July 9, 2016 |
A 17-year-old youth from West Oak Lane has been charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and related counts for allegedly shooting a 14-year-old girl inside an East Germantown rowhouse early Wednesday, according to police. Elijah Fauntleroy, of the 1500 block of 68th Avenue, turned himself in to Northwest Detectives around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Fauntleroy will face charges as an adult and was being held on $350,000 bail, according to court records. The teen is accused of playing with and mistakenly firing a handgun inside a house on the 5300 block of Bloyd Street around 3 a.m. Wednesday, police said.
June 26, 2016 |
A West Oak Lane man was sentenced Friday to 48 to 96 years in prison for recruiting girls as young as 12 from the streets of Kensington and Frankford to work as prostitutes. Jason Guerra, 37, was found guilty by a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury in February of sex crimes including human trafficking, rape, assault, and promoting prostitution of a minor. Guerra at first apologized, but when Judge Diana L. Anhalt pressed him to explain his conduct, he replied, "This is all [expletive]
June 6, 2016
A 24-year-old man was fatally shot and a 23-year-old man was injured following a shooting in the city's West Oak Lane section Friday night, police said Saturday. About 10:25 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the 1600 block of Mohican Street for a report of a person with a gun, police said. They found the 24-year-old, shot multiple times in the arms and chest, in the driver's seat of a black 2009 Chevy Impala. Medics transported him to Einstein Medical Center in critical condition, but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 10:56 p.m. At Einstein, officers found the second victim, shot multiple times in the legs and arms, who was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.
April 11, 2016 |
Police are working to identify a man who was found stabbed to death inside a West Oak Lane home early Saturday. Police responded to the home, on the 6400 block of Limekiln Pike, at about 1:41 a.m. after receiving a report of a stabbing victim inside. In the basement, they found the victim, approximately 35 to 40 years old, with several stab wounds to the chest. He was pronounced dead at 1:55 a.m. Officer Tanya Little said the home's owner found the victim. But she said the owner does not know the victim's name, as he rents out the home and the deceased was not his tenant.
April 3, 2016
A 34-year-old man was in stable condition after being shot while sitting inside a car Friday night in the city's West Oak Lane section, police said. The victim was shot once in the left leg shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the area of 75th Avenue and Walnut Lane. He was able to drive himself to Einstein Medical Center. The shooter fled the scene in a gold pickup truck. - Robert Moran
April 2, 2016 |
The Rev. William Sullivan Jr., 86, who after retiring from a career selling insurance joined the clergy, eventually becoming pastor at Oak Grove Baptist Church in North Philadelphia, died Wednesday, March 23, at Aria Health-Frankford Campus. He had suffered from declining health for several years, said a nephew, the Rev. Calvin Beckham. "He was a loving person, always with a smile," Beckham said. Mr. Sullivan was born in Philadelphia in 1930 and graduated from Northeast High School.
March 20, 2016 |
Five hundred ninety units of affordable senior housing in two Philadelphia neighborhoods are being given a new lease on life. Vitus Group, which has offices in Seattle and New York, is upgrading the apartments, development director Scott Langan said, "to make them solid and stable for the next 30 years. " Vitus, which worked primarily on the West Coast until about five years ago, rehabilitates existing housing and builds new properties, he said. The apartments are in two high-rise buildings the company acquired - Four Freedoms House at 6101 Morris St. in Germantown and Philip Murray House at 6300 Old York Rd. in West Oak Lane.
March 11, 2016 |
Dean R. Hodges, 83, of West Oak Lane, who rose from humble beginnings in Georgia to become a busy veterinarian with two offices in Philadelphia, died Saturday, March 6. He died of peripheral vascular disease at the home of his son, Eric, in Gladwyne. A native of Soperton, Ga., "Doc," as he was called, was the youngest of nine children of Jimmy and Beatrice Hodges. His older brothers willingly gave up the chance for advanced education to support their large family after their father died, enabling Dr. Hodges to go to college.
March 5, 2016
A 39-year-old man was shot to death Thursday night in the city's West Oak Lane section, police said. Police were called just after 8:45 p.m. to the 7500 block of Mayland Road, where they found the victim, who lived in the neighborhood, with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 9 p.m. A shell casing was found feet from the body of the victim, who was still clutching a plastic bag containing take-out food, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. Police were checking area stores to see if he and his assailant were recorded on surveillance video.
February 21, 2016 |
Alverna A. McCabe, 92, of Doylestown, a secretary and the matriarch of a large family, died Sunday, Feb. 14, of pneumonia at her home in Pine Run Health Center. The linchpins of Mrs. McCabe's life were family and her Catholic faith. Born in North Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Jacob and Margaret Mekel. Her father was a Jewish immigrant from Vilnius, Lithuania; her mother, born in Philadelphia, was of Irish descent. Mrs. McCabe was reared in West Oak Lane and graduated from Germantown High School in 1942.