Philadelphia, PA Crime & Safety


Takes a village to raise a child killer in Trenton (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)

“It takes a village to raise a child” thrives as a African saying that means an entire community of people must provide for and interact positively with children for those youth to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment.”. The Village of Trenton remains immersed in indifference regarding...
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Pemberton man sentenced to 58 years for 2017 murder

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina has announced that a Pemberton Township man has been sentenced to 58 years in New Jersey state prison for fatally shooting a man in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township in March 2017. The sentence, handed down Sept. 24 afternoon by the Hon. Gerard...
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Philadelphia man arrested for delivering drugs to Einstein Montgomery hospital

NORRISTOWN --Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and East Norriton Township Police Chief Brandon Pasquale announce the arrest of Jeremiah Harris, 30, of the 4100 block of Robbins St. in Philadelphia for multiple felony counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver and other charges related to selling and delivering heroin/fentanyl to a patient at Einstein Hospital as well as other subsequent heroin/fentanyl sales, according to a release issued by the DA's office Monday.
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Police: Man, 22, shot and killed in Fairmount Park

WEST PHILADELPHIA - The bloodshed in Philadelphia continues as a 22-year-old was shot and killed late Monday afternoon in Fairmount Park. Officials said the 22-year-old man was shot multiple times, including twice in the head. It happened a little after 4 p.m. at Belmont Avenue and Georges Hill, in West Philadelphia.

Trenton Police Kill Cow That Escaped Slaughterhouse

TRENTON, N.J. - A cow escaped from a slaughterhouse in Trenton on Friday but was killed by police when they were unsuccessful in corralling the animal. The escape took place at the Trenton Halal Packing Company which is located on Roebling Avenue, where the cow ran through a fence headed into Hamilton, according to police.

Vermont Resident Charged with Illegally Buying Firearm for Plattsburgh Felon

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that a Vermont resident has been indicted by a Burlington grand jury for her role straw-purchasing a firearm. Marissa Byrd, age 29, of Burlington was arraigned today before United States Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle on an indictment charging her with providing false information to a federally licensed firearm dealer while purchasing a firearm in March of 2021. At the conclusion of the arraignment today, Byrd was released on conditions of supervision pending further proceedings.

Pemberton Township man gets 58-year term for 'execution'

MOUNT HOLLY - A Pemberton Township man has received a 58-year prison term for a slaying described as "an execution, plain and simple." Douglas Lewis, 26, was found guilty earlier this year of the March 2017 murder of 24-year-old Shaquille Williams. The victim was fatally shot in a car on...
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Philadelphia attorney wanted to be on TV during murder trial, ex-secretary says

BLOOMSBURG — The attorney for convicted murderer Maria Sanutti-Spencer wanted to be on national television shows and never called important witnesses to the stand in his client’s defense, according to testimony provided Monday in Columbia County Court. Sanutti-Spencer, 55, of Selinsgrove, along with her father Anthony “Rocco” Franklin, 79, of...
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Radnor police reports: Attempted theft

Attempted Theft – On Thursday, Sept. 23, at approximately 9:50 a.m., the CVS Store at 316 East Lancaster Ave. reported an attempted theft from their location. The store manager advised a white male, wearing a yellow T-shirt and a blue baseball cap on backwards, was observed loading several items inside a bag. The male then attempted to leave the store without paying. The male dropped the items and left the store when confronted.