Mother Killed in Port Richmond With 2-Year-Old Daughter in the House

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22-year-old mother Stephanie Dzikowski was killed overnight in Port Richmond, police say. Her 2-year-old daughter was home but uninjured.

“Neighbors here in the 3000 block of Aramingo Avenue say they heard a single shot around 11 p.m., and found 22-year-old Stephanie Dzikowski shot dead in her upstairs bedroom,” KYW reports. “Her 2 year-old daughter was in the house but uninjured.” Read more »

Police: Girl, 5, Abducted From Home Was Sexually Assaulted

Philadelphia police now say the 5-year-old girl abducted from a North Philadelphia home by an intruder was also sexually assaulted.

The incident happened Tuesday morning in the Hartranft section of the city. Cops say a man entered a home on N. Hutchinson Street through a window and took the girl. The victim told police the man took her by the hand, led her outside and began kicking and punching her in the home’s backyard. Read more »

Meet the Einstein Who Got Arrested After Posting His Pot Plants on Instagram

Left, the mega-brained Connor Kennedy smirking for his Winslow Police Department mugshot. Right, Connor Kennedy in one of the photos obtained by police via his Tumblr account.

Left, the mega-brained Connor Kennedy smirking in his DMV photo, provided by police. Right, Connor Kennedy in one of the photos obtained by police via his Tumblr account.

We see lots of candidates for World’s Dumbest (Alleged) Criminals here at Philadelphia magazine, but this week’s winner has got to be 20-year-old Connor Kennedy of Sicklerville, New Jersey. Read more »

Partners Rush to Sever Ties With Accused Child Pornographer Alex Capasso

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There’s an old saying that goes: There’s no such thing as bad publicity. We’re not entirely sure who coined that phrase, but we’re fairly certain they never contemplated the dilemma faced by acclaimed Rittenhouse restaurant Crow & the Pitcher, whose chef-partner Alex Capasso was arrested on July 20th, facing horrific child pornography allegations. Read more »

Rittenhouse Chef Alex Capasso Arrested for Child Pornography

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Alex Capasso | Photo via an archived version of the Crow & the Pitcher website.

Alex Capasso has long been a part of the Philadelphia-area restaurant scene. He worked at Georges Perrier’s Brasserie Perrier before opening the acclaimed Blackbird Dining Establishment in Collingswood and, most recently, Crow & the Pitcher in Rittenhouse Square. But now Capasso is in jail facing child pornography allegations, as first reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Man With Plastic Bag on Head Robs Philly Dunkin Donuts

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Hours of police surveillance footage streams by every week, and so we have seen plenty of odd criminal disguises. Just today the police released footage of a man who they say robbed a Wawa in Tacony in June. He wore a bright orange Flyers sweatshirt for easy identification.

Also today the police released footage of a robbery of a Dunkin Donuts on Oregon Avenue near 4th Street.

The suspect wore a clear plastic bag over his head. Read more »

Feds: Philly Postal Worker Had Over 20,000 Pieces of Mail in His Car and Garage

usps-logo-400x400If you live in the Tacony neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia and you’re missing some mail, the United States Department of Justice might have the answer.

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice charged Patrick D’Ambrosio with obstruction of mail, alleging that he “knowingly and willfully obstructed and retarded the passage of mail.” Read more »

(UPDATE) Man Wanted for Killing Pregnant Woman Dies in Shootout With Police

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[Update 1 pm] Reports say the suspect who died in today’s shootout with a SWAT team was Devon Guisherd, seen above, wanted since September on allegations he killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child.

“Police sources tell Action News that officers were serving an arrest warrant on a suspect, identified by sources as 26-year-old Devon Guisherd, for the death of 25-year-old Megan Doto last September,” 6ABC reports.

“Devon Guisherd, 27, had been on the run for nearly a year since police identified him as the suspect wanted in the shooting of 25-year-old Megan Doto,” NBC Philadelphia adds. “Doto, who was due to give birth exactly a month after she was shot, was sitting outside her house on Adams Avenue near Griscom Street about noon on Sunday, Sept. 14 when gunfire erupted up Griscom Street from where she sat.”

Investigators had said that Doto, 26, was not the intended victim of the shooting that took her life when she was eight months pregnant. After the shooting, her child was delivered by C-section, but the child then died overnight.

Guisherd was waiting trial on drug charges a the time of Soto’s shooting; he was free then on $100,000.

The officer injured in the shootout, when a bullet hit is protective vest, has been released from the hospital.

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At approximately 6:10 this morning, a Philadelphia Police Officer was shot in the line of duty while attempting to serve…

Posted by Philadelphia Police Department on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Philadelphia Police officer is recovering after a shootout in Northeast Philadelphia Wednesday morning. The suspect was shot and killed by police, according to reports.

NBC 10 reports the shooting happened around 6 a.m. in the 800 block of Riverside Drive:

“According to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, members of the SWAT Team and homicide division went to a second floor apartment to serve a murder warrant,” the station reports. “When officers entered the residence, Ramsey said the suspect grabbed what turned out to be a weapon and began to run. At some point, the suspect spun around and opened fire, striking a SWAT Team officer in the bulletproof vest near his stomach.”

The Police Department reports that the officer was serving a warrant for a person wanted for a September 2014 homicide that claimed the life of a pregnant woman and her unborn child.

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Guy Pees on Car Wash During Botched Break-In

Three young men from Far Northeast Philly did something stupid and now police released surveillance footage of them.

Yesterday, cops put out a very clear video of three young men attempting to break into the Raging Waters Car Wash in the Philadelphia (née Franklin) Mills complex.

Police say the owner reviewed the surveillance tape and noticed the three young men (teenagers, maybe?) hanging round his car wash at 6:50 p.m. on July 14th. Read more »

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