HARRISBURG, PA – A high school field hockey coach has been accused of covering up the alleged rape of one of her players during a weekend athletic festival.
According to court documents, a 16-year-old girl was attending the Keystone State Games with her family this past summer, but had been allowed to spend the night at a hotel with her field hockey coach, 25-year-old Alicia Colon, and two other girls.
It was supposed to be a “girls night” until Colon picked up three men from a nearby town and brought them back to her hotel room. The men had taken taken Ecstasy, and Colon admitted she smoked some weed with them.
At some point that night, the victim woke up to one of the men, 23-year-old Rafael Gomez-Echavarria, kissing on her neck. After telling him to stop five times, he finally did. But two hours later he was scratching at her door again, waking up the victim as he touched her “private areas”.
Gomez-Echavarria then raped the girl, who said she didn’t scream because she was afraid he would hurt her.…Continue Reading
HAZLE TWP, PA – A man has been arrested after police say he raped a woman and caused her serious internal injuries after he reached into her ass and pulled out a piece of her stomach.
According to reports, 29-year-old Emmanuel Paulino and the victim were about to have consensual sex when he “freaked out” and began choking her. The victim said that Paulino was still choking her when he inserted his closed fist into her anus and pulled something out of her.
The victim said she was screaming throughout the attack, but Paulino did not stop attacking her until one of her minor children, alerted to her screaming, walked into the bedroom. Police were called shortly after 4:30 a.m. and arrived at the apartment to find the victim lying in a fetal position on the floor bleeding profusely from anus.
She was transported to Hazleton General Hospital and flown to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center where she underwent surgery to repair the damage Paulino had done to her. Doctor’s would find that the “something” Paulino had pulled out of the victim was her own stomach tissue.…Continue Reading
Ephrata, PA - A religious nutbag was arrested and jailed on Wednesday after he beat his wife with a wooden paddle when she refused to address him as “Sir” in front of their kids.
According to police, 55-year-old Dan Kopp routinely discipline his wife whenever she didn’t show him proper respect. Some of these corrective measures included taking his wife over his knee and spanking her with a wooden paddle or his hand.
In October 2012, the wife realized her life sucked and went to police to report the abuse. She told police her 6-foot-5, 230 pound husband beat her in front of the kids as a “means of disciplining her for disobedience to him for undermining his parenting.”
She even brought along proof of the abuse in the form of a video she recorded a month prior that showed him beating her in front of their young children for not saying “Yes Sir.” Before teaching her this lesson, he gives her a “count of three to comply.” He can also be heard threatening to “cast the demons out of her” the next time she disobeyed him.…Continue Reading
Josephine and Jeffrey Ruckinger, both 43, allegedly plotted to murder Josephine’s family Friday night because of a decades-long fued, and Josephine’s general hatred towards her family.
According to authorities, the couple went to the home of Josephine’s parents where Josephine rang the doorbell. When 64-year-old Roberta Frew answered the door, Josephine shot her mother in the chest at point-blank range with a sawed-off shotgun.
Josephine’s brother, 47-year-old John Frew Jr., tried to grab a nearby rifle, but was shot multiple times in the chest by Jeffrey. John Frew Sr. managed to run into a rear bedroom and retrieve a .22 rifle. This was real bad news for the murderous couple, as it turns out Frew is a damn good shot.
When Frew emerged from the bedroom, he saw Josephine down on one knee, aiming the sawed-off in his direction. He opened fire and killed her with a headshot.…Continue Reading
REDSTONE TOWNSHIP, PA – Most people recall fond memories of the ice cream trucks rolling through their neighborhood, but the only memories one 12-year-old girl in Pennsylvania will have of these musical, frozen treat dispensers is having been raped in one.
According to the affidavit, Ronald Burwell III and a 12-year-old girl were selling ice cream in June. The co-owner of this particular ride stated that drivers bringing kids along with them is something a lot of the drivers do. He also stated Burwell presented the girl as a family member, and had only been working for F & S Ice Cream for about three weeks. “She would call him ‘Dad’ around the yard when we were loading up trucks and things. There’s something bloodcurdlingly creepy going on there,” the co-owner’s son said.
Ronald “Ronnie” Burwell’s activities were discovered after the girl and her mother went to the police on Wednesday, September 4th to report the sexual assault. The girl told detectives that a few days before the rape, she and Burwell were already going into the back of the ice cream truck kissing and discussing using protection during sex.…Continue Reading
EASTON, PA - Police have identified and charged the woman who upper-decked a restaurant’s toilet with her newborn baby.
