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POSTED: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 12:31 PM

My Love is like a red, red rose, or like an alleged defiant trespasser.

In a city that's not only named for love, but that also has a sculpture memorializing the word and a tourist marketing campaign that banks on it, there is one person who takes love to a whole 'nother level.

That person is named My Love and My Love was arrested for defiant trespass today, according to court records.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 11:37 PM

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Police in South Philadelphia are investigating a gun point home invasion robbery at a luxury apartment complex on South Street near Broad.

Cops said two men forced their way into a man's apartment around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Phillip Lucas @ 11:37 PM  Permalink | 0 comments
POSTED: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 11:22 PM

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A 20-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in his abdomen on Lancaster Avenue near Fairmount Street in West Philadelphia Tuesday night, police said.

The man was wounded at about 10:25 p.m. Police took the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and were combing the scene for evidence around 11 p.m.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 10:34 PM

Police are searching for a man who walked in to the La Calenita Bakery in Olney and robbed it at gunpoint on April 4.

The robbery unfolded around 12:55 p.m., and police said the man was recorded on a surveillance camera at the bakery on 5th Street near Ashdale pointing a gun at an employee and demanding money.

The employee gave the man $200 in cash and he fled the scene police said. He was last seen running south on 5th Street toward Rockland.


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POSTED: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 9:32 PM

Cops were investigating a shooting during what they believe was an attempted robbery in West Philadelphia Tuesday night that left a man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the hand.

The man was at 59th and Ludlow streets shortly before 8 p.m. when, he told police, he was approached by a 6-foot-2, bearded, husky man wearing dark clothing who pointed a gun at him and demanded his watch, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

The victim told police he refused to give up the watch, so the man shot him once in the left hand before fleeing in an unknown direction.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 5:18 PM

A group of people posing as PECO maintenance workers visited two houses in South Philadelphia last week saying they needed to check for faulty electrical outlets.

Police said $1,000 in cash, jewelry and personal checks were reported stolen after they left.

On April 5, a man posing as a PECO worker visited a house on 15th Street near Moore and said he was there to check the home for faulty electrical outlets. Police said he left the house without incident.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 4:23 PM

A teenager who police say brutally shot and killed a good Samaritan who intervened in a holdup at a North Philly corner store last month was arrested for his involvement in the crime on Tuesday, police announced.

Cops had been on the hunt for 18-year-old Angel Nieves, of Schiller Street near H in Harrowgate, since the March 18 holdup of La Familia Latina Mini Market at 5th Street and Glenwood Avenue that left 26-year-old Rafael Del Valle, of Bancroft Street near Huntingdon, dead on the street after he attempted to chase down the masked, armed robber.

Police gave this account of the robbery and murder:

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 12:18 AM

Police are investigating a shooting in west Philadelphia that left a 20-year-old man hospitalized Monday night.

The man was shot in his lower right leg on 47th Street near Kingsessing Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. He walked to a nearby pizza shop on Woodland Avenue near 46th and police were dispatched to the scene.

Medics took the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and he was listed in stable condition as of 11:45 p.m.

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