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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. 
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…
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. 
Argument Lead To Shooting That Killed Bystander In North Philly: Police (VIDEO) Argument Lead To Shooting That Killed Bystander In North Philly: Police (VIDEO)
Argument Lead To Shooting That Killed Bystander In North Philly: Police (Video) An argument between two groups in Philadelphia last month led to the shooting death of an uninvolved woman, according to city police.  Authorities said it happened around 4:45 p.m. on May 11, when three men were walking on the 4700 block of North Broad Street.  They came across another group and "appeared to have a verbal dispute" before one man pulled out a handgun and opened fire, police said. The gunfire struck a woman about a block and a half away and she later died from her wounds, according to investigators.  Police have released video from the scene.  PPD f…
Thieves Remove ATM From Fishtown Gas Station: Philadelphia PD Thieves Remove ATM From Fishtown Gas Station: Philadelphia PD
Thieves Remove ATM From Fishtown Gas Station: Philadelphia PD Detectives are looking for two men who stole an ATM from outside a Philadelphia gas station on Thursday morning, June 6.  Police said it happened at a Karko on the 2300 block of Aramingo Avenue just before 4 a.m. The suspects backed a white Ford truck up to the storefront, loaded up the ATM, then fled south on Aramingo, authorities said.  Anyone with information is asked to call East Detectives at 215-686-3243. To submit an anonymous tip, call 215-686-8477.
Woman Killed By Neighbor In Northeast Philly 'Dispute,' Police Say Woman Killed By Neighbor In Northeast Philly 'Dispute,' Police Say
Woman Killed By Neighbor In Northeast Philly 'Dispute,' Police Say A Tacony man is in custody after an hour-long standoff on Tuesday, June 4, Philadelphia police told Daily Voice.  Authorities said they were called to the 7100 block of Montague Street just before noon for a "neighbor dispute." They arrived to find a 65-year-old woman dead with gunshot wounds, police said.  A suspect "refused to exit the property" and police declared a barricade situation, PPD said. He was taken into custody around 1:20 p.m.  Authorities did not identify the victim. 
Burglar Caught On Camera Breaking Into North Philly Church: Police Burglar Caught On Camera Breaking Into North Philly Church: Police
Burglar Caught On Camera Breaking Into North Philly Church: Police Investigators are searching for the man who broke into St. Helena’s Parish last month, Philadelphia police say.  Authorities said the suspect made his way inside the 6161 N 5th St. church after breaking the back door around 2:30 a.m. on May 21.  He disconnected some of the church's security cameras and was inside the parish for an "unknown length of time," PPD said.  PPD footage PhiladelphiaPolice The burglar stole multiple items and fled in an unknown direction, police said.  He's described as a black man in his 30s or 40s with a medium build and a bear…
Trio Sought For Deadly Beating On Northeast Philadelphia Street: Police (VIDEO) Trio Sought For Deadly Beating On Northeast Philadelphia Street: Police (VIDEO)
Trio Sought For Deadly Beating On Northeast Philadelphia Street: Police (Video) Authorities are looking for three people after a 40-year-old man was beaten to death in Northeast Philadelphia.  The victim succumbed to his injuries after being attacked near 4565 Torresdale Avenue in the early morning hours on Saturday, May 25, PPD said.  PPD footage PhiladelphiaPolice Suspect one is a "light-complected" Hispanic man around 30 years old with a heavy build and a beard. He is wanted for questioning.  Suspect two is a "light-complected" Hispanic woman between 25 and 30 with a thin build. She was seen leaving the area in a maroon SUV with…
Off-Duty Philly Cop Robbed At Gunpoint, Shoots At Suspect In Kensington: Authorities Off-Duty Philly Cop Robbed At Gunpoint, Shoots At Suspect In Kensington: Authorities
Off-Duty Philly Cop Robbed At Gunpoint, Shoots At Suspect In Kensington: Authorities A Philadelphia police officer is being treated for injuries after he exchanged gunfire with an armed robber while off duty Thursday morning, May 30, according to officials.  Authorities said the officer was standing by his car on the 2100 block of East Westmoreland Street around 5 a.m. when a suspect approached him, brandished a gun, and "announced a robbery." The officer handed over his belongings and ran west towards Amber Street, police said. The suspect gave chase and fired multiple shots before the officer returned fire with his personal weapon, according to PPD.  The suspec…
Know Him? Burglar Forced Way Into Philadelphia Home, Police Say (VIDEO) Know Him? Burglar Forced Way Into Philadelphia Home, Police Say (VIDEO)
Know Him? Burglar Forced Way Into Philadelphia Home, Police Say (Video) City police are seeking a suspect in a Philadelphia break-in early this month.  Authorities said the pictured man forced his way inside a house on the 3300 block of Cresswell Street around 9:40 p.m. on May 7.  Investigators said the homeowner was away and returned to find multiple items missing.  The suspect was wearing a baseball hat and a light-colored backpack and fled on a mountain bike, according to police. He has a beard, tattoos on both arms, a teardrop tattoo below his right eye, and the word "IRISH" tattooed on his right forearm. PPD footage  Ph…
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. 
