Philadelphia Crime

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  • High School Basketball Player Killed In Drive-By Sho...

    6 hrs ago | via CBS Local 

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  • BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

    6 hrs ago | via Erie Times News 

    Good afternoon! Here's a look at AP's general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133.

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  • 3 Dead In Motel Room In Double Homicide-Suicide

    8 hrs ago | via CBS Local 

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  • Police Investigate Duffield Street Shooting

    9 hrs ago | via CBS Local 

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  • Philadephia area couple charged with murder in 2-yea...

    12 hrs ago | via O-R Online 

    A Philadelphia-area mother and her boyfriend have been charged with third-degree murder in the death of her toddler son.

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  • Mother, boyfriend charged with murder in 2-year-old'...

    19 hrs ago | via Lewistown Sentinel 

    A Philadelphia-area mother and her boyfriend have been charged with third-degree murder in the death of her toddler son. Thirty-year-old Shannon Matthews of Chester and 31-year-old Daniel Grafton of Nether Providence are also charged in Delaware County with aggravated assault and related offenses.

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  • Pictured with the man he saved: Hero subway passenge...

    23 hrs ago | via Daily Mail 

    The spectacular moment lightning strike caused a chain reaction of explosions and decimated a chemical plant caught on camera - as huge storms cause havoc across the South and Midwest Mystery as Long Island widow and daughter, 14, drive to New York City to see a play, park their car and then disappear without a trace 'He's being set up:' Mobster, 78, who FBI suspect of being behind $500m Rembrandt theft from Boston museum is arrested on gun charge Plane passengers trapped on tarmac for SIX HOURS with hardly any food and one dirty bathroom 'because airline wouldn't pay $73 fee to let them get off' Father who let his 6-year-old daughter's teeth deteriorate until she had FOURTEEN ABSCESSES pleads guilty to reckless endangerment Prince Andrew's extraordinary new mission to save teenage sex slaves: After THOSE lurid accusations in US are dropped, the Duke acts to save girls beaten, starved ... (more)

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  • Arrest Made in Love Triangle Hit-and-Run

    Saturday | via NBC Philadelphia 

    An arrest has been made in an intentional hit-and-run that left a young Philadelphia woman without a leg and ultimately, without a home Friday, according to officials. Police told NBC10 a woman was arrested and is currently in custody though she has not yet been officially charged.

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  • Briefly... CITY/REGION

    Friday | via Philly.com 

    A 24-year-old man was shot in the leg during an encounter with Philadelphia police late Thursday in Northeast Philadelphia. Two patrol officers pulled up on Pratt Street near Darrah, at 11:48 p.m. while responding to a radio call about gunfire in the area, and spotted a man on a bicycle, pedaling away from a crowd on the block, said Lt.

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  • Authorities remove 5 bodies from Phoenix home after ...

    Friday | via KXXV-TV Waco 

    The names and ages of the three men and two women w... . A Phoenix Police officer walks in front of the blocked off street near a home where authorities say five people were killed inside after a shooting Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Phoenix.

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  • Witnesses: Corrupt cops not only ripped off dealers,...

    Friday Apr 17 | via Philly.com 

    So far, defense lawyers in the federal corruption trial of six Philadelphia narcotics officers have painted all of their clients' accusers as "trashy" drug dealers fabricating claims that they were mistreated or had their money stolen by police. On Friday, however, jurors heard from two witnesses who said they, too, were targeted despite an utter lack of involvement in the illegal drug trade.

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  • Capture

    Friday Apr 17 | via WPMT-TV York 

    A bill strengthening and modernizing Pennsylvania's use of DNA technology to fight violent crime, sponsored by Senator Dominic Pileggi made it out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and is one step closer to becoming a law. "It's time for Pennsylvania to catch up with DNA science," Senator Pileggi said.

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  • Feds: Convicted bank robber arrested in recent bank ...

    Friday Apr 17 | via Philly.com 

    A convicted bank robber was arrested again Thursday for allegedly carrying out a stickup spree while on supervised release from federal prison. Rashon Mitchell, 40, of Philadelphia, allegedly targeted the Republic Bank branch at 1601 Market St. the afternoon of Feb. 28, less than two months after he was transferred into a low-intensity federal probation program, according to court records.

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  • Five Philadelphia Men Arrested in Child Predator Sweep

    Friday Apr 17 | via Patch.com 

    Five Philadelphia men each face multiple counts of distribution and possession of child pornography following their arrests in a two-week sweep led by the Attorney General's Office. Leonard Brown, 30, of the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of distribution of child pornography, 20 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

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  • Another Woman Faces Charges in Vicious Beating

    Friday Apr 17 | via NBC Philadelphia 

    A third woman faces charges in the caught-on-camera beating of a homeless man at a Philadelphia gas station. Police arrested Kaisha Duggins, 24, on Friday.

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  • Hanover Township police arrest Philadelphia man on d...

    Friday Apr 17 | via The Times Leader 

    Hanover Township police displays crack cocaine, marijuana, cash and cell phones allegedly seized from Khalil Romon Owens from a residence on Lee Park Avenue Thursday night. Submitted photo Hanover Township police displays crack cocaine, marijuana, cash and cell phones allegedly seized from Khalil Romon Owens from a residence on Lee Park Avenue Thursday night.

