Archive for April, 2012

David Toledo Arrest

April 26, 2012

Philadelphia, April 26, 2012:  44 year old David Toledo was arraigned this morning on 49 counts of Criminal Mischief, 7 counts of Possession of an Instrument of Crime (PIC), and 5 counts of False Reports.  Toledo’s bail was set at $270,000 and his next court appearance is scheduled for May 3, 2012 in courtroom 406.

Primary Election on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April 23, 2012

April 24, 2012, Philadelphia: District Attorney Seth Williams, along with the Committee of Seventy, announced today that they will be watching Tuesday’s election closely.   Members of the District Attorney’s Office will monitor action at the polls and enforce fair practices to ensure that a fair election is held on Tuesday.

“We understand that there maybe some confusion this year with the new Voter ID law that is now in place, and we want to make sure that no one is discouraged about going to the polls on Tuesday because of that confusion,” said District Attorney Seth Williams.  “We always want to encourage all registered voters in the city to get out and exercise the privilege of casting their votes, but that being said, we want to stress that we will go after any criminal activity and prosecute it to the fullest extent of the law.”

The Committee of Seventy will have approximately 250 volunteers on the street to help with any problems at the polls.  They will also have several hundred more handing out flyers to explain what forms of voter ID will be acceptable for the General Election in November.  Voters’ can always go to their website www.seventy.org for more information on the new law.

Voters’ complaints can be registered by calling the District Attorney’s Office at 215-686-9641, 9643, 9644 or 9884.  The Committee of Seventy will also be available to answer any election related questions at 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683).  Mobile units, each with an Assistant District Attorney and a District Attorney’s Detective, will be dispatched to problem polling places to investigate any person who attempts to violate a citizen’s right to vote.  Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  Charges can include:  assault, vote fraud, harassment, terroristic threats and voter intimidation. 

ELECTION DAY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

 

CITY COMMISSIONERS

Chairperson, Commissioner Stephanie Singer     

215-686-3461

Commissioner, Honorable Anthony Clark            

Commissioner, Honorable Al Schmidt                   

Commissioners Office—Room 132                              

215-686-3462

COMMITTEE OF SEVENTY                                                

1-866-687-8683

(Report Problems at Polling Place/Any Election-Related Questions)

215-557-3600

 

VOTER REGISTRATION/ELIGIBILITY                            

215-686-1590

VOTING MACHINE MALFUNCTION                                 

215-686-7800

ELECTION BOARD                                                                      

215-686-3469

(Absentee Ballots and Poll Workers)                                         

215-686-3943          

MISSING ELECTION MATERIALS 

215-686-1530

215-686-1531

215-686-1532                              

WATCHER CERTIFICATES                                                            

215-686-1530

PHILADELPHIA CITY SERVICES INFO                                              

3-1-1

(CITY HALL OPERATOR)                                                                         

215-686-1776

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

FOREIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS                            

1-866-874-3972

  215-6868-1560

DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S COMPLAINT  INTAKE UNIT                                                                      

215-686-9641

215-686-9643 

215-686-9644

215-686-9884                                                                                               

DEMOCRATIC CITY COMMITTEE                                    

215-241-7800

REPUBLICAN CITY COMMITTEE                                     

215-561-0650

CENTRAL ELECTION COURT                                            

215-686-7357

(CITY HALL ROOM 285)

 

 

Kensington Fatal Fire

April 17, 2012

Philadelphia, April 17, 2012:  The investigation into the April 9, 2012 fatal fire at the Thomas W. Buck Hosiery building in the Kensington section of the city is being submitted to the Philadelphia County Investigating Grand Jury.  Philadelphia Fire Lt. Robert Neary and firefighter Daniel Sweeney were both killed while fighting the blaze.  This will be the only public statement on this case now that a Grand Jury Investigation is underway, legally the District Attorney’s Office can not comment any further.


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