Sketch of rapist released
Police yesterday released a sketch of a man who raped an 18-year-old woman in Kensington Sunday afternoon. The man had offered to help the woman, who locked her keys in her car on Ontario Street near Jasper at about 4 p.m.
Police said the attacker - described as a stocky, mustachioed Latino man in his 30s, with black wavy hair and an animal tattoo on his right forearm - forced the woman into his blue utility work van. The van had tinted side windows, and a New Jersey license plate with the letter "W" on it. Tipsters can call 215-685-3251.
Woman raped in N. Phila.
A 40-year-old woman was raped at gunpoint behind a building on Silver Street near 12th in North Philly at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
Police said the rapist is a 25-to 30-year-old black man with long sideburns and is about 5 feet 3 and 145 pounds. He apparently traveled by bike. Tipsters can call police at 215-685-3251.
Vignola's son out on bail
Joseph Vignola, 19, who was charged Saturday with attempted murder and related offenses for an incident in which he allegedly tried to kill an 18-year-old woman, was released on 10 percent of $250,000 bail, court records show.
Vignola is the son of former city controller and councilman Joseph C. Vignola.
Trolley death ruled accidental
The death of a Drexel Hill teenager who was struck by a SEPTA trolley Saturday night has been ruled an accident by the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office.
Kyle F. Fish, 14, was found on the Route 102 tracks near Harper Avenue and Hillcrest Road in Upper Darby. Toxicology results are pending, but Medical Examiner Fredric Hellman ruled Sunday that Fish's death was accidental. *
- Staff and wire reports