Category Archives: Crime

Lawsuit Filed against Harrisburg Mayor’s senior advisor, Karl Singleton

10/02/2017: Dauphin County releases evidence in Singleton case

Update: In following up with this story, the individual who filed the complaint also has had his RTK request and subpoena for evidence intentionally withheld by city solicitor Neil Grover. Grover allegedly confronted the individual in an aggressive manner, and then told him he’d never give him the records. More RTK requests were filed immediately by the citizen.

The City and Neil Grover have a long history of refusing to turn over evidence that can be used against them.

Rowbottom files Right To Know request

Harrisburg, PA – In a motion recently filed by Timothy Rowbottom against the senior advisor to Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, Karl Singleton has been named in a $12,000 civil suit for threatening life of the Mayor’s constituent.

In a written statement by the plaintiff, it has be alleged that on May 09, 2017, around 9 p.m., the defendant, Mr. Singleton threatened the man and alluded to knowing his home address. This incident occurred in the Harrisburg Hilton Hotel during the 2017 Mayoral debate. Singleton and Rowbottom were both in attendance at the debate event that took place that evening in the 2nd floor Ballroom.

The plaintiff believes this was a politically motivated threat.

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Fifteen MS-13 Thugs Attempt to Murder 2 American Citizens in Maryland State Park

Pack of MS-13 members choke, kick, stomp, beat 2 men with tree limbs at Md. park

WHEATON, Md. (WJLA) – Yet another case of unbridled violence at the hands of alleged MS-13 members has made its way into news headlines in Montgomery County.

Around 7 p.m. on June 14, two men were walking in the Wheaton Regional Park, located about two miles northeast of the Westfield Wheaton Mall. As the men approached a public restroom to wash their hands and face, they encountered five Hispanic men staring them down.

The men did their best to ignore the awkward situation, but the five suspects followed them inside of the otherwise empty bathroom. One victim had his hat knocked off his head. The other victim had his North Face backpack taken.

The five suspects separated and interrogated the two men, asking if they were affiliated with a certain gang, what country they were born in and what high school they attended.

The suspects confiscated cell phones from both men, searching for photos and text messages that would allude to gang ties. One suspect used a knife to demand the screen lock password set on one of the phones.

The five suspects took the two men to a pavilion beside the park’s main playground area. There the suspects called for reinforcements. Despite repeatedly denying any gang allegiance, the victims continued to be held against their will. It wasn’t long before 10 more men arrived at the park, bringing the total number of suspects to 15.

Seeking more privacy, the suspects forcefully led the victims through some 300 yards of wooded land to a secluded lake on the park’s property. Police described the walk as, more or less, a death march.

Beside the shore of that small lake, the victims were encircled, patted down, photographed and had their wallets taken. Then for the first time, the pack stated they were part of MS-13. They further explained their belief that one victim’s Nike Cortez shoes and red hat suggested he was a member of the rival 18th Street Gang.

Without provocation, all 15 MS-13 members began to punch the two men in the head and chest. Upon falling to the ground, the victims were placed in “chokeholds, kicked and stomped on,” court documents state. A few members went so far as to grab hold of large tree limbs, using the heavy, coarse wood to beat the victims’ defenseless bodies.

One of the men reportedly grabbed hold of a knife and shouted, “Let’s just kill them now!” Other members secured weapons of their own when two park patrons happened upon the ongoing assault. Those witnesses inadvertently spooked all 15 MS-13 members, in turn, making them scurry away.

The two victims ran in the opposite direction, finding help at a nearby dog park. They later told officers they had feared death as the countless blows and kicks were issued with seemingly fatal force. Paramedics transported both men to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda with severe injuries. Their current medical conditions are not known.

So far, Maryland-National Capital Park Police have arrested four individuals, charging each with at least a dozen criminal counts that include attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and kidnapping. However, 11 suspects remain at large. Investigators are calling the felony case “open and fluid” but have refused to disclose any additional details. MNCPP also refused to release mug shots of the adult suspects currently in custody, an uncommon move in the law enforcement community.

Nevertheless, here is what we know about each of the four accused MS-13 members already facing charges in this case.

