The Pottstown Police Department are looking for this man in connection with an aggravated assault and rape. He is described as a 5 feet 7 inch tall African-American male, who weighs 170 pounds with light brown or hazel eyes. He is in his late 20s or early 30s. If anyone recognizes this suspect, they are urged to call either Det. Mark Wickersham or Det. Heather Long at 610-970-6570.
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Two teens accused of sending threatening messages on social media following the Steubenville rape trial will appear in court on the charges later this month.
Steubenville police were notified about the posts, both on Twitter, and on Monday arrested the 16-year-old girl, a relative of Ma’lik Richmond. The 15-year-old turned herself in the same day, Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said.
Ma’lik and another Steubenville High School football player, Trent Mays, were found guilty Sunday of raping a 16-year-old girl after a drunken party in August.
The girls appeared at a detention preceding this morning in Jefferson County Juvenile Court. They are charged with intimidation of a victim, a felony, aggravated menacing and telecommunications harassment, both misdemeanors.
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Two members of Steubenville’s celebrated high school football team were found guilty Sunday of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl, and Ohio’s attorney general warned the case isn’t over, saying he is investigating whether coaches, parents and other students broke the law, too.
Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’Lik Richmond, 16, were sentenced to at least a year in juvenile prison in a case that has rocked this Rust Belt city of 18,000 and led to allegations of a cover-up to protect the Steubenville High team, which has won nine state championships. Mays was ordered to serve an additional year for photographing the underage girl naked.
They can be held until they turn 21.
The two broke down in tears after a Juvenile Court judge delivered his verdict. They later apologized to the victim and the community, Richmond struggling to speak through his sobs.
Violent crime – especially murders – edged up in Reading last year, Police Chief William M. Heim told City Council on Wednesday.
In 2012, he said, murders rose 25 percent from 2011.
Still, Heim said, the city has nowhere near the crime levels it did in 2004 when it reported 1,116 incidents of violent crime. The 2012 statistics showed 828 incidents.
And the number of people shot also dropped, to 57 last year from 65 in 2011. The high was 109 people shot in 2002.
Our research reveals the 100 most dangerous cities in America with 25,000 or more people, based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Data used for this research are 1) the number of violent crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city. See our FAQ on how we rank the most dangerous cities
Norristown ranked number 68
Other Pennsylvania cities on list list include:
Philadelphia at number 50
Harrisburg at number 30
Chester at number 19
York at number 18
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This case just gets weirder and weirder.
Jerry Sandusky breaks his silence to proclaim his innocence but admits he had a lapse in judgement showering with kids (no duh Jerry). This revelation in light of the fact that two eyewitnesses claim they saw Sandusky having sex with young boys in 2000 and 2002.
There is an email supposedly floating around, penned by Mike McQueary, in which McQueary states he did not run away, he “stopped it” and “did the right thing”. So did Mike see “horseplay” and “towel snapping” as Jerry puts it OR did Mike see something else. I don’t think sodomy falls under horseplay.
One has to wonder when we will get to the truth in all of this. Right now it seems like a great deal of posturing with a heapin’ helpin’ of CYA thrown in for good measure.
The 2010 crime statistics for Berks County and the City of Reading have been released. The stats show a drop in violent crime but a rise in property crimes (probably due in part to the recession). The city and county also showed a decrease in the overall number of crimes reported.
The report is a mixed bag of news as violent crime is on the rise in Berks county but decreasing in the City of Reading. To read the article from the Reading Eagle, click here: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=336977
St. Louis, MO replaces Camden, NJ as America’s most dangerous city in 2010 according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The ranking is based on murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.
Other cities in the top 25 include Detroit, MI (3), Oakland, CA (5), Compton, CA (8), New Orleans, LA (13), Washington, DC (22) and Atlanta, GA (25). No Pennsylvania cities were included in the top 25.