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. Officials also say the 15-month-old girl was sporting some bruises and are trying to determine whether Cabrera abused her as well.…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
Pittsburgh, PA – On Monday, 41-year-old Leon Walls walked inside a Pittsburgh Target and used a long kitchen knife to stab three people, including a teenage girl.
Walls allegedly ran into the East Liberty store, after stabbing Jobe Wright in the arm. Walls headed towards the restrooms at the back of the store while Wright and another man searched for him in the store, one of whom was carrying a baseball bat.
Walls ended up at the checkout lane, where he grabbed 16-year-old Allison Meadows – who was in town from Tennessee to visit family – and used her as a shield.
“You come close, I’ll stab her,” Walls allegedly warned the men before stabbing Meadows twice in the back.
“He kept stabbing her. Me and like four or five other guys, they ran and tackled him. He cut the one guy’s lip almost off. The other guy’s finger was, like, hanging off,’ one witness said.
When police arrived, they found found a group of people where holding Walls to the ground, and multiple people where suffering stab wounds.…Continue Reading
Clearfield Township, PA - Investigators say Brad Kollar, the 40-year-old man who blew himself to Kingdom Come, along with another man’s house, did so as an act of revenge.
On Tuesday, Kollar strapped bombs to his chest and drove a truck full of explosives to the home of William Shaner. The resulting explosion killed Kollar, injured Shaner and one of his sons, and pretty much wiped Shaner’s house off the map.
Police initially thought the explosion was the result of a meth lab going up in smoke, but it was later determined Kollar committed suicide by turning suicide bomber and blew himself up outside Shaner’s home. The motive was possibly revenge, as Kollar believed Shaner alerted police to the chop shop and meth lab he and his father had on their property.
Kollar and his father, John Andrew Kollar, were arrested by state police last year after numerous stolen vehicles, in addition to explosives and meth-related chemicals, were found on the family’s property. Charged with operating a chop shop, Kollar was facing more than 10 years in prison.…Continue Reading
CLIFTON HEIGHTS, PA – Police arrested 45-year-old Michele Davenport after they say she enticed her 12-year-old daughter to fight another 12-year-old girl in a school parking lot, an incident that was caught on video.
No reports on how police originally got involved, but they released video taken at Primos Elementary School that showed Davenport encouraging her 12-year-old daughter to fight another girl they allege is her daughter’s bully.
The girls do not seem eager to fight, but after Davenport’s insistent yelling – including Davenport telling the other girl she wants to see her daughter kick her ass and informing her she would jump in if any bystanders intervened – the girls finally start swinging in that funny way girls do when they fight.
As the girls are going at it, Davenport can be heard telling her daughter to “hit her in the face!” and ”get her on the ground!” At one point they stop fighting and the victim offers a handshake to Davenport’s daughter, but Davenport eggs them on and the girls continue fighting.
“You can see [in the video] that the kids really don’t want to fight, but the mother is so adamant and profane that eventually the 12-year-olds get in a fight,” Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said in a news conference.…Continue Reading
Delco, PA - Last month we reported on Bailey O’Neil, the sixth-grader who was placed in a medically induced coma after being beaten by two classmates at school. On Sunday, Bailey died – one day after his 12th birthday.
Back in January, Bailey was attacked by two classmates during recess at Darby Township School and suffered a concussion and a broken nose. Over the next two weeks, he began to have mood swings and would not eat. He was rushed to the hospital after he began vomiting and suffering seizures.
Doctors placed Bailey in a medically-induced coma in an attempt to stop the seizures, but his condition never improved and were complicated after he got pneumonia and had to have a blood transfusion. On Sunday, the day after Bailey turned 12, he passed away.
The following message was posted on the Building Hope for Bailey Facebook Page:
“I would like to thank everyone who has prayed and supported Bailey and his family!! Bailey has been the strongest toughest boy I know. He has fought this battle long and hard.…Continue Reading
Moon Township, PA — Sad panda to the left is 27-year-old Ashley Trimmer — she’s been accused of assaulting her boyfriend with a Playstation controller and a Furby.
According to police, Trimmer and her beloved, William Ley, got into a heated argument after Ley apparently posted something on Facebook that displeased Trimmer. (No, I don’t have a link to their Facebook profiles. Yes, I’m too fucking lazy to do a search).