Jose Alberto Sibrian-Garcia, 25, lives in a rental home along the 4400 block of Randolph Road in Silver Spring. Court documents indicate Sibrian-Garcia was born in El Salvador and resides with his fiancée in an upstairs bedroom. The 25-year-old has worked as a landscaper for the last 18 months, and previously did work as a day laborer. Sources tell ABC7 U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is actively reviewing his immigration paperwork. He is presently in Montgomery County custody.

Albaro Moreno, 20, lives in an apartment along the 13500 block of Georgia Avenue in Aspen Hill. He is currently in Montgomery County custody.

Jose Joya-Parada, 16, lives in an apartment along the 13500 block of Georgia Avenue in Aspen Hill. He is currently in Montgomery County custody.

Alonso Ernesto Rivera, 16, lives in a home along 2300 block of Glenallan Avenue in Silver Spring (Glenmont). He is currently in Montgomery County custody.

On Monday, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy spoke before the Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee about the continual rise in violent gang activity and crime, most notably with regard to MS-13. According to McCarthy, at any given time, 25 percent of Montgomery County’s jail inmates openly confess allegiance to a gang. McCarthy suggested a change in mentality is needed at the county level to thwart the mounting issue.

“I really don’t know if we have a real idea of the full extent to which there is gang crime in the county,” McCarthy stated with great candor.

Sibrian-Garcia, Moreno, Joya-Parada and Rivera are each facing more than 300 years in prison for their alleged roles in the mid-evening ambush at Wheaton Regional Park.

Philadelphia police: Teen flash mob threw bottles at cops

Teens threw bottles at Philadelphia police officers as they tried to break up an unauthorized summer cookout Sunday night, police said.

Updated: JULY 17, 2017 — 9:34 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police say a flash mob of about 500 teens threw bottles at officers and jumped on cars after a rec center closed for the evening.

Authorities say the disturbance began Sunday night outside the Lonnie Young Recreation Center in the city’s Germantown section. Police say the teens gathered with an unauthorized disc jockey outside the center and had to be dispersed.

No officers or youths were hurt. Police say they opted not to make any arrests so tensions wouldn’t escalate.

At one point, police asked some area businesses to close after some of the youths ran into the businesses.

Most of those in the crowd appeared to be 12 to 17 years old.

 

10 Dead, 37 Wounded in Chicago Deadly Weekend; R.I.P. 9-y.o. male victim

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) – Ten people have been killed, including a 9-year-old boy, and 37 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

Since the start of the year, 1,984 people have been shot in the city, 349 of them fatally, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. Last weekend, two people were killed and 38 others were wounded in city gun violence.

The 9-year-old Gustavo Garcia was in an SUV with a 31-year-old at 11:13 p.m. Friday when they were shot in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. They were traveling west in the 3500 block of East 97th Street when someone fired shots from a gray car that pulled up next to them. The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he died, police said. The man was in critical condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Family members gathered inside and outside the children’s hospital. A man who said he was Garcia’s father took about 10 minutes to calm down before entering the hospital. He went back outside and fell to his knees when he learned of his son’s death. A man in the group said the family didn’t want to comment any further on the incident and declined to reveal the boy’s identity.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 3:20 a.m. Sunday in the South Shore neighborhood. A 23-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 2100 block of East 71st Street when he was approached by two males who shot him in the chest and left arm, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died.

About two hours earlier, one man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A male approached and shot the men while they were standing on the sidewalk in the 3900 block of West Arthington, police said. They were both taken to Stroger Hospital. A 31-year-old man died with a gunshot wound to the neck. A 32-year-old man was shot in the right leg, and his condition had stabilized.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not release their identities Sunday morning.

A 58-year-old man was killed in a Princeton Park shooting about 4:15 p.m. Saturday on the Far South Side. Willie Cooper was outside when a vehicle pulled up to him in the 1100 block of West 95th Street and someone inside fired shots, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Cooper, who lived in the Fernwood neighborhood, was shot in his mouth and torso, and pronounced dead at the scene. No one was in custody as Area South detectives investigate.

