BELLEFONTE, PA – Brandi Weaver-Gates, the 2015 winner of a Miss Pennsylvania offshoot pageant, is facing felony charges after lying about having cancer and raking in thousands of dollars in donations.
Weaver-Gates, 23, has been charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property after investigators say she took money raised from events on her behalf to help pay for her medical bills as she battled chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
However, the state police investigator said Weaver-Gates never had the disease and called her efforts to make people believe she did “an elaborate scheme.” He’s not joking, either.
On top of having relatives drive her to John Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore and make them wait in the lobby for hours as she went to another part of the hospital to pretend to have treatment, she would also shave her head to appear as a cancer patient.
These relatives may also include her own parents. In one interview she described telling her parents about her diagnosis was one of the most difficult things she’s ever had to do.…
PITTSBURGH, PA – Police have arrested 25-year-old Cesar Mazza after they say he became upset that his ex-girlfriend wouldn’t name their newborn son after him, so he stabbed her to death and fatally beat her 72-year-old grandmother.
On May 6, Mazza took his 3-month-old son from foster care and dropped him off at his mother’s home. When asked why he and the baby were covered in blood, Mazza claimed that the blood was his and the result of the baby’s mother, 19-year-old Tionna Banks, trying to stab him because he forgot to bring her a pack of cigarettes when he picked up their baby.
The next day, police performed a wellness check on Banks after she did not report back to a social service agency by her assigned time. When police entered the residence, they would find Banks dead after suffering 15 stab wounds and some fractured bones. Her grandmother, 72-year-old Valerie Crumpton, was found dead with trauma to her head and body.
Mazza was located in New Jersey after he was arrested on May 15 for missing a trial on charges he beat Banks last November when she was five months pregnant.…
PHOENIX, AZ – Undercover sheriff’s deputies arrested 68-year-old Michael Crawford after they say he traveled to Arizona to have sex with a horse, as well as having some shirts soaked in horse piss.
According to a statement released by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Crawford posted an ad online looking for a horse owner who would let him perform sex acts with the animal.
Investigators in the Animal Crimes Investigations Unit where alerted and an undercover officer posed as a horse owner who was interested in Crawford’s proposition.
Through e-mail and phone-call conversations, Crawford admitted to having sex with animals since the ’70s and has traveled extensively to various cities locating horse owners who would grant him access to their animals.
Thinking he had found another one of these owners who would let him perform sex acts on a horse, Crawford purchased a non-refundable plane ticket to Phoenix.
He told the undercover officer he was looking forward to the visit and was bringing five shirts he wanted the horse to piss on. …
ATHENS, PA – Police have charged Anthony Rockwell with two felony counts after he allegedly sexually assaulted two boys, ages 5 and 6, inside a church restroom and stuck a pill in each of their anuses.
According to reports, Rockwell approached three children playing at the His Majesty Church playground. Two women were outside the church at the time, painting the church exterior.
Although one of the women knew Rockwell from church, the other became concerned when she noticed Rockwell and the children were missing. When she went inside the church to look for them, she found that she was unable to open the restroom door.
Rockwell walked out when she was able to enter, and she saw one boy crying and another bent over naked. Her son told her that Rockwell had hurt him and the other boy. During her examination of the boys, she found a white pill in each of their asses and removed them.
Police were called and the two boys were taken to the hospital for treatment.…
On Last Friday, Treaster and her boyfriend arrived at the Mount Nittany Medical Center to treat injuries the elderly man had received after being assaulted. Police were called to the hospital where the man would tell them a person he did not know entered his home and assaulted him.
He was in the hospital for two days to treat lacerations to the head and finger that needed stitches, an injury to his genitals and a minor brain bleed. When he was released, he met with police at his home and told them who really kicked his ass.
The man told them that his assailant was actually Treaster, his girlfriend. He said she flew into a jealous rage and slapped him in the face before throwing things through the house and punching him in the face.
He said he tried running from Treaster but she tackled him in the garage and climbed on top of him.…
Philadelphia, PA — This bitch. This cheery, smiling, happy-looking bitch right here has been accused of ditching her disabled 21-year-old son in the forest, with nothing but a blanket and a bible, so she could toddle off and hang with her boyfriend in Maryland for a minute.
According to police, 41-year-old Nyia Parler wheeled her non-verbal, quadriplegic son, who also suffers from cerebral palsy, into a wooded area sometime last Monday. She took the man from his chair and laid him on the ground nearby. She then covered him with a blanket, placed a bible on his chest, and walked away. And there he remained, in the cold and rain, for five fucking days.
When the man failed to show up for his scheduled classes at the School of the Future, school officials attempted to reach Parler. When she didn’t answer, they contacted the man’s aunt. She, in turn, contacted Parler.
Parler, the bitch, lied to the woman, claiming her son was there in Maryland, safe and sound, with her.…
LOWER MORELAND, PA – Police say that the teenage son of Chris and Nicole Peppelman found the couple dead inside the family’s home, both reportedly mutilated by a chainsaw.
At around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, the boy discovered the mutilated bodies of his parents and called 911. First responders, police, and Montgomery County detectives arrived on the property and found Chris, 48, and Nicole, 43, dead inside the home.