The argument quickly turned violent when Trimmer picked up a Furby and tossed it at Ley’s head, leaving a cut on the right side of his face. That little shit-fit apparently did little to appease her, so she threw a Playstation controller at him, too, leaving a mark on the left side of his face. Being OCD, I totally get the reasoning behind the second assault….
When officers responded they found Ley bleeding from his face, with a red mark and bump on the head.
Trimmer was transported to jail and charged with assault. After making bond, she was promptly sent to her room without dinner to think about what she’d done.…Continue Reading
Pennsylvania – On Jan 19, police were called to a Giant To-Go in Pennsylvania one reports of a toddler pumping gas into a car.
Witnesses said they observed 46-year-old Theresa Camara instructing her 3-year-old how to pump gas into her car. As the toddler struggled to remove the gas pump, he sprayed himself and Camara with gasoline.
A review of the gas station’s surveillance video confirmed that Camara had allowed her child to pump gas by himself into a Toyota Rav4, according to a probable cause affidavit. The video also showed that the toddler did indeed spray himself with gasoline as he removed the pump.
Camara had already left the scene before police arrived, but police were able to track her down after customers provided them with Camara’s license plate number. When interviewed, Camara admitted she ”allowed her son to help her in pumping gas,” and confirmed “that he had sprayed gasoline onto both of them.”
Camara was subsequently charged with one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.…Continue Reading
There isn’t a lot on this one since it’s an ongoing investigation with all parties being minors.
Bailey was reportedly in a schoolyard fight last month that resulted in a broken nose and a concussion. The boy was taken to the hospital by his parents and was given the all-clear and sent home. Once home, however, he didn’t want to eat, had mood swings and started having violent seizures.
Doctors at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children were forced to put the boy into a medically induced coma more than three weeks ago.
“Every day I’m trying to stay strong for him, but when you get into that hospital room and you’re looking at him, I would trade places in a heartbeat. It’s my buddy, you know,” said Rob O’Neill, the boy’s father.
According to the boy’s father, Bailey got in a fight with two bullies, but only one of them was suspended.…Continue Reading
Emmaus, PA – A 30-year-old man accused of stalking his estranged wife while wearing body armor was found to be in possession of several knives, a gun, brass knuckles, wigs and a mask, duct tape and a Valentine’s Day card with drawings depicting violence, Emmaus police said.
D’awwww! Who says romance is dead?
According to police, Flint Andrew Staton was taken into custody on an arrest warrant shortly after an Emmaus police officer watched him trail the victim on her way to work Monday morning.
Police say Anne Staton had been concerned for her safety for months and subsequently filed complaints with police based on the belief that she was being followed.
Two restraining orders were issued, both prohibiting Staton from carrying a gun in Montgomery county.
Paper is just that… paper. And said paper apparently didn’t bother Staton any – police say he violated those orders on three occasions in the past year.
When he was pulled over Monday, he was clad in illegal body armor. Officers also found a metric shit ton of weapons in the crazy man’s vehicle including three large knives, a stun gun, a .40 caliber handgun, 10 rounds of ammunition and brass knuckles.…Continue Reading
Levittown, Philadelphia — On Monday, 35-year-old Melissa Ketunuti was found on fire in her basement. Her hands and feet had been bound there was a rope around her neck. An autopsy would show the pediatrician had been strangled to death.
Today, police have arrested Jason T. Smith, the exterminator the doctor had hired to take care of a rodent problem in her home that day, and have charged him with murder. Police zeroed in on Smith after his truck was captured on surveillance video near Ketunuti’s home.
After he was identified and picked up on Wednesday, Smith admitted to police that he “just snapped” after getting into an argument with Ketunuti and felt like she was disrespecting him and was making fun of him. He said after striking her, he got on top of her and began strangling her.
Once she was dead, Smith says he panicked and tried to cover up the crime by dousing Ketunuti’s body with accelerant and setting her on fire. Smith has been charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, risking arson, and risking a catastrophe.…Continue Reading
According to police, the boy was walking home from school Monday, when the alleged tickler, 63-year-old P. “Pat” Simon Jamrozik, told the boy to go inside the home he shared with his sister.
