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March 5, 2004 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 14-year-old West Philadelphia boy being mentored by Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson has been banned from Police Headquarters after he took a commander's walkie-talkie from the building. The youth, whose name was not released because of his age, is believed to have used the radio to illegally transmit on law-enforcement channels, canceling some 911 calls for police service while using the call numbers of a night-command captain. In at least one other instance, he radioed asking for a "license check," meaning he wanted the name of a registered owner of a vehicle, a common practice by officers.
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August 26, 2016 | By Carolyn Wyman, FOR DoTHIS
Diggerland was designed as a place for kids to play on downsized or safety-modified excavators, backhoes, and asphalt rollers. What surprised the owners of America's only construction-equipment amusement park after it opened two years ago in West Berlin, Camden County, is the number of adults who were clogging up the ride lines. Enter Diggerland XL , the new adult sandbox where grown-ups get to try full-size wheel loaders, excavators, and bulldozers on for size for extra-large money.
NEWS
November 28, 1992 | For The Inquirer / MARTY O'GRADY
Call it a "book-it brigade. " Yesterday, a line of 170 volunteers moved 11,600 books from the Monroe Public Library in Williamstown to a new children's branch in the former Fidelity Bank building next door. Library director Nana Bogis used a walkie-talkie to monitor the flow.
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March 6, 1998 | By Scott Fallon, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Washington Township High student joking over a walkie-talkie about someone being shot in the school cafeteria yesterday morning brought about 20 police officers rushing to the scene. The ninth grader, whose name was not released, approached a custodian who was speaking to an assistant principal via a school walkie-talkie around 10 a.m. and asked whether he could say hello. According to school officials, the student made a "joking remark" to the assistant principal about a shooting in the freshman and sophomore cafeteria.
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September 8, 2005 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A West Philadelphia youth mentored for a time by Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson, even after the teen allegedly took an unmarked police car and walkie-talkie from headquarters, is in trouble again - this time reportedly for stealing another police radio. Christopher Reddick, now 17, who at one time had the run of Police Headquarters until being banned by Johnson for his behavior, was arrested Tuesday and charged with a series of offenses including theft, impersonating an officer, criminal mischief, and broadcasting false alarms and reports.
NEWS
April 8, 2004 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
First it was a high-ranking official's walkie-talkie that vanished, stolen from Police Headquarters by a 14-year-old boy being mentored by Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson. Now, it's a big, dark, unmarked police Ford Crown Victoria complete with red strobe lights and siren that investigators say has been disappearing from the police parking lot at Eighth and Race Streets. "Over the course of the last few weekends, an unknown person or persons has been taking an unmarked pool car from Police Headquarters.
NEWS
April 12, 1986 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. and Michael E. Ruane, Inquirer Staff Writers
Tension between police and drug dealers in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section mounted this week in the wake of a reported plot to shoot a police officer and, in turn, a warning by police to one top dealer. The new trouble began last weekend when someone, apparently using a police walkie-talkie, made threats against two police officers who work in the area, police said. The threats, which police declined to specify, were made over the police radio band that serves the East Police Division.
NEWS
June 29, 1989 | By Dave Bittan and Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writers
"It's running away, it's running away!" came the cry over the walkie- talkie. The 87,000-ton oil tanker was swinging out of control in the Delaware River channel in the early morning darkness Saturday, pivoting on a prematurely dropped anchor. There was no way to stop it. The Uruguayan tanker Presidente Rivera slammed into a rocky reef near Claymont, Del., spilling what is now estimated to be 307,000 gallons of No. 6 fuel oil into the river. The desperate moments aboard the ship were described yesterday at a Coast Guard hearing on the causes of the accident.
NEWS
February 21, 1989 | By Jack McGuire, Daily News Staff Writer
Police were looking for a thief who wears size 8 1/2 black shoes and takes trousers with a 34-inch waist and may be swinging a nightstick. A burglar may have outfitted himself from these police-uniform items, all stolen from the storage basement of the police station at 17th Street and Montgomery Avenue over the weekend. In another heist against police, thieves stole a car that had been rented by the Major Crimes Division for surveillance work. Two officers left the car, a blue 1988 Pontiac Grand Am, behind the division headquarters at 3rd and Race streets at 8:45 last night after trying unsuccessfully to serve two warrants.
NEWS
January 29, 1986 | By Virginia M. Resnik, Inquirer Staff Writer
Angered by an incident in which the failure of a walkie-talkie reportedly endangered the life of a police officer, the union representing Deptford Township's 43 police officers has drawn up a list of complaints that it plans to present to the Township Council within the next two weeks. Wayne Quesada, president of Lodge 72 of the Fraternal Order of Police, met with union members last week to formulate the list. Quesada said it includes complaints that rechargeable walkie-talkies remain charged for transmission for only about 20 minutes, and that there are a shortage of police cars, a lack of maintenance for weapons and insufficient training for officers.
