Former Darby Twp. cop
is charged in rapes
* Palmer Street near 3rd, Chester
Kevin Walker, a former Darby Township police officer and now a Chester constable, is accused of sexually assaulting and harassing several women - one of whom was pregnant - while he was on duty as a cop, according to court documents.
Walker, 43, of Chester, was arrested yesterday on numerous charges including rape, sexual assault and stalking, according to the Delaware County District Attorney's Office.
In court documents, Walker is accused of stalking and harassing three women between 2010 and 2011.
In one allegation, a woman claims that Walker would sit in front of her house and invite her to the police station to "give her a rubdown." When the woman was stopped by Darby Township Police in the summer of 2010 and brought to the station, Walker allegedly pulled her out of a holding cell and away from surveillance cameras, according to court documents.
He then ordered the woman - who was pregnant - to explain how she would perform oral sex on him, before he had her strip naked and digitally probe herself in front of him to prove she had no drugs, court documents said.
The woman was never charged with a crime and Walker allegedly let her out the front door of the police station after the incident.
Another woman claims that she was so scared by Walker's repeated threats of "it would be in your best interest to meet me at the station," that she finally relented and had sex with him about six times there against her will.
Walker worked as a part-time officer in Darby until July, when he was suspended after the department became aware of the allegations, according to the D.A.'s Office.
Although his job as a Chester constable is an elected position, Walker was suspended from that post without pay yesterday, pending the outcome of the case, according to prosecutors.
3 Radio Shacks robbed, cops say
* Olney Avenue near Front Street
Police are searching for suspects in a string of armed robberies at Radio Shack stores in Chestnut Hill, Wynnefield Heights and Olney between Dec. 19 and Wednesday evening.
About 9 p.m. Dec. 19, two men walked into a store on City Avenue near Conshohocken State Road brandishing handguns, police said. They snatched electronics and ran off.
The men were described as black. One is in his 20s, about 6 feet, 190 pounds. He wore a blue Nike jacket with white stripes on the sleeves and a Nike logo on the back.
Cops said that the second man is in his 40s, is 5 feet 10, about 160 pounds, and has a full beard that appeared to be reddish-brown. He wore jeans, a black coat and a multicolored knit cap.
A Radio Shack on Crittenden Street near Mermaid Lane, in Chestnut Hill, was robbed in a similar fashion about 9 p.m. Monday, police said. The robbers fit the description of the men involved in the Dec. 19 robbery.
Just before 6 p.m. Wednesday, a man robbed a Radio Shack on Olney Avenue near Front Street. The description of the suspect in that robbery fit the description of the bearded man in the first two robberies.
Police posted surveillance footage online in hopes that help from the public will lead to an arrest.
Tipsters are asked to call 215-686-TIPS (-8477).
Man ID'd in fatal shooting by cops
* Berks Street near 27th
A man fatally shot by police after allegedly pointing his gun at cops Tuesday night was identified as Ameen Davis, 30, of Thompson Street near 22nd, in North Philadelphia.
Davis was shot by officers from the 22nd Police District after they responded to calls about shots being fired about 11:40 p.m.
The sound of gunfire led police to Davis, who was found crouching behind a house and holding a 9mm Intratec AB-10, commonly known as a TEC-9.
Police ordered the man to drop his weapon and shot him once in his head after he refused and reportedly pointed his gun at the officers, police said.
Bystander shooting arrests
* Morton Street
A second man sought in an East Germantown shooting that wounded a woman inside her home has surrendered Wednesday Northwest Detectives, authorities said yesterday.
Kairi Harris, 33, of Rittenhouse Street near Osecola, faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses, police said. His cousin, Ahmae Harris, 21, was arrested Tuesday and charged with the same offenses in the Dec. 23 shooting. During the shooting, a bullet went through a window and struck the woman, 53, in her face.
- Stephanie Farr, Phillip Lucas