August 19, 2016
Two men were shot – one of them fatally – Wednesday afternoon in Nicetown, police said. One victim was shot in the back of the head and in the torso just before 3 p.m. at 18th and Wingohocking Streets, police said. Medics took him to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:25 p.m. Police on Thursday identified the slain man as 21-year-old Basil Bellinger, of the city's West Oak Lane section. The second victim, a 26-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound to his head, was listed in critical condition at Einstein.
August 17, 2016 |
A driver slammed into a van after running a red light in West Oak Lane early Monday morning, killing one person and injuring two others. A 22-year-old man behind the wheel of a sedan ran a red light at the intersection of 66th Avenue and 18th Street just before 4:30 a.m. Monday and crashed into a passenger van, Philadelphia police said. One person in the van, a 47-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not immediately released. Two others, a 62-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center with minor injuries.
August 5, 2016
Philadelphia police have arrested one man and are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of another man in a murder last summer in West Oak Lane. On Wednesday, police arrested Evin Kersey, 30, of the 1500 block of Kindsdale Street, in connection with the shooting death of Sharif Derry. Derry, 23, was shot and killed in the 6700 block of N. 17th Street on July 16, 2015. Kersey was charged with murder, criminal conspiracy, firearms violations and related offenses.
August 3, 2016 |
WARNING TO those walking or jogging or looking for Pokemon characters along the Wissahickon Trail or anywhere along Kelly Drive. You might come across an Olympian and not even know it. Ajee' Wilson has been a Temple student since 2013, when she decided to turn pro and move to Philadelphia to be able to train more conveniently with coach Derek Thompson. She lives near the intersection of Washington Lane and Stenton Avenue. "Some people tell me it's Mount Airy, others say it's West Oak Lane," she said, laughing.
July 30, 2016 |
Three people were killed in separate incidents from Wednesday through Thursday morning in the city's Nicetown, Fairhill and West Oak Lane neighborhoods, Philadelphia police said Thursday. About 4:30 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to a report of a man down on the 3900 block of North 16th Street in Nicetown. There, they found a 26-year-old man facedown on the street, his body partly under a pickup truck. The man had been shot in his upper right back, and was pronounced dead by medics at the scene.
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