You know, they say people move to the suburbs to get away from drugs and crime, the young men running around with guns and cash trying to become underworld kingpins. Counter-theory: The ’burbs are the best place to get away with that stuff.
Until they aren’t.
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The Inquirer reports this morning that school officials weren’t aware of the investigation into the “Main Line Take Over” high school drug ring until hours before authorities announced 11 arrests and the seizure of drugs, weapons, and cash in the case.
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Jury selection was to begin this week in the case of Mark Citron, the former athletic director for the Jenkintown School District who was accused in 2012 of having a relationship with a 17-year-old female student. But instead of facing a jury of his peers, Citron has elected to plead guilty to corruption of a minor and endangering the welfare of a minor. Read more »
We’ve been telling you from the beginning that the Main Line Takeover kids are ripe for Hollywood. God bless Rachel Mersky and her friends for agreeing:
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Le Virtu, Adobe Cafe and Fuel were all hit by robberies overnight on Passyunk Avenue. NBC 10 has more on the story including an interview with Rocco Cima, owner of Fuel, which lost $150 in the theft.
NBC 10 reports that this is just the latest robbery in the area as at least two others happened over the past couple of weeks.
4 South Philly Restaurants Robbed Overnight [NBC 10]
According to prosecutors in the big Main Line drug bust, part of the evidence they used to build the case against the 11 suspects were text messages sent between them. Below, some of those text messages as they appear in court documents released by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office. Read more »
The Philadelphia Police Department is on the hunt for three men who allegedly stole $10,000 to $30,000 from a Target store in Northeast Philadelphia on Saturday night. Read more »
This story just moved into the lead for our favorite of 2015.
Prosecutors in Montgomery County, Pa. say they’ve taken down an intricate drug distribution network that targeted students at high schools and colleges throughout the Main Line and was being run by two graduates of a prestigious private school.
Prosecutors say the criminal enterprise was known as the “Main Line Takeover Project,” and they say the ringleaders had eyes on becoming the major marijuana distributors in the area.
They’ve been popped-collared!
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If you don’t remember, Jocelyn Kirsch got famous locally for a few reasons: She was a thief. She was pretty — so pretty that news outlets needed very little reason to print her photos. And she had a boyfriend who was also a thief, which wouldn’t have mattered, except that the Daily News dubbed the duo “Bonnie and Clyde,” and once they got stuck with a moniker, hoo boy, their days of relative anonymity were over.
She’s back in town, shipped here on a probation violation stemming from doing bad things in California. CBS Philly reports:
Authorities say Kirsch admitted stealing a Tory Burch clutch from Nordstrom’s, as well as other items in California in 2012. Her conviction in that case is a violation of probation in her Philadelphia case, and she will make an initial appearance today — and is scheduled for a revocation of supervised release hearing next week.
When she was sentenced in 2008 in Philadelphia, Kirsch told the court in a letter the regret runs bone deep and she will never repeat this mistake again.
You know who doesn’t feel regret, though? All the Philadelphia media outlets that get to pull her pictures out of storage and run them again. It’s a happy media day, everybody!
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