Bucks County Man Convicted Of Raping Children: DA Bucks County Man Convicted Of Raping Children: DA
Bucks County Man Convicted Of Raping Children: DA A Bucks County jury convicted a Warminster man of multiple felony counts including rape of a child on Thursday, June 13, the District Attorney's Office says.  Umair Mir, 39, was previously accused of sexually abusing two sisters over a period of five years, prosecutors said. The investigation began late last year when the victims told their brother about the abuse.  Their brother told Mir's wife, who reported it to the victims' high school, according to authorities.  The victims told investigators the abuse began when they were between 10 and 12 years old. It continued "abou…
Vandals Intentionally Disabled Windmills In Schuylkill County: State Police Vandals Intentionally Disabled Windmills In Schuylkill County: State Police
Vandals Intentionally Disabled Windmills In Schuylkill County: State Police Authorities are looking for the vandals who fired a gun into commercial windmills in Union Township.  State police said it's happened multiple times since March.  The vandals pry open the ventilation gates on the door of the windmills' electrical compartments, then fire a gun at the components inside, causing significant damage and shutting down the turbines, troopers said.  Anyone with information is asked to call PSP Frackville at 610-378-4454 or submit a tip online. 
West Reading Man Charged After $65K+ Drug Bust: DA West Reading Man Charged After $65K+ Drug Bust: DA
West Reading Man Charged After $65K+ Drug Bust: DA A two-month investigation ended with the seizure of more than a kilogram of drugs and one arrest in Berks County, said the District Attorney's Office on Friday.  Eric Emilio Delacruz, 36, of West Reading, is charged with multiple counts related to drug trafficking, prosecutors said.  Police began investigating drug sales at 343 Chestnut Street in April, the DA's Office said. On Thursday, June 13, county detectives executed a search warrant and said they recovered:  735 grams of cocaine with a potential street value of $36,750 744 fentanyl pills with a potential street value…
Allentown Shooting Sends 'Juvenile' To Hospital, Police Say Allentown Shooting Sends 'Juvenile' To Hospital, Police Say
Allentown Shooting Sends 'Juvenile' To Hospital, Police Say A juvenile was shot and injured in Allentown on Thursday afternoon, June 13, city police say.  Shots rang out near North Nagle and West Allen streets around 3:30 p.m. Authorities arrived at the scene to find the victim with a single gunshot wound, according to APD.  First responders rendered aid at the scene and took the victim to an area hospital, police said. His injuries "do not appear to be life-threatening at this time."  The shooting is under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 610-437-7721. 
Woman Stole Thousands From 89-Year-Old's Bank Account, Berks DA Says Woman Stole Thousands From 89-Year-Old's Bank Account, Berks DA Says
Woman Stole Thousands From 89-Year-Old's Bank Account, Berks DA Says A Pennsylvania woman has been arrested for financially exploiting a senior she had the power of attorney over, police said. Mary S. Shealer, 58, is charged with multiple felony counts related to theft, Berks County DA John Adams said. According to forensic auditors, Shealer drew checks totaling $9,600 from the victim's bank account in 2019 and 2020, without the victim's knowledge or consent, Adams said. Authorities were notified of the incidents in August 2021, according to the DA. Shealer surrendered to Berks County detectives on an arrest warrant on Thursday, June 13, the DA's …
Troopers Injured In Fatal Philly Crash: Officials Troopers Injured In Fatal Philly Crash: Officials
Troopers Injured In Fatal Philly Crash: Officials One person has died after a crash involving a state police car early Friday morning, June 14.  Troopers were driving south on Christopher Columbus Boulevard responding to a separate incident around 1:30 a.m., authorities said. At the intersection with Race Street, a northbound Mazda pickup truck "made an illegal left turn" into the path of the state police car, according to officials.  The driver of the Mazda was fatally injured and the two troopers were taken to Jefferson Hospital with "moderate injuries," authorities said. They have since been discharged.  An investigation…
