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String of Armed Robberies in Midtown Harrisburg

Update: 2 Armed Robbers arrested in separate incidents

Harrisburg, PA – After a bank robbery was reported at 3rd & Reily Streets earlier this week, a string of armed robberies has haunted neighbors in the Midtown section of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The bank robbery was committed by a known suspect, however no further information has been made public by the Harrisburg or State Police about the armed robberies this weekend.

Friday night at 5:33 pm, robbery with threat of immediate serious injury was reported at Penn & Reily Streets. Harrisburg and State Police responded Friday evening and several locations were being investigated in the nearby area, as well as an overall heavy police presence being reported throughout the Engleton section of Midtown in the early evening hours of Friday.

An eyewitness found themselves directly involved in the police activity when riding with their family in a vehicle near 2nd & Kelker Streets. They were struck by a suspect’s car who was fleeing State Police. There were no serious injuries in the crash. It was later revealed that the suspect, who was quickly apprehended by police at the scene, was wanted for homicide.

The Police activity was also reported Friday evening on Green Street by a resident who published a post on Facebook.

Police responded on Saturday in the area of the laundromat at 2nd & Calder Streets, and reportedly a group was dispersed from loitering there.

💯 In recent weeks other robberies have been reported in Midtown at Green & Hamilton, and on Capitol & Verbeke Streets.

💯 Another attempted robbery was reported at 11pm on 12/16/2017, Saturday night at Al’s Cafe on Susquehanna and Verbeke Streets.

💯 Police have been searching for a suspect in a string of armed robberies using a knife in and around Harrisburg. The incidents may be unrelated.

💯 Overnight Thursday near 2300 4th Street, just a few blocks north of Midtown, a victim was shot in an uptown home after answering a knock at the door.

💯 On twitter, a citizen reports hearsay of a shooting overnight Saturday in Harrisburg.

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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.

VIDEO: AntiFA Draw Confederate White Knights to Gettysburg, July 1st


With no permits to protest in Gettysburg, AntiFA threatens violence, flag burning and damage to graves on July 1st

The White Knights issued the following WWF style challenge to AntiFA, which has been called racially derogatory, outright offensive, with similar intolerance that is comparable with the tactics of the AntiFA thugs. 

*Warning – Explicit Content:

Update: It is believed that since the release of this video, AntiFA has backed off of their threats to show up in Gettysburg with no permit.  

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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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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Harrisburg Not A Warzone? Mayor and Police Chief Disagree

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Update: Mayor Papenfuse Signature Fraud

By: Sean M. Guay

Harrisburg, PA – Mayor Papenfuse has defended the City of Harrisburg against the label of being called a ‘warzone’.

This warzone description first was used to reference the Sinkhole Disaster block of S. 14th Street, in 2014, and more recently it was used by Trump after his visit to the city in 2016.

Of President Trump visiting the city, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse said: “I hope he will look around and understand that he needs to do more than rally his supporters. He needs to listen to and speak with those who didn’t vote for him.” – Washington Post

This statement was made as Mayor Papenfuse organized a counter-protest, specifically targeting the President of the United States of America.

It’s unfortunate that Mayor Papenfuse would make this stand against the President, at a time when the City of Harrisburg is still counting on the Federal Government for much needed disaster relief funding, as well as the fate of a proposed Federal Courthouse lingers under the hand of President Trump.

Now, Mayor Papenfuse has been referencing the statistics which he says support a reduction in reported crime. However it doesn’t feel that way in the streets, and does not align with the earlier sentiments of the Chief of Police in Harrisburg.

It is concerning that these statistics are complied based on data from a broken police computer system.

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In fact, it was the Chief of Police who himself described Harrisburg when he said it “looks like Beirut.” That was his statement regarding a 30 round shots-fired incident, resulting in one man injured, on the 1400 block of Market Street.

Some time has passed since that event, and our hats go off to the great work of the Harrisburg Police Department, however crime is running rampant in our streets, and the constant shots-fired after dark, and daytime shooting events can feel commonplace.

Today, while campaigning around the area of 15th & Calder, it was Harrisburg city councilman Ben Allatt, who experienced first hand the violent fouls of the drug trade that has run rampant in our city.

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It remains to be a discouraging fact that our police computer and reporting system is inadequate, as pointed out by Jennie Jenkins in the Mayoral Debate. This system was developed through a lowest bidder contract, and it has not satisfied the needs of the department.

Due to the shortcomings of this computer system, it is difficult to determine the accuracy of our city’s crime reporting.

In regards to the excessive neighborhood crime, Bruce P. Weber, Finance Director for The City of Harrisburg said: “Crime is down, but still too high, esp. as it relates to illegal drugs and guns.”

Bruce has recently become the most vocal supporter of Mayor Papenfuse and his ideologies.

He later attempted to clarify his crime facts by making a rather ambiguous statement about how the city hasn’t been able to find any solution the to the gun and drug problems that are plaguing our neighborhoods:

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In follow up commentary regarding the inadequacies of our police computer system, Bruce Weber elaborated on his earlier remarks by saying that in his opinion, “All data reported is true. The slow data throughput has nothing to do with the actual data reported.”

We continue to received conflicting messages from our leaders in the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Today it was also Mayoral Candidate Anthony Harrell who was unhappy with recent public statements from the city Director.

Although we all have different perspectives, after the primary election we must come together for the common good of our city.

Update: It has since been reported that the shooting event, that was witnessed by Ben Allatt, was part of a larger domestic dispute incident.

 

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