June 27, 1987 |
The Quality of Work Life Program was intended to improve communication between management and labor at the post office in Lancaster. But, according to a federal lawsuit filed by five mail handlers against former U.S. Postmaster General Albert V. Casey, communication was strictly a one-way street. It all began after postal authorities installed a surveillance camera in a conference room that had been set aside for the counseling of employees on work-related problems. According to depositions filed yesterday in U.S. District Court, the employees discovered the camera in a ceiling panel during repair and remodeling of the conference room in January 1986.
February 13, 2013 |
Philadelphia City Council held a committee hearing Monday on the city's surveillance-camera program, which has been plagued by technical problems and has been criticized by Council members and the city controller. Officials testified Monday representing SEPTA, the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Housing Authority, and the School District of Philadelphia - all large institutions that operate their own cameras to fight crime. But no one from the Nutter administration spoke.
April 9, 2007
News item: Police surveillance cameras equipped with loudspeakers, which allow operators to shout at people behaving badly, are to be installed in towns across England. Example: A young man drops a candy wrapper on the sidewalk. "Be a good lad and pick that up, won't you?" a camera commands. The man complies. "Lovely jubbly," the camera says. Philadelphia is experimenting with surveillance cameras, too, but our cameras don't talk. At least, not yet. Camera location 5, South Street near Fifth.
September 14, 1995 |
A young man - already awaiting trial for an alleged burglary offense - and two teenage boys were charged Tuesday with robbing a gas station here last spring. Darrin A. Thaxton, 18, of Lansdale, was pulled out of Pottstown High, where he is a senior, and arrested on a warrant, Franconia police said yesterday. One of the boys, a 17-year-old from Towamencin, was taken to the county juvenile detention facility. Police were not sure whether the other boy, a 16- year-old from Hilltown, had been detained.
January 16, 2008 |
The surveillance camera in the Germantown neighborhood where the grand-nephew of former Mayor W. Wilson Goode Sr. was fatally shot in the back by police did not capture the shooting, authorities said yesterday. The police surveillance camera is around the corner, and investigators reviewed the tape to determine whether the shooting was recorded, said Lt. Frank Vanore, a police spokesman. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, speaking at a town-hall meeting in Northeast Philadelphia last night, said the video depicts two people running and little else.
November 15, 1996 |
Philadelphia police last night released a photo of a man they said used ATM and credit cards taken during the Halloween robbery and slaying of University of Pennsylvania researcher Vladimir Sled. The photo was taken by a surveillance camera in West Philadelphia, police said. Police said the man in the photo was wanted for fraudulent use of ATM and credit cards. The cards, police added, belong to Sled's girlfriend, Cecilia Hagerhall, whose purse was taken during the robbery on Larchwood Avenue near 43d Street, also in West Philadelphia.
March 29, 2012 |
A SOUTH PHILLY phlebotomist's blood is boiling after the fake flowers he tied down with barbed wire were stolen from in front of his house for the seventh year in a row. And his refusal to remain a wallflower led him to turn over surveillance footage of the thief to police. "It's not the crime of the century, but it's the principle of the thing," said victim Ronald Addes. The video from Addes' neighbor's surveillance camera shows a woman standing on her toes, plucking out the 14 plastic flowers, one by one, from the front of his house on 10th Street near Jackson, and placing them in her bag about 2 a.m. March 21. Addes said that he put the flowers out because his mother used to like them, and he switches up them up four times a year with the changing of the seasons.
October 23, 2010
Police are still seeking the second gunman involved in the attempted robbery that led to a fatal shootout at William Glatz Jewelers. After the incident, the gunman, caught on a surveillance camera (photo on left), fled up Passmore Street, police said. He's described as black, about 5 feet 8, early 20s, and was wearing dark clothing and had a black backpack and a revolver during the robbery. Tipsters can call homicide detectives at 215-686-3334 or -3335.
August 27, 2011 |
U.S. Marshals found a fugitive - accused of robbing a Wendy's in Germantown on Aug. 16 and breaking through the drive-through window of a McDonald's in East Germantown on Aug. 18 - hiding in the crawlspace of his girlfriend's house in upstate New York yesterday. Jerome Edwards, 40, of Church Street near Frankford in Kensington, was also wanted for violating the terms of his probation, which stemmed from a weapons violation. Officials said Edwards surrendered to the U.S. Marshals in Albany, N.Y., without incident when they arrived about noon.
August 5, 2012
Philadelphia Police are searching for a suspect caught on surveillance camera during two violent West Philadelphia nail salon stick-ups. A store surveillance camera appears to have caught a clean shot of the suspect in the two hold-ups, said Lt. John Walker, of Southwest Detectives. Around 11 a.m., Thursday, the gunmen burst into the Myly Nail Salon on the 6200 block Lansdowne Avenue, and put a small black handgun to the store owner as she was working on a customer. The gunman told the woman "to shut up unless you want to die," Walker said, before fleeing with $100.