Northeast Times

Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

  • Roland Brown

  • Jermaine Figueroa

  • Joseph Kamara

  • John “Edgar” Papaleo

  • Jhalil Washington

The Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment’s North­east De­tect­ives Di­vi­sion is seek­ing the pub­lic’s help in loc­at­ing the fol­low­ing most-wanted sus­pects in con­nec­tion with crimes in the North­east:

• Ro­land Brown, 33, is wanted for armed rob­bery, as­sault and re­lated of­fenses. On Aug. 13 at about 11 p.m., Brown was with an ac­com­plice when he al­legedly ap­proached a wo­man who was stand­ing on the side­walk in the 6600 block of Castor Ave., as­saul­ted her with a Taser, stole her purse and ran away, po­lice said. Po­lice ar­res­ted the ac­com­plice shortly after the rob­bery.

Brown is black, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to fre­quent the area of 2500 W. Sil­ver St.

• Jer­maine Figueroa, 22, is wanted for ag­grav­ated as­sault and re­lated of­fenses.

On Aug. 12, at about 4:45 p.m., Figueroa got in­to an ar­gu­ment with a wo­man in­side her home on the 1900 block of Dever­eaux Ave., pulled a knife on her, held it to her throat and threatened her, po­lice said. Figueroa fled on foot. Figueroa is His­pan­ic, 5 feet 4 inches tall and 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has been linked to an ad­dress in Eliza­beth, N.J.

• Joseph Kamara, 15, is wanted for rob­bery and re­lated of­fenses. On Jan. 18 at about 3:20 p.m., Kamara and an ac­com­plice al­legedly used phys­ic­al force to steal a cell phone from a class­mate as they stood on a side­walk on the 7200 block of Castor Ave. After the rob­bery, Kamara al­legedly fled on foot. Po­lice ar­res­ted the ac­com­plice shortly after the in­cid­ent.

Kamara is black, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 110 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and is known to fre­quent the area of 1700 Tees­dale St.

• John “Edgar” Pap­a­leo, 42, is wanted for rob­bery, theft and re­lated of­fenses. On Nov. 22 at about 4:30 p.m., Pap­a­leo al­legedly was with his moth­er at her home on the 3000 block of Ce­dar St. when the two began to quar­rel, and Pap­a­leo as­saul­ted her. He punched her and threw her to the floor, broke two chairs and two lamps and stole her purse, which con­tained prop­erty worth $1,200, po­lice said. Pap­a­leo fled on foot. The vic­tim de­clined med­ic­al at­ten­tion.

Pap­a­leo is white, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 190 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes and is known to fre­quent the area of 1000 Borbe­ck St.

• Jhalil Wash­ing­ton, 23, is wanted for rob­bery, as­sault and re­lated of­fenses. On Oct. 19, Wash­ing­ton al­legedly ap­proached a man on the 4600 block of Rob­bins Ave., poin­ted a sawed-off shot­gun at him and threatened to blow his head off if he did not strip na­ked. Wash­ing­ton then struck the vic­tim in the head with the gun and stole his cell phone be­fore flee­ing on foot, po­lice said. The vic­tim de­clined med­ic­al treat­ment. Wash­ing­ton is black, 6 feet tall and 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to fre­quent the area of 5500 An­gora Ter­race.

Call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 or dial 911 to re­port in­form­a­tion about any of the sus­pects. ••

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