Fourth Suspect Arrested For Attack On Off-Duty Cop In Philadelphia Fourth Suspect Arrested For Attack On Off-Duty Cop In Philadelphia
Fourth Suspect Arrested For Attack On Off-Duty Cop In Philadelphia Arthur Jones was arrested by US Marshals in Southwest Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 28.  Jones, 38, was wanted in connection with the assault and robbery of PPD Officer Eric Rodriguez on May 12.  Marshals said he was hiding in a hotel when law enforcement tracked him down around 11:30 a.m. He surrendered without incident, authorities said.  Officials have said several people assaulted Rodriguez on Oxford Street and stole his gun. Rodriguez was treated for a black eye, facial bruises, and a leg injury. Three people other than Jones have since been charged: 23-year-old Ci…
Four Gunmen Killed Pedestrian In Philadelphia Ambush, Police Say Four Gunmen Killed Pedestrian In Philadelphia Ambush, Police Say
Four Gunmen Killed Pedestrian In Philadelphia Ambush, Police Say Investigators are seeking four suspects in a deadly Philadelphia shooting on May 18.  Police said the victim was walking along the 5400 block of Baltimore Avenue around 10:45 p.m. when the gunmen hopped out of a car and ambushed him. The 22-year-old was shot multiple times and died from his injuries, according to PPD.  The suspects were in a dark grey 2018 Mercedes S560 with dark tinted windows and silver trim lines along the lower section of the doors.  Suspect footage  PhiladelphiaPolice Anyone with information is asked to call 215-686-8477 or submit a tip on the…
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,…
Trafficker Who Mailed Hundreds Of Pounds Of Coke From PR To South Jersey, Philly Gets 10 Years Trafficker Who Mailed Hundreds Of Pounds Of Coke From PR To South Jersey, Philly Gets 10 Years
Trafficker Who Mailed Hundreds Of Pounds Of Coke From PR To South Jersey, Philly Gets 10 Years 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A manager of a crew that purchased hundreds of pounds of cocaine in Puerto Rico that they shipped to South Jersey and Philadelphia via overnight mail was sentenced to a plea-bargained 10 years in federal prison. Philly resident Jose Gonzalez, 51, and his co-conspirators flew to San Juan on dozens of commercial flights from Philadelphia International Airport, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Phillip Sellinger said. They paid cash there for multi-kilo quantities of coke, then used overnight delivery from U.S. Post Office branches in San Juan to ship it to various addresses in Philade…
Manayunk Burglar Stole Nearly $5K In 'High-End Purses,' Police Say (VIDEO) Manayunk Burglar Stole Nearly $5K In 'High-End Purses,' Police Say (VIDEO)
Manayunk Burglar Stole Nearly $5K In 'High-End Purses,' Police Say (Video) Authorities are investigating an overnight burglary in Philadelphia's Manayunk neighborhood last Friday, May 10.  Police said the pictured man used a hammer to smash the front window of a store on the 4300 block of Main Street around 2:15 a.m.  He made off with $4,900 in "high-end purses" and was last seen fleeing south on Main Street, according to investigators.  Police footage  PhiladelphiaPolice The suspect is thought to be in his 40s with a full "salt-and-pepper" beard. He was wearing a black Calvin Klein baseball cap with “CK” on the back, a dark gray/black Ne…
1 In Custody, Another Sought In Assault-Robbery Of Off-Duty Philadelphia Officer (DETAILS) 1 In Custody, Another Sought In Assault-Robbery Of Off-Duty Philadelphia Officer (DETAILS)
1 In Custody, Another Sought In Assault-Robbery Of Off-Duty Philadelphia Officer (Details) Police have issued an arrest warrant for another suspect in the assault-robbery of an off-duty Philadelphia officer. Arthur Jones, 38, who is considered armed and dangerous, is wanted for the incident that happened on Sunday, May 12 in which the officer was assaulted and disarmed, police previously said. Yusef "Duke" Coleman had previously been arrested in the West Oxford Street incident, police said, while one woman was wanted for questioning. According to police, off-duty police officer was heading westbound on Oxford Avenue when he became stuck in traffic behind another vehicle. Af…
Off-Duty Cop Shoots, Kills Dog Attacking Woman In Philadelphia: Authorities Off-Duty Cop Shoots, Kills Dog Attacking Woman In Philadelphia: Authorities
Off-Duty Cop Shoots, Kills Dog Attacking Woman In Philadelphia: Authorities A police officer shot and killed a dog while it and two others were attacking a woman in Southwest Philadelphia on Tuesday morning, May 14, according to officials.  The officer was off duty and in his personal car when he spotted the victim being bitten by three dogs on the 1500 block of South 58th Street, PPD said. The 21-year-old owner was "attempting to stop the dogs from attacking the woman," police said. "The officer discharged his service weapon multiple times, ending the attack," authorities wrote in a release. The woman, 52, was hospitalized in stable condition with injuri…
