mr. Epps, who had never been on an airplane, fired a gun or traveled more than 100 miles from home, operated a pair of 50-caliber machine guns, either from the top machine gun turret or from the rear of the plane.
July 2, 2015 |
THE GRIEF WILL hang over Regina Brunner Holmes' friends and family like a heavy fog for God knows how long. On Monday, they learned that the feisty, outgoing 85-year-old grandmother had been brutally murdered in her East Mount Airy home. Last night, amid rain that fell in a downpour at times, about 30 of Holmes' neighbors gathered across the street from her home, sharing stories and laughing over warm memories of the woman, an avid painter who had lived on the block since the '80s.
June 8, 2015 |
Dana Russell was driving up Roosevelt Boulevard on a freezing February afternoon in 2011 when he realized the car he just passed was his stolen Chevy Impala. Ten days before, two men had hijacked the burgundy sedan from his wife. "They all got guns on them, I know that for sure," Russell told the police dispatcher as he turned around and tailed his stolen car into North Philadelphia. The officer asked how he knew. " 'Cause my wife was robbed at gunpoint. " At the wheel of the 2000 Impala sat Frederick Bell, 41, an ex-con with a long rap sheet.
February 16, 2015 |
A Morrisville police corporal shot and wounded a man who backed a stolen car into him in a 7-Eleven parking lot early Saturday, officials said. Morrisville Police Chief George McClay said the corporal noticed an apparently unoccupied Subaru Impreza in the store parking lot at Bridge and Philadelphia Streets and ran the tags around 5:25 a.m. The car, McClay said, had been reported stolen. The corporal approached it, realized it was occupied, and ordered the driver out, McClay said.
October 16, 2014 |
Update: Philadelphia police found J.J. Pierce's stolen car Tuesday night, but her dog, Louie, is still missing. The car was found on the 3600 block of N. Darien Street, near Rising Sun Avenue in North Philadelphia, police said. Louie, who has been missing since Thursday, was nowhere to be seen, police said. Pierce wrote on her Facebook page, Help Louie Get Home, that she plans to hand out fliers in the area in the hopes of finding the 2-year-old black Labrador mix. Earlier Story: A Philadelphia high school teacher is searching for her beloved black Labrador mix after her car was stolen last week - with the dog inside.
July 16, 2014
A story in Friday's Inquirer about a Camden woman's efforts to get redress over a stolen car was flawed in two ways. The premise of the story was that the Camden County Prosecutor's Office had issued a directive to local municipalities instructing them to notify owners within three days after their vehicles were towed and impounded. The story said the memo was sent after The Inquirer published the account of the Camden woman who had been pressing authorities to investigate the theft of her car, only to learn months later that it had been recovered by police and impounded.