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Police Name ATV Rider Killed In Philadelphia Crash Police Name ATV Rider Killed In Philadelphia Crash
Police Name ATV Rider Killed In Philadelphia Crash Authorities have identified the ATV rider who died in a North Philadelphia wreck on Thursday night, June 13.  Michael Anthony Pembleton was headed south on Broad Street when his ATV hit the passenger side of a Subaru near Westmoreland Street, PPD said.  Pembleton, 35, was taken to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead around 9 p.m., city police said.  The driver of the Subaru remained on the scene and no arrests have been made, officials said. An investigation is underway. 
30-Year-Old Shot Dead In Doorway Of Philadelphia Home: Authorities 30-Year-Old Shot Dead In Doorway Of Philadelphia Home: Authorities
30-Year-Old Shot Dead In Doorway Of Philadelphia Home: Authorities City police are investigating a homicide in North Philadelphia on Tuesday night, May 28.  Authorities were called to the 6500 block of Walnut Park Drive around 10:45 p.m., PPD said in a release. They arrived to find 30-year-old Khalief Rhodan lying in a doorway with a gunshot wound to the torso.  Rhodan was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.  A 50-year-old suspect was located at the scene and taken to the hospital with chest pain and breathing difficulties, according to PPD. A gun was recovered from the scene.  "Charges are pending as police continue the i…
Motorcyclist Hit, Killed By Stolen Car In Philadelphia: Police (UPDATED) Motorcyclist Hit, Killed By Stolen Car In Philadelphia: Police (UPDATED)
Motorcyclist Hit, Killed By Stolen Car In Philadelphia: Police (Updated) Five teenagers were taken into custody after a deadly crash in North Philadelphia on Tuesday night, May 28, city police say.  Authorities said the teens were driving in a stolen Kia on Front Street when they struck a motorcyclist heading west on Hunting Park Avenue.  The motorcyclist, 55-year-old Wilberto Casillas, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.  The five teens fled on foot and were later arrested, according to PPD. Charges are pending. 
$1 Million Scratch-Off Sold In North Philadelphia $1 Million Scratch-Off Sold In North Philadelphia
$1 Million Scratch-Off Sold In North Philadelphia A shopper at a North Philadelphia gas station paid $20 last week to become a millionaire.  The lucky winner earned the $1 million prize playing the Million Dollar Multiplier Madness game, according to state gaming reps.  All winners have up to one year from the drawing date to claim their prizes. Winners should sign the back of their ticket before calling the Lottery at 1-800-692-7481.  To learn more, visit palottery.com. 
Two More Arrested For Assault, Robbery Of Off-Duty Philly Cop: Authorities Two More Arrested For Assault, Robbery Of Off-Duty Philly Cop: Authorities
Two More Arrested For Assault, Robbery Of Off-Duty Philly Cop: Authorities Police have announced two more arrests in the May 12 incident that sent an off-duty PPD officer to the hospital.  Twenty-three-year-old Cian Dennis, formerly identified as "Duke," and 24-year-old Khamil Brown are in custody, authorities said.  Officials said the incident happened Sunday afternoon on the 2100 block of West Oxford Street in North Philadelphia. Officer Eric Rodriguez was waiting in traffic and honked his horn before Dennis came up and punched him in the face, according to PPD.  When Rodriguez got out of his car and identified himself as a policeman,…
Five Arrested In Philly Man's 2006 Kidnapping, Murder: US Attorney Five Arrested In Philly Man's 2006 Kidnapping, Murder: US Attorney
Five Arrested In Philly Man's 2006 Kidnapping, Murder: US Attorney Nearly 18 years after Shamari Taylor disappeared in Philadelphia, five people are charged in connection with his murder, prosecutors said Thursday.  Kevin Holloway, 45, Mark Scott, 48, Linton Mathis, 50, Atiba Wicker, 47, and Kenneth Tuck, 51, were all arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping resulting in death, kidnapping resulting in death, and aiding and abetting, said the US Attorney's Office.  Thirty-eight-year-old Taylor and his girlfriend were kidnapped in West Philadelphia by men posing as police officers on August 26, 2006, officials said in a release.&nb…
Philadelphia Police Shoot At Suspect In Stolen Car, Authorities Say Philadelphia Police Shoot At Suspect In Stolen Car, Authorities Say