Shots Fired During Gunpoint Carjacking In Philadelphia: Authorities Shots Fired During Gunpoint Carjacking In Philadelphia: Authorities
Shots Fired During Gunpoint Carjacking In Philadelphia: Authorities A victim was shot at while fleeing the scene of a carjacking in Philadelphia last Tuesday, May 7, according to city police.  Authorities said it happened around 5:15 a.m. on the 1300 block of Lindley Avenue.  The carjacker got out of a Ford Taurus and entered the victim's Ford Fusion, police said. He forced the victim to drive a short distance, ordered him out of the car, then shot at him when he fled, according to investigators.  The victim was not struck.  The thief in the Fusion and the accomplice in the Taurus then drove to North 11th and Wingohocking streets …
Suspect ID'd In Assault, Robbery Of Off-Duty Philly Cop Suspect ID'd In Assault, Robbery Of Off-Duty Philly Cop
Suspect ID'd In Assault, Robbery Of Off-Duty Philly Cop Police have identified a suspect in the attack of an off-duty Philadelphia police officer on Sunday, May 12.  Yusef Coleman is charged with criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, assault of a law enforcement officer, and related counts, according to PPD.  Authorities said the incident happened on the 2100 block of West Oxford Street in North Philadelphia.  The off-duty officer was waiting in traffic and honked his horn before a man identified as "Duke" came up and punched him in the face, PPD said. When the officer got out of his car and identified himself as a police…
Woman Wanted For Deadly Shooting In South Philly Corner Store: Police (UPDATED) Woman Wanted For Deadly Shooting In South Philly Corner Store: Police (UPDATED)
Woman Wanted For Deadly Shooting In South Philly Corner Store: Police (Updated) One suspect and one person of interest are sought in connection with a deadly shooting on Monday evening, May 13, Philadelphia police say.  Tyreece Jerry was shot following a dispute at the Federal Deli Market, 1946 Federal Street, authorities said. He was taken to Jefferson Hospital where he died from his injuries around 8 p.m., according to PPD.  PPD footage PhiladelphiaPolice The suspect is described as short and thin with short, braided hair wearing a white hoodie and dark pants. The person of interest was wearing a head scarf, a blue jean jacket, a black shirt, and …
SWAT STANDOFF: Man Standing On Church Steeple Points Long Gun At Officers In Philly, Police Say SWAT STANDOFF: Man Standing On Church Steeple Points Long Gun At Officers In Philly, Police Say
SWAT Standoff: Man Standing On Church Steeple Points Long Gun At Officers In Philly, Police Say A barricade situation involving a man standing on a church steeple was unfolding Monday night, May 13 in Philadelphia, police said. Officers were dispatched to a church on the 700 block of E Cornwall Street around 8:15 p.m. for a man, believed be under the influence of drugs, standing on the steeple of a church, city police said. Google Maps Upon arrival, the man pointed a long gun at the officers, leading to the declaration of a barricade situation at 8:41 p.m., police said.  The staging area is at G & Westmoreland, with SWAT and Tactical Air units on location. This is a devel…
More Sought For Questioning After Off-Duty Cop Robbed Of Gun: Philly PD More Sought For Questioning After Off-Duty Cop Robbed Of Gun: Philly PD
More Sought For Questioning After Off-Duty Cop Robbed Of Gun: Philly PD Several men are sought for questioning in connection with the assault and robbery of an off-duty Philadelphia police officer, according to authorities.  The officer's personal gun was stolen in an attack on the 2100 block of West Oxford Street on Sunday morning, May 12, police said previously.  He "managed to disarm this offender and fire the attacker's weapon in self-defense" before the suspect fled in a black BMW sedan, according to PPD.  The suspect was arrested in Kensington on Sunday afternoon, and four women who were previously wanted for questioning have since be…
Vandals Cause $100K In Damage At West Philly Apartments: Police Vandals Cause $100K In Damage At West Philly Apartments: Police
Vandals Cause $100K In Damage At West Philly Apartments: Police Police are looking for 10 people who they said vandalized an apartment building in West Philadelphia.  The group caused $100,000 in damages at the Olympic Tower Apartments at 4900 Spruce Street late on May 1, according to PPD. Police said they broke windows and threw purple paint at the building.  PPD footage PhiladelphiaPolice Authorities said the suspects were wearing masks and dark clothing.  Anyone with information is asked to call 215-686-8477 or submit a tip on the PPD website. 
