Tuesday, February 12, 2013
"See Something, Send Something" app lets citizens send notes and photos to report suspicious activity.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, February 12
Editor's note: The following information comes from the Pennsylvania State Police, via the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Download the new app on the PSP website. Harrisburg– A new smartphone application has been developed to help the Pennsylvania State Police receive reports regarding suspicious activity that may be linked to terrorism. The new See Something, Send Something app allows suspicious activity to be captured as a photo or written note and sent to the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC). “This App provides concerned citizens with an effective communications and reporting tool,” State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said. “The See Something, Send Something mobile app, developed by My Mobile Witness, sends …
Friday, November 16, 2012
A 20-year-old Marine was found dead in a car on a Chester County stretch of the PA Turnpike, stabbed once in the heart. Investigators are still piecing together what happened.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, November 16, 2012
Editor's note: The following information comes from the Pennsylvania State Police. Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania State Police is looking for information on an unsolved case, which involved the murder of United States Marine Corps Cpl. Robert Daniel Corriveau. He was discovered deceased along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County, Pennsylvania about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia. On November 18, 1968, a Pennsylvania State Trooper, while on routine turnpike patrol, spotted a man in a seated position alongside the highway about a mile east of the Downingtown interchange. The trooper stopped to check on the man and found that he was deceased. An autopsy determined that the victim had been stabbed once through the heart. He …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The search, which sent the schools into lockdown, was scheduled in advance and not caused by an emergent situation.
Great Valley High School and Middle School went into lockdown Thursday morning as drug-sniffing police dogs roamed the hallways, checking lockers. According to Dan Goffredo, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education and Pupil Services, the search was scheduled in advance and the dogs did not find anything illicit. "We've used state police for the last few years to come in and do inspections in the high school and middle school. They did both buildings today," said Goffredo, who was the high school principal until this school year. Keep up on breaking news by liking Malvern Patch on Facebook. The searches take roughly 20 to 30 minutes per building, as multiple German shepherds search lockers and athletic locker rooms. During that …
Friday, August 31, 2012
The Pennsylvania State Police will step up its traffic enforcement over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
During the Labor Day weekend, the Pennsylvania State Police will increase traffic enforcement due to the increased activity on the roadways. The increased patrols will run from Friday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 3. Police will seek out and cite careless and aggressive drivers and arrest any alcohol- or drug-impaired motorists. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will also be involved with police on the Labor Day DUI enforcement campaign. PennDOT, along with police, will participate in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign through Sept. 3. During the Labor Day holiday enforcement, Pennsylvania’s effort will highlight the increasing issue of drug-impaired drivers and conduct roving patrols and DUI checkpoints…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
If you have any questions about buying fireworks, the State Police might have the answer.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The following information comes courtesy of Pennsylvania State Police. Due to the upcoming July 4th holiday and summer season, here are some FAQs regarding fireworks. Q: Can I use fireworks in Pennsylvania? A: State law prohibits the use of Consumer and Display Fireworks in Pennsylvania without a permit. Items defined as “ground and hand-held sparkling devices”, “novelties” and “toy caps” in American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Standard 87-1 are not currently regulated by State Law; therefore, their sale and use are permissible. These “non-fireworks” are the only types allowed to be sold from tents, stands, convenience stores, retail establishments and other various outlets not licensed by the Department of Agriculture. Q: Can I buy …
Friday, April 6, 2012
The Pennsylvania State Police will step up its traffic enforcement over the Easter weekend due to increased traffic on the roadways.
The Pennsylvania State Police will step up its traffic enforcement over the Easter weekend due to increased traffic on the roadways. Between Friday, April 6, and Sunday, April 8, troopers will increase their patrols. Troopers will be seeking out and citing careless and aggressive drivers and arresting drug and/or alcohol-impaired motorists. State Police remind everyone to wear a seat belt and drive safely. Also, remember if your vehicle's windshield wipers are on then the headlights must be on as well.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Two men were arrested in Charlestown Township Monday after police found more than three pounds of cocaine in their vehicle.
Two men remain in prison on half a million dollars cash bail following a traffic stop on the turnpike in Charlestown Township. Ezequiel Santiago Jr., 36, of Reading, and Felix Vazquez, 40, of West Reading, were arrested after state troopers allegedly found more than three pounds of cocaine in a secret compartment in the SUV Vazquez was driving. Both men face felony charges of possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy possession with intent to deliver along with misdemeanor charges of drug possession and paraphernalia possession. On Monday, March 19, at approximately 11:42 a.m., Trooper Justin Hope was on routine patrol in Charlestown Township when a blue Lincoln Navigator was spotted in the left lane of the Pennsylvania Turnpike …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Khalif Abdullah Ali, 43, allegedly helped felons procure false identification.
A Philadelphia man is headed to trial for allegedly using his position as a PennDOT supervisor in Malvern to create false identities. Khalif Abdullah Ali, 43, was employed at the Driver License Center in Frazer in 2011 when he allegedly shepherded three wanted felons through the process of creating fraudulent drivers' licenses using their photos and other men's information. In a preliminary hearing Wednesday, District Judge Chester Darlington upheld all charges against Ali, including multiple counts of tampering with public records, hindering prosecution and conspiracy to commit identity theft. During the hearing, district attorney Priya De Souza introduced three folders as evidence—each containing driver's license records for one of the …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Khalif Abdullah Ali, 43, allegedly created false documents for two men to help them elude authorities.
A Philadelphia man working as supervisor at the Driver License Center in Frazer helped fugitives obtain false identity documents, according to charges filed Tuesday by Pennsylvania State Police. Khalif Abdullah Ali, 43, was arraigned Wednesday before Judge Chester Darlington in District Court 15-2-05. He was taken to Chester County Prison after failing to post $20,000 cash bail. According to state police: This investigation started when the PennDOT uncovered that driver’s licenses were being issued to imposters posing as existing persons. [...] Ali was assisting individuals, who are fugitives from justice, to obtain new identities to avoid apprehension. According to a Daily Local News article, PennDOT first grew concerned in 2010, but it …