Earlier Saturday, a man was killed during an attempted robbery in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.  A 60-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk about 4:55 a.m. in the 3200 block of West Franklin when an armed male confronted him and demanded his money, police said. The suspect then shot the man in the left shoulder during an ensuing fight before running away east on Franklin. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Another man was found shot to death about 40 minutes earlier in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Officers responded to a call of a person shot about 4:15 a.m. in the 4400 block of West Monroe and found a 20-year-old man lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Late Friday, another East Side drive-by shooting left a man dead and another wounded. The men, ages 49 and 54, were getting out of a vehicle at 10:43 p.m. in the 10600 block of South Green Bay Avenue when someone shot at them from a white SUV, police said.The younger man was shot in the back and died at 11:35 p.m. at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The older man was shot in the face and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

The medical examiner’s office did not release their identities Sunday morning.

About 20 minutes earlier, 25-year-old David Marin was shot to death in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Marin was standing on the sidewalk in the 4600 block of South Washtenaw when someone fired at him from a silver SUV, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Marin, who lived in the Marquette Park neighborhood, was struck multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene.

About 6:05 p.m. Friday, one man was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting on the South Side. They were shot in the first block of West Pershing, near the former site of the Stateway Gardens public housing buildings, police said. All three men were taken to Stroger Hospital, where a 21-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and shoulder died. A 19-year-old man was stabilized after being shot in his head and hand, and a 22-year-old man was in serious condition with a gunshot wound to his back. The medical examiner’s office has not released the dead man’s identity.

A few minutes earlier, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Cercy Robinson was shot in the chest in the 4500 block of West Jackson, police and the medical examiner’s office said. He died at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened when a fight broke Sunday morning in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. A 38-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk at 5:13 a.m. in the 5900 block of South Carpenter when the fight broke out and shots were fired, police said. He was taken with a gunshot wound to the abdomen to St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition stabilized. He was later transferred to Stroger Hospital.

At least 31 more people have been shot across the city between 6 p.m. Friday and 5 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

Additionally, a person was shot by a Chicago Police officer after an “altercation” early Sunday in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. A weapon was recovered form the scene. Additional information — including the person’s age, gender and condition — was not immediately available.

Murder @ Hall Manor Housing Project in Harrisburg, PA

The man stabbed to death early Thursday near Hall Manor was homeless and “harmless,” neighbors say. 

Update: STABBING HOMICIDE IN HARRISBURG


On 7/6/17 at 0435 hours, Harrisburg Police responded to Harrisburg Hospital for a report of a gunshot or stabbing that was dropped off at the hospital. The female that drove the victim to the hospital stated that she was approached by the victim, Jesse Williams (B/M/60) near 16th & Putnum Streets. Williams was bleeding heavily and the female agreed to take him to the hospital. Officers did find a crime scene at 16th and Putnam Streets. Williams was treated for his stab wounds but ultimately succumbed to his injuries and died.     


Originally Reported: HARRISBURG POLICE INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE

On 7/6/17 at 0435 hours, Harrisburg Police responded to Harrisburg Hospital for a report of a gunshot or stabbing that was dropped off at the hospital. The female that drove the victim to the hospital stated that she was approached by the victim who was bleeding heavily. The female agreed to take him to the hospital. Officers did find a crime scene at 16th and Putnam Streets. 

The victim was treated for his injuries but ultimately succumbed to his injuries and died. Victim’s identity will not be released until family members have been notified.

Anyone that has information regarding this incident is asked to call police at 717-255-255-6516 or 717-255-3154. You can send an email to jpaul@harrisburgpa.gov or csilvio@harrisburgpa.gov.

Dauphin County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2000 for information leading to an arrest in this incident. 

You may also submit a tip through Crime Watch, https://dauphin.crimewatchpa.com/hbgpd/3271/incidents/harrisburg-police-investigating-homicide. These tips will remain confidential.  
Incident Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017 – 4:35am

Incident Type: Homicide

Case Number: 17-0706-075-007

Location: 16th & Putnum Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104

Source: Harrisburg Bureau of Police

VIDEO: Summer Hits Hard in Harrisburg

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Update: AntiFA used Chemical Weapons on State Police in Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA – It has been a wild 2 weeks in June, with shootings, robberies, and large crowd fights happening repeatedly all over the city. No neighborhood is safe when large scale fighting can break out at any moment. 

