Philadelphia Police Department

Alleged cop killer brothers were on robbery spree: prosecutors

Two brothers charged with the murder of a Philadelphia police officer wereformally arraigned Thursday on charges related to aseries of armed robberies in the months leading up to the fatal shooting of Sgt. Robert Wilson.Carlton Hipps, 30,and Ramone Williams, 26, are both in custody charged with the...

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 12:36am

Bloody weeks of violence in Philly leads to emotional testimony at City Hall

Felicia Pendleton, the mother of a 20-year-old shot to death on a North Philly street earlier this month, testified to City Council Monday about the ongoing bloodshed in Philadelphia.“I don’t want my son’s death to be in vain. I knew my son, and what he wanted to do. I need to help his friends now...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 1:41am

Philly’s power broker punches his way into probe

One of Philadelphia’s most powerful men is facing a possible criminal case for a bout of old-fashioned fisticuffs.John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty, a dominant figure in local politics, and business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 andPhiladelphia Building Trades...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:25am

Driver charged in Bustleton crash that killed three

The man behind the wheel duringa crash last summer that left a car split in half was arrested Sunday to face charges for the collision.Christopher Bloomfield, 20, was arrested on Sunday, but charges were not immediately announced. He could face charges of homicide by vehicle, CBS reported.RELATED:...

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 3:30am

Muslim organization with rumored link to cop's shooting speaks out

In the wake of the shocking shooting of a local police officer by a suspect who declared himself motivated by Islam, shadows of suspicion fell on West Philly's sizable Muslim community.A great deal of those suspicions, which were later proven false, arose based on an anonymous tip warning that...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 3:30pm

Cops bust well-known drug dens in Port Richmond

After escalating violence and multiple complaints, narcotics officers swooped in last Friday on unsuspecting drug dealers, police said.The Narcotics Unit began an investigationaround the 2300 block of East Clearfield Street "based on several complaints from members in the community of drug sales,...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 6:21am

Philly cop suspended again for alleged assault

A Philadelphia police officer was suspended after being charged with assault in Upper Darby for an off-duty incident, the police department announced Tuesday.Deric Lewis, 35, a nine-year veteran of the force, was suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss on Monday by outgoing commissioner...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 3:20pm

Suspect charged in murder outside of World Meeting of Families

Philadelphia police have charged a man with the fatal stabbing at a SEPTA bus stop just a block away from the Convention Center where international pilgrims had flocked forthe World Meeting of Families.Reginald Bell, 52, of the 300 block of South Broad Street, is charged with murder for the Sept....

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 9:42pm

Fight leads to stabbing at Philly bar

A fracas at a Manyunkbar early Sundayleft one man stabbed and one under arrest, police said.The investigation is still open, police said Sunday morning. One suspect in the incident at Mad River Club is in custody and another is being sought by police.According to police, the trouble broke out...

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 10:34pm

Cops: 'Mr. Incredible' robbed, beat cabbie

Philadelphia Police arelooking for two customed suspects who they say skipped out on a $40 cab ride, one of them beating the man after he asked to be paid for his services.Police on Monday released surveillance video of the Halloween incident, in which a man dressed as "Mr. Incredible" and a woman...

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 11:51pm

Caretaker gets jail time in autistic woman's death

The caretaker whose autistic ward died under mysterious circumstances after wandering away in a crowded department store pleaded guilty to criminal charges on Wednesday.Hussanatu Wulu pleaded guilty to a charge of neglect of a care-dependent person and was sentenced to one to two years in prison...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 3:52am

Newborn corpses found in Kensington field

Two dead infants, one male and one female, were found in a field in Kensington on Sunday morning by police.Police revealed late Sunday that the infants had already had autopsies performed on them before they were found in the field -- and that they were searching for a black pickup truck seen...

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 4:55am

Accomplice in Philly cop killing gets 20-40 years

A man who had pleaded guilty and testified against his partner in crime in theslaying of an off-duty cop was sentenced Tuesday to 20 to 40 years in prison.Chancier McFarland was one of two suspects arrested for the killing of Officer Moses Walker, who was targeted for a robbery while walking to...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 1:07am

UPDATE: Missing pit bull puppies returned after mother found hanging by leash

A pair of pit bull puppies has been returned to their owner after they went missing along with their mother, who was later found dead, hanging by her own leash in the city's Logan section.The dogs disappeared on Tuesday from a yard on the 5200 block of Marvine Street, according to the PSPCA. The...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 10:39pm

Two Philly cops hurt in early morning crash

Two Philadelphia police officers were hurt in an early morning crash in Southwest Philadelphia.The officers, both from the12thDistrictwere riding in an SUV that hit two trees near Bartram and Essingtonavenues at approximately 2 a.m. Tuesday. It appears that no other cars were involved.The driver,...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:28am

Tipsters help police catch two accused of stealing refrigerator

Police have arrested two men for stealing a refrigerator during a break-inin South Philadelphia.Steven Fonnotto, 29 and Angelo Lapalemento, 43, are both charged with burglary and related offenses for the incident.Surveillance video captured images of two men breaking into a home on the 1500 block...

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 3:40pm

Man wanted for shooting brother in back

Philadelphia police are the hunt for a man accused of shootinghis own brother in the back during an argument Monday evening.Police were called to the 5100 block of Kershaw Street at 6:15 p.m. where they found Jacquell Roundtree with gunshot wounds to the back and rightside. He died hours later at...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 8:39am

Video: 'Either you buy these tickets, or I take your car'

The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating a video that apparently shows a police officer selling tickets to a police fundraiser — and making homosexual slurs."Either you buy these, or I take your car, because it's unregistered," the officer, identified as Officer Charles Zagursky, 32,says...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:50pm

Handicapped van stolen with patients inside

Police said a van with two handicapped men in it was stolen on Saturday night.Both men were found nearby unhurt. The car not yet recovered as of press-time Sunday.The van's driver, 28, told police that he was transporting two clients around 10:45 p.m. when he stopped the car at his house on the...

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 3:48am

Former Philly cop gets 8 years for extortion

A former Philadelphia Police officer was sentenced to 8 years in prison for robbing drug dealers for Oxycontin and cash.Christopher Saravello, 38, had pleaded guilty in federal court to six counts of extortion for an extortion scheme his lawyer says, in court documents,was fueled by an prescription...

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 2:33am