Have you seen this man?
The FBI is seeking the public's help in finding Ralph J. Camacho, 36, who was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 23 on drug and weapons offenses.
Camacho is accused in connection with an investigation by the FBI's Bucks County Violent Gang Task Force and the Bensalem Township Police Department.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the FBI at 215-418-4000.
Druggist admits narc charges
Thomas Fortunato, 47, a Springfield, Delaware County, pharmacist, pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to narcotics charges. Authorities said Fortunato, who owned and operated Squire Pharmacy on Baltimore Pike, illegally filled 120 phony prescriptions for more than 14,000 Percocet, Roxicet, Roxicodone and OxyContin pills or their generics between Sept. 4 and Oct. 6, 2008.
The pills were later sold on the street by co-conspirators Harvey Penn, Mikhail Elam, John Kerzner and others. Penn, Elam and Kerzner were previously charged with conspiracy and illegal distribution of oxycodone. All have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.
School bus hits another
Two busloads of students were taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with minor injuries after one school bus rear-ended another yesterday morning. The buses collided on Island Avenue near 75th Street in Southwest Philadelphia about 8 a.m. en route to Pepper Middle School.
Driver slams NE Burger King
An elderly driver who police say may have been intoxicated crashed his car into a Northeast Philadelphia Burger King yesterday morning. Shortly after 10 a.m., the 68-year-old man was operating in the drive-through lane of the restaurant at Bustleton Avenue and Hendrix Street when he crashed, police said. He was taken to Aria Health-Torresdale, where he was treated for minor injuries, police said.
Tax-amnesty take? $7.1M
Mayor Nutter yesterday said that the city has collected $7.1 million so far though the ongoing tax-amnesty program. He urged tax delinquents to pay up before the program ends on June 25.
The amnesty program, which kicked off May 3, is open to any individuals or businesses that owe taxes to the city or school district originally due between Feb. 1, 1986, and June 30, 2009. Those who pay in full won't have to pay any penalties and the interest will be cut in half.
Nutter said the city expected to collect $30 million after paying the expenses of running the program. Roughly $518 million in back taxes are owed to the city.
He gets 30-60 yrs. for arsons
George Donkewicz, 24, who pleaded no contest to third-degree murder, arson and other charges in the setting of five fires, one of which killed an elderly woman, was sentenced yesterday in Chester County court to 30 to 60 years in prison.
Three others have pleaded guilty in the arson rampage, which made national headlines; two others await trial.
A man in East Brandywine Township apparently shot his estranged wife and then turned the gun on himself yesterday.
Police were called to a home in East Brandywine Township shortly before 5 p.m. to investigate what they are calling an apparent murder-suicide. Police Chief Mark Kocsi said the two were married but apparently separated at the time of the shooting.
- Staff and wire report