Man sought in rape, stabbing
Police are looking for Orlando Cabero, 39, on charges of rape and assault Sunday in which one woman was stabbed and another raped in an hours-long ordeal in a house in Hunting Park.
Cabero is described as black, of medium height and weight who was known to frequent the area of 4th and Cambria streets. Anyone with information about him should call the police special victims unit as 215-685-3253.
Suspicious device in garage
Police yesterday investigated why a possible inflammatory device was left inside a parking garage at 16th and Callowhill streets.
Cops said that shortly before 2 p.m. a tipster called police about a suspicious individual in the garage. When police arrived they found a bottle filled with diesel fuel and two full trash bags of some personal items.
Police were looking for the suspicious individual.
Officer Vaird remembered
The Vaird Foundation, named after fallen Philadelphia Police Officer Lauretha Vaird, and the Guardian Civic League are holding its first annual celebration of life Saturday and Sunday to commemorate the 14th anniversary of her death.
On Saturday, Vaird's friends and family will be joined by 50 to 75 youths at the Lauretha Vaird Boys and Girls Club of America on Whitaker Avenue.
Special Guests include District Attorney-elect Seth Williams and former Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson. On Sunday, a celebration of life and prayer for peace will be held at the Mount Airy Church of God in Christ on Ogontz Avenue.
4 admit scam to get workers
Four employees of International Personnel Resources, a West Chester staffing company, have admitted they scammed the visa system to bring hundreds of seasonal workers into the United States for clients.
The company applied for temporary work visas under phony names culled from a Mexican phonebook, and its employees used the stockpiled documents to place workers from Mexico and Central America in landscaping and other jobs, authorities said.
Guilty pleas were entered in federal court by former office manager Emily V. Ford, 29, of West Chester; company owner and president Michael T. Glah, 48, and his wife, vice president Theresa M. Klish, 50, both of West Chester, and office manager Mary H. Gillin, 60, of Downingtown.
Turnpike tolls to rise
Another Turnpike toll increase takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo says a bill passed in 2007 to fund roads, bridges and mass transit called for a toll boost of 25 percent a year ago and smaller increases each year after that. The upcoming increase is 3 percent.
- Staff and wire reports