Cops hurt in car stop Two police officers suffered minor injuries yesterday after a driver they were trying to stop rammed a cop car, then tried to run away, police said.
Cops hurt in car stop
Two police officers suffered minor injuries yesterday after a driver they were trying to stop rammed a cop car, then tried to run away, police said.
About 1 p.m. officers were called to Mascher and Lippincott streets in Juniata Park to respond to a report of a person with a gun. An officer in his patrol car began following the suspect's car. The suspect rammed his car into another patrol car that was responding to assist, injuring the neck and back of the officer inside.
The suspect jumped out of his car, and the officer that was following the suspect chased him down near Boudinot and Clearfield streets. The two struggled, and the officer suffered injuries to her face and right eye.
Both cops, whom police did not identify, were treated at Temple University Hospital. Police had no information on the man arrested.
Trolley-riding suspects nabbed
SEPTA cops yesterday arrested two men on bank-robbery charges after fled the crime scene by boarding the Route 101 trolley.
The pair, whose names were not released, robbed a Sovereign Bank at Providence Road and Baltimore Pike in Media and took the trolley to Upper Darby, SEPTA officials said. Sgt. Don Wagner and Officer James Hoback heard about the robbery over their scanners and apprehended the two suspects when they got off at 69th Street Terminal, SEPTA said.
Sentenced in student death
Two Allentown brothers will spend 20 to 40 years in prison for their roles in the beating death of a Kutztown University student.
Terry Kline, 23, and Kenneth Kline, 22, who were convicted last month of conspiracy to commit third-degree murder, offered tearful apologies yesterday to the family of Kyle Quinn, of Warminster, Bucks County.
A third man, Timothy Gearhart, 24, already is serving 20 to 40 years after pleading guilty to third-degree murder.
Working weekend for Dix jurors
The jury in the trial of five men accused of plotting to attack soldiers on the Army's Fort Dix is going to deliberate over the weekend. Jurors finished their third full day of deliberations yesterday at 4:30 p.m. and said they would be back at 9:30 a.m. today.
New ferry terminals funded
More than $1.5 million in federal money will help fund construction of two ferry terminals along the Delaware to shuttle passengers between Camden and Philadelphia.
The terminals replace one in service now. The North Terminal will serve the Camden Riversharks baseball stadium and the Adventure Aquarium, and the South Terminal will serve the Battleship New Jersey and the Susquehanna Bank Center. *
- Staff and wire reports