Bensalem Police are looking for a man who they say sold counterfeit Eagles tickets to Sunday’s home opener against the Cowboys.
The buyer, from New Jersey, said he read an ad on Craigslist for a pair of tickets to the Eagles game for $600. He traveled to Parx, the casino and racetrack in Bensalem, to meet with the seller on the Wednesday before the game, September 16th. Read more »
Montgomery County district attorney Risa Vetri Ferman announced today that Hatboro Councilman George Forgeng, who shot a suspected bank robber this summer, will not face charges.
Kevin Philip-Johnson Way entered the T.D. Bank on South York Road in Hatboro on July 8th, according to authorities, and showed the teller a note: “Give me $2,500 or I’ll start shooting, don’t make a sound and don’t move.” He got just $468 from a teller, and fled the premises.
While fleeing on foot down South York Road, the dye pack exploded, leaving Way surrounded by a large cloud of red smoke. Forgeng saw the smoke from the dye pack and said he figured Way had just robbed the TD Bank (which had been hit before). Forgeng followed him to a parking lot, armed with a Glock 9mm handgun.
“Go ahead and shoot me,” Way said to Forgeng, according to authorities. Read more »
Good things don’t normally happen at 3 a.m., and especially not outside of bars in Manayunk. In this case, a man was seriously injured in an attack. Read more »
The United States Attorney in New York has announced the arrest of Ali Saleh, a 22-year-old man from Queens who stands accused of attempting to join ISIS. And according to court documents, Saleh came to Philadelphia in July to attempt to begin his mission. Read more »
Surveillance footage of the cab theft suspect released in June (left), suspect Eric Kemp (right).
Back in June, we told you about a string of cab thefts in Philadelphia, and police released the surveillance image seen above of the suspect in the crimes. And now, police say that they have their man. Read more »
UPDATE 9/18/2015 12:50 p.m.: The stolen police bike has been returned.
If a Fuji mountain bike with the word “POLICE” in big white letters on the side of it turns up on Craigslist over the weekend, you might want to think twice before buying it. Read more »
More than a dozen of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them will be featured in a new documentary, Cosby: The Women Speak, airing at 9 p.m. tonight on A&E. Read more »
Photo via Philadelphia Police Department
Back in August, a man was shot inside a deli in University City, and now police have arrested a suspect in the case, adding that they’ve connected him to four robberies in the surrounding area. Read more »
Federal officials on Friday dropped charges against the Temple professor they had previously said shared confidential technology to his native China.
The feds offered no explanation in withdrawing the wire fraud charges against Xiaoxing Xi, saying in court documents only that it is “in the interests of justice” to discontinue the case. But the New York Times reported that federal prosecutors had discovered they misunderstood the technology at the heart of their case against Xi.
The technology involved a so-called “pocket heater,” used in semiconductor research. Xi allegedly sent schematics for such a device to contacts in China. Except, it turns out, he didn’t.
“The blueprints were not for a pocket heater. Faced with sworn statements from leading scientists, including an inventor of the pocket heater, the Justice Department on Friday afternoon dropped all charges against Dr. Xi, an American citizen,” the Times reported. “It was an embarrassing acknowledgment that prosecutors and F.B.I. agents did not understand — and did not do enough to learn — the science at the heart of the case before bringing charges that jeopardized Dr. Xi’s career and left the impression that he was spying for China.” Read more »
With all of the concern over illegal immigrants and Islamic extremists in this country, you’d think that the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice might have a decent handle on what’s going on inside immigration court. But the strange tale of Leaford George Cameron shows us that this is probably not the case.
On Thursday, a federal grand jury in Philadelphia indicted the Jamaica-born 62-year-old Burlington, New Jersey, man who is accused of fraudulently posing as an attorney for 12 years. According to United States Attorney Zane David Memeger, Cameron’s client list included more than 70 people from the Philadelphia region, Florida, Illinois, New York, Connecticut, Jamaica and India. Read more »