Gregory Kostomite walked into Johnny B's Place in Upper Darby around 9 p.m. yesterday and, without a word, began punching a bar patron in the stomach, police said.
"Then, the people realized he was punching him with a knife," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
When other patrons at the bar on Garrett Road near Drexel Avenue realized what was going on, four or five of them tackled Kostomite and held him until cops arrived, police said. Meanwhile the victim, whose "bowels had been eviscerated," according to Chitwood, was rushed to Crozer Chester Medical Center, where underwent immediate surgery.
Two brothers each armed with .45-caliber guns busted a thief who had broken into one of their vehicles early yesterday morning and held him at gunpoint until police arrived, said Upper Darby Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
Police identified the thief, whose neck tattoos illustrate his affinity for the Rolling Stones and Philly's LOVE statue, as Ernest Lawton, 24, of Briarcliff Road near Radbourne.
Around 2:30 a.m., a man who lives on Briarcliff Road and has his car alarm synchronized with an alarm on his keychain, was awoken when the remote device went off, police said. He looked outside his window and saw someone breaking into his 2009 GMC Yukon.
A Delaware County man who considered himself a big deal in the online hacking community called in a bomb, gun and hostage threat to 911 in September because he wanted to up his status among hackers, according to police.
Police have charged Michael Adams Jr., 22, of Marple, with falsely reporting weapons of mass destruction, false alarms to an agency of public safety, recklessly endangering another person and related offenses for the Sept. 16 incident.
Around 2:50 p.m. that day, Marple Township Police, Delaware County investigators, the county's bomb squad and its SWAT team went to Carlton Drive near Central Boulevard in Marple in response to a caller who had stated that he was on the second floor of a house there and was being held hostage by a man with an AR-15 rifle who had an IED strapped to his chest.
One Tinicum Township pizzeria owner who wanted a piece of his customer's pie conspired with a teenage employee to steal a $2,500 winning lotto ticket the loyal customer had accidentally left behind at the shop, according to Tinicum Township Police.
When police executed a search warrant on Anthony's Pizza as a result of the stolen lotto ticket they allegedly discovered that pizza was not the only way the shop owners were making dough. According to police, prescription drugs and drug packaging material were found in the shop and it's alleged the shop owner, Anthony Vicidomini Sr. and his son, Anthony Vicidomini Jr., sold drugs from the shop.
On Oct. 11, the 52-year-old victim, who knows the owners of the shop on Governor Printz Boulevard near 1st Avenue, walked in to get some pizza and showed off his winning daily lotto ticket worth $2,500 to Vicidomini Sr., Vicidomini Jr. and 18-year-old Nancy Souders, a shop employee, police said.
Delco Pacers (singer-guitarist Jonathan Pitts and bassist Evan Dick met there as kids, drummer Pavlo Demkiv is a Northern Liberties native) practice in a Port Richmond warehouse in between East Coast shows.
Stereo Streets follows last year's Riddlewood EP. WXPN’s The Key describes Delco Pacers as having “a penchant for reflective melodic songs that blend jangling acoustic instrumentation with rumbling amplifiers and thumping drums, while carrying hints of Ryan Adams, Recovering the Satellites-era Counting Crows and late-’80s R.E.M.”
Two Upper Darby police officers who were fired earlier this year for an undisclosed incident caught on camera will be reinstated tomorrow, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
Patrolmen Ryan Wisely, 32, and Michael Givens, 39, were fired in July by Mayor Thomas N. Micozzie after surveillance cameras at the police station captured a June 15 incident involving the officers and three juveniles.
According to reports from the time, the kids were arrested for shoplifting and a 17-year-old among them may have been assaulted by one or both of the officers while in custody.
Scary education news of the day:
Troy Czukoski, the former principal of Springton Lake Middle School in Delaware County's Rose Tree Media School District, was sentenced today to two years in prison for possessing more than 150 (but less than 300) images of child pornography. Czukoski, 43, of Exton, will report to prison Dec. 30.
Authorities tracked down Czukoski through records showing that he purchased the sexually explicit images between 2008 and 2011. U.S. Postal Inspection Service agents also discovered CDs, DVDs and two flash drives that contained child porn images and video. Czukoski confessed that he'd bought the porn and pleaded guilty in May.
Update: As a result of a county-wide alert issued by Upper Darby Police today, authorities from Tinicum Township checked all area motels and discovered Charles Kenney, his girlfriend and their vehicle at a Motel 6 in the township, said Upper Darby Superintendent Michael Chitwood. They were taken into custody without incident and the investigation remains ongoing.
An armed serial robber who has held up eight stores - including five Swiss Farms - in Delaware County since Oct. 19 has been identified as "major heroin addict" Charles Kenney, 29, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
Police are actively searching for Kenney, who is considered to be armed and dangerous. Swiss Farms and the Upper Darby Police Foundation are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.