When we first reported on this incident, news sources were saying that a cleaning crew had found a fetus in the upper tank of a Starters Pub toilet.
We spoke about this on last week’s podcast where I remarked that it must have been one hell of a fetus to keep a toilet from working correctly, and now it turns out that the fetus was actually a baby, born alive after 33 to 36 weeks gestation. In other words, that baby had baked long enough and was alive and kickin’.
The mother has been identified as 26-year-old Amanda Catherine Hein, who told police she knew she was pregnant when she went to Starters Pub with three other people. She gave birth to a baby boy inside one of the restaurant’s bathroom stalls after complaining of back spasms and excusing herself.
After giving birth, her son had a few minutes of breathing air before she put him in a plastic bag from a trash can, then inside the tank of the toilet before returning to her table.…Continue Reading
PHILADELPHIA, PA – A Pennsylvania woman is facing a slew of charges after a handicapped woman was found by police, tied to a urine-soaked bed in the basement of her Philadelphia home, suffering from sores, multiple wounds, and living in “unsuitable conditions,” according to an arrest report.
As if living in Philadelphia wasn’t bad enough.
Regina Bennett, 46, was arrested and charged with kidnapping, assault, unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, public drunkenness and other offences on Sunday after getting into a scrap with a neighbor.
Officers were called to a home on Linton Street to break up a fight between Bennett and a neighbor, identified as Liza Figueroa. While they were there, they were informed that a child may have been in the house. Though police found no signs of children living in the home, they did find the 36-year-old victim, bound to a bed. She was described as “extremely thin,” in the police report, and “appeared to be special needs and has a limited vocabulary.”
Figueroa told NBC-affiliate WCAU, “I would of never imagined that the police officers yesterday, resulting from the altercation that I had with her, [would discover] that she had someone tied up in her basement.”
The unidentified victim was taken to Einstein Hospital for evaluation.…Continue Reading
LAWRENCEVILLE, PA — A woman in Pennsylvania is facing charges after investigators say she smeared feces on her baby’s face and feeding tube in order to make him sick.
According to a criminal complaint, 38-year-old Lauren Buzard had brought 6-month-old baby to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for unexplained illnesses several times since May.
Eventually, doctors suspected that 38-year-old Lauren Buzard may be doing something to harm her baby and surveillance cameras were placed in Buzard’s son’s room. It didn’t take long before the doctor’s suspicions were confirmed.
The cameras captured Buzard using a dirty diaper to smear feces on her baby’s face and nasal feeding tube. The motive? Munchausen by proxy syndrome. Doctors concluded Buzard was “actively harming her child in order to gain the benefit of exhaustive medical evaluation and attention.”
Lauren Buzard was arrested and has been charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment of a child. She is currently in jail waiting to appear before a judge on August 21. The baby has been placed with his father.…Continue Reading
BETHLEHEM, PA - Days after a dead baby was found inside a trash can in a Kohl’s restroom, an employee at a popular sports bar made a horrifying discovery after lifting the tank lid from a troublesome toilet and found a fetus.
David Rank, the owner of Starters Pub, said that employees were cleaning the bathroom at around 10 a.m. Monday morning when they made the gruesome discovery. Rank said that the employee was very shaken after finding the floating fetus and got choked up himself while talking about the incident with reporters.
“My biggest concern are for my employees, the mother, the baby — I just want everybody to say prayers for those people,” said Rank.
Rank said that the night before, the diners and sports fans were patronizing the bar while watching preseason football. He has turned over surveillance footage to police to see if they can identify who upper-decked the toilet.
So far there has been no word on official cause of death or the estimated age of the fetus, but I am going to assume that it was not full-term.…Continue Reading
DONEGAL TOWNSHIP, PA – A Charleroi man relatives say was looking to cash in on his father-in-law’s death has been arrested and charged with murder. Police say they have evidence that suggests Michael Martin, 40, planned the killing, which took place sometime Wednesday evening.
Earl Weygandt, 67, was found shortly after witnesses reported seeing a car on fire late Wednesday night near Kalp Lane on Route 31. Weygandt was found inside his smoked-out Jeep Cherokee Laredo, which had been overheating, not burning, according to police. Martin was taken into custody Thursday.
According to the police report, authorities got a 911 call about a burning car around 10:15 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a corpse inside the smoking ruin, the body sporting multiple stab wounds. Police say Martin set Weygandt up, luring him to a parking lot along busy Route 31 late Wednesday night. Investigators said Martin had told Weygandt his own car had broken down and he needed help.