According to investigators, Nicole had suffered severe cuts, which appear to have been inflicted by a chainsaw. At this point, police are only classifying Nicole’s death as a murder and say that Chris’s death is being investigated.
“The death of the female seems to be an apparent homicide. However, the investigation is continuing,” said Kevin Steele, First Assistant District Attorney for Montgomery County. “This is preliminary at this point.”
Friends who knew the couple had nothing but great things to say about the couple, but a neighbor said the marriage was in trouble, and that Nicole had moved out of the home with their three sons.…
THROOP, PA — Police say Stephen Woytack, 74, was killed by a falling headstone as he and his wife were decorating a family gravesite for Easter.
According to a caretaker at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woytack and his wife travel from Scranton every year to decorate his mother-in law’s gravesite for Easter.
“They tie a cross to it every year,” said Ed Kubilus. “And after they’re done tying the cross, they stand there and say prayers and they leave.”
But this recent visit would be Stephen’s last. Throop police say that Woytack’s wife was tying a string to the headstone when it fell, landing on Woytack as he was kneeling on the other side.
Kubilus says the headstone probably fell because when the ground begins to thaw in the spring, some of the bases tilt and the stones on top can topple off.
Bishop Joseph Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton released this statement, seemingly surprised that anything tragic could happen around a holiday in which people celebrate a zombie crawling out of a tomb after dying nailed to a tree:
“It is unimaginable to think that a visit of a faithful couple to the grave of loved ones in anticipation of the celebration of Easter could have ended in such a tragic manner.…
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Three juveniles have been accused of murdering 51-year-old James Stuhlman as the man pleaded for his life during an armed robbery.
According to police, Stuhlman and his 13-year-old daughter would take his dog for a walk around the neighborhood every night. But on March 12, Stuhlman told his daughter it was getting a little late and walked his dog alone.
At around the same time, Brandon Smith (pictured) and Tyfine Hamilton, both 15-years-old, were with an unnamed 14-year-old boy playing basketball. Afterwards, they decided they wanted to rob someone.
They settled on Stuhlman because “he looked soft” and his dog did not look aggressive. After confronting Stuhlman and announcing he was being robbed, the man begged for his life and pleaded with the teens not to shoot him.
Hamilton ignored his pleas, according to police, and shot the man once in the chest. Being the cowards that they are, the teens ran off without taking anything from Stuhlman.
Stuhlman would be found on the ground holding a flashlight in one hand and his dog’s leash in the other. …
SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP, PA – Police have arrested 20-year-old Caleb Barnes and his 14-year-old girlfriend after authorities say Barnes stabbed the girl’s mother to death before the pair buried the woman’s body in a shallow grave.
On Friday night, Cheryl Silvonek took her daughter and Barnes to an Eric Church concert. Later that night, the three got into an argument while sitting in a car in Silvonek’s driveway.
No word on what the argument was about, but news reports are alluding to Silvonek not being too happy about her young daughter dating a 20-year-old Army specialist out of Fort Meademan.
Whatever the argument was about, Silvonek lost when Barnes allegedly used a knife to stab her repeatedly in the neck as they sat in the car. Afterwards, Barnes and Silvonek’s daughter drove another car to Walmart where they bought items to clean up the crime scene.
The pair then drove Silvonek’s car with her body inside to a rural road where they buried Silvonek in a shallow grave. While they were sticking the woman in the ground, a neighbor saw the car and went to investigate.…
MONONGAHELA, PA – Police have arrested 26-year-old Arthur Benoit III after they say he got so angry at his disabled father that he beat him with mounted antlers and threatened to kill him with a pen.
According to court records, Benoit admitted that he became enraged when his father, Andrew Benoit Jr., refused to get out of bed one morning earlier this month.
Benoit threw a tantrum that included breaking his father’s wheelchair and cellphone, as well as beating his father in the legs and head with mounted antlers.
At one point during his tirade, Benoit also grabbed a pen and threatened to kill his old man with it while he mimicked stabbing him.
Benoit was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief. He remains in custody at the Washington County jail after failing to post a $10,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 10.…
JEANNETTE, PA – Maxwell Morton has been charged with murder after police say the 16-year-old shot a classmate in the face before taking a selfie with the victim’s body and posting it to Snapchat.
Police were contacted Wednesday evening after the mother of 16-year-old Ryan Mangan found her son dead in his room. The following day, a woman called police to report a disturbing image her son had received via Snapchat.
The image was a selfie taken by Morton with a very dead Mangan sitting in a chair behind him with a gunshot wound to the face. The woman also said her son received messages from Maxwell, stating, “Told you I cleaned up the shells” and “Ryan was not the last one.”
A search warrant was served at Morton’s home and a 9 mm handgun was found in the basement under the steps that matched a shell casing found in Mangan’s room. After being advised of his rights, Morton confessed to shooting Mangan. At this time, no motive has been revealed.…
UPPER DARBY, PA – A teen who tried to rob an old man with a toy gun has died after the intended victim used his real gun to shoot the teenager in the head.
The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon when a 67-year-old man walking in Cobbs Creek park was confronted by 18-year-old Tyler Williams.
