Friday, July 3, 2015

POSTED: Thursday, July 2, 2015, 5:27 PM
Upper Darby Police Department

The forecast for this story is cloud-y with a chance of meatheads.

Two thieves who stole a delivery driver's car, cash and cellphone in Upper Darby on Monday must have thought they were pretty smart when they turned off the GPS tracking on the victim's phone.

But when the suspects started using the phone to take photos of each other holding a shotgun, those photos were automatically uploaded to the victim's digital cloud and began showing up on the victim's other electronic devices, according to police. 

POSTED: Monday, June 8, 2015, 2:37 PM

Janai Bell's son, Clarence "CJ" Dorsey, was born with Down syndrome and has been "counted out since birth," his mother said.

"When he was born they told me he wouldn't walk, he wouldn't talk, he wouldn't do anything," Bell said. "They said he'd be a 'house pet,' that's what the doctor actually said to me."

But 19 years later, CJ is far from a homebody. He has a job at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, he has his advanced yellow belt in karate and after this weekend, he also has an amazing story to tell about his senior prom.

POSTED: Thursday, June 4, 2015, 2:36 PM
Trooper, with an inset photo of the shackle in his neck. (Photo from Delco SPCA)

A large dog so emaciated and brutalized that the Delco SPCA can't determine its breed was rescued in Darby Borough today and now the hunt is on for the heartless animal who inflicted unending pain upon the pup.

In a news release, Justina Calgiano, spokeswoman for the Delco SPCA, said the dog, whom staffers have appropriately named Trooper, was found early this morning with a shackle "embedded" in his neck.

"It's currently hard (to) tell the dog's breed since he's so emaciated - nearly half of his body weight, but Delco SPCA staff members think he may be a Mastiff or Great Dane," Calgiano wrote.

POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 12:57 PM
Joanne Deguio holds up a picture of her missing daughter, Amanda, as Amanda's sister, Nicole, looks on at left. Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood is pictured at right.

Joanne and Nicole DeGuio have scoured Needle Park in Kensington. They've knocked on pimps doors and they've handed out condoms to prostitutes, all in the hopes of finding whatever information they can about their missing loved one, Amanda.

Amanda, 25, is Joanne's daughter and Nicole's little sister. She was last seen at the family's Drexel Hill home in June.

Amanda's addiction to drugs had kept her away from home before, but she'd always call and check in on her mother, her sister and her two young daughters, Sophia and Ava.

POSTED: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 3:16 PM

For the third time in as many months, an Upper Darby cop has saved the life of a man who overdosed on heroin.

In November, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office outfitted all county police departments with doses of the anti-opiate drug, naloxone, which is also known as Narcan. The drug, a nasal spray, is administered through the nose to those in the depths of an opiate overdose.

Upper Darby police took their commitment to carrying the drug one step further by placing it in a plastic container to keep it at the required temperature and by attaching the Narcan kits to the keys of every patrol car so officers will always have it with them, said Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

POSTED: Friday, February 27, 2015, 4:51 PM
Kyle Arnold, 42, has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property in relation to the March 31st incident.

A Philadelphia man who was at the Delaware County Courthouse to face charges of aggravated assault last year conned another defendant's girlfriend into believing he was an attorney and ran off with $1,300 of her money, according to the Delaware County District Attorney's Office.

Kyle Arnold, 42, has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property in relation to the March 31st incident.

According to prosecutors, the female victim was at the courthouse for her boyfriend's case and while there met Arnold, who told her he was a lawyer and that he'd represent her beau.

POSTED: Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1:43 PM
Jason Morgan, a Cardinal O'Hara grad, is the new face of Giorgio Armani.

This is Jason Morgan. He was in my grade at Cardinal O'Hara High School and the goalie of our hockey team.

Now he's the face of Giorgio Armani. Whatever.

At least they went with a Delco guy. That's how I see it. I got a lot going on right now, ya know? So I just wouldn't have the time to be doing all this anyway. It's a real commitment.


POSTED: Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6:20 PM

An Upper Darby police officer is under investigation for allegedly stealing items from the department's evidence room, a spokeswoman for the Delaware County District Attorney's Office confirmed.

The District Attorney's Special Investigation Unit is conducting the independent investigation of the officer at the request of the police department, said Emily Harris, D.A. spokeswoman, but she declined to detail what items are believed to have been stolen. Upper Darby police asked the District Attorney's Office to conduct their own investigation on Friday.

A report on 6ABC's website said the 15-year veteran cop is believed to have to stolen cash and drugs from the evidence room and that he checked himself into rehab once he learned of the investigation into his alleged actions.

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