The reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot and killed an 8-year-old girl in Camden last week has now risen to $76,000, following donations from the Philadelphia 76ers and the FBI.
A drunk driver on Manayunk’s Main Street struck a police sergeant who was making a traffic stop this morning, cops say.
Photos on the scene show that the sergeant was knocked out of his shoes. The sergeant remains hospitalized with a broken collarbone, broken ribs and other injuries.
The driver did not stop, but a tow truck driver spotted his banged up Toyota Rav-4 in Roxborough. Police announced today that 21-year-old Colin Murphy, of Schwenksville, had been charged with driving under the influence, aggravated assault while DUI, criminal mischief and other offenses. Read more »
Philadelphia police are seeking a serial sexual predator who they say assaulted four women while he biked past them in Center City and South Philadelphia this month.
Leonard Boyer III, a staffer in the Philadelphia City Commissioners office, was shot to death outside his North Philadelphia home on Saturday. He was 25.
Per police reports, Boyer was killed on the 600 block of North 12th Street — the Daily News says he was outside of his mother’s North Philadelphia home. He was shot in the back and head by two unidentified men. Read more »
Eleven months after he was arrested in connection with a child sex crimes sting, prominent Philadelphia musician Charles Cohen has entered a no-contest plea in the case. Read more »
The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect in an attack on a SEPTA bus driver. Read more »
Not that you asked, but as of a couple of weeks ago, everything was A-OK in Joey Merlino’s world.
“He was doing absolutely great,” said Edwin Jacobs, Merlino’s longtime attorney. The two men got together for a few hours recently with some friends, just to catch up and shoot the shit.
“He’s got grown kids in college, and he and his wife have a wonderful life in Florida,” Jacobs said over the phone, from his office in Atlantic City. “He was doing fine, until this.”
This would be the massive federal racketeering conspiracy indictment that led to the arrests of Merlino, the former head of Philly’s mob, and 45 other alleged members of La Cosa Nostra on Thursday, shaking up mob operations from one end of the East Coast to another.
Did the gruesome stabbings and rapes start in April, or earlier? Is he getting more comfortable, the butcher who preys on prostitutes in Kensington, bold enough to strike twice in the same day?
These are among the questions gnawing at detectives who are trying to track down a madman before he strikes again.
Police on Thursday re-released surveillance footage of a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a female prostitute on Jasper Street near Buckius on July 12th — after he beat and choked her unconscious — in an attempt to hopefully garner enough information to identify him.
Police are still searching for someone who shot at a car in an apparent road rage incident near I-95. Read more »