As the police have recently been busy disbanding groups of wannabe militant activist, their presence is not visible in the neighborhoods where, at this point, anything goes. 

Summer is on full blast and the videos are in:

Girl get swooped by large group in Capital Heights 

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In the middle of Traffic 

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Car drives off with girl on top of hood

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En Espanol

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It’s going down on Berryhill Street

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Woman Shot While Sitting On Her Porch @ Hummel Street – S. Allison Hill, Harrisburg PA

Update: Man arrested for Attempted Homicide 

33-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SHOT WHILE SITTING ON HER HUMMEL STREET PORCH

On June 14, 2017 at 10:51 p.m., Harrisburg Police responded to the 300 block of Hummel Street for a report of a shooting victim. Upon arrival, they discovered a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. She was alert and reported she was shot after a confrontation with another woman. The suspect the fired the shot was described a a teenage black male with bushy hair in a ponytail. Police continue the investigation. 

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call (717) 255-3170 or email KGautsch@cityofhbg.com.

You may also submit a tip through Crime Watch, https://dauphin.crimewatchpa.com/hbgpd/3271/incidents/33-year-old-woman-shot-while-sitting-her-hummel-street-porch . These tips will remain confidential. 

Incident Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – 10:51pm

Incident Type: Aggravated Assault

Case Number: 17-0614-160-001

Location: 300 Block of Hummel Street

Harrisburg, PA 17104

Source: Harrisburg Bureau of Police

Man Shot On Porch @ 6th & Wiconisco – Uptown, Harrisburg 

Update: 1 hour earlier in South Allison Hill – Woman Shot on her porch @ Hummel Street

28-YEAR-OLD MAN SHOT ON WICONISCO STREET PORCH

On June 14, 2017 at 11:44 p.m., Harrisburg Police responded to the 600 block of Wiconisco Street for a report of a man shot. A 28-year-old resident was found on the front porch of his home suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was alert and reported he was sitting on his porch when shots rang out and he was struck by a bullet. He was taken to Hershey Medical Center for medical treatment. No suspect information is available at this time, police continue their investigation.   

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call (717) 255-6516 or email csilvio@cityofhbg.com or (717) 255-3170 or email KGautsch@cityofhbg.com.
You may also submit a tip through Crime Watch, https://dauphin.crimewatchpa.com/hbgpd/3271/incidents/28-year-old-man-shot-wiconisco-street-porch . These tips will remain confidential. 
Incident Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – 11:44pm

Incident Type: Aggravated Assault

Case Number: 17-0614-146-002

Location: 600 Block Wiconisco Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Source: Harrisburg Bureau of Police

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Shooting Uptown @ Kennedy Fried Chicken – Harrisburg, PA

On 6/10/17 at 3:10am, Harrisburg Police responded for a call of shots fired in the area of Jefferson and Woodbine Streets.  Officers were advised that a victim was located at the gas station at N. 7th and MaClay Streets with a gunshot wound to the hip.

Officers spoke with the victim who said he was leaving the Clover Club walking through the Kennedy Fried Chicken Lot, at which point he heard shots ring out.  The victim began running for safety.

A crime scene was located in the lot of Kennedy Fried Chicken with multiple casings recovered and vehicles damaged.  The victim was transported to Hershey Medical Center for treatment and was last reported to be in fair condition.  This is an ongoing investigation.


Incident Date:

Saturday, June 10, 2017 – 3:10am

Incident Type:

Case Number:

17-0610-058-003

Location:

Jefferson & Woodbine Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Woman Assaulted & Held Hostage By Burglar With Gun

1700 block of North 6th Street – Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg Police investigated a domestic violence incident in the early morning hours on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 resulting in the arrest of James Carden.  Officers responded to the scene and found a victim suffering from facial injuries.

Carden allegedly broke into the victim’s room, struck her and held her against her will at gunpoint.  He was charged with Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Unlawful Restraint and Firearms violations.

He was arraigned by the Honorable Magisterial Judge David O’Leary and denied bail.

He is detained at Dauphin County Prison while awaiting a preliminary arraignment.

Case Number:

17-0606-134-006

Arrest Date:

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Source:

Harrisburg Bureau of Police

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