“As he turns around, he sees a masked man with a gun pointed at him saying, ‘Give it up, give me all you got,” said Supt. Michael Chitwood, Upper Darby Township Police.
The old man didn’t comply with the teen’s demands, but rather grabbed the teen’s gun. The two got into a struggle that ended when the victim pulled out his very real, .38 caliber handgun, and used it to shoot the teen in the head.
The man then walked out of the park and called 911 and Williams would die at the scene.
Chitwood said the teen was found with half a dozen cell phones and that the toy gun he was using looked so real that police at the scene didn’t know it was a fake until they got a closer look at it.…
DARBY BOROUGH, PA – A one month-old-baby is missing a good portion of her face after having it chewed off by the family’s pet ferrets.
Skyy Isabelle Fraime was sitting in a car seat on the floor of the dining room when she was mauled by three ferrets that had gotten out of their cloth cage. Her father was upstairs sleeping during the attack, while her mother, Jessica Benales, was in an upstairs bathroom.
When Benales heard the baby screaming and went to check on her, she found her child in the car seat with the ferrets on top of her. It was immediately apparent the ferrets had mangled 25% of her face.
“I’ll be 45 years in June in Darby (with the police department), and this is the worst I’ve ever seen,” borough Police Chief Robert Smythe said. “The baby’s nose was gone, and a lot of the flesh from under the nose was gone and the cheek. It had little holes all over the head from where the ferrets were on her.”
There isn’t a clear indication of how long the baby was left alone, but it was undoubtedly enough time for several ferrets to eat her fucking face.…
HANOVER, PA – An 11-year-old has been accused of stabbing her 2-year-old cousin because she was having “the worst day ever.”
According to police, 31-year-old Anna Kristen Marye went to sleep and left her 11-year-old her niece unsupervised with her 2-year-old daughter last November, despite knowing her niece has mental health and anger issues and had acted aggressive toward her child in the past.
Marye woke up to her niece screaming that something was wrong with Marye’s daughter. When she went to check, she found her daughter in her crib with her intestines protruding through a one-inch laceration to her abdomen. She was transported to the hospital for emergency surgery.
When police interviewed the older girl she first told them she found the child injured and had no idea how she was injured. She would later admit she used a steak knife to stab the girl as she slept. She said she did it because she was “so mad and had the worst day ever.”
According to family members, the girl once said that she wished her cousin was dead, and once approached the younger child with a knife and asked, “Are you ready to die?” The girl was charged as a juvenile with two counts of aggravated assault, while Marye was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.…
PARADISE TOWNSHIP, PA – Dustin Klopp has been accused of murdering his wife with an axe during an argument Christmas Eve, then taking their two young children to his parents to celebrate Christmas before calling police to confess.
According to reports, Klopp got into an argument his wife, 34-year-old Stephanie Kilhefner, in which he punched her in the face and cut her throat with a knife before bashing her head in with an ax.
Klopp then attempted to clean up the blood and dragged his wife’s body outside to a shed, stuffing her inside a large carrier bag. He then gathered his children, aged 2 and 5, to go to his parent’s house to celebrate Christmas. The children were at home during the attack but, luckily, did not witness the murder of their mother.
Klopp called police at 5:20pm on Christmas day and confessed to killing his wife the previous night and wanted to turn himself in. Police arrived at the house ten minutes later and located Kilhefner’s body inside the shed.…
POTTSTOWN, PA – Police have arrested Iris Gibney after the 42-year-old married mother of three was caught with a mouth full of 17-year-old dick.
Last month, an Upper Pottsgrove Police officer was making his rounds when he noticed a car parked illegally in Hollenbach Park after closing.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, when the officer approached the car he saw a naked Gibney performing a sex act on a 17-year-old soccer player from Pottsgrove High School.
The teen admitted to the officer that he was in a sexual relationship with Gibney. He said he met her at a high school football game earlier this year when Gibney was volunteering as a “cheer mom” for her daughter’s cheerleading team.
Gibney allegedly told the officer, “I’ve never been in trouble before. I can’t believe I did this. I have three children of my own — I am so, so sorry.”
Police would later find that Gibney and the teen communicated through Twitter and a public chat room. They also found sexts from Gibney on the boy’s cell phone, along with several partially nude photos of Gibney that have not made it online.…
ALLENTOWN, PA – Police have accused 73-year-old Clyde Ruppel of stalking a 13-year-old boy for the last two years, including following him and sending him love letters.
Ruppel is a convicted sex offender whose activities have had him facing a slew of charges for the last four decades. He had four prior misdemeanor charges for corrupting the morals of a minor in 1965, 1975, 1976 and 1993 that he did not serve any time for. However, in 1976 he was convicted of indecent assault.
In 1996, Ruppel admitted to repeatedly taking two boys, ages 7 and 9, to a park near his home where he would perform oral sex on them and have them return the favor. He was charged with rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, corruption of minors, and indecent exposure. He was eventually sentenced to six to 15 years in prison.
Now it seems Ruppel is back to his old tricks. According to his latest potential victim, Ruppel would watch from his car as the he rode his scooter when he was 11.…