87-Year-Old Punched In Head In Center City, Philadelphia Police Say 87-Year-Old Punched In Head In Center City, Philadelphia Police Say
87-Year-Old Punched In Head In Center City, Philadelphia Police Say City police are looking for a suspect in the assault of an 87-year-old man in Philadelphia.  Authorities said the victim was trying to enter a building on the 1000 block of Arch Street in Center City around 3 p.m. on April 24. When he asked the suspect to move out of his way, police said the suspect punched him.  Investigators said the suspect may be in his teens and was wearing a dark New Balance T-shirt with dark pants and gray sneakers. Suspect footage from PPD PhiladelphiaPolice Anyone with information is asked to call 215-686-8477 or submit a tip to PPD. 
Pedestrian Mugged At Gunpoint In Philadelphia, Suspect Sought: Police Pedestrian Mugged At Gunpoint In Philadelphia, Suspect Sought: Police
Pedestrian Mugged At Gunpoint In Philadelphia, Suspect Sought: Police Police investigators in Philadelphia are looking for the suspect in a gunpoint robbery.  Authorities said a gunman approached a pedestrian from behind on the 1700 block of Brown Street late on April 24. He took the victim's belongings and fled north on 17th Street, according to police.  Detectives said the suspect is in his 20s, about 5-foot-8, and wore a light-colored hoodie under a dark jacket with dark pants and a backpack.  Suspect footage from PPD.  PhiladelphiaPolice Anyone with information should call 215-686-8477 or submit a tip to the PPD website.&nbs…
Man Killed, 10-Year-Old Hurt In Philadelphia Shooting: Authorities Man Killed, 10-Year-Old Hurt In Philadelphia Shooting: Authorities
Man Killed, 10-Year-Old Hurt In Philadelphia Shooting: Authorities City police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and two others injured, including a 10-year-old girl, according to officials.  Authorities said gunfire rang out at West Passyunk Avenue and South 61st Street around 8:45 p.m. Thursday night.  Police arrived to find a 23-year-old man dead in a white Chevrolet in the intersection.  The 10-year-victim suffered a graze wound to her head and was hospitalized in stable condition, PPD said. Another man, 47, is in critical condition after being struck in the upper left back.  The Homicide Unit is investigating an…
Mom Fatally Hits Toddler Daughter With Car In NE Philly: Police (UPDATED) Mom Fatally Hits Toddler Daughter With Car In NE Philly: Police (UPDATED)
Mom Fatally Hits Toddler Daughter With Car In NE Philly: Police (Updated) A  woman fatally struck her daughter with her car in Philadelphia's Crescentville neighborhood on Wednesday evening, May 8, the police told Daily Voice.   The 31-year-old woman was driving a Chevrolet Traverse when she struck the 2-year-old girl in the 200 block of Comly Street around 5:30 p.m., PPD explained.   The toddler was taken to Einstein Hospital in critical condition and later died, according to police.  An investigation into this deadly incident is ongoing. Check back here for possible updates. 
Minivan Hits Three In Philadelphia, Flees Scene: Authorities Minivan Hits Three In Philadelphia, Flees Scene: Authorities
Minivan Hits Three In Philadelphia, Flees Scene: Authorities Three people are hurt after a hit-and-run crash in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood on Monday night, May 6, city police told Daily Voice.  A minivan went around a stopped vehicle and hit three pedestrians crossing B Street at the intersection with Venango Street, authorities said. The van fled the scene heading south down B Street.  A 56-year-old woman was taken to Temple Hospital in critical condition with head trauma and internal injuries, police said. Two others, a 59-year-old man and a 32-year-old man, were taken to the hospital in stable condition with wrist injuries.&n…