'Operation Black Diamond': Feds Seek Alleged Philadelphia Fentanyl Trafficker 'Operation Black Diamond': Feds Seek Alleged Philadelphia Fentanyl Trafficker
'Operation Black Diamond': Feds Seek Alleged Philadelphia Fentanyl Trafficker Eleven members of a suspected drug trafficking organization are in custody, federal authorities say.  The group, allegedly headed by 30-year-old Wilfredo Avila, is accused of running "significant quantities" of fentanyl and cocaine throughout Philadelphia's Kensington and Fairhill sections from February 2023 through this month.  The organization also "routinely offered and sold firearms of all kinds to its drug dealer customers," said the US Attorney's Office in a release on Thursday, June 13.  Ten suspects were arrested and one more is awaiting transfer from anoth…
Allentown Man Extradited For 2023 Armed Robbery Of NJ Gas Station Allentown Man Extradited For 2023 Armed Robbery Of NJ Gas Station
Allentown Man Extradited For 2023 Armed Robbery Of NJ Gas Station A 27-year-old Allentown, PA man was arrested and charged with a 2023 armed robbery in North Plainfield, NJ, authorities said. On Sept. 30, 2023, at 4:50 a.m., police in North Plainfield responded to a gas station at Route 22 for an armed robbery, Somerset County Prosecutor John McDonald said. The gas station attendant told police that an unknown male, later identified as Elijah Nunnally, pulled into the station and asked him to fill the tank, authorities said.  Nunnally then got out of his vehicle and pointed a handgun at the attendant, demanding money, before leaving with the ca…
Robbers Forced Victim To Stay On SEPTA Train, Police Say (VIDEO) Robbers Forced Victim To Stay On SEPTA Train, Police Say (VIDEO)
Robbers Forced Victim To Stay On SEPTA Train, Police Say (Video) Video from a SEPTA train shows multiple suspects stop a woman from fleeing before stealing her phone, Philadelphia police say.  Authorities said it happened on the "El" train in West Philadelphia around noon on May 28.  The suspects confronted the victim then prevented her from getting off the train when it stopped, according to police. They stole her phone then blocked her exit again to prevent her from chasing them, the video shows.  SEPTA footage from PPD.  PhiladelphiaPolice Police believe the suspects are teenagers.  Anyone who can identify them is asked…
Thieves Snag $35K Cash From South Philadelphia Driver: Police Thieves Snag $35K Cash From South Philadelphia Driver: Police
Thieves Snag $35K Cash From South Philadelphia Driver: Police A man was robbed of $35,000 early Thursday morning, June 13, city police say.  The victim, a store owner, was driving near Oregon Avenue and 19th Street when a blue Chevrolet pickup truck "tapped the rear of his car," authorities said.  He got out of his vehicle and three men emerged from the Chevy. One of them placed the victim in a headlock while another went into his car and stole the bag containing the cash, according to investigators.  The trio fled south down 19th Street in their truck, authorities said. The victim was not injured.  South Detectives are investiga…
Delco Parents Charged For Elementary School Student's Truancy Delco Parents Charged For Elementary School Student's Truancy
Delco Parents Charged For Elementary School Student's Truancy Two parents in Lower Chichester Township face misdemeanor charges after police say their child missed school for over 60 days.  Carolyn L. Gill and John E. Spires are charged with corruption of minors, said township police.  According to authorities, their 8-year-old had 64 unexcused absences at Linwood Elementary School between Aug. 28 and Dec. 15 last year.  During a wellness check at their home on Nov. 15, Gill and Spires allegedly told police they were in the process of obtaining medical records to enroll their child in an online school.  "This was later found to n…
Maryland Man Arrested For Killing Dog In Pennsylvania: State Police Maryland Man Arrested For Killing Dog In Pennsylvania: State Police
Maryland Man Arrested For Killing Dog In Pennsylvania: State Police A 21-year-old from Maryland is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, Pennsylvania State Police say.  Troopers said Damien Thiel of Westminster fatally assaulted a family dog in West Nottingham Township on Saturday, June 8. It happened on the 100 block of Pleasant Drive, according to investigators.  He posted 10 percent of his $15,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing set for June 18, court records show. 
