More Lewdness Charges Filed Against Suspended Pittsburgh Principal

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New charges were added today against the principal of Pittsburgh Brookline K-8 accused last week of exposing himself in a McCandless gym.

Alfonzo DeIuliis, 37, of Hampton, was charged today with a count each of open lewdness and indecent exposure, which follows similar charges filed last week by McCandless police.

Defense attorney Phil DiLucente said his client had no comment, but that his legal team “vehemently” believes Mr. DeIuliis did nothing wrong.

“We will fight these charges — every single one of them,” Mr. DiLucente said outside District Judge William K. Wagner’s office, where a preliminary hearing on the first set on charges was scheduled for this morning.

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Demoted Monroeville Police Chief Placed On Leave

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Former Monroeville police Chief Doug Cole, who was demoted to sergeant in February, has been placed on paid administrative leave, manager Lynette McKinney confirmed today.

She also confirmed that three dispatchers were fired for violating the computer usage policy of the municipality’s employee handbook.

She said Sgt. Cole was placed on leave Tuesday pending further action.

She declined to provide further details about the discipline against Sgt. Cole and would not name the terminated dispatchers.

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Cleveland Kidnapper Castro Commits Suicide In Prison Cell

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CLEVELAND, OH (Reuters) – Ariel Castro committed suicide by hanging himself with a bed sheet in his prison cell, an Ohio coroner said on Wednesday, just one month into a life sentence for the kidnapping, rape and beatings of three women he kept imprisoned for a decade.

The former school bus driver, who pleaded guilty to 937 counts in July, was found hanged in his cell at an Ohio prison late Tuesday.

An autopsy on Wednesday confirmed the cause of death was suicide by hanging, said Dr. Jan Gorniak, the Franklin County coroner.

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Woman Who Bit Pottstown Cop To Be Watched By Judge For Seven Years

NORRISTOWN – A Philadelphia woman will be under the watchful eye of a judge for several years for biting a Pottstown police officer while being arrested on drug and weapons-related charges in the borough.

An apologetic Ciara M. Witcher, 25, of the 6400 block of North 13th Street, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court on Wednesday to three months already served to 23 months in the county jail after she pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault of a police officer, firearms not to be carried without a license and possession of a controlled substance in connection with a March 2012 disturbance in the borough.

Judge Gary S. Silow also ordered Witcher to complete five years’ probation after she’s paroled from jail and 24 hours of community service. The sentence, including parole and probation, means Witcher will be under court supervision for about seven years.

“I think a time-served sentence is appropriate, with a lengthy probationary period, to keep you on the straight and narrow,” said Silow, indicating he was impressed by the testimony of Witcher’s parents who testified Witcher is turning her life around for the better.

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Man Ambushed, Stabbed Ex-Girlfriend, Reading Police Say

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Reading police are looking for a man they say stabbed and repeatedly slashed his estranged girlfriend in her home while her two young children were there.

Bladimir Delvalle, 32, whose last known address is the 1000 block of Locust Street, was charged with attempted murder and related charges in the assault of the 33-year-old woman Monday night in the 1300 block of Perkiomen Avenue.

Senior District Judge Gloria W. Stitzel signed an arrest warrant for Delvalle early Tuesday in Reading Central Court. He remained at large Tuesday.

The woman suffered several cuts on her face, a deep cut to her left forearm, a cut on her right knee and shallow puncture wounds on her back, investigators said.

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Witness Faces Murder Suspect In Berks County Courtroom

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A witness to the shooting of two men, one fatally, in Reading this summer faced the defendant during a hearing Wednesday, two months after chasing him into an alley and fighting with him until police arrived.

Witness Jermaine Miles said he was talking with two friends near his car on Elm Street at North Eighth Street about 2:10 a.m. on July 7 when he heard a barrage of gunfire.  He said he saw the muzzle of a pistol flashing, then saw the gunman, Vincent L. Minto, run into an alley between Elm and Buttonwood streets.

Miles said he got into his car and drove the wrong way up Eighth Street to Buttonwood Street to head off Minto in the opposite end of the alley.  Miles said he fired a shot into the air from his car, then got out, fired another warning shot and yelled, “Police, stop.”

Startled, Minto fell in the alley, losing grip of the gun, Miles said.  He said he pounced on Minto, who during the struggle said, “A long time ago your friends should be died (sic).”

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