Philadelphia Police Shoot At Suspect In Stolen Car, Authorities Say A city police officer fired their service weapon at a suspect in North Philadelphia on Monday afternoon, according to Deputy Commissioner Frank Vanore.  Officers were called to the 1000 block of West Dakota Street around 2:45 p.m. after a stolen car was spotted parked on the street, Vanore told reporters Monday evening.  The vehicle, a black Jeep Grand Cherokee, was reportedly stolen earlier Monday. Vanore said officers called the Jeep's owner to the scene but saw a suspect enter the car while they were waiting for the owner to arrive.  Officers confronted the suspect and a …
Man Accidentally Shot GIrlfriend's 9-Year-Old Daughter In McDonald's Parking Lot: Philly PD Man Accidentally Shot GIrlfriend's 9-Year-Old Daughter In McDonald's Parking Lot: Philly PD
Man Accidentally Shot GIrlfriend's 9-Year-Old Daughter In McDonald's Parking Lot: Philly PD A North Philadelphia man faces assault and reckless endangerment charges after police said he accidentally shot his girlfriend's daughter.  Authorities said Derrick Marshall's gun accidentally discharged in the parking lot of the 3137 N. Broad St. McDonald's, striking the 9-year-old girl in the calf on Wednesday evening, April 10.  Marshall, 32, took her to Temple University Hospital, where she was treated and then taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, according to police. Her condition has since stabilized.  Authorities said they recovered two firearms…
Video Shows Suspects Jump On Cars, Break Windshields In Philadelphia: Police Video Shows Suspects Jump On Cars, Break Windshields In Philadelphia: Police
Video Shows Suspects Jump On Cars, Break Windshields In Philadelphia: Police Authorities are looking for multiple vandalism suspects in North Philadelphia.  Police said several people jumped on cars and broke windshields on the 1400 block of Oxford Street on Friday, March 29 around 8:30 p.m.  Suspect footage PhiladelphiaPolice Anyone with information is asked to call PPD's tipline at 215-686-8477 or submit a tip on the department's website. 
Man Shot Dead Near Philadelphia's La Salle University, Police Say Man Shot Dead Near Philadelphia's La Salle University, Police Say
Man Shot Dead Near Philadelphia's La Salle University, Police Say A 40-year-old was shot and killed just blocks from La Salle University in North Philadelphia on Wednesday night, April 3, authorities told Daily Voice.  Shots rang out on the 1700 block of West Olney Avenue around 8:45 p.m., PPD said. Officers responded to find the victim with a single gunshot wound to the "lower right stomach." He was taken to Einstein Hospital and pronounced dead just after 9 p.m., according to police.  No arrests have been made and no weapons were recovered as of Thursday morning, April 4, authorities said. The shooting remains under investigation. 
Missing 79-Year-Old Sought In Philadelphia Missing 79-Year-Old Sought In Philadelphia
Missing 79-Year-Old Sought In Philadelphia Police are looking for a 79-year-old woman in North Philadelphia.  Estes Lewis was last seen on the 2000 block of Westmoreland Street around 5 a.m. on Monday, April 1, authorities said.  She is 5-foot-4 and 110 pounds with a thin build, medium complexion, and brown eyes, according to police. She was wearing a green/gray coat when last spotted.  Anyone with information is asked to call PPD detectives at 215-686-3353 or dial 911. 
Bystander Shot Through Wall Of Philadelphia Home, Police Say Bystander Shot Through Wall Of Philadelphia Home, Police Say
Bystander Shot Through Wall Of Philadelphia Home, Police Say A bystander sitting in his home was among the three people shot in North Philadelphia on Monday night, Feb. 26, city police told Daily Voice.  Officers were called to the 2700 block of West Montgomery Avenue around 9:45 p.m. for shots fired, the department said.  They arrived to find a 29-year-old man shot in his left knee and right arm, authorities said. Police drove the man to Albert Einstein Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.  The bystander, 21, was grazed along his left thigh while inside a residence on the 1800 block of North Marston Street, according to…
Man Shot Dead At North Philly Boarding House, Detectives Say Man Shot Dead At North Philly Boarding House, Detectives Say
Man Shot Dead At North Philly Boarding House, Detectives Say One man was shot to death in a North Philadelphia boarding house on Tuesday night, Feb. 20, city police told Daily Voice.  It happened on the 5400 block of North 5th Street just after 8 p.m., authorities said.  The victim, 21, was found with a single gunshot wound to the head and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. His name was not reported.  No weapons were recovered and no arrests have been made, PPD added. The killing remains under investigation. 
