Sunday, April 19, 2015

POSTED: Friday, April 17, 2015, 6:38 PM
Ori Feibush (Jeff Fusco)

AN IRATE MAN barged into developer Ori Feibush's City Council campaign headquarters Friday and claimed he had a gun, a law-enforcement source told the Daily News.

The man, whose name was not released, has apparently long harbored a dislike of Feibush, who is running for Councilman Kenyatta Johnson's seat in the 2nd Councilmanic District, the source said.

Police were in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant for him Friday night.

David Gambacorta @ 6:38 PM  Permalink |
POSTED: Friday, April 17, 2015, 4:05 PM
Beatrice Spence was critically wounded when a woman she was arguing with slammed her SUV into her. (Family handout)

Beatrice Spence was grievously wounded, her life forever changed, over a petty argument about a man, her family said.

And to make matters worse, the house she grew up in is in ruin, burned by a chaotic fire that broke out while she lay broken on the pavement.

Spence, 24, remains at Einstein Medical Center, where she was taken by medics after another woman deliberately slammed her white Dodge Durango into her Friday afternoon as she stood in front of her home in Nicetown, police said.

Vinny Vella @ 4:05 PM  Permalink |
POSTED: Friday, April 17, 2015, 3:53 PM
Kaisha Duggins (Philadelphia Police Department)

A third suspect has been arrested in the vicious beating of a homeless man outside an Olney Sunoco station. 

Police said today that Kaisha Duggins, 23, was among those in the group that attacked Robert Barnes, 51, with a hammer, a piece of wood, Mace, and their fists on April 7.

The brutal assault, which left Barnes in a medically-induced coma with catastrophic brain injuries, was allegedly triggered when Aleathea Gilliard's son told her that Barnes had hit him at the gas station.

David Gambacorta @ 3:53 PM  Permalink |
POSTED: Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 11:10 PM
Rosalind Porter watches from her front step as police investigate a hit-and-run in which a 4-year-old boy was killed in Kingsessing. (JOSEPH KACZMAREK / FOR THE DAILY NEWS )

Investigators have recovered the SUV allegedly used in a fatal hit-and-run last night in Kingsessing.

Police earlier tonight found the vehicle, a black Ford Edge with chrome details, in an underground parking garage at 16th Street near Arch in Center City, according to a source in the Accident Investigation Division.

An attorney representing the woman who was allegedly behind the wheel of the SUV during the crash at 57th Street near Litchfield has been contacted by detectives, the source said. The woman, 27, is expected to meet with police sometime tomorrow.

Vinny Vella @ 11:10 PM  Permalink |
POSTED: Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 12:19 PM

City officials are offering rewards for tips to help them catch the heartless drivers who mowed down two children and a young mother in separate hit-run incidents Monday night, leaving a 4-year-old dead and a 19-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son critically injured.

In the first incident, a woman driving black Ford Edge hit a 4-year-old boy as he darted into 57th Street near Litchfield in Kingsessing about 6:30 p.m. The impact threw the boy forward onto the road — where the woman kept going and drove over him. The boy died at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia within the hour of severe head injuries.

Capt. John Wilczynski, commander of the Accident Investigation Division, said surveillance video from a nearby store shows the SUV was a recent model, between 2011 and 2014, and has a chrome front, with a custom one-inch chrome lining from front to back. Detectives could see the driver was a black woman. Officials are offering a $20,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of that driver. Tipsters, call (215) 685-3180.


Dana DiFilippo @ 12:19 PM  Permalink |
POSTED: Monday, April 13, 2015, 2:07 PM
Montgomery County Commissioner and former district attorney Bruce Castor is now a special prosecutor in Centre County. (Photo from facebook.com/bruce.castor)

Bruce L. Castor Jr. is a busy guy - who just got busier.

The Montgomery County commissioner, who also works as a private attorney and is campaigning to be county District Attorney, on Friday got sworn in as a special deputy district attorney in Centre County. That's home of Penn State University, for those of you who don't get out much.

Why would Castor, who lives in Lower Salford and works for the Ardmore-based law firm Rogers Castor, take cases from Happy Valley too? He didn't immediately return the Daily News' request for comment, but the Centre Daily Times (CDT) reported that his new duties will "extend only to cases involving efforts to disqualify the district attorney of Centre County and her assistants from prosecuting cases, and such other matters as the district attorney might assign to me from time to time."

Dana DiFilippo @ 2:07 PM  Permalink |
POSTED: Friday, April 10, 2015, 4:35 PM
Terrance Stockton (left) and Edward Dollson.

Two men have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a South Philly shootout, police said.

Terrance Stockton, 22, and Edward Dollson, 26, are charged with gun violations, criminal conspiracy and related offenses after officers found the gray Ford Taurus they were allegedly riding in Thursday riddled with bullets in West Philly.

They apparently had driven the sedan all the way from 25th Street near Wolf in South Philly, where witnesses told investigators that they had gotten into a shootout with the driver of a blue Chevrolet Suburban, police said.

Vinny Vella @ 4:35 PM  Permalink |
POSTED: Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:52 PM
Surveillance video from Dos Segundos, 931 N. Second St. (Philadelphia Police)

The Ruger handgun stolen from a Northern Liberties restaurant on Monday belonged to an off-duty police officer, a department spokeswoman said Thursday.

An unidentified female customer at Cantina Dos Segundos, on 2nd Street near Laurel, was seen on surveillance footage taking another customer’s backpack while dining there about 3:30 p.m., police said.

That backpack, however, belonged to an off-duty officer, and contained her Ruger LCP .380 semiautomatic handgun, as well as her reading glasses, knife, and house and car keys, according to police.



Vinny Vella @ 8:52 PM  Permalink |
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