With just weeks to go until the Mummers Parade, someone has stolen Froggy Carr’s costumes! (Excellent “Rat steals Frogs costumes” headline, Daily News. The paper also quotes Sixers beat writer Ed Barkowitz, who has marched with the Frogs for 20 years.)
While it didn’t reach the level of a stolen $6 million Stradivarius, the viola Nancy Drye had stolen from her house was valuable: $9,000. And it was a prized possession of the Powelton Village resident, who plays in the Penn orchestra.
Well, it was found smashed in a vacant lot earlier this week. Yes, instead of attempting to fence the viola, the thieves just smashed it and left it at 39th and Haverford.
A sex video involving minors is being passed around at FDR Middle School in Bristol Township. The clip, of two juveniles engaged in a sex act, has been circulated among students.
Police are investigating, and confiscated several students’ cell phones. (A commenter on the Bristol Township Police Facebook page is furious about that: “Why were their phones confiscated and why were they forced to write statements without contacting their parents first?! What in the world were you officers thinking?! You can’t do that shit!”
The coroner has ruled Bradley Stone did not die of self-inflicted wounds to the center of his body. After Stone was found dead Tuesday, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said Stone appeared to have died of “self-inflicted cutting wounds to the center of his body.” Another news report suggested Stone committed seppuku.
The coroner, Dr. Walter Hoffman, did say Stone had a deep wound on his left leg, but it wasn’t a major blood vessel and it didn’t cause his death.
A Colwyn police officer angry about a protection-from-abuse order his ex-girlfriend took out against him resigned his position, then shot and killed the woman and wounded her daughter, authorities said.
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said Stephen Rozniakowski put on a bulletproof vest, kicked down the door to Valerie Morrow’s Glenolden home and shot her to death. He wounded her daughter, Bridget Cruz, in the arm. Morrow’s husband, Tom — a part-time police officer in Morton — returned fire and wounded Roziakowski.
“He said he just wanted to chat with her,” Roziakowski’s attorney, who said he attempted to diffuse the situation before the events Monday night, told the Daily News. Morrow dated her killer off and on for months, but reunited with her husband in August. She said threatening calls and emails escalated from then. He was previously convicted twice of harassment, in 2009 and 2010.
Roziakowski, a part-timer who was not on street duty, was previously accused of stalking Morrow earlier this year. He was charged with 75 counts of harassment, but his police chief treated it as if it were no big deal.
“Looking at the circumstances,” Colwyn Police Chief Bryan Hills told the Delaware County Daily Times in April. “I think a lot of this is bullshit.”
Earlier this month, police say a man broke into a car in Queen Village and stole $14,500 worth of jewelry from the automobile.
Yes, $14,500 in jewelry. I can’t think of any section of the city — or any place on Earth — I’d feel comfortable leaving that much money in a car.
According to surveillance video released by police, the burglar broke into the car on two separate occasions, about five minutes apart. The second time, he removed a giant bag. The crime took place on the 800 block of S. Howard Street, between Queen and Christian.
Here’s the surveillance video:
[Update 4:30 p.m.] The Montgomery County D.A., Risa Vetri Ferman, confirmed Stone’s death at a press conference just now.
“At approximately 1:38 this afternoon the body of Brad Stone was found in a wooded area in New Hanover Township, just outside of Pennsburg. He was actually found in the rear of the block of 1300 4th Street, at a location approximately a mile from his home in Pennsburg.”
She added: “We believe he died of self-inflicted cutting wounds to the center of the body.” That has not been confirmed by the coroner, she said.
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Police are now fanning across Montgomery County to search for Bradley Stone, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman told reporters at a press conference late Tuesday morning. At that time, she released new photos of Montgomery County shooting spree suspect Bradley Stone — one digitally altered to show him clean-shaven, since it is known he recently shaved.
Though they hunted for him there last night, authorities no longer believe Bradley Stone is in Doylestown. “He was known to frequent places we thought he might be. As you know, we followed up on leads in Bucks County,” Vetri Ferman said. “At this moment, it appears those leads were not valid, and we have discontinued pursuing them.” Teams are now concentrating on the northwest part of Montgomery County, she said.
Stone is accused of killing his ex-wife and five other members of her family on a shooting spree Monday morning. A seventh victim, 17-year-old Anthony Flick, is in “very serious but stable condition.” Stone’s current wife, his child with her and his two children with his victim Nicole Hill are all safe.
A man who claimed he had a gun held up the Dollar Tree at 15th and Chestnut on Saturday.
Police say the man entered the store and handed the cashier a threatening note, telling the employee he had a gun. In the surveillance video released by police, he appears to pull his one hand out of his jacket pocket, as if to show the cashier the gun. After he received an undetermined amount of cash from the register, the man fled the store on foot, going west on Chestnut Street.