Man, Woman Found Shot To Death In Car: Philadelphia Police Man, Woman Found Shot To Death In Car: Philadelphia Police
Man, Woman Found Shot To Death In Car: Philadelphia Police A police investigation is underway after two people were found dead in a car on a North Philadelphia street on Tuesday, Feb. 13.  It happened just before 4 p.m. on the 3600 block of N. 17th Street in Tioga-Nicetown, city police told Daily Voice.  The victims, one man and one woman, were pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. No arrests had been made and no weapons recovered as of Tuesday evening. 
Four Injured In North Philadelphia Blaze, Fire Dept. Says Four Injured In North Philadelphia Blaze, Fire Dept. Says
Four Injured In North Philadelphia Blaze, Fire Dept. Says Three people were rescued from a burning home in North Philadelphia early Thursday morning, Feb. 8, fire officials told Daily Voice.  PFD was called to the 5200 block of C Street near Rising Sun Avenue in Olney around 1:20 a.m., a spokesperson said.  First responders arrived to find heavy fire on the first floor of a two-story home with multiple people trapped inside, according to authorities. The fire reached "all-hands" status and more than 60 firefighters eventually responded to the scene, the department said.  Four people were treated for injuries at the scene and then t…
Suspect Who Snatched Gun After Deadly Philly Police Shooting Arrested: Authorities Suspect Who Snatched Gun After Deadly Philly Police Shooting Arrested: Authorities
Suspect Who Snatched Gun After Deadly Philly Police Shooting Arrested: Authorities The man accused of swiping a gun off the ground during the police killing of 28-year-old Alexander Spencer has been arrested, authorities say.  Spencer was fatally shot by police after officials said he shot an officer in the leg during a scuffle at a North Philadelphia corner store on Friday night, Jan. 26.  Jose Quinones-Mendez, 42, was accused of snatching the gun that Spencer allegedly dropped during the struggle.  Philadelphia Police Department He was arrested near the corner of North Juniper and Race streets in Center City on Wednesday, Jan. 31, according to pol…
New Video Emerges In Deadly Philadelphia Police Shooting New Video Emerges In Deadly Philadelphia Police Shooting
New Video Emerges In Deadly Philadelphia Police Shooting Authorities have released new video of the police killing of 28-year-old Alexander Spencer in North Philadelphia last Friday, Jan. 26.  Spencer was shot dead during a scuffle with police at Jennifer Tavern, 2859 N. Mascher St., around 9 p.m., Daily Voice reported. Police claimed he had shot one officer in the leg before they killed him.   PPD and the District Attorney's Office unveiled a five-minute compilation of security footage from inside the store at a press conference on Tuesday morning, Jan. 30.  (Warning: Graphic content; viewer discretion is advised.) …
Two Victims Named In North Philly Speakeasy Shooting: Authorities Two Victims Named In North Philly Speakeasy Shooting: Authorities
Two Victims Named In North Philly Speakeasy Shooting: Authorities Philadelphia police have named the two people who were killed in a shooting in North Philadelphia early Sunday morning, Jan. 14.  Authorities said they were called to a suspected speakeasy, or unlicensed bar, on the 2400 block of Myrtlewood Street just before 1 a.m. They arrived to find six people suffering from gunshot wounds, the department told Daily Voice.  Edison Frazier, 53, of West Philadelphia, was shot in the face.  Christopher Smith, 41, of North Philadelphia, was shot multiple times in the chest.  Both men were pronounced dead at the scene just after 1 a.m.,…
One Killed In Early Morning North Philly House Fire: FD One Killed In Early Morning North Philly House Fire: FD
One Killed In Early Morning North Philly House Fire: FD An early morning fire claimed one life in North Philadelphia on Friday, Jan. 12, officials told Daily Voice.  Firefighters were called to the 2700 block of Dover Street around 4:20 a.m., a department spokesperson said.  They arrived to find heavy fire on the topside of a two-story home, officials said. Firefighters brought the flames under control by 5 a.m. No other injuries were reported and PFD did not identify the victim by name.  The Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the blaze, they added. 
