Last week, we told you about the 17-year-old girl attacked on the morning of January 21st on the Route 15 trolley around 700 West Girard Avenue. She wound up with a broken nose and other injuries.
On Wednesday, police announced the arrest of 40-year-old Damon Oliver (left) of North Philadelphia.
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Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman has announced the arrest of former local Girl Scouts leader Heather Lynn Belford, 30, of Collegeville, on charges that she stole more than $10,000 from a Girl Scout troop and a Cub Scout pack. Read more »
One of Philadelphia’s favorite coffee shops — Ultimo Coffee Bar at 15th and Mifflin in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philadelphia — recently found itself the victim of an armed robbery. Read more »
The man accused of an ambush attack that killed one state trooper and badly wounded another last year should face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
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Philadelphia Police are looking for a man they say robbed the Dunkin’ Donuts at the corner of 16th and Sansom streets in Rittenhouse Square. Read more »
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has announced the arrest of 54-year-old Doylestown resident Kurt Krumpholz on charges that he attempted to meet up with a 14-year-old boy with whom he’d been chatting online for sex. They were supposed to meet for the first time at the Friendly’s on Germantown Pike in East Norriton. What Krumpholz didn’t know was that the person he was chatting with was actually undercover detective Michael Henricks. Read more »
The Philadelphia Police Department has provided SEPTA surveillance video of the suspect in Wednesday morning’s attack on the Route 15 trolley, which sent a 17-year-old female high school student to the hospital. Read more »
Clockwise from top left: Carla Risoldi, Claire Risoldi, Tom French, Carl Risoldi, Mark Goldman, Sheila Risoldi. Richard Holston mugshot unavailable.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has announced the arrest of seven people — five from one family — charged in a massive insurance fraud scheme in Bucks County. The defendants allegedly conspired to bilk insurance companies for over $20 million. Read more »
Ronald Dove and Erica Sanchez
Ronald Dove, a former detective with the Philadelphia Police Department, has been indicted on charges that he allegedly helped his girlfriend evade investigators who suspected her in a homicide.
Dove, a 16-year veteran of the force, was fired in November 2013. The indictment was announced today by District Attorney Seth Williams.
“Police personnel have the responsibility to uphold the law, protect the rights of all people and to do so with the highest level of integrity, and Ron Dove failed to maintain that oath,” Commissioner Charles Ramsey said in a statement. “He has caused embarrassment to this city, this department and his family because of his shameful actions. Dove’s conduct is simply intolerable and inexcusable.”
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The FBI says that the man seen in these photos robbed the Republic Bank at 1601 Walnut Street on Tuesday night around 6:45 p.m. According to the FBI, he did so using a fake bomb. Read more »