“While they were pulled over some type of activity or engagement ensued,” Trooper Stephen Limani said.…Continue Reading
Johnstown, PA – Police have charged a 12-year-old boy with armed robbery after he allegedly robbed a lemonade stand with a BB gun.
It happened on Wednesday when a 10-year-old running a lemonade stand was approached by the older boy who had a BB gun in his waistband and threatened the victim.
The two boys “got into a wrestling match over the money box” but the 12-year-old ended up getting the upper-hand and made off with $30.
The victim chased after the boy, along with his a few friends — ages 8, 10 and 13 — and tracked him down at his home. “The boys were all familiar with each other, so it wasn’t difficult to spot the suspect,” Johnstown Police Captain Andrew Frear said.
Police said the 12-year-old, who is not being identified because of his age, will face charges in juvenile court of robbery and recklessly endangering another person.
This isn’t the first time we’ve reported on young people committing armed robberies. In 2012, an 11-year-old boy tried to carjack and rob a woman at gunpoint in a church parking lot.…Continue Reading
Lancaster, PA – Two teens spotted a missing 5-year-old girl inside a car and chased after it until the vehicle stopped and let her out.
According to the reports, Jocelyn Rojas went missing while playing in the front yard of her home. Her mother notified police and searched for the girl for about two hours with no luck. That is until two teens on bikes decided to help out.
About a half-mile from Rojas’ home, they spotted a girl inside a maroon or burgundy sedan that matched Rojas’ description. The two teens chased after the car for fifteen minutes until the car finally stopped and let Rojas out.
“”As soon as the guy noticed we were chasing him, he stopped at the end of the hill and let her out and she ran to me and said that she needed her mom,” said 15-year-old Temar Boggs.
As you can imagine, Rojas’ friends and family are extremely grateful and took turns hugging Boggs after Rojas was safely returned.
“He’s our hero.…Continue Reading
SAXONBURG, PA – A 35-year-old man has been accused of dousing his then-girlfriend’s 7-year-old son with a flammable liquid before his 15-year-old son set the boy on fire.
According to the criminal complaint, Edward B. Myers and his 15-year-old, and 11-year-old sons repeatedly shot the boy with pellet-type guns soon after the boy’s mother left the home on May 25.
Myers then threw something from the kitchen stove into the boy’s eyes before dousing the kid’s shirt with nail polish remover when he went to the bathroom to wash his eyes out. He then used his cell phone to film the boy burning after his older son set him on fire.
The boy told police, “None of the Myers called anyone to help him, and ‘it seemed like hours’ before his mother came back and took him to the hospital.”
The boy was taken to the hospital for third-degree burns on his face and chest, as well as welts on his forehead. Myers was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.…Continue Reading
Upper Darby, PA - A couple in Pennsylvania were at the wrong place at the wrong time when they got caught having sex in a public park by 25 police officers on bicycles.
The officers were doing some bicycle training in Naylor’s Run Park when they encountered 37-year-old Richard McBride giving the business to a 41-year-old potato, called a Jennifer Harvey, near a baseball field.
“There they are, on the first base line. There’s a bench, she is bent over the bench and our friend is behind her with his pants down to his ankle, banging away,” said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood while gagging.
Police approached the pair and charged them both with lewdness and disorderly conduct. ”Imagine being arrested by 25 cops,” Chitwood said. ”They were as shocked as the police were.”
Despite having sex in the open in broad daylight, police say they’re the only ones that will need years of therapy as no one else was in the vicinity.
Investigators say they don’t know if the two were dating, but don’t suspect prostitution. …Continue Reading
Philadelphia, PA – Police arrested 26-year-old Attifa Brown inside her daughter’s school after she allegedly assaulted an 11-year-old girl she says has been bullying her daughter.
Brown says while she did go to A.B. Anderson Elementary School with her daughter to confront the other girl, she says she never touched her. ”I don’t beat my own child, let alone somebody else’s,” said Brown.
“The problem here is that we have a 26-year-old mother who has no reason to approach an 11-year-old child, so her credibility as far as I’m concerned is shot,” said Lt. John Walker, Philadelphia Police.
Besides, they say there is video of the incident. According to the 11-year-old victim’s mother, it shows Brown “over my daughter for minutes, poking her in the face, pulling her hair and beating her,” said Bobby Webster.