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August 26, 2016 | By Carolyn Wyman, FOR DoTHIS
Diggerland was designed as a place for kids to play on downsized or safety-modified excavators, backhoes, and asphalt rollers. What surprised the owners of America's only construction-equipment amusement park after it opened two years ago in West Berlin, Camden County, is the number of adults who were clogging up the ride lines. Enter Diggerland XL , the new adult sandbox where grown-ups get to try full-size wheel loaders, excavators, and bulldozers on for size for extra-large money.
SPORTS
July 28, 2013
  Here is what insiders saw at training camp: No rear view Eagles defensive line and assistant head coach Jerry Azzinaro is one of the most vocal members of the coaching staff during practices. The stocky, curly-and gray-haired Azzinaro, who coached Chip Kelly's defensive line at Oregon from 2009 to 2012, can often be heard telling players, "No walking," when heading to different drills. Azzinaro doesn't seem to hesitate in speaking his mind, but he is apparently still uncomfortable receiving that unique physical encouragement that athletes and coaches often give each other.
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September 12, 2010 | By Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Minutes after she shot two coworkers to death, the woman with a big gun in her hand confronted Dave Ciarlante inside the massive Kraft Foods plant. "You don't have to do this," Ciarlante told her. "Get out of my way," she said. But she didn't shoot. She brushed past Ciarlante, seemingly intent on targeting someone else. He didn't take his chance to flee. He decided to follow her. And Ciarlante kept tracking her, relaying her movements to plant security Thursday night via his work-issue walkie-talkie, even after the woman pointed the Magnum at him. This time, she pulled the trigger.
NEWS
September 8, 2005 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A West Philadelphia youth mentored for a time by Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson, even after the teen allegedly took an unmarked police car and walkie-talkie from headquarters, is in trouble again - this time reportedly for stealing another police radio. Christopher Reddick, now 17, who at one time had the run of Police Headquarters until being banned by Johnson for his behavior, was arrested Tuesday and charged with a series of offenses including theft, impersonating an officer, criminal mischief, and broadcasting false alarms and reports.
NEWS
April 8, 2004 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
First it was a high-ranking official's walkie-talkie that vanished, stolen from Police Headquarters by a 14-year-old boy being mentored by Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson. Now, it's a big, dark, unmarked police Ford Crown Victoria complete with red strobe lights and siren that investigators say has been disappearing from the police parking lot at Eighth and Race Streets. "Over the course of the last few weekends, an unknown person or persons has been taking an unmarked pool car from Police Headquarters.
NEWS
March 5, 2004 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 14-year-old West Philadelphia boy being mentored by Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson has been banned from Police Headquarters after he took a commander's walkie-talkie from the building. The youth, whose name was not released because of his age, is believed to have used the radio to illegally transmit on law-enforcement channels, canceling some 911 calls for police service while using the call numbers of a night-command captain. In at least one other instance, he radioed asking for a "license check," meaning he wanted the name of a registered owner of a vehicle, a common practice by officers.
NEWS
February 5, 2004 | By Keith Herbert INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Monday was the first day of business for the Burnside Pizza & Grille in Trooper. It was also the last. That is because two customers who arrived at lunchtime and ordered a slice and a soda were undercover narcotics investigators. They served arrest warrants on owners Robert C. McCulligan of West Norriton and Timothy J. Einsig of King of Prussia. McCulligan and Einsig were intent on using the pizza shop as a front to sell cocaine, Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. said.
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March 6, 1998 | By Scott Fallon, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Washington Township High student joking over a walkie-talkie about someone being shot in the school cafeteria yesterday morning brought about 20 police officers rushing to the scene. The ninth grader, whose name was not released, approached a custodian who was speaking to an assistant principal via a school walkie-talkie around 10 a.m. and asked whether he could say hello. According to school officials, the student made a "joking remark" to the assistant principal about a shooting in the freshman and sophomore cafeteria.
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October 11, 1996 | By Richard Jones, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Steven Hall had three good reasons to put on a bright yellow vest, grab a walkie-talkie and take to the streets outside Huey Elementary School in West Philadelphia yesterday morning. Their names are Stefon, Shanice, Stephen. Latasha Rogers had three more. Drug dealers. Crack addicts. Winos. Rogers' son, Jamal, the three Hall children and all the other elementary school children who make the daily trek to Huey, near 52d and Pine Streets, must traverse an urban minefield to get there.
NEWS
June 13, 1995 | by Yvette Ousley, Daily News Staff Writer
Armed only with whistle and voice, parent volunteers patrol the 12-block radius around Rhodes Middle, Whittier and Allen elementaries to see children safely to school and back each day. They're part of the school district's Safe Corridor Program, protecting kids from fights, strangers and fast cars in their North Philadelphia neighborhood. To date, they've done it without a way to communicate with each other, or the school. Motorola yesterday donated 16 walkie-talkies to Rhodes Middle and four other Safe Corridor schools, linking volunteers such as James Dudley and Kay Toland to each other and to a base station, which can contact police if necessary.
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