The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

State News

October 31, 2012

Morning News Brief | Police search for Chinese-food eating burglar


Eating Chinese takeout in front of a glowing fireplace is a pleasant enough way to spend an evening:.

But state police in northwestern Pennsylvania say there was just one problem with those plans: The person or persons who made the fire and ate the food didn't live in the residence.

Instead, troopers from Franklin say it appears someone kicked in the door of a home in Oil Creek Township before making themselves at home.

Police haven't identified or arrested any suspects, but say the incident took place sometime between Oct.17 and 24.

The scene of the comfortable crime is about 85 miles north of Pittsburgh.


Police: Man, 86, fatally shoots son

ALLENTOWN — Police say an 86-year-old man is behind bars after fatally shooting his son at the eastern Pennsylvania home they shared.

Allentown police say Roy Tarboro shot and killed 54-year-old Rickey Tarboro on Monday evening in the midst of the megastorm that slammed the region.

Roy Tarboro was arraigned on homicide charges and held without bail.

Police did not discuss the circumstances of the shooting but Rickey Tarboro's live-in girlfriend tells The Morning Call of Allentown the older man had dementia.

It was not immediately clear if Roy Tarboro had an attorney.


Police: Teen baby sitter killed by gunfire

PHILADELPHIA — Police in Philadelphia say a teenager was fatally wounded by gunfire when a man fleeing two gunmen apparently tried to get into the house where she was baby-sitting.

Investigators say the 19-year-old woman was pronounced dead just after 9 p.m. in the city's Wynnefield Heights neighborhood.

Lt. John Walker tells the Philadelphia Daily News two armed men were shooting at a man who ran onto the porch of the home and tried to get inside. The woman was shot in the head when she opened the door.

Walker says the man who was running from the shooters is in custody. Police are still searching for the shooters.


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Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
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