Atlantic City Man Convicted Of Killing Philly Man At Apartment Complex: Prosecutors Atlantic City Man Convicted Of Killing Philly Man At Apartment Complex: Prosecutors
Atlantic City Man Convicted Of Killing Philly Man At Apartment Complex: Prosecutors An Atlantic City man was convicted of killing a Philadelphia man at an apartment complex, authorities said. A jury found 49-year-old Kenneth Creek guilty on Tuesday, June 11 of first-degree murder, second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, and second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. The court also found him guilty of second-degree certain persons not to possess firearms. Atlantic City police responded to the South Carolina Apartments complex at 1300 Baltic Avenue just after midni…
New Details Emerge In Sen. Fetterman's Maryland Crash New Details Emerge In Sen. Fetterman's Maryland Crash
New Details Emerge In Sen. Fetterman's Maryland Crash A witness told Maryland State Police that Sen. John Fetterman was driving over the speed limit when his car rear-ended another on Sunday, June 9, according to a crash report.  Fetterman, his wife Gisele, and the other driver were all taken to the hospital after the I-70 crash. Fetterman's office said he was treated for a bruised shoulder and later released.  In a crash report from Maryland State Police, a witness said Fetterman's Chevrolet Traverse passed her "at a high rate of speed, well over the posted speed limit." He rear-ended a Chevrolet Impala after passing the witness, j…
Louisiana Homicide Suspect Captured After 2 Stolen Vehicle Pursuits, Crash In Philly Area: Cops Louisiana Homicide Suspect Captured After 2 Stolen Vehicle Pursuits, Crash In Philly Area: Cops
Louisiana Homicide Suspect Captured After 2 Stolen Vehicle Pursuits, Crash In Philly Area: Cops A Louisiana homicide suspect was arrested in Pennsylvania by police investigating a pair of crashes involving stolen vehicles and thefts from a car dealership. Zyun Thomas, 18 — who has been wanted in a March 2023 homicide case out of Shrevport, LA — was arrested after he was developed as a suspect in car thefts and pursuits from Jeff D'Ambrosio Dealership in West Caln on June 4, and was spotted going into a convenience store  on East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville police said. Officers approached Thomas, who immediately began to resist, police said. Thomas was found to have an active wa…
Grieving Sister Says Philly Area Brother Was Murdered Days Before 38th Birthday Grieving Sister Says Philly Area Brother Was Murdered Days Before 38th Birthday
Grieving Sister Says Philly Area Brother Was Murdered Days Before 38th Birthday Loved ones are collecting donations for the Hatboro man shot and killed during an altercation with a neighbor on Saturday, June 8.  Stephen Strassburg was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the parking lot of Razor Reese's Salon and Spa, authorities have said. He was taken to Abington Hospital where he died from his injuries.  The DA's Office believes Strassburg was shot by Maurice Byrd, the owner of Razor Reese's, while Byrd was on the phone with 911 dispatchers. He is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail.  On Facebook on Saturday, St…
VA Man With Criminal Charges In WV, MD Arrested For Murder In PA: Police VA Man With Criminal Charges In WV, MD Arrested For Murder In PA: Police
VA Man With Criminal Charges In WV, MD Arrested For Murder In PA: Police A Virginia man with a criminal record in both West Virginia and Maryland has been charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting in May, police announced on June 12, 2024.  Kameron Lamont (or Lamond) Hymes, 27 of Culpeper, Virginia, has been charged with Criminal Homicide Murder, Felony Possession of a Firearm Prohibited, and Felony Carrying a Firearm Without a License, as well as four misdemeanor counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, the Harrisburg City Bureau of Police detailed in a release on Wednesday.  The charges stem from his alleged involvement in …
Armed Robber Held Employees, Customers At Gunpoint: Philadelphia Police Armed Robber Held Employees, Customers At Gunpoint: Philadelphia Police
Armed Robber Held Employees, Customers At Gunpoint: Philadelphia Police A suspect in a pair of gunpoint robberies is wanted in Philadelphia, authorities say.  Police said the pictured man robbed two businesses within a week.  The first incident was at a restaurant on the 400 block of W. Girard Avenue on May 24. An employee said he walked inside, jumped over the counter, then pointed a gun at her while demanding money.  He fled before police arrived, PPD said.  Suspect footage PhiladelphiaPolice The second incident happened on the 2700 block of East Clearfield Street in Port Richmond on May 29, according to authorities.  The robb…
Troopers Seek PA Man Who Disappeared In Broad Daylight In 2018 Troopers Seek PA Man Who Disappeared In Broad Daylight In 2018
Troopers Seek PA Man Who Disappeared In Broad Daylight In 2018 State police are seeking tips in the case of Travis Fanning.  Fanning was 30 years old when he disappeared in Hazle Township on Nov. 15, 2018, according to troopers.  His father last saw him around noon after dropping him off at the Groceries Plus at 1003 Vine Street, police said. The store was just a few blocks from their North James Street home.  Around 1:30 p.m., Fanning was spotted at a Fine Wine and Good Spirits about 10 to 15 minutes away from the grocery store. He walked out and has not been seen since.  Police said he is 5-foot-10 and around 170 …
