Crime-scene officers didn't have to go far yesterday morning to investigate a shooting after they discovered bullet holes in two windows at the Crime Scene Unit's North Philadelphia headquarters.
According to a police message on the incident, officers found bullet holes piercing one window on the first floor and another on the second floor - coincidentally, where the Firearms Identification Unit is housed. A bullet fragment was also recovered in the FIU, police said.
Police said they received reports of gunfire around 10 p.m. Thursday in the area of 8th and Poplar streets, where the unit is located. Nobody was reported injured in the shooting.
A two-day prostitution sting in Kensington netted police eight arrests and the recovery of a handgun this week, police said yesterday.
Citywide Vice officers targeted high-prostitution areas along Kensington Avenue Wednesday and collared seven men from neighborhoods across the city and one man from Delaware County who police say came to Kensington and attempted to patronize and solicit undercover police posing as prostitutes.
Arrested were Rashaad Fuggs, 28, of Glendale Street near Luzerne, Juniata Park; Howard Watson, 53, of Frankford Avenue near Glenwood, Frankford; Derrick Whitfield, 52, of Airdrie Street near 20th, Tioga; Adam Ankrah, 30, of Colwyn Street near Old York Road, Hunting Park; Terry Christian, 49, of Concord Street near Harvey, Germantown; Timothy Edens, 46, of Dyre Street near Oakland, Frankford; Kal Sanders, 29, of Cambria Street near 21st, Swampoodle and Joshua Boyce, 28, of 9th Street near Morton Avenue in Chester.
Police said they also recovered a 9mm Ruger handgun, nearly $450 in cash and five cars from the men. All were charged with patronizing and soliciting prostitution.
Chester man charged with vehicular homicide
A 26-year-old Chester man was arrested and charged yesterday in a June car accident that killed a 10-year-old boy, police said.
Johnathan Sharper is charged with vehicular homicide while driving under the influence, reckless driving and related offenses for the June 17 crash that left Rastafari Covert, 10, dead. He was arraigned yesterday and held on $150,000 bail.
Sharper is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 22 for a preliminary hearing.
Say 'high' to the new N.J. marijuana dispensary
A second medical marijuana dispensary has permission to start selling pot to patients in New Jersey.
The New Jersey Health Department announced Friday that Compassionate Care Foundation in Egg Harbor Township can open. The facility has been allowed to grow cannabis since June.
The state selected six nonprofit groups to grow and sell medical marijuana, but so far only one has opened its facility.
- Morgan Zalot and wire reports