A man was kidnapped Sept. 21 and rescued by police on the 6800-block of Martinsville Road.
Of course, there is not Martinsville Road in the Northeast — or anywhere in Philadelphia, for that matter. continue reading »
CBS, you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do.
In a report last week following up on a deadly hit-and-run in Wissinoming, CBS reported the suspect, Angel Roque, was arrested in Bridesburg.
Well Roque lives on Devereaux Street, which isn’t in Bridesburg. continue reading »
We’re not sure where to begin with this one.
A police officer from the 24th District was injured Friday while trying to take two suspects into custody. Fortunately, the officer will be OK. Which allows us now to turn our focus to geographical mess KYW made out of the story. continue reading »
By Shannon McDonald
UPDATE: Christopher Russell was arrested yesterday in connection with the attacks. His possible accomplice has not been named or arrested.
Courtesy of KYW
Police say 33-year-old Christopher Russell is responsible for at least seven attacks against elderly women in the Lawndale and Lawncrests neighborhoods.
The attacks began September 2008, and have been increasing in frequency, the most recent one occurring just last week. Russell follows elderly women on their way home from shopping and assualts them as they enter their homes. Victims have reported being thrown to the ground, and some were punched repeatedly. Police say Russell has a gun, but has not used it thus far. All of the victims were between 61 and 83 years old.
Elderly women are being encouraged to be aware of the surroundings, avoid traveling alone and report suspicious activity.
You can view the list of the attacks on 6abc.com.