Suspected burglar Joseph Adam Powell is behind bars after allegedly trying to run down a Ridley Park police officer
early Monday morning. Reportedly, the 24-year-old Philadelphia resident had tried to break into the Woodlyn Pharmacy on Fairview Road and Marsalla Pizza across the street around 3:00AM. This led police to chase Powell to the Carolyn Court Apartments in Prospect Park where the suspect rammed a Ridley Park police car several times with the stolen 1995 Dodge Ram he was driving. He then tried to run over a Ridley Park Police Officer when the officer exited his car and approached the suspect's car. In response the officer shot the tires on Powell’s truck and limiting the ability of the suspect to flee. Powell managed to make it to Rt 420 & I-95 where he was tasered after a scuffle.
No one was injured during the shooting and our Ridley Park Police Officer received minor injuries during the incident.
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