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Archive: August, 2012

POSTED: Monday, August 13, 2012, 4:57 PM

Police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance camera moments before he assaulted and robbed a 66-year-old woman in West Philadelphia.

The incident occurred around 9 a.m. at the Lucky 7 grocery store on 57th Street near Arch on Aug. 3.

While the victim was using an ATM, a surveillance system recorded the suspect watching her, then following her out of the building. The man trailed the victim to Cherry Street near 57th, police said.


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POSTED: Monday, August 13, 2012, 3:28 PM

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A man who police say robbed a Temple University student at gunpoint then pointed a gun at a police officer Monday afternoon was apparently saved from a bullet by an iPhone in his pocket, police said late Monday.

Temple cops spotted and chased the suspect after he robbed a student on Diamond Street near Broad shortly before noon, police said. When the pursuit reached 15th and Dauphin streets, the suspect turned and leveled the gun at an officer, prompting the cop to shoot at him, according to police.

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POSTED: Monday, August 13, 2012, 3:40 AM

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A man died after being shot in the head at point-blank range in East Mount Airy early Monday morning, police said.

Cops were called to Rugby and Upsal streets for a report of a man shot shortly after 2 a.m. and found the victim lying on the sidewalk bleeding from a gunshot wound to the face, investigators said. He was pronounced dead at the scene just before 2:30 a.m.

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POSTED: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 9:13 PM

Police were investigating a double shooting in Germantown Sunday night.

The two men shot, ages 19 and 20, were outside on Henley Street near Manheim just after 7:30 p.m. when they were each shot twice in the back, cops said. Both were taken by a good Samaritan to Temple University Hospital and listed in stable condition.

Police said they were looking for four men in connection with the shooting: One with a red shirt and blue shorts, one with a white shirt, dark complexion and a beard, one with a white T-shirt and one with a yellow shirt.

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POSTED: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 4:43 PM

An 18-year-old man was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after he was shot three times on a North Philadelphia street, police said.

The victim was outside at 18th and Huntingdon streets shortly after 3 p.m. when someone opened fire on him, hitting him three times in the arm, according to police. He was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition, and no arrests were made in the shooting.

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POSTED: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 4:41 PM

A man was critically injured during a police-involved shooting in North Philadelphia this morning.

Around 1:40 a.m., two Temple University police officers in plain clothes responded to reports of a man armed with a gun at 8th and Thompson streets, said city police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers. 

They spotted the suspect and gave chase and nearby city officers joined the pursuit, Evers said. When a city cop saw the suspect with a gun in his hand, he got out of his patrol car and followed the man on foot, with the Temple cops trailing closely behind. 

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POSTED: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 3:42 PM

In 2007, Christopher Martin Jr., then 15, was accused of sexually assaulting a boy he was babysitting in Philadelphia.  

Over the next five years, Martin not only became a man, he became a fugitive, according to police.

However, a fight at Martin's home in Williamsport Thursday led police to run a background check on him and they discovered he was wanted on a felony rape warrant out of Philadelphia, according to an article in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

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POSTED: Friday, August 10, 2012, 6:43 PM

Want to know the names, addresses and occupations of the jurors in the upcoming trial of reputed Philly mob boss Joseph Ligambi? 
<CF5002>Fugetaboutit.</CF> 
<CF5001>U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno on Friday granted a request from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the racketeering trial of Ligambi and 13 co-defendants to be presented to an anonymous jury. 
Robreno’s order means no personal information about the jurors will be released to the defendants, the attorneys involved in the trial, the media or the public.
The judge’s order calls for the jurors to be sequestered during lunch and recess, under the watchful eyes of U.S. Marshals.
The marshals will also be tasked with transporting jurors to and from an undisclosed location every day of the trial, which is expected to begin in October.
According to Robreno’s order, no unauthorized people — cough, cough, members of La Costra Nostra, cough — will be allowed to follow the jurors during their trips to and from court.
Ligambi’s attorney, Edwin Jacobs, urged Robreno last month to deny the U.S. Attorney’s Office request for physical protection for the jurors. Jacobs argued that the protective measures might lead jurors to believe that Ligambi was dangerous.
Robreno <NO1>on Friday <NO>also denied a motion from one of Ligambi’s co-defendants, Louis Barretta, who sought to preclude certain testimony from potential government witnesses.

Want to know the names, addresses and occupations of the jurors in the upcoming trial of reputed Philly mob boss Joseph Ligambi? 

Fugetaboutit.

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