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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Arrest Made Following Aggressive Museum Panhandling

Arrest Made Following Aggressive Museum Panhandling

There had been multiple complaints about an aggressive panhandler outside the Please Touch Museum.
Teen Delco Firefighter Charged with Arson

Teen Delco Firefighter Charged with Arson

A 19-year-old volunteer firefighter has been accused of starting three fires in Delaware County.
Alleged Hospital Shooter Arraigned in Delaware County

Alleged Hospital Shooter Arraigned in Delaware County

The 49-year-old faces charges of first- and third-degree murder, criminal homicide and reckless endangerment.
Registration Open for Marple Township Police Academy

Registration Open for Marple Township Police Academy

The 10-week program gives residents a glimpse inside the police department.
Four in Pa. Charged in Nationwide 'Grandparent Scam'

Four in Pa. Charged in Nationwide 'Grandparent Scam'

Four people, including one from Montco and two from Philadelphia, allegedly stole $162,600 from 11 elderly victims throughout the country.
Cops: Delco Man Killed Wife, Fled With Kids

Cops: Delco Man Killed Wife, Fled With Kids

The boys' father killed their mother before fleeing with them to New York, police said. He later committed suicide.
Man Gets Prison Time for Stealing Comcast Service

Man Gets Prison Time for Stealing Comcast Service

A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to prison for stealing $2.4 million worth of Comcast service.
Philly Bomb Squad Blows Up Fake Bomb

Philly Bomb Squad Blows Up Fake Bomb

The device turned out to be a prop from a play.
Man Accused of Selling Crack at McDonalds Waives Hearing

Man Accused of Selling Crack at McDonalds Waives Hearing

Allen Trammell has remained jailed since his July 22 arrest, when police reportedly found 150 packets of crack cocaine on him.
Police: Father Didn't Report Son's Death for Days, Kept Body in Home

Police: Father Didn't Report Son's Death for Days, Kept Body in Home

An 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy was apparently dead in his home for days before authorities were contacted.
Marple Man Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case

Marple Man Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case

Sentencing is set for October.

DA: Hospital Shooter Offended By Gun-Free Zone

Dr. Lee Silverman had a concealed-carry permit for the weapon he used to shoot a hospital gunman, authorities said.
Emergency Preparedness Exercises Held at DCCC

Emergency Preparedness Exercises Held at DCCC

Approximately 100 law enforcement and emergency responders were involved in today’s exercise including the Marple, Newtown Township, Upper Providence, Springfield, and Media Police Departm
Turnpike Commission Warns About E-Z Pass Phishing Scam

Turnpike Commission Warns About E-Z Pass Phishing Scam

Customers have reported receiving e-mails claiming to be from E-Z Pass and alleging that the recipient owes money for unpaid tolls.
No Word Yet on Cause of Gamma Swim Club Fire

No Word Yet on Cause of Gamma Swim Club Fire

The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon.
Delco Sheriff: Be Aware of Jury Duty Scam

Delco Sheriff: Be Aware of Jury Duty Scam

Residents are told that bench warrants have been issued for their arrest for failure to appear for jury duty and are told they must pay a fine to resolve the issue.
Two in Custody Following Havertown Bank Robbery

Two in Custody Following Havertown Bank Robbery

Nearby Linwood Elementary school was on a precautionary lockdown during the manhunt.
Delco Unveils New 'SWAT ONE' Crimefighting Vehicle

Delco Unveils New 'SWAT ONE' Crimefighting Vehicle

“We now have the ability to protect our police officers as they approach homes, businesses and schools while taking direct fire,” District Attorney Jack Whelan said.
Former Devon Prep Teacher Facing Child Porn Charges

Former Devon Prep Teacher Facing Child Porn Charges

Joseph Fortunato resigned his teaching position Monday.
Owners of Popular Shore Spot Plead Not Guilty to Tax Evasion

Owners of Popular Shore Spot Plead Not Guilty to Tax Evasion

The owners of Manco & Manco appeared in federal court Monday afternoon.