Archive: August, 2012
Police Friday released surveillance footage of two men who are wanted in connection with a shooting in Olney that left a 22-year-old woman hospitalized Monday.
The woman was leaving a Chinese carryout on 4th Street near Champlost Avenue around 5:20 p.m. and got into an argument with two men while she was inside. When the three left the carryout, one of the men pulled a gun and fired two shots which left the victim with a graze wound on her stomach, police said.
She was hospitalized at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in stable condition.
Police are searching for a man in connection with a gunpoint robbery at the Morel Food Market on 54th Street near Parrish in West Philadelphia.
Cops said the suspect barged into the store around 7:50 a.m. on Aug. 28, pointed a gun at a clerk and demanded cash from the register.The man was given an undisclosed amount of money and ran east along Parrish toward 53rd Street.
The suspect is described as a thin, dark-skinned black man in his 20s to 30s. He was about 5 feet 6 inches tall and was wearing a dark T-shirt with “Made in Philadelphia” printed on the front.
Cops are searching for four men who broke into a Hunting Park grocery store and stole a 32-inch television, a 19-inch television, a cash register and $700 worth of cigarettes.
The men broke through a sheetrock wall at Pena Grocery Market on Butler Street near 7th around 9 p.m. on Aug. 20. The register the men took from the store also contained $100 in cash. Police said the men did not leave the store until around 8 a.m. on Aug. 21.
The incident was recorded on the store’s surveillance system, and police are asking for help from the public to identify and arrest the burglars.
A teenage girl was pulled into a van and sexually assaulted in her Juniata Park neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, police said Thursday, and cops are searching for the man who attacked her.
Police said the 15-yaer-old victim told investigators she was walking home from a store on Bristol Street near M in Juniata Park around 2 p.m. Wednesday when a man grabbed her from behind and pulled her into a van. He drove her somewhere, cops said, and then sexually assaulted her inside the van.
The teen’s attacker is described as a white or Hispanic man in his 20s with a light complexion, a mustache and a medium build. He was driving a white van.
Police are searching for a man who walked into a real estate office on Broad Street near Tasker and walked out with a woman's purse.
The theft occurred around noon on Aug. 23, police said. A man walked into the office area and picked up a purse, which contained various forms of identification and credit cards, police said.
After snatching the purse, the man left the office and took off running north along Broad Street, police said.
Police are searching for a man who broke into a house in Graduate Hospital and ran away with about $56,000 worth of jewelry, electronics and antiques.
On Aug. 18, a man was recorded on a surveillance camera shortly before the robbery at about 11 p.m.
Five severely starved and emaciated pit bulls were removed from a house in Southwest Philadelphia Thursday afternoon, Pennsylvania SPCA officials said. A 49-year-old man who is responsible for the dogs is now facing multiple counts of animal cruelty charges.
PSPCA Humane law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the house on Redfield Street near Chester Avenue and found starving dogs throughout the house. Authorities said some of the dogs were clinging to life when officers entered the residence.
In the last moments of Michael Romano's life, he thought only of his son.
Romano, 43, and his 5-year-old boy were crossing in the middle of a block on Roosevelt Boulevard near Loney Street in Rhawnhurst around 10:52 p.m. Wednesday at the same time Roderick Williams, 22, was driving down the boulevard drunk, according to police.
Williams struck Romano, but Romano was able to push his son to safety before impact, police said. Instead of stopping to help the pair, Williams fled the scene, according to police.
A man was struck and killed by an apparent hit-and-run driver after tossing his 5-year-old son out of the way on Roosevelt Boulevard at Loney Street Wednesday night in Northeast Philadelphia, police said.
The man was hit around 11 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the Boulevard. His son was taken to Children's Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
A threatening email suggesting that the Trocadero Theatre would be bombed prompted an investigation by the police department, a bomb squad and the Department of Homeland Security Wednesday night.
Authorities said the threat was a hoax after police and a bomb-sniffing dog searched the building on Arch Street near 10th Wednesday evening and found nothing suspicious inside.
The scene was cleared around 7 p.m.