Archive: October, 2011
A 19-year-old man was hospitalized after being shot on Tioga Avenue near G Street Monday night, police said.
The man was shot in his arms and stomach and was taken to Temple University Hospital.
Police said the man was listed in stable condition as of 10:30 p.m.
A 21-year-veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department was arrested Monday on allegations of theft and receiving stolen property, police said.
Officer Kevin Workman, 47, allegedly stole an undisclosed amount of money and had been under investigation since the summer, police said.
Details were not immediately available on how much money Workman allegedly stole and from where.
Two Bensalem men face eight criminal charges each – including kidnapping and false imprisonment – for allegedly abducting a 21-year-old woman after asking her to help them transact a drug deal early Monday morning.
Corey Todd, 22, and Vince Burton, 23, called the woman asking for contact information for a drug dealer, police said.
Soon afterward, the men found her walking along Station Avenue near Route 13. Police said Todd — who was driving a car — forced the woman into the back seat, where Burton was sitting. Police said Burton was dressed in black, wore a black mask and held an assault rifle.
A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in North Philadelphia just before 9 o’clock Sunday night, police said.
The teen was outside on Stillman Street just north of Somerset when he was shot in the head, police said. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene at 9:09 p.m.
Police said no arrest had been made, and spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said information about a suspect was not immediately available.
A man was in critical condition after he was shot in the head in Tioga Sunday evening, police said.
The 32-year-old victim was outside near 16th Street and Erie Avenue when he was shot once in the middle of the forehead at 7:37 p.m., police said. Medics rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical but stable condition Sunday night.
Police said they believe they know who committed the shooting and that the suspect fled westbound on Erie Avenue in a green Isuzu. They said no arrest was made Sunday.
Collectible coins worth $50,000 were stolen from a collector’s truck in Northeast Philadelphia’s Castor section Sunday morning, police said.
Police said a 54-year-old man was headed to a coin show in Trevose when he stopped at a Sears Auto Center on Cottman Avenue near Kindred Street just after 9 a.m. to have a flat tire on his GMC truck fixed. When he left the store about 15 minutes later, he found the truck’s front passenger window smashed and a black satchel and green rolling bag containing the coins taken, police said.
Police said no arrests had been made in the theft Sunday night.
Police are hoping surveillance footage leads to an arrest in a string of armed robberies in Southwest Philadelphia.
About 5 p.m. Oct. 1, a man walked into a Cricket Wireless store on Island Avenue near Lindbergh Boulevard and pointed a gun at an employee.
The man demanded money from the register, got $90 and left the store, cops said.
A 23-year-old man was shot four times in North Philadelphia last night and was hospitalized in stable condition, police said.
Around 8:50 p.m., police said, a man walked up to the victim, who was sitting on the porch of a home on Bambrey Street near Cambria, and opened fire.
The man was shot twice in his abdomen and once in each leg, police said. He was taken to Temple University Hospital and was listed in stable condition as of 10:45 p.m., police said.