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.
June 25, 2014 |
Police are searching for a man who attacked a 65-year-old nun Sunday morning in Port Richmond, then dragged her from a car and drove away with it. The nun, whose name was not released, was wearing her habit and was waiting in the passenger seat of a friend's car outside a Shop Rite store on Aramingo Avenue about 11:15 a.m., police said. The friend was inside and had left the engine on. The man opened the driver's-side door and said, "Tell me wherever you want to go," authorities said.
May 31, 2014 |
A week ago, Camden County Metro Police Chief Scott Thomson promised to make restitution to a single mother if it turned out his department had botched its investigation of the theft of her car from outside her Benson Street home in January. Since then, Michelle Perez, 32, who lives and works in the city, has heard nothing from the police about any restitution she might receive, she said Thursday. Perez, an Air Force veteran, said Camden police came to her house Wednesday morning to get copies of documents related to the theft that she had collected since the ordeal began.
May 24, 2014 |
Michelle Perez is angrier at the Camden police than she is at the thief who stole her 1991 Chrysler LeBaron in January. Perez, who lives and works in the city, said she had no expectations of the thief. The police, she was confident, would help her find the white sedan she had bought used and paid more than $2,000 to fix. "With the level of technology that's available, all they had to do is punch my information into a computer," Perez said in an interview Thursday. Perez alleges, however, that Camden Metro Police refused to investigate.