1TEEN GIRL STABS ANOTHER
A 13-year-old girl in Radnor Township was arrested after arguing with another teen, then stabbing her last night at the residential treatment center where they both live, police said.
The victim, another 13-year-old girl, was taken to Bryn Mawr Hospital in stable condition after being stabbed in the leg about 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Children's Village, on Roberts Road, police said.
Officials were unsure of what the two argued over, and were still investigating the incident and interviewing witnesses last night.
2 THREE WOMEN ARRESTED FOR CEMETERY THEFTS
Three women from New Jersey are under arrest after a scrap-yard owner reported that they had brought in nearly 400 grave markers and flower urns pilfered from several cemeteries.
Arielle Levin, Jamie Babcock and Tosha Fugett were arrested and charged with theft and fencing stolen property after the owner of the scrap yard called Cinnaminson's Lakeview Cemetery about the markers and urns.
The markers and urns were taken from veterans' graves that dated from the Civil War to the Gulf War.
3 POLICE SEEK 2ND SUSPECT IN FATAL N. PHILLY HOLDUP
Police are searching for a second suspect in an armed robbery at a convenience store in North Philadelphia where a store clerk was shot and killed May 26.
Police said the teen is known to frequent the area of Ridge Avenue around 25th Street - near the home of Quasheam Richburg, whom police are also seeking in connection with the robbery and shooting.
The two men robbed the Trax Food Store, on Front Street near Girard Avenue, just before 3 a.m. on May 26, police said. The U.S marshals announced yesterday a $2,500 reward for information leading to Richburg's arrest, and police said that Hargrove and Richburg may be together. Anyone who can provide information on either suspect can call the police Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or 215-686-3335.
4 INJURED CAMDEN COP'S IDENTITY CONFIRMED
Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson confirmed the identity of the officer injured while trying to break up a fight Saturday night. Officer Richard Harris, a 14-year police veteran, remained in critical but stable condition at Cooper Hospital in Camden yesterday.
Harris was stabbed while trying to intervene in a fight between two groups at Broadway and Mickle Boulevard, in Camden. Ronald Belcher, 28, of Camden,is in custody in the stabbing. He is charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses.
IN OTHER NEWS: HOMELESS WOMAN ON TRIAL FOR BEATING HER MOM TO DEATH
A homeless woman accused of fatally beating and setting her mother on fire in the wooded camp they shared in Bristol went on trial yesterday in Bucks County Court. Rebecca Olenchock, 25, faces homicide, arson and other charges in the Oct. 17 death of Kimberly Venose, 44. Prosecutors said that Olenchock beat her mother 10 to 15 times with a baseball bat as she slept inside their hut near I-95, then spread kerosene on her bed and lit it. Deputy District Attorney Daniel Sweeney said Olenchock then locked the makeshift door, hopped in a car and "left for a new life in Tennessee," driving all day to join a new boyfriend she had met on the Internet.
FORMER PEDIATRICIAN ON TRIAL FOR ABUSE IN DELAWARE
A former Delaware pediatrician accused of sexually abusing scores of young patients over more than a decade goes on trial today. Earl Bradley's arrest in December 2009 prompted legislators to tighten regulations for doctors. Bradley, who faces hundreds of charges, has waived his right to a jury trial and will have his fate decided by Judge William Carpenter Jr.
The trial is expected to take only a day or two. Prosecutors say that they have graphic homemade videos of the ex-doctor abusing children. Bradley's attorneys have fought unsuccessfully to have the evidence thrown out. Defense attorneys want the trial over quickly so that they can appeal the judge's ruling that allowed the tapes as evidence.
- Phillip Lucas and staff reports