Cops arrest 2, seek third, in school brawl
A 42-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were arrested yesterday and charged with assaulting students at an elementary school in Logan earlier this week.
The assault happened Tuesday afternoon at Jay Cooke Elementary, on Loudon Street near 13th. Police said the parents of a student entered the building along with several other family members and began to assault students and school officials, punching and pushing them into lockers. The alleged suspects fled before police arrived. One victim was treated for a concussion.
Marion Oliver, of 16th Street near Belfield Avenue, and her daughter were charged with 12 counts of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, conspiracy and related offenses.
Police have issued an arrest warrant for Richard Jordan, 44, whose last known address is on Penn Street near Oxford Avenue. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Northwest Detectives at 215-686-3353.
Officials close alleged mole's business
State officials have shut down a Logan day-care center run by a man allegedly at the heart of a political corruption scandal.
Public Welfare Department officials yesterday shut the Logan Child Care and Resource Center on Broad Street near Loudon, according to media reports. They cited conditions that could endangered the lives or health of children.
According to the reports, the center's owner, Tyron Ali, was allegedly an undercover operative who taped five Philadelphia Democrats accepting cash or gifts in a state investigation that was later dropped by Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
Ali can appeal the closing.
Cops hope reward baits bite-attack info
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in a biting South Jersey mall attack.
The Cherry Hill Police Department and Cherry Hill Mall are offering the reward in connection to a brawl in the mall's parking lot involving three women on March 8.
In that assault, a 42-year-old woman was confronted by two others who picked a fight with her over a parking space. One woman bit the victim's finger so hard that a portion of it was nearly severed.
Tipsters should contact Cherry Hill police at 856-488-7833 or 856-488-7828.
- Solomon Leach, Vinny Vella and Daily News wire services