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POSTED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 5:52 PM

A suspect has been identified in the murder of an Upper Darby man at the Piazza at Schmidt’s early Monday morning, and a warrant for his arrest was issued on Tuesday, according to police.

Cops are looking for Steven Miller, 22, in connection with the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Maurice Kimble after an argument outside PYT bar and restaurant.

Kimble was shot three times in the courtyard of the Piazza just outside PYT’s patio and later died at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:54 PM

Police are searching for a man who followed a woman from a SEPTA concourse in North Philadelphia, pulled a knife on her and sexually assaulted her in a parking lot on May 26.

Around 9 p.m., the victim was leaving the Broad Street Line’s North Philadelphia station on Broad Street near Lehigh Avenue when she noticed that a man was following her, police said.

The man eventually caught up with the woman, pressed a knife to her stomach and forced her into a parking lot on 15th Street where he sexually assaulted her.  


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POSTED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:26 PM

David Reyes, who allegedly shot a man to death in broad daylight at a Jiffy Lube in Port Richmond, was tracked down and arrested by US Marshals in Jacksonville Fla. Tuesday morning.

On May 9, Reyes, 29, approached his victim, Samuel Rivera, 40, and got into a brief argument with him while he was pulling a customer’s car into the service bay at a Jiffy Lube on Aramingo Avenue between Castor and Venango.

When the argument escalated, Reyes pulled out a gun and shot Rivera in his face and chest. Reyes ran toward Tulip Street as Rivera slumped over into the passenger seat of the customer’s car. Rivera was later pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital.  

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:19 PM
Daneille Dimeo (Philadelphia Police photo)

Danielle Dimeo wasn't content to stop and smell the roses, she had to go and steal them, police said.

Dimeo, 44, was arrested last weekend for stealing fake flowers that were tied down with barbed wire in front of Ronald Addes house on 10th Street near Jackson in South Philadelphia around 2 a.m. March 21st.

Police said an anonymous tipster identified Dimeo as the culprit but that wasn't until May 25, nearly two months after surveillance video of the theft was released.

Stephanie Farr @ 4:19 PM  Permalink | 0 comments
POSTED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 10:19 AM

Talk about stealing from the dead!

Two brazen thieves stole white wrought-iron patio furniture from the porch of the Hoffman Funeral Home at Hulmeville Road and Brown Avenue in Bensalem on June 1, carrying several heavy chairs and a loveseat to a pickup truck as nonchalantly as if they were legitimate movers. The theft occurred at 4:30 p.m., during normal business hours when the home was open for business.

Authorities believe the thieves stole the seating to sell as scrap for cash.



Dana DiFilippo @ 10:19 AM  Permalink | 0 comments
POSTED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 12:23 AM
A man was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot on Gaskill Street near 4th in Society Hill Monday night, police said. 
The man was shot twice in his back just after 11p.m. and was taken to Jefferson University Hospital where he was undergoing surgery around midnight. Police were unsure of the victim's age.
The shooter's motive was unclear, but cops said the incident may have been a robbery or drug related. 
Police found the victim's hat, an undisclosed amount of cash and blunt wrappers next to an overturned bicycle on the corner. 
Police remained on the scene early Tuesday morning searching for evidence and interviewing neighbors and employees at nearby businesses over the sound of laughter music piping from nearby South Street. 
Police chastised several neighbors for stepping over the yellow crime scene tape blocking 4th Street - and argued with a man who demanded that an officer pass him his bicycle, which was one of four that were chained to poles within the crime scene. 

A man was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot on Gaskill Street near 4th in Society Hill Monday night, police said. 

The man was shot twice in his back just after 11p.m. and was taken to Jefferson University Hospital where he was undergoing surgery around midnight. Police were unsure of the victim's age.

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POSTED: Monday, June 11, 2012, 11:59 PM

Police were investigating a homicide in North Philadelphia’s Hartranft neighborhood late Monday night.

Cops said the victim, a man who remained unidentified just before midnight, was shot several times throughout the body and head on Cumberland Street near 10th around 11 p.m.

Police rushed the man to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:25 p.m.

Morgan Zalot @ 11:59 PM  Permalink |
POSTED: Monday, June 11, 2012, 10:48 PM

A shooting in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia left a 20-year-old man hospitalized in stable condition Monday night, police said.

Shots were fired on 32nd Street near Haverford Avenue around 10:05 p.m. and the victim was wounded in his left leg and right hand.

Police took the wounded man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and were canvassing the scene for evidence and witnesses Monday night. Police said a weapon may have been thrown into the bushes near the crime scene.

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