Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Update: Police make arrest in Amish buggy drive-by shooting

Police in East Lancaster County Pennsylvania yesterday announced that a suspect is in custody for the drive-by shooting of an Amish buggy on the road one night last November, that left the family of five in the buggy unscathed, but claimed the life of their horse.

Couple dies of CO poisoning in parked-car sex romp

Sitting in a car with the engine on in a closed garage is a time honored, supposedly painless, way end it all. A Pennsylvania couple, however, was feeling no pain Friday night when they did just that. They however, were not in the depths of despair, but the throes of passion when they died.

Driver who passed out in mid-poop may have been drunk

A 70-year-old man in Cochranton, Pennsylvania, came to the attention of police on January 10, 2014, when alarmed passing motorists saw him lying out in a field, presumably with his pants down around his ankles.

Police make arrest in ‘Swiss cheese pervert’ case

Police announced the arrested of Chris Pagano, 41 of Norristown, Pennsylvania, in connection with at least three instances of exposing himself to random women, showing them a block of Swiss cheese and asking for a cheese-related sexual favor in exchange for money.

Wanted: Philadelphia ‘Swiss cheese pervert’

Police in Philly are on the lookout for the “Swiss cheese pervert,” who pulls up in his car, genitals exposed, and propositions women for money. As the moniker would imply, this guy asks the women to slather his privates with –no not cream cheese– Swiss cheese, and then perform sex acts on him with the cheese.

Today in Crime History: The murder of Laurie Show

On December 21, 1991, with her dying breath Laurie named her killer—or did she? The prosecution of this murder managed to tie the Pennsylvania justice system in knots for 14 years.

Police: Young ‘couple just wanted to murder someone together’

The young couple eloped and married just this fall. Then in an act that Sunbury Police Corporal brad Hare describes as “pretty twisted,” they decided that in addition to spending the rest of their lives together, they wanted to kill together. Now it looks like they may just spend the rest of their lives separated by prison walls.

Horse dies in Amish drive-by buggy shooting

Police in East Lampeter Twp. are searching for suspects involved in what seems like a classic drive-by shooting with a twist. Drive-by shootings are usually a more urban phenomenon associated gang rivalries. This shooting was aimed at an Amish family in their horse and buggy. Luckily, the only one injured was the horse. Sadly, it died.

The Murders of David and Carol Keefe

Who killed David and Carol Keeffe and why? Over four years passed before authorities finally made an arrest for their November 17, 2006, murders, leading some to question whether their killer would ever be caught.

The crimes of the Tri-State Gang

The story of the violent gang of Philadelphia mobsters, who terrorized Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, particularly the City of Richmond, in the early 1930s.

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