North Philly Lotto Player Wins Top Prize In 'Millionaire Raffle' North Philly Lotto Player Wins Top Prize In 'Millionaire Raffle'
North Philly Lotto Player Wins Top Prize In 'Millionaire Raffle' A Pennsylvania Lottery player in North Philadelphia earned the jackpot prize playing the New Year's Millionaire Raffle on Saturday, Jan. 6, according to state gaming officials.  The lucky player won one of four million-dollar prizes in the final drawing for the game, said lotto representatives. The Shell Gas Station at 6200 North Broad Street will receive a $5,000 selling bonus, officials said.  The other three big winners were sold at:  Sheetz, 356 New Castle Road in Butler;  7-Eleven, 999 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh; BJ’s Wholesale Club, 6720 Northway Drive, Pitt…
Driver Killed In Head-On Collision In North Philadelphia, Police Say Driver Killed In Head-On Collision In North Philadelphia, Police Say
Driver Killed In Head-On Collision In North Philadelphia, Police Say One person is dead after two cars collided on a North Philadelphia street on Tuesday, Dec. 12, authorities told Daily Voice.  A 55-year-old man was going south on the 5000 block of Belfield Avenue around noon when his car struck an oncoming driver head-on, police said.  The 55-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders, according to officials. Police said the other driver was taken to Jefferson Einstein Hospital but their condition was unclear.  Authorities did not name the fatally injured victim. 
Horrified Child Watches As Home Invaders Tie Up Family In Philadelphia (VIDEO) Horrified Child Watches As Home Invaders Tie Up Family In Philadelphia (VIDEO)
Horrified Child Watches As Home Invaders Tie Up Family In Philadelphia (Video) A disturbing new video shows a group of masked men storming a North Philadelphia home in broad daylight and tying the family up at gunpoint as children watch. It happened on the 6600 block of North 7th Street in East Oak Lane on Nov. 6, city police said. The victim, who runs a business out of his home, was standing outside with an employee when the gunmen pulled up in a black Acura and forced them back inside, authorities said.  Video from the East Oak Lane home invasion on Nov. 6.  PhiladelphiaPolice In the home, the robbers restrained and assaulted the family, according to police. …
PECO Employee Among Four Shot In North Philly PECO Employee Among Four Shot In North Philly
Peco Employee Among Four Shot In North Philly A utility worker was among the four people injured in a North Philadelphia shooting late on Wednesday, Sept. 13, city police told Daily Voice.  Gunfire rang out just after 10 p.m. on the 600 block of West York Street near the intersection with North Marshall Street, the department said.  The four people struck, per police, were:  A 34-year-old male PECO employee shot twice in the backside A 33-year-old man shot twice in the left shoulder A 17-year-old boy shot once in the right thigh and twice in the left thigh A 37-year-old man shot once in the left ribcage All four were h…
PLAYGROUND SHOOTING: 5 Teens Injured In Philadelphia PLAYGROUND SHOOTING: 5 Teens Injured In Philadelphia
Playground Shooting: 5 Teens Injured In Philadelphia Five teenagers are in the hospital with gunshot wounds after shots rang out at a North Philadelphia park late on Sunday, Aug. 6, authorities told Daily Voice.  It happened at the Helen G. Sturgis Playground on the corner of North 2nd Street and West 65th Avenue in East Oak Lane around 11:15 p.m., police said.  They arrived to find: A 16-year-old girl shot in the right thigh A 16-year-old boy shot in the left ankle A 17-year-old boy shot in the buttocks Police took all three to Albert Einstein Medical Center where each was placed in stable condition, the department said.  T…
Guns, Drugs Found In 'Stash House' Above Philly Daycare, Authorities Say Guns, Drugs Found In 'Stash House' Above Philly Daycare, Authorities Say
Guns, Drugs Found In 'Stash House' Above Philly Daycare, Authorities Say Eleven guns and about $350,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized in a raid on an alleged "stash house" just upstairs from a North Philadelphia daycare, according to prosecutors.  Justin Pearcy, 36, is charged with multiple felony drug and weapons offenses, said Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry's Office in a release.  Charges were filed after police executed search warrants on the second-floor apartment above a Hunting Park Avenue daycare center, as well as a vehicle parked on Pulaski Avenue, authorities said.   During the search of the alleged "stash h…