Driver Wanted For Killing Pedestrian, Fleeing Scene In Northeast Philly: Authorities Driver Wanted For Killing Pedestrian, Fleeing Scene In Northeast Philly: Authorities
Driver Wanted For Killing Pedestrian, Fleeing Scene In Northeast Philly: Authorities City police are looking for the driver in a deadly Philadelphia hit-and-run.  Authorities said the car hit a pedestrian on the 1800 block of East Torresdale Avenue just before midnight on May 29. The 44-year-old victim later died from his injuries.  The driver fled north on Torredale and was last seen on the 4000 block, according to investigators.  The car is described as a silver or white Mitsubishi Outlander from model years 2016-2020. It has damage on the undercarriage and the left front wheel well liner from the accident, police said.  Anyone with informa…
17-Year-Old Charged With Chester High Schooler's Murder: Police 17-Year-Old Charged With Chester High Schooler's Murder: Police
17-Year-Old Charged With Chester High Schooler's Murder: Police One teen is in custody after another was shot and killed in Chester on Sunday night, June 9, city police said.  Authorities were called to the Wallingford Estates Apartments, 2701 Madison Street, around 8 p.m.  They arrived to find victim Sabrie Pierce suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital and succumbed to his injuries, police said.  Abdullah Muslim, 17, was identified as a suspect and arrested within 48 hours, CPDS said. He is being charged as an adult and was denied bail at his arraignment on Monday, June 10.  His preliminary …
9-Year-Old Found Strangled In PA Church, Police Seek Tips 62 Years Later 9-Year-Old Found Strangled In PA Church, Police Seek Tips 62 Years Later
9-Year-Old Found Strangled In PA Church, Police Seek Tips 62 Years Later Pennsylvania State Police investigators are seeking tips in a 9-year-old girl's cold case murder.  Carol Ann Dougherty was found dead inside St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church in Bristol Borough on Oct. 22, 1962. She was strangled and had been sexually assaulted, according to troopers.  Police said Dougherty had stopped at the church while riding her bike to the library. She had stopped there to say a prayer, according to a report in the Bristol Courier-Times the day after her murder.  Then-Bristol Police Chief Vincent Faragalli called her killing "one of the most br…
Highway Robbery, Assault On Rt 222 In Pennsylvania: Police Highway Robbery, Assault On Rt 222 In Pennsylvania: Police
Highway Robbery, Assault On Rt 222 In Pennsylvania: Police A woman was left with bruises on her face and arms after a convict accosted her vehicle on Route 222 and robbed her, West Earl Township Police announced in a release on Tuesday, June, 11. Michael Eugene Ermold Jr., 57 of Lancaster (who is reportedly experiencing homelessness), is accused of attacking a woman near mile marked 36.8 shortly before 7 p.m. on June 4, the police detailed in a release. The woman reported that he assaulted her inside of her vehicle "took the [her] cash before throwing the purse back into the vehicle [... then] fleeing on foot," according to the release. Office…
Berks Thieves Used Stolen Truck To Rip ATM From Ground, Troopers Say Berks Thieves Used Stolen Truck To Rip ATM From Ground, Troopers Say
Berks Thieves Used Stolen Truck To Rip ATM From Ground, Troopers Say State police are investigating a theft from an ATM at a Berks County bank.  The three suspects drove a stolen truck to First Citizens Community Bank in Tulpehocken Township around 3 a.m. on May 6, troopers said in a release.  They pried open the top panel and bottom door of a drive-up ATM, fastened a tow hook and chain inside the door, then accelerated the truck forward to remove the ATM from its concrete base, police said.  Once it was on the ground, they removed the cash from the ATM, according to investigators. Police said the trio fled in an SUV, possibly …
Burglar Tried Breaking Into West Chester Home, Authorities Say Burglar Tried Breaking Into West Chester Home, Authorities Say
Burglar Tried Breaking Into West Chester Home, Authorities Say A masked man tried entering a West Chester home while residents were inside, borough police said in a release.  It happened on the 100 block of South High Street around 10 p.m. on May 6, according to investigators.  Police believe the suspect watched the resident enter the home before trying to get in. He fled before officers arrived and was not located when police searched the area.  He was around 6-foot-4 and thin with a navy-blue long sleeve Penn State shirt, black Nike Air sweatpants with white lettering, and gray New Balance sneakers, detectives said.  Anyone…
Masked Gunman Kills 27-Year-Old In Philly Restaurant: Investigators Masked Gunman Kills 27-Year-Old In Philly Restaurant: Investigators
Masked Gunman Kills 27-Year-Old In Philly Restaurant: Investigators A man wearing gloves and a mask walked into a Chinese restaurant in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood and shot a 27-year-old dead, according to city police.  Authorities said Joel Colon-Cruz was inside a restaurant on the 700 block of East Ontario Street around 11 p.m. Monday, June 10.  The gunman shot him multiple times in the head and torso and he was pronounced dead at the scene, PPD said.  Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Detectives at 215-686-3334. 
