Tuesday, January 27, 2015

POSTED: Friday, January 23, 2015, 6:25 PM

A 17-year-old boy died tonight after being shot in North Philly, police said.

The incident happened about 5:49 p.m. tonight on Lambert Street near Norris, police said. Officers found the victim shot once in the chest and took him to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:04 p.m.

There is no information available on a motive or suspect, police said.

Vinny Vella @ 6:25 PM  Permalink |
POSTED: Friday, January 23, 2015, 5:46 PM

Two women died today after apparently overdosing inside a parked car, police said.

Officers found the women, 41 and 38, just after 4 p.m. inside a Red Lexus parked outside an Auto Zone on Aramingo Avenue near Thompson Street in Kensington, police said.

The women, who have not been identified, were unresponsive, and medics pronounced them dead at the scene minutes later of an apparent drug overdose.

Vinny Vella @ 5:46 PM  Permalink |
POSTED: Friday, January 23, 2015, 4:32 PM
Cartel Wright

Cartel Wright ran, but he couldn't hide from a joint taskforce of U.S. Marshals, state parole officers and Philly police investigators.

Wright, 49, was arrested early today in an apartment on College Avenue near 21st Street in North Philly, said James Burke, supervising deputy for the U.S. Marshals in Philadelphia.

Authorities had been in pursuit of Wright for weeks after he allegedly committed a series of 13 violent robberies in West Philly, Montgomery County and Delaware County over a period of 10 months, including one that involved carjacking a 65-year-old man at gunpoint.

Vinny Vella @ 4:32 PM  Permalink |
POSTED: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:16 PM

A gunman shot a man to death on a South Philadelphia doorstep in broad daylight Thursday afternoon after an argument, police said.

Cops were called to the block of Ritner Street just west of Broad at 4:22 p.m. for the report of a shooting victim there, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. When they arrived, they found a man estimated to be in his early to mid-20s suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest and two to his back, Small said.

Officers took the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounce dead at 5:37 p.m.

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POSTED: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 3:58 PM
Javann J. Hall, charged with human trafficking. (Cherry Hill police)

A 29-year-old Massachusetts man has been charged in South Jersey for selling a young woman for sex at a Cherry Hill hotel, police said Thursday.

On Jan. 15, Cherry Hill Police detectives conducted an undercover sting at a hotel in the township, according to a news release from the department. The undercover officers used an ad selling a young woman on Backpage.com and set up a meeting, then allegedly watched 29-year-old Javann J. Hall drop the woman off at the hotel for her to engage in prostitution.

Police there arrested both the young woman and Hall, and through investigation, cops said, they determined that Hall was forcing the woman to "engage in prostitution activity several times a day by using threats of violence." Hall, of Dorchester, Mass., has been charged with first-degree human trafficking and promoting prostitution and is being held in Camden County Jail in lieu of $300,000 full cash bail, according to police.

Morgan Zalot @ 3:58 PM  Permalink |
POSTED: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:05 AM

Seventeen-year-old Shay got onto the crowded trolley yesterday morning like she does every morning, squeezing among the sleepy morning commuters for the 15-block ride to school.

It took mere seconds for things to spiral out of control.

A man, irked that Shay’s bookbag bumped him several times in the congested car, cursed her and knocked her hat off her head. As she rose from retrieving it, the bully bashed her three or four times in the head, breaking her nose, blackening her eye and leaving her terrified friends hurrying to dial 9-1-1.

Dana DiFilippo @ 10:05 AM  Permalink |
POSTED: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 9:31 PM

An employee of an East Germantown corner store is clinging to life after a robber brutally shot him, police said.

The incident took place about 8:39 p.m. inside Prieza Grocery, located on Stafford Street near Price, according to police.

A gunman wearing a black ski mask burst into the store with a silver handgun drawn, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. He demanded money from the store's owner, who was standing behind the register with her two-year-old son.

Vinny Vella @ 9:31 PM  Permalink | 0 comments
POSTED: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 6:31 PM

A man locked up in a Wayne County state prison will be sent back to the city soon to face a murder charge.

William Terrell Harrison, 24, has been charged with murder and related offenses in the slaying of Tyrell Woodson, 19, according to police.

Woodson was shot in the head on July 1, 2013 outside a home on Frazier Street near Springfield Avenue in Kingsessing, a police spokeswoman said. He was pronounced dead later that night.

Vinny Vella @ 6:31 PM  Permalink |
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