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POSTED: Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:16 PM

A thief in Haverford Township who claims to be soliciting Halloween treats for a community center is actually tricking her way into people's houses and stealing items within, police said.

Haverford police said they've received several calls since Sunday about a woman who is going door-to-door in the township's Llanerch section and asking for cash donations or Halloween costumes for the Upper Darby Multicultural Center.

Only problem is - the multicultural center doesn't solicit donations, according to police. Makes you wonder what the woman planned do with any Halloween costumes she received. Is there a black market for unwanted pirate costumes and worn witch wardrobes?

POSTED: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 2:07 PM
Leaford George Cameron

Oh, this guy again.

We wrote about Leaford George Cameron in 2013 when he was arrested by Delaware County authorities for allegedly impersonating an attorney. He came to be known to us simply as "Scary man" – those eyes! – but we admired his response when detectives asked whether he was licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

"His reply was that he should be," according to the criminal complaint from 2013.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 2:17 PM

An ongoing dispute between the boss at a Havertown concrete business and his employee ended with both men being arrested for assault this morning, police said.

Haverford Deputy Police Chief John Viola said the two men have had an ongoing dispute for some time, though the nature of that dispute was not immediately known. This morning, around 11:45 a.m., the verbal dispute became physical when one man pushed the other at the business on Lawrence Road near Springhouse Lane, police said.

One of the two men pulled out a knife and the employee suffered a "minor, minor laceration" to his forearm, Viola said. When police arrived, one of the men was sitting on a curb and the other was in the driveway, Viola said. Both were arrested for assault. 

POSTED: Thursday, August 20, 2015, 12:00 PM
Craig Monroe

Upper Darby cops are looking for a man who allegedly shot another man over a game of pool and then climbed out of his totaled car window after he crashed his vehicle while trying to get away from the scene.

Around 2 a.m. Saturday, Craig Monroe, 30, was playing pool at Dan's Corner Tavern on Baltimore Avenue near 4th Street in Upper Darby when he and the victim got in an altercation, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

"What happened was the victim was being a jerk off, excuse my expression, and he sits on the pool table while the shooter [Monroe] and his friends were playing pool," Chitwood said. "The victim won't let them play pool, next thing there's an argument and then they go outside to fight."

POSTED: Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 12:17 PM
Upper Darby police allege Mary Dalton, 32, night manager of a combined Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell faked a robbery of the establishment.

A fried Kentacobell manager who thought she'd ride the gravy train to easy cash by setting up a robbery at her store last week has ended up spilling the beans and admitting she was behind the whole enchilada, according to police.

Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Mary Dalton, 32, of Darby, the night manager at the combined Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell (also known as a Kentacobell) on Baltimore Pike near Delmar Road, reported to police that her store was robbed at gunpoint at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday while she and an 18-year-old male employee were inside. Dalton allegedly told police the robber got away with $2,800 in cash.

As it so happened, the surveillance video in the store was malfunctioning that night and Dalton could not tell police how the robber entered the fast food restaurant.

POSTED: Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:29 PM

I have been told by many a native that the unofficial drink of Delco is Genny Cream Ale. Why? Because Delco.

But Delco, that wild and wonderful blue-collar Philly suburb that, according to Urban Dictionary, has "a 42:1 ratio when it comes to Bars to Library's," (and yes, libraries is misspelled in the entry), will soon have its own, official drink.

2SP Brewing Company in Aston is set to release its six core beers within the next few weeks and among them is Delco Lager: "The All-Weather Beer."

POSTED: Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 12:07 PM

A man who was being pursued by police in Chester this morning drove into the prison gates at the State Correctional Institute at Chester and was shot by police, according to a spokeswoman for the Delaware County District Attorney's Office.

The pursuit eventually ended with the suspect's apprehension outside of the Boeing plant in Ridley Park.

Emily Harris, D.A. spokeswoman, said the pursuit started at 12th Street near Melrose Avenue in Chester when police tried to stop a man who was believed to have been involved in drug activity. The man fled police and then - for inexplicable reasons - drove into the prison gate.

POSTED: Sunday, July 12, 2015, 4:27 PM
The cast of "Delco Proper" – a new web series on ComedyCentral.com (Comedy Central)

I guess it was only a matter of time before Comedy Central discovered Delaware County. Now, it has happened.

An apparently Delco-centric show is set to debut Monday on ComedyCentral.com.

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In The Daily Delco blog, Daily News reporters William Bender and Stephanie Farr dig up all the dirt - from crazy crimes to political malfeasance and everything in between - in Delaware County.

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