Doylestown Driver Sought For Hit-Run, Police Say Doylestown Driver Sought For Hit-Run, Police Say
Doylestown Driver Sought For Hit-Run, Police Say Authorities are looking for a driver who fled the scene of an accident in Doylestown. Police said the pictured car hit a parked motorcycle near Chambers Restaurant, 18 N. Main Street, then drove away. It happened around 11 p.m. on May 31, according to officials. Anyone with information should call Central Bucks Regional Police at 215-345-4143 or submit a tip on Crimewatch. 
Armed Standoff Ends With Arrest In Horsham: Police (UPDATE) Armed Standoff Ends With Arrest In Horsham: Police (UPDATE)
Armed Standoff Ends With Arrest In Horsham: Police (Update) One suspect was arrested following a barricade situation in Horsham on Tuesday morning, June 11, authorities say.  Police said they were called about a domestic dispute on Horseshoe Circle around 4:30 a.m. A woman fled her home and went to a neighbor's house, telling police she had been physically assaulted and threatened with a rifle, according to officials.  Officers were initially unable to make contact with the suspect and declared a barricade situation. Neighbors were evacuated from their homes and area residents were ordered to shelter in place.  Negotiators and a coun…
Officer Hospitalized With Medical Episode While Arresting Wanted Person, Police Say Officer Hospitalized With Medical Episode While Arresting Wanted Person, Police Say
Officer Hospitalized With Medical Episode While Arresting Wanted Person, Police Say An Allentown police officer was hospitalized after suffering a medical episode while trying to arrest a wanted person, officials said. Police said only that the officer suffered some sort of medical episode while attempting to apprehend the suspect around 12:45 p.m. Monday, June 10 on the 600 block of N. 9th Street. Emergency aid was rendered on scene and the officer was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The officer is expected to survive. No further details were released.
East Stroudsburg Woman Chased Passerby With Knife, Police Say East Stroudsburg Woman Chased Passerby With Knife, Police Say
East Stroudsburg Woman Chased Passerby With Knife, Police Say A woman is charged with reckless endangerment and related counts after police said she chased a man with a knife.  Authorities said the victim saw Amber Lynn Miller walking on Park Avenue in Stroudsburg while armed with a knife on Thursday, June 6. Miller saw the victim and said, "What are you looking at?" according to police.  She threw the knife at the victim's car as he drove away, officials said.  When the victim parked and called 911 to report the incident, Miller ran at him again, "threatening him with the knife," according to police. He made it back inside his car bef…
Philly Man Who Pulled Gun On Atlantic City Driver At Traffic Light Sentenced: Prosecutors Philly Man Who Pulled Gun On Atlantic City Driver At Traffic Light Sentenced: Prosecutors
Philly Man Who Pulled Gun On Atlantic City Driver At Traffic Light Sentenced: Prosecutors A Philadelphia man will spend more than three years in prison after pulling a gun on a man in Atlantic City, authorities said. Sean Bennett, 31, was sentenced on Friday, June 7, to five years in state prison for second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. He must serve at least three-and-a-half years before he's eligible for parole.  An Atlantic City officer was flagged down by a man near the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Pacific Avenue at around 1:31 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023. The v…