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The Bobster
07-07-2014, 05:31 PM

Protest Held Outside Fire Station Near Scene Of Deadly Blaze In Southwest Philadelphia
July 7, 2014 7:52 PM


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A large protest is being held Monday night outside of a fire station near the scene of Saturday’s early morning fire that left four children dead in Southwest Philadelphia.

Four-year-old twin sisters Maria and Marialla Bowah, and brothers four-year-old Patrick Sanyeah and six-week-old Taj Jacque, all died inside one home, unable to escape the flames. Four others were injured and 42 people were displaced by the blaze.

Philadelphia Police were called out to the scene to assist Monday night.

Some arrests have reportedly been made.

SEPTA says Route 11 trolley service will be operating on buses from 58th Street and Woodland Avenue to Darby Transportation Center.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

07-07-2014, 09:31 PM
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The Bobster
07-08-2014, 06:04 AM

Protests Held Near Scene Of Deadly Fire In Southwest Philadelphia
July 7, 2014 7:52 PM
By Todd Quinones, Dan Wing and Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Hundreds of bluegums gathered in front of a firehouse in Southwest Philadelphia Monday night, demanding answers for what they call a slow response to Saturday’s fatal fire on Gesner Street.

A lot of anger and frustration boiled over in the streets of Southwest Philadelphia. Protestors marched on the very same fire station that responded to Saturday’s deadly fire.

The emotional demonstration lasted several hours in the area of 65th and Woodland Streets, with tensions high as a line of police looked on.

Police officers clashed with protestors at times. Several people were detained as some shouted, calling firefighters murderers.

A woman suffered an apparent seizure during the protests. Seeing the woman lying in the street touched even more anger, as police officers put her into the back of a police car and took her to the hospital.

Early Saturday morning, four young children of Liberian descent were killed in a quick moving fire.

The three-alarm fire broke out on the porch of the home on the 6500 block of Gesner Street.

Many people in this Liberian community are angry. This man did not want his face shown.

“I’m not happy because we are not getting any answer. We are not getting an answer from the fire department,” the protestor said.

Protestors believe firefighters should’ve gotten to the fire sooner.

The fire station is just a few hundred yards away, essentially right around the corner from the home where the children were killed.

The fire department indicates the first firefighters were on scene in three minutes, which is under the required response time.

“The fire station is so close, and so some of the logistics of getting the call and responding to a fire and the speed of a fire, I think people are upset because they feel like those lives should not have been lost,” Liberian community activist Christian Dunbar said.

As KYW Newsradio’s Tim Jimenez reports, some residents say it took up to a half an hour for firefighters to respond. :rolleyes: Mayor Michael Nutter, joined by Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer and other officials say that’s not the case, Ladder 4 Engine 40, arrived within a few minutes.

“Based on the data and information that is available, that engine and ladder company responded immediately, they fought valiantly,” the Mayor said.

“They responded literally within five to six minutes which is faster, only because if you’ve been at the scene, it’s 245 yards away from the matter. They responded, they dropped everything, they got there. Unfortunately we still suffered a loss,” Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison said.

Mayor Nutter says after the fire there have been, in his words, a series of rumors, innuendo, accusation and lies about the fire department response.

“I am hurt that we lost four children but do not point a finger at a Philadelphia firefighter as the reason why,” he said.

Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer says firefighters have been verbally threatened because of the children’s deaths.

“Their hearts are broken. It’s no way, no how, that these members would not respond in a timely manner to save life,” Sawyer said.

Gillison says they’ll meet with community leaders to share the response timeline. Firefighters Union President Joe Schulle says, after listening to the dispatch tapes, they stand by the response. Officials say those tapes will be released to the public.

Into the evening, protestors marched in front of the house that was destroyed. Many were still shouting as community leaders were asking for calm.

“Most of the kids are trying to vent out their frustrations for what happened and what took place, but again we want to do it the best way possible. Not this way,” Dahn Dennis of the Liberian Association of Pennsylvania said.

Police say two people were arrested for disorderly conduct and released.

The woman who suffered an apparent seizure was in stable condition in the hospital Monday evening.

The cause of the deadly fire is still under investigation.

It’s not clear if there were working smoke detectors in the house at the time.

The Philadelphia Fire Department indicates they handed out 40 working smoke detectors along the block in 2013, including two working smoke detectors in the home where the fire began.

05-14-2017, 08:51 AM


(Patrick Sanyeah, center, is father of two of the four children who died in the Saturday morning fire. Photo by Mike Dunn)


5 Liberians Arrested In West Philly Scam Attempt



Suspect arrested in shooting death of man in parking lot in Orange
UPDATED: May 13, 2017 at 11:57 pm

Police have arrested a Riverside man in connection with the shooting death of 34-year-old Patrick Sanyeah at the Stadium Promenade commercial center in Orange Friday, May 12, authorities said.

Police took into custody Trevor Lee Brockington, 29, Saturday on suspicion of killing Sanyeah, a Philadelphia-area man who died from a gunshot wound inflicted in a parking lot in the 1500 block of West Katella Avenue, said Sgt. Phil McMullin of Orange Police Department.

Police were still investigating the relationship between the two men and the motive for the shooting, McMullin said.

Brockington was booked into Orange County Jail in Santa Ana.

Police officers responded to a call of shots fired at 6:11 p.m. Friday and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound near a Chili’s restaurant in the 1500 block of West Katella.


Results for booking number: 2994958

Date of Birth: 02-01-1988 Next Appearance Date: 05-16-2017
Sex: Male Next Appearance Court: CENTRAL JAIL COURT
Race: Black Custody Status: In Custody
Height: 6' 00" Bail Amount: $1,000,000.00
Weight: 320 Arrested on: 05-13-2017
Hair Color: Black Housing Location: Intake Release Center (Men)
Eye Color: Brown
Occupation: CAREGIVER


Trevor Brockington, 29, taken into custody on Saturday, May 13, 2017, after a shooting at the Stadium Promenade in Orange, which killed a man, police say.