Man arrested at church
is tied to string of burglaries
A suspect who cops said had spent the past several weeks pillaging churches and homes in northwest Philadelphia was nabbed Friday. Police said Darius Kelly, 37, was arrested at the Methodist Baptist Church, on Wayne Avenue near Queen Lane, after he tripped a burglar alarm. Kelly lives a few doors from the church.
Investigators subsequently tied Kelly to nine other burglaries, including five churches, an apartment building, a home, and a Southwest Philly school where he allegedly stole $30,000 worth of computer equipment.
Kelly was charged with 10 counts of burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and related offenses.
Camden man pleads guilty
to fatal shooting in 2005
A Camden man has pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of Harold Fussell, 38, on July 19, 2005, at 24th and Federal streets, East Camden.
John Burgos, 22, admitted he shot Fussell in what police believe was a robbery. Under a plea agreement, Burgos faces a sentence of 20 years in prison, with no parole for 17 years.
N.J. man, 18, charged
with fondling girl
An 18-year-old man has been charged with sexual assault and related offenses in connection with an alleged incident Jan. 24 in the home of a friend in Gloucester Township, N.J.
Police said Christopher M. Dickerson, of Blackwood, was visiting a friend and asked to use the bathroom. While upstairs, he allegedly exposed himself to a girl under the age of 10 and fondled her, police said.
The girl told her father and Dickerson fled, police said. He was arrested later by Gloucester Township police officers.
Cherry Hill man, 45, accused
of molesting teen for years
A 45-year-old Cherry Hill, N.J., man has been arrested and accused of molesting a teenage boy over the course of several years ending in 2005.
The suspect, Daniel J. Rice, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact. Police said Rice began sexual contact with the victim when the boy was 16. Rice is the former president of the Cherry Hill Stealers boys' baseball league. *