Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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POSTED: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 5:13 PM
Jacquelyn Scala

A woman Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood called "Madam Heroin," has been charged with drug delivery resulting in death for allegedly injecting her boyfriend with a fatal dose of heroin in April.

Chitwood said it's the first time in his nine-year tenure with the Upper Darby police that his department has used the charge, which is a felony that falls under criminal homicide in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code.

On April 1, Jacquelyn Scala, 36, called police to the apartment she shared with Fiore Caputo, 59, on Hiawatha Lane near Dermond Road in Drexel Hill because Caputo was dead.

POSTED: Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:58 AM
(Upper Darby Police Department)

An irate father delivered a knuckle sandwich to a Wawa customer at a touch-screen kiosk on Sunday because he believed the man was ogling his daughter instead of food, police said.

Now, Upper Darby police are asking the public's help in identifying the furious father or his darling daughter.

The incident occurred around 5:20 p.m. at the Wawa on 69th Street near Patterson Avenue. The 47-year-old victim was ordering a sandwich when the diligent dad approached him, accused him of eyeing his daughter and then cold cocked the man.

POSTED: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 3:34 PM

Three people have been shot, including a doctor, at the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital campus in Darby, according to police.

Around 2:21 p.m., a call came in for an active shooter at the hosptial's wellness center on Lansdowne Road near Golf, a police source said.

A doctor was shot in the head during the incident and a 49-year-old male suspect was taken into custody ten minutes after the initial call, the source said.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:18 PM
Samantha Starnes

The boy was small for his 11 years.

He walked into the Upper Darby Community Policing Center on Long Lane near Radbourne Road around 2:30 p.m. yesterday just steps behind an adult woman.

Nashid Ali, who runs the center, thought the two were together. They were not.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 3:18 PM
Marlon Glenn, alleged DUI driver. You'd rather ride with Stevie Wonder.

A man who received his third driving under the influence offense Sunday morning for causing a three-car collision in Upper Darby found himself on the road again that evening when he fell out of a moving constable's van that was transporting him to prison, police said.

Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Marlon Glenn was "whacked out" and driving his blue Hyundai on 69th Street near Patterson Avenue around 9:30 a.m. when he crossed the center line and struck two vehicles traveling in the opposite direction.

All three cars suffered significant damage and four people in the two other cars were taken to Delaware County Memorial Hospital, where they were treated for head, neck and back injuries, police said. Glenn, who was not injured in the crash, was given a field sobriety test, which he promptly failed, Chitwood said.

POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:21 PM
Jeremy Davis

An Upper Darby man who piled his daughter's belongings in his backyard and doused them with lighter fluid then chased after his neighbor with a nail-filled board after the man took in the daughter he had kicked out, police said.

According to Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood, on Tuesday night, Jeremy Davis, 38, kicked his 18-year-old daughter out of the home they share with her mother on Ruskin Lane near 69th Street because she wouldn't give him money from her bank account.

Chitwood said he didn't know how much money Davis allegedly wanted from his daughter but he did say he wasn't seeking it for rent.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 3:36 PM
Mario Guitarrero, left, and Jose Garcia -Canto, right, have been charged with simple assault and related offenses.

A woman was beaten by her ex boyfriend and her current boyfriend simultaneously early Saturday morning and after the men were arrested, a district court judge allowed both of them to walk free on signature bail, according to police.

The 28-year-old victim was living with her current boyfriend, Jose Garcia-Canto, 29, on Larchwood Avenue near Keystone in Upper Darby, when her ex boyfriend, Mario Guitarrero, 28, showed up at the couple's house around 2 a.m. Saturday, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

Guitarrero allegedly showed Garcia-Canto photographs of the victim engaged in a sexual acts with another man and both men began to beat the woman, Chitwood said.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 10:58 AM

Two young teenagers and three adults were hit by gunfire at a Chester basketball court shortly after midnight last night, police said.

All of the victims are in stable condition and police are still actively searching for a shooter or shooters, according to a news release.

A group of people were playing basketball and talking at a court on Congress Street near James at 12:09 a.m. when shots were fired from an unknown location and everyone ducked for cover, police said.

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