Archive: March, 2011
A Bolt Bus driver was busted for allegedly driving drunk when police pulled him over in Mount Laurel Friday afternoon, police said.
The bus left New York and was heading to Baltimore on the New Jersey Turnpike when passengers noticed something was wrong and called police. The bus carrying 48 passengers was pulled over at 3:50 p.m. After a sobriety test, the driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, police said.
No one was injured but passengers had to wait until another driver arrived.
UPDATE: Police just announced that Justin O'Brien, a suspect in three Kensington bank robberies this month, was actually arrested on Friday, a few hours after his photo was released to the public.
O'Brien was charged with three bank robberies, including one each on Friday, Thursday and March 5.
Two men were shot in Southwest Philadelphia when gunfire erupted Friday afternoon, police said.
A 19 year-old was shot once in the inner right thigh and a 20 year-old was shot once in the left side of his back on Robinson Street near Dicks Avenue at 4:39 p.m. when a man appeared from an alley and began shooting at a group of people, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
Another man shot back and the victims were injured in the crossfire, Walker said.
A 46 year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery in the Haddington section of West Philadelphia Thursday night, police said.
The victim was shot in the leg on Vine Street near 56th at 10 p.m. during the robbery attempt.
He was treated for his injuries at Misericordia Hospital and released. Police have no arrests or suspects in the shooting.
Yesterday, we told you that Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey was rumored to be among the potential candidates to replace Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis, who resigned earlier this week.
The story looks like it might be growing legs. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Ramsey has told a source close to him that he would love to go back to the Windy City, where he started his police career four decades ago.
Says the Sun-Times:
A man was critically injured after someone shot him multiple times inside of his vehicle in North Philadelphia Thursday evening, police said.
The 28-year-old victim was sitting inside of his 2005 Mercedes Benz on Thompson Street near 3rd at 5:13 p.m.
Police said someone shot the man in his forehead and right hand. He is in extremely critical condition at Temple University Hospital.
A man found dead on a Southwest Philadelphia street early this morning appears to have succumbed to a head injury from a fall, not a gunshot wound as police initially reported, police said.
The man, 48, who police didn’t identify, was found about 12:45 a.m. on Dickens Avenue near 63rd Street, police said. Paramedics declared him dead on the scene just before 1 a.m. The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office will examine the “suspicious death” and determine the nature and cause of death.
A man was shot twice after he answered his door Wednesday evening in the Swampoodle section of North Philadelphia, police said.
Police said that an unidentified man arrived at the victim’s home, on Van Pelt Street near Somerset, at 5:45 p.m. When the 48 year-old resident opened the door, the man asked his name, the victim responded and was shot twice, once each in the chest and arm.
The victim is in critical condition at Temple University Hospital. Police are investigating the shooting.
Two thugs armed with guns broke into a home in Mayfair Wednesday night and got away with an empty wallet, police said.
At 9:40 p.m. the masked men stormed into the house on Levick Street near Sackett, one carrying a semi-automatic weapon and the other an Uzi.
They zeroed in on a 21-year old man and clocked him with the butt of the gun, said police.
Will Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey end up singing that old blues song, “Sweet Home Chicago,” in the near future?
News reports in the Windy City have suggested that Ramsey could be a contender to replace Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis, who resigned earlier this week.
Chicago’s civilian-run Police Board is tasked with drafting a list of three candidates for the job. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, who takes office in May, will make the final pick.