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October 11, 2012

Police: Dad left baby alone to rob homes

BROOKHAVEN — Police said a man left his 1-year-old daughter home alone while he tried to break into neighbors’ homes in a Philadelphia suburb.

Authorities said it happened Wednesday morning in Brookhaven. They said

20-year-old Arthur Langley was arrested after a resident called 911 to report a suspicious person.

The Delaware County Times reported Langley allegedly told police he had been looking for places people sometimes leave keys, and then mentioned he’d left his daughter home alone.

Police went to his house and found the girl in a child seat watching television. Police called the girl’s mother to come pick her up.

Langley is being held on $100,000 bail on charges including attempted burglary and endangering the welfare of a child. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.


Slain officer’s canine may go to his family

NORRISTOWN – The canine partner of a suburban Philadelphia police officer who was fatally shot while pursuing a suspect may be reunited with the officer’s family.

Plymouth Township Officer Bradley Fox was shot after an attempted traffic stop last month. His canine partner, Nick, was wounded but is recovering. Authorities said the suspect killed himself.

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said she hopes to reunite the dog with Fox’s pregnant wife, Lynsay, and their young daughter. Nick, a Belgian Malinois, was purchased by the county using Homeland Security funds and then provided to the Plymouth Township police department.

Driver crashes into nearly 2 dozen cars

PHILADELPHIA – Investigators say a driver who may have suffered some sort of medical episode lost control and crashed into nearly two dozen parked cars on a residential street in Philadelphia.

The accident happened late Wednesday night in the city’s Fairmount section.

Witnesses say they heard a series of loud crashes and came out to find nearly two dozen cars had been smashed as the car lost control. The vehicle eventually came to a stop in the middle of the street and WCAU-TV reports the driver was found passed out.

The driver is now in stable condition and authorities are investigating whether a medical condition may have led to the crash.

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