Recent Crime News
Monday May 18 | via Columbia Daily Herald
Ricky Dean Cook, 27, 405 E. 5th St., was arrested and charged with felony evading arrest, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, simple possession of a schedule IV drug, reckless driving, resisting stop and arrest, two counts of aggravated assault and being a fugitive from justice. He remained jailed Sunday with no bond listed. Comment?
Wednesday May 13 | via WPMT-TV York
A Dauphin County judge will now decide whether to release the video that shows Hummelstown police officer Lisa Mearkle shooting and killing David Kassick. "It's the cornerstone of the case. Comment?
Tuesday May 12 | via Courthouse News Service
Rite Aid is responsible for the death of a man at the drug store, his parents claim in court, noting that the company had turned a blind eye as one of its security guards staged armed robberies there week after week. The 47-page complaint filed Thursday in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas gives a damning recitation of the events that culminated with the Sept. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 28 | via Times News
A Pennsylvania anesthesiologist imprisoned in Ohio for attacking his daughter's estranged husband with a clawed pry bar has apologized in court and been granted early release. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports 68-year-old Georges Bensimhon of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was freed Monday after serving 10 months of his three-year sentence for felonious assault. Comment?
Apr 21, 2015 | via Philly.com
At least 11 former Episcopal Academy students have come forward to say they were sexually abused decades ago by a teacher there, the school has disclosed, but the accusations are unlikely to be prosecuted. The former fourth-grade teacher, Richard Perkins Smith, 67, of Media, taught at Episcopal's Devon campus from 1970 to 1990 and later served in the school administration. Comment?
Apr 21, 2015 | via York Dispatch
A decision about whether prosecutors can make public a video that authorities have said shows a Pennsylvania police officer fatally shooting an unarmed man in the back is in the hands of a county judge after a brief hearing on Tuesday. Dauphin County Judge Deborah Curcillo did not indicate when she would rule on an effort by the lawyer for Hummelstown Police Officer Lisa Mearkle to prevent the video's release. Comment?
Feb 4, 2015 | via MyFoxPhilly
It's not just all car stops. It's a variation of investigations that we either initiate or respond to," said Chief Christopher Chew. Comment?
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