Once inside the home, Jamrozik reportedly demanded the boy remove his socks and shoes and lay on the couch. He then sprayed the boy’s feet with some sort of anti-fungal crap and started in with the rubbin’ and the tickling. This, police say, was done as Jamrozik massaged his own package.
After he’d had his fill of that nasty business, Jamrozik directed the boy to lay down on the kitchen table and lift his shirt so he could perform an ear, nose and throat exam.
“He started feeling the boy’s back, chest and stomach with his hand and used a stethoscope to listen to his heart,” reported Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. ”Jamrozik refused to give the boy back his shoes unless he promised to come back with his friends to examine their bodies and would pay $20 or $30 each time they came.”
After spending nearly an hour in Jamrozik’s home, the boy was allowed to leave.…Continue Reading
WEST GOSHEN, PA - Lirim Rufati, a 24-year-old West Goshen man, is facing kidnapping and rape charges after he allegedly abused and raped his wife for about a year the tried to deport her as punishment for talking to police.
The victim, who is not being named by police, is a 22-year-old Macedonian citizen who met Rufati in her home country. Rufati was introduced to the woman and her family by his uncle. The families arranged the marriage and the couple moved to the United States shortly after their vows.
While in the States, the victim became friends with a neighbor and informed her that Rufati was repeatedly abusing her. She asked the neighbor to call police if she ever heard screams or any other unusual sounds coming from her apartment. On Jan 2, that neighbor called police after hearing an altercation in Rufati’s apartment.
Police interviewed the victim and she told them that Rufati had been abusing her, physically and sexually, for almost a year. Police ended up taking her to a hotel for the night, but Rufati tracked her down the next day.…Continue Reading
Sharpsburg, PA — Susan Sundo, 45, the former head of the Sharpsburg Recreation Committee, has been accused of having a six month long affair with a friend of her 15-year-old son.
Sundo’s illicit activities came to a screeching halt when her husband found out about the affair and went to the home of the teen to confront him and his parents. That’s when he learned that his wife and the teen had been meeting for sex for six months.
The boy told him he’ had sex with his wife over a dozen times, and that these encounters took place in her SUV and in her home’s attic or basement during sleepovers with Sundo’s son.
After getting all the details he needed, including a bunch of texts his wife had sent to the teen, Sundo’s husband performed an impressive cock-block against other teenage boys in the Sharpsburg area by reporting his wife to police. When police questioned the teen he admitted to the affair with Sundo, claiming Sundo would send him numerous texts encouraging him to meet her for sex.…Continue Reading
Upper Darby, PA – Three teens have been arrested after police say they kidnapped a woman in front of a bar on Christmas, then drove around raping her for five hours.
“These guys treated her like dirt,” said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. “They were total animals as far as I’m concerned.”
The 22-year-old victim was sitting in her Jeep Cherokee in the parking lot of George’s Water Ice waiting for her boyfriend to arrive. At about 11:40 p.m., Kevin Jones, Kewon Matthews and Brehon Rawlings forced their way into her vehicle at gunpoint and made her get into the backseat.
For the next five hours, police say the men beat the woman and took turns forcing her to perform sex acts on them, even though she was repeatedly vomiting on them. After robbing her of her Coach purse, wallet, car stereo, cellphone, camera, GPS, ruby ring, diamond necklace, bracelet and her insurance and registration paperwork, they threw her keys under the car and fled on foot.
The woman waited a few minutes before retrieving her keys and driving to her boyfriend’s house.…Continue Reading
For several weeks before her death, police say 17-year-old Samantha Heller told friends and family she was pregnant, hinting that the child did not belong to her longtime on again-off again boyfriend, 19-year-old Benjamin Klinger.
Klinger, reportedly a jealous, controlling bastard, apparently got wind of the rumor and set his bizarro plan in motion.
Police believe Klinger intentionally hit a highway guardrail at a speed of more than 100 mph in an attempt to off the girl. When that failed to kill her, he sat on her head.
According to a truck driver who happened upon the crash in the early morning hours of December 4, he heard Heller screaming, and was told by 911 operators not to move the crash victims. When police arrived, Klinger was reportedly sitting on top of Heller’s head and torso.
“Klinger was observed by the officers to be what appeared as ‘slipping in and out of consciousness,’” police wrote.…Continue Reading