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  • Cop's scuffle with suspect leaves attorney injured

    Thursday Apr 16 | via Philly.com 

    MORE THAN a half-dozen Philadelphia police officers jumped and beat an agitated defendant in a hallway outside a Criminal Justice Center courtroom last Friday, a takedown in which an officer's errant fist punched a female public defender in the head, the defender and other witnesses said. The incident prompted a complaint to Internal Affairs, additional criminal charges for defendant Anthony C. Jones, 22, and hospital treatment for assistant defender Paula Sen. "The officers overstepped their authority," said longtime lawyer Richard Hoy, who was sitting on a hallway bench when the violence erupted a few feet away.

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  • Galloway Police Blotter: April 5-11, 2015

    Sunday Apr 5 | via Patch.com 

    Kevin H. Hicks , 29, of Atlantic City was arrested by Ofc Alex Bennett and charged with shoplifting on April 5. Nancy L. Tidwell , 57, of Galloway Township was arrested by Ofc Kyle Kuhar and charged with terroristic threats and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose on April 5. Karen L. Wilson , 31, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested by Ofc Ken Snuffer and charged with assault by auto on April 5. Shaileen E. Muniz , 27, of Atlantic City and Lawrence H. Ridley , 45, of Galloway Township were arrested by Ofc Steve Garrison and both were charged with simple assault on April 5. Kevin D. McKiernan , 48, of Galloway Township was arrested by Ofc Nicholas Stewart and charged with contempt, uses or threatens to use physical force or violence against the law enforcement officer, and terroristic threats on April 6. Jose D. Campos , 22, of Galloway Township was arrested by Ofc.

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  • Police Search For Missing 13-Year-Old Girl

    Feb 4, 2015 | via MyFoxPhilly 

    Philadelphia police are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl from North Philadelphia who was last seen Saturday afternoon. Police say 13-year-old Josephine Seda was last seen at her home on the 2500 block of Palthorpe Street around 3 p.m..

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    Feb 4, 2015 | via MyFoxPhilly 

    We've introduced you to 9-year-old Ella before, she's battling a lifelong genetic disorder. She's got amazing strength, but an even more amazing spirit.

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Philadelphia Law

What are the chances I'll do 90 days in jail for first dui?
I have no prior misdameanor or felony conviction s. I had a bac of 1.8 and 5 nanograms of thc in my system. I was told the most I was looking at was 3 days in jail if I didn't get ard (which I was told was likely). I'm really scared now because my driving school teacher said it's possible I could be looking at 90 days. How likely is that?
I'm assuming you were told ARD was likely by your attorney. You should have one by now and be directing questions to...
How much more will Dui under controlled substance charge affect employment over regular dui?
I was recently charged with dui controlled substance in pa. I do qualify for the Ard program which will eventually wipe my record clean but I have to wait until a year and a half for that to happen. 1) How much will charge (not conviction) hurt my chances for employment over a regular dui? 2) I have a bachelor's degree from Temple University and many skills. Is that something that could level the playing field to a potential employer with someone who has no arrest record?
There's just no way to answer that, it is applies and oranges. Every employer is different.
How much more will Dui under controlled substance charge affect employment over regular dui?
I was recently charged with dui controlled substance in pa. I do qualify for the Ard program which will eventually wipe my record clean but I have to wait until a year and a half for that to happen. 1) How much will charge (not conviction) hurt my chances for employment over a regular dui? 2) I have a bachelor's degree from Temple University and many skills. Is that something that could level the playing field to a potential employer with someone who has no arrest record?
Unfortunately, your question doesn't have a definitive answer. Some employers will view drug-use of any kind as an...
How much will dui under controlled substance affect employment?
I was charged with a dui under controlled substance a few months back in PA. I do qualify for the ARD program but I have to wait a long time before it's expunged. My question is how will it look to an employer in the time being? Is it as bad as let's say simple possession or possession with intent to sell? For all an employer know it could have been an over the counter drug in my case. I feel like my charge is a little more spinnable than the others. In my case it will never be a conviction if I complete the program. 1) How much do you think it will affect me in the next year? 2) Should I disclose it and make some lie about it being a prescription drug?
Let me preface this answer by saying that I do not practice in PA, so I do not know of the program to which you are...
In PA, how long does a dry reckless driving stay on your record?
I had two separate incidents some years back. First one, involved car crash. I went court and the judge found me guilty,but he didn't assign me any points(this was about 7 or 8 years ago).After that I didn't have any problems with the Police until about 3 years ago, when I was stopped by a State Trooper for going 22 miles over the posted maximum of 55.I paid a fine(plead guilty if you will ) and received 4 points. Those points have since been removed from my record. If I wanted to apply for a commercial driving job how much trouble would I have?
Your DMV or driving record or your criminal record? I am not licensed in Pennsylvania, but there is a difference. In CA,...
Is it impossible to get cdl back in PA after having two DUI? Even if police officer was fired months later
Even if police officer was fired for cheating scandel
As most persons who hold a CDL know, a first time conviction or ARD for DUI results in a 1 year suspension of the CDL...
What are my chances of getting on to Ard program in PA?
I have a dui under controlled substance in pa. It's my first dui offense. My lawyer put the Ard application in but I am a nervous wreck waiting for the decision. They found thc in my system along with a 1.8 BAC. I was arrested for simple possession a while ago but I acted as a confidential informant and plead to a Summary Disorderly Conduct. I have no misdameanor or felony convictions on my record. I know one factor in order to qualify for Ard is you can't have a criminal record. 1) Can you clarify exactly what the prerequisite means for the ard program in terms of prior criminal record or prior dispisition? 2) How much do you think the dismissed possession charge (which was expunged) will affect me getting onto ard? 3) What percentage chance would you give me of getting on to ard?
The simplest way to answer your question is to refer you to your attorney who is in the best situation to answer your...