If you had asked us a month ago if we thought that we’d ever write about Mike Rossi again, we’d probably have said, “Who?” After all, it’s been well over a year since the Abington dad was accused of cheating to get into the Boston Marathon, an allegation that he denied. But now Rossi finds himself in trouble after an incident in Philadelphia on Saturday. Read more »
Police have arrested the man who allegedly shot his wife with a crossbow Sunday night in the Torresdale neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Paul Kuzan, 40, was arrested yesterday, according to police. He is charged with murder and possessing an instrument of crime.
Authorities found Kuzan’s wife, 42-year-old Pamela Nightlinger, shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday outside her home on the 3100 block of Willits Road suffering from a crossbow-inflicted wound to her chest. Nightlinger and a witness reported that Kuzan shot her with the crossbow inside the home.
Police have made three arrests in the June 14th murder of 26-year-old Toy Charda Bryant of Chester, whose body was found handcuffed and stabbed in Fairmount Park, with a gunshot wound to the back of her head. Two of the suspects are boyfriend and girlfriend, and all three were people Bryant called friends.
Two weeks later, homicide Captain James Clark has told Philadelphia magazine that he believes 28-year-old Shintele Smith orchestrated the murder.
“She did all the violence. She beat her, she stabbed her several times, and she ultimately shot her in the head,” said Clark, who described the case as “the most brutal murder that I’ve ever seen in my eight or night years in homicide by a female on a female.”
It is believed that an $800 debt is the reason that Bryant was allegedly tortured at the hands of friends during the final hours of her life. Police believe Keith Bullock drove the vehicle that transported Bryant, Smith and Shavon Armstrong from Chester to Philadelphia. Bryant was allegedly handcuffed and stabbed repeatedly by Smith during the ride over, but was ultimately killed by a gunshot wound in Fairmount Park, near the Mann Performing Arts Center, where her body was found hours later. Defensive wounds on her hands suggest she tried to defend herself.
A man allegedly shot his girlfriend in the chest with a crossbow Sunday night in Torresdale.
The woman, who was identified as 42-year-old Pamela Nightlinger, was taken to Aria Health Torresdale hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead around 10:30 p.m., approximately an hour after she was shot, according to the Inquirer. Police said her 40-year-old boyfriend is in custody.
Police Captain Anthony Ginaldi said police had previously been called to the house on the 3100 block of Willits Road on reports of domestic violence, Metro reports. Neighbors called the police after the woman stumbled to their house after being shot Sunday night, according to NBC10.
SEPTA has released surveillance footage of a courageous bus driver who it says stopped an attempted purse theft on June 20th. The driver, Charles Arterbury, jumped off the bus to chase down the assailant early in the morning, police said.
The incident happened at 29th Street and Girard Avenue around 4:40 a.m. According to law enforcement officials, a woman was waiting to board the bus when a man approached her and grabbed her purse. After a struggle, she was flung to the ground. Police said Arterbury chased after the thief, subdued him with the help of two passengers, and then called 9-1-1.
“It was directly related to the courageous acts of Mr. Arterbury that police responded quickly and were able to make a successful apprehension here,” said SEPTA Police Captain Charles Lawson. Read more »
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.
Police officer Christopher Dorman, 25, was shot multiple times this morning in Folcroft, a suburb west of Philadelphia near the city’s airport. Police have arrested a suspect, whose name has not been released yet, according to Philly.com.
Dorman was responding to reports of people smoking narcotics around 9:45 a.m. when he was shot, police said. A search was conducted in the area, which shut down the Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail Line. The apartment complex where the shooting took place is near the Folcroft Station on the 1500 block of Elmwood Street. Read more »
Philadelphia police are looking for a pair of heartless kids who tormented a homeless guy who was trying to seek shelter from the rain last month.
The bizarre incident unfolded around 10 p.m. on May 29th in South Philadelphia. Police said the 42-year-old man had ventured into the vestibule of a TD Bank at 5th Street and Oregon Avenue to avoid a downpour when the evening took a violent turn.
Philadelphia Police are searching for five suspects in an assault on a group of men and women outside Geno’s Steaks on June 11th.
According to an account victim Patrick Kane gave to the Inquirer, one of the men involved in the assault yelled: “Don’t mess with us, we belong to ISIS.” Read more »
A month-long investigation conducted by the Office of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics yielded two arrests and the seizure of 3,660 packets of heroin on June 10th, Pennsylvania AG Kathleen G. Kane announced at a news conference today.
Santos Javier Alvarez-Ruiz, 38, an alleged mid-level dealer, and Felipe Fontanez Burgos, 42, an alleged street dealer, were arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy, criminal use of a communication facility, and possession of a controlled substance, among others. Read more »