Violent Crime

(A press event at the Police Administratio n Building to promote the donation of unneeded cell phones for domestic abuse victims.  Deputy police commissioner Christine Coulter is at lectern.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Police Reminder: Donate Old Cell Phones for Domestic Abuse Victims

Philadelphia police say they get about 100,000 calls each year related to domestic abuse — more than 300 a day.

11/20/2014

(Scene of the stabbing of Camden social worker Leah Coleman.  File photo by CBS3)

After Social Worker Stabbed in Camden, Union Worries About Ongoing Safety

CWA state president Hetty Rosenstein says security in the building where Coleman works has now been beefed up, but she’s not sure for how long.

11/19/2014

(John Sheridan, in file photo.  Credit: Cooper Health)

Cooper Hosp. CEO and Wife Stabbed, Then Torched? NJ Investigators Aiding Probe

The Courier-Post spoke with a family relative who claimed he was told the couple was stabbed several times.

11/19/2014

(Phila. PD photo)

Husband Accused of Murdering Wife in a NE Phila. Park To Stand Trial

After the body of Constance Murray was found in Pennypack Park, police conducted a search for the killer for several days — until suspicion turned to the husband.

11/18/2014

(FBI photo)

Brief Court Appearance For Defendant in Germantown Abduction Case

There was no plea today from the defendant. His only words were that he wanted a court-appointed attorney.

11/12/2014

(FBI photo)

Court Appearance Today For Suspect In Caught-on-Tape Germantown Kidnapping

Delvin Barnes, 37, is accused of kidnapping a young woman in Philadelphia earlier this month and taking her to Maryland. She was rescued and he was arrested.

11/12/2014

(File photo by Paul Gluck)

3 Armed Men Sought in North Philadelphia Robbery-Carjacking

It happened about 11pm Thursday, at 18th and Rockland Streets.

11/07/2014

(Some equipment used by the Gloucester Township police department for today's exercise.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Surprisingly Timely, A Child-Abduction Exercise Is Held in Gloucester County, NJ

In the training scenario set up in conjunction with the New Jersey State Police and the FBI, a ten-year-old girl is missing, last seen talking to a man in a nearby park.

11/06/2014

(Rafael Robb arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse in the custody of police.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Wife-Killing Penn Professor Faces Civil Suit Over Remaining Assets

The estate of Ellen Gregory Robb is suing admitted killer Rafael Robb for substantial compensatory and punitive damages under Pennsylvania’s Wrongful Death and Survival Act.

11/03/2014

(Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Trial Ordered For Alleged Gunman in Carjack, Assault, and Crash That Killed 4

The carjack victim testified she was sexually assaulted by both defendants. A mother and three children were killed

10/21/2014

File Photo (Credit: CBS)

1 Alleged Robber Nabbed, Another Sought, After Cop Car Rammed

Police say it happened at about 12:15pm in the Olney section of the city as two men tried to escape a gas station holdup.

10/20/2014

(Bar Louie, in Bensalem.  File photo. Credit: CBS3)

Two Arrested, More Being Sought in Bucks Restaurant Robbery

Police confirm the robbery of Bar Louie was an inside job. One of the men arrested was an employee there.

10/15/2014

(Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Yandamuri Jury Will Pick Up Penalty Deliberations on Tuesday

The Upper Merion man was found guilty of murdering a grandmother and her infant granddaughter two years ago. He acted as his own attorney during the trial phase.

10/13/2014

(Raghunandan Yandamuri, in custody at the Montgomery County Courthouse, as his murder trial began.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Defense Attorneys Try to Keep Montco Child Killer From Death Sentence

Raghu Yandamuri, who also killed the infant girl’s grandmother, told the judge he doesn’t want the hearing and will accept the death penalty.

10/10/2014

(Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood stands alongside a photo of a man suspected of slashing another man's throat in an Upper Darby bar.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Fight in Upper Darby Bar Leaves 1 Hospitalized, Another On The Run

The incident took place about 12:15am at the La Catina bar, on the 6800 block of Market Street in Upper Darby.

10/09/2014

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