Brown is facing a myriad of charges, including terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and defiant trespass. School officials are looking into how Brown was able to walk into the school without signing in or without being questioned.…Continue Reading
Police Charge Internet Celebrity, Kai The Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker, With The Murder Of New Jersey LawyerMay 17, 2013 at 8:35 am by Agony In Black
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Police have arrested the Internet ‘celebrity’ known as “Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker” and have charged him with the murder of a New Jersey lawyer.
Kai, better known to his friends and relatives as 24-year-old Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, was tagged with the less-than catchy nickname after he used a hatchet to subdue a man who tried to run over a California utility worker in February.
A rambling, profanity-laced interview with the local media went viral, sparking his rise to low-level internet stardom that included appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Authorities believe McGillvary killed 73-year-old Joseph Galfy after after the two met in Times Square Saturday night. Prosecutors allege Galfy brought McGillvary back to his house in Clark, NJ, for a sexual encounter.
On Monday, Galfy’s body was found by police conducting a well-being check. Galfy was discovered wearing only his socks and underwear. An autopsy later determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma.
McGillvary posted on Facebook Tuesday, presenting the idea of waking up in a stranger’s house, groggy and having been raped in the mouth.…Continue Reading
Parkside, PA – Police have charged 42-year-old Michele Wanko with involuntary manslaughter after they say she accidentally shot and killed her husband during a drunken gun training exercise in the basement of the couple’s home.
Police were called to the couple’s home early Saturday morning after receiving a frantic 911 call from Michele. Inside the home, at the bottom of the basement stairs, was the dead body of Michele’s husband, 43-year-old Michael Wanko.
He was rushed to the hospital suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest, where he was pronounced dead.
Michele told police that she and Michael had been drinking vodka and lemonade for about six hours when Michael decided to show her how to shoot some of the guns he kept locked in a safe in the basement in case someone ever broke in while he was away.
So while the couple’s two children, ages 5 and 2, slept upstairs, Michael began showing Michele how to properly handle the guns.
“He took several of the weapons out, handguns and was demonstrating to her how the weapon worked as far as taking the magazine out, making sure it was safe, and how to pull the slide back,” said Parkside Police Chief John Egan.…Continue Reading
Philadelphia, PA – Police have accused 27-year-old Samuel Cabrera of beating his infant son to the point that all of the baby’s abdominal organs had been crushed.
Samuel Cabrera Jr. was rushed to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in critical condition, suffering from two broken collar bones, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver and crushed organs. The boy would end up dying from his injuries to days later.
Police say when they interviewed the couple about the boy’s injuries, they gave conflicting accounts of what happened. The mother told detectives they found their baby pale and unconscious and the bruising was caused by her and Cabrera performing CPR on the infant.
Cabrera told police a different story. He said he was trying to knock the family dog off the bed and accidentally hit the baby. Eventually Cabrera would admit to killing his son and was subsequently arrested and charged with murder.
Although the mother has not been charged, her three children from a previous relationship and Cabrera’s 15-month-old daughter are now living with relatives. …Continue Reading
Police were first alerted to Capria’s activities after his ex-girlfriend’s father called to report his daughter received a Facebook message from another student alerting her that a mass email containing nude photos of her had been sent to nearly 400 students.
The photos where allegedly taken without the girl’s knowledge during a Skype call between her and Capria in February 2011. They were pretty sure Capria was the person responsible as he’d threatened to show people the photos two weeks before the mass email was sent out.
When police spoke to the man’s daughter, she said her relationship with Capria started going in the shitter after she chose to spend 2010 New Year’s Eve with a friend. She said Capria was so angry over this that he called her more than 100 times that night, leaving obscene messages and claiming he’d thrown out all her belongings.…Continue Reading
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Police have accused 24-year-old Ashley Delvalle of pretending to be a nurse at Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children and molesting a little boy.
Police responded to the hospital after being notified that Delvalle went into several patients’ rooms telling the parents that she was a nurse, and she would be performing physical examinations.
According to authorities, Delvalle was at the hospital because her own child was a patient. While there, she allegedly molested the boy who was in the bed next to her child. The boy’s mother told police that Delvalle claimed to be a nurse and got permission to examine the boy for bedbugs.
Ashley Delvalle was arrested in the emergency room at the hospital and has been charged with indecent assault of a minor and impersonating the holder of a professional license. Her bail has been set at $50,000.
St. Christopher’s Hospital issued a statement:
“When we were informed by the patient’s mother of the alleged assault, we immediately notified the Philadelphia Police Department and Philadelphia Department of Human Services.…Continue Reading