Husband And Wife Found Shot In Philadelphia Home Husband And Wife Found Shot In Philadelphia Home
Husband And Wife Found Shot In Philadelphia Home A man is dead and his wife is in critical condition after they were found with gunshot wounds in their North Philadelphia home early Friday morning, police told Daily Voice.  It happened in a second-floor bedroom at a residence on the 3100 block of North 28th Street, the department wrote. Authorities arrived on the scene around 7:45 a.m., they said.  The male victim, 39, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The woman, 43, was also shot in the head and taken to Temple Hospital where her condition remains critical, according to authorities.  The …
Montco Teen Shot Dead In Philly Was Looking Forward To Summer Job, Loved Ones Say Montco Teen Shot Dead In Philly Was Looking Forward To Summer Job, Loved Ones Say
Montco Teen Shot Dead In Philly Was Looking Forward To Summer Job, Loved Ones Say A Montgomery County teenager who was shot and killed in North Philadelphia over the weekend was looking forward to summer vacation, loved ones say. He was 16 years old. Keivon Abraham of Abington was found with a gunshot wound to the chest on the 2400 block of North Clarion Street early on Monday, May 29, city police told Daily Voice. No arrests have been made in connection with his death and investigators have not revealed a suspected motive, the outlet says.  Loved ones say the teen was a sophomore at Abington High School. The campus community observed a moment of silence on Tuesday…
Four Children Shot In North Philadelphia: Police Four Children Shot In North Philadelphia: Police
Four Children Shot In North Philadelphia: Police Four people were shot — including a 7-year-old child — in North Philadelphia on Thursday, May 11, city police told Daily Voice.  It happened in Ogontz section, on the 5900 block of North 21st Street, just before 6 p.m., the department said.  A 17-year-old boy was shot in the face and driven to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.  The 7-year-old victim was shot once in the upper thigh and is in stable condition, they continued. A 15-year-old boy who was shot twice in the back and twice in the head is also in stable condition, as…
Philly Police Name Suspect In Broad Daylight Killing Philly Police Name Suspect In Broad Daylight Killing
Philly Police Name Suspect In Broad Daylight Killing Police are seeking the man who they say shot a 22-year-old woman dead in broad daylight on a North Philadelphia street last week.  Officers were called to the 2500 block of North 10th Street around 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11 for reports of shots fired, the department said in a release.  They arrived to find Zhakira Bailey of Haddington unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds, authorities wrote. She was rushed to Temple University Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 3:40 p.m., the department said.  Now, detectives say 22-year-old Jahir Williams-Hill of Kingsessing…
SWAT Team Resolves Suspected 'Barricade' In North Philly SWAT Team Resolves Suspected 'Barricade' In North Philly
SWAT Team Resolves Suspected 'Barricade' In North Philly A suspected "barricade" scenario in North Philadelphia ended Tuesday after a SWAT team cleared the property and found no threats, police say. Authorities previously warned that a 44-year-old man was "making threats" against police from a home on the 6700 block of 5th Street in East Oak Lane on April 11. Bystander footage from the scene showed multiple armed police units outside a property.  On Wednesday, April 12, police told Daily Voice that the situation ended "without incident." The man was determined "to not be a threat" and SWAT officers cleared the scene.  No arrests or inj…
Support Surges For Family Of Philly Teen Killed On Way To School Support Surges For Family Of Philly Teen Killed On Way To School
Support Surges For Family Of Philly Teen Killed On Way To School In the week since 15-year-old Devin Weedon was shot dead on his way to school, his neighbors and community have rallied to support his loved ones.  The teen was walking in North Philadelphia early on March 28 when he was fatally shot during an apparent robbery attempt, city police have said.  Now, in a GoFundMe campaign set up by his sister Jasmine Burnside, his Philly neighbors have raised thousands to honor his memory.  The campaign, launched on Friday, March 31, has raised more than $8,000 as of Thursday, April 6. Burnside says the proceeds will assist with funeral costs and associated…