Violent Crime

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One Suspect, One Victim Dead After West Philadelphia Robbery Erupts in Gunplay

Police say two would-be robbers got more than they bargained for Thursday night in West Philadelphia when one of their intended victims had his own gun.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

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Trial Ordered for Man Charged With 2 Pennypack Park Rapes

Investigators say in August 2010 and again in August 2011, suspect Robert Palen picked up women in the area of Torresdale and Longshore Avenues and offered them a ride home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Arkel Garcia.  Photo from Phila. PD)

Convicted Killer Who Disrupted Previous Sentencing By Grabbing For Deputy’s Gun Gets Life in Prison

Officials note that today’s proceeding was far calmer than the previous one, during which the defendant had to be subdued by court deputies and police officers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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Police: Teens Facing Charges In Murder Of Dog-Walker In West Philly

Police charged one 15-year-old boy in connection with the murder last Thursday of a man walking his dog in West Philadelphia, and a second 15-year-old, the alleged triggerman, surrendered to authorities early Friday morning.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

Arkel Garcia.  Photo from Phila. PD)

Philadelphia Jury Weighs 2013 ‘Killed-For-His-Headphones’ Murder Case

Arkel Garcia is accused of killing 21-year-old Christian Massey to get his “Beats by Dr. Dre” headset.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

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Authorities: Boyfriend Of Millersville Student Found Dead In Dorm Charged With Homicide

Police say the dead woman’s boyfriend had blood on his face, hands, and jeans, a cut on his forehead, his shirt ripped, and scratches on his chest when they arrived.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

(A digital billboard image offering a reward for information in the murder of lawyer Eric Birnbaum.)

In Bucks County, Parking Lot Murder of Attorney Remains a Cold Case

Eric Birnbaum was talking with a co-worker when a man ran up, fired a shot into the back of Birnbaum’s head, and fled.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

Luke Sanderlin.

Bucks Man Expected to Plead Guilty to Sending Police on Wild Goose Chase During Manhunt

Luke Sanderlin waived his preliminary hearing on misdemeanor charges that include filing a false report and reckless endangerment. In exchange, prosecutors will drop a felony charge.

02/04/2015

Tam Minh Le.

Suspect in Double Murder at Schuylkill River Returned to Philadelphia Following Va. Arrest

Police sources tell KYW Newsradio that Tam Minh Le is in custody here after being extradited from Virginia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(Image from video provided by Phila. PD)

Philadelphia Police Takedown of Store Robber Goes Viral, Generating Positive Community Response

On video, two plainclothes officers took down the suspect peacefully as he brandished a weapon in a Dunkin Donuts store.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

(Video on board a Septa trolley car captured images of the man wanted for assaulting a 15-year-old female student on her way to school.)

New Video Shows Clear Image of Suspect in Route 15 Septa Trolley Attack

The video comes from an onboard surveillance camera on trolley as it made its way through North Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(Pa. state rep Curtis Thomas, D-Phila., speaks at a rally in memory of Kim Jones.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Rally Held in Memory of Woman Murdered Last Week While Waiting For Septa Bus

The group, calling itself the “All Life Matters Coalition,” gathered at 12th and Jefferson Streets, where newlywed mother of two Kim Jones was shot once in the back of the head in broad daylight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(Shay Wharton, after she was attacked by a stranger on a Route 15 Septa trolley.  Family photo)

Man Sought After Schoolgirl Attacked While Riding SEPTA Trolley in North Philadelphia

Eyewitnesses say Shay Wharton was repeatedly punched in the face after her backpack accidentally bumped a man on the crowded Route 15 trolley.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

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Prosecutor Releases Details of Gruesome Death-By-Fire of South Jersey Newborn

Authorities say a baby who died after being set on fire in the middle of a New Jersey road still had its umbilical cord and placenta attached.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/20/2015

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Crime Numbers in Camden, NJ Continue to Fall

In 2012 there were 67 homicides, in 2014 just 33.

01/02/2015

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