Northeast’s most wanted

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:

• Timothy Hack­ett, 30, of the 2300 block of Hoffnagle St., for rob­bery, ag­grav­ated as­sault, burg­lary and re­lated of­fenses.

On Sept. 3, Hack­ett al­legedly broke in­to a house on the 2300 block of Hoffnagle St. beat a man in the face and stole a set of car keys be­long­ing to a second vic­tim, who is fe­male. When the male vic­tim fol­lowed Hack­ett out­side, a second un­known per­son at­tacked and robbed him of $30 and a mo­bile tele­phone, po­lice said. The two as­sail­ants then stole the fe­male vic­tim’s car.

Hack­ett is also known to fre­quent the area of Rich­mond and Tioga streets. He is white, 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has blue eyes, red or au­burn hair and has tat­toos on his up­per right arm, both fore­arms, left chest, left hand and the back of his neck.

• Bri­an Har­ris, 22, of the 2200 block of Kennedy St., for ag­grav­ated as­sault, tres­passing and re­lated of­fenses.

On Aug. 10 at about 4:45 p.m., Har­ris al­legedly entered the home of a wo­man in vi­ol­a­tion of a pro­tec­tion-from-ab­use or­der and at­tacked the wo­man by grabbing her by the neck and chok­ing her. Har­ris fled be­fore po­lice ar­rived at the scene.

Har­ris is black, 6 feet tall and weighs 290 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

• Daniel Houser, 21, of the 2100 block of Borbe­ck Ave., for burg­lary, ag­grav­ated as­sault and re­lated of­fenses.

On Ju­ly 27 at about 2:50 a.m., Houser al­legedly entered the home of a man on the 2000 block of Dis­ston St. via the back door and beat the res­id­ent with a base­ball bat be­fore flee­ing. The vic­tim was hos­pit­al­ized for un­dis­closed in­jur­ies.

Houser is white, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

• Jose Rivera, 37, of the 8100 block of Dit­man St., for at­temp­ted murder, ag­grav­ated as­sault, weapons vi­ol­a­tions and re­lated of­fenses.

On Aug. 30 at about 7:40 p.m., Rivera and an­oth­er man were on the 8100 block of Dit­man St. when they began to quar­rel. Rivera al­legedly pulled out a hand­gun and shot the oth­er man once in an un­dis­closed part of the vic­tim’s body. The wound was not fatal.

Rivera is also known by the nick­name “Smurf” and is con­sidered armed and dan­ger­ous. He is His­pan­ic, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and tat­toos on both up­per arms.

• John Tor­pey, 35, of the 4200 block of Lor­ing St., for burg­lary, tres­passing and theft.

On Aug. 7, Tor­pey al­legedly broke in­to a home on the 7200 block of Al­gard St. The res­id­ent was asleep at the time, but awoke later to dis­cov­er that sev­er­al un­dis­closed items had been stolen. Wit­nesses saw Tor­pey al­legedly ex­it­ing the rear of the house at about 2 a.m. car­ry­ing a back­pack.

Tor­pey is white, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes and tat­toos on both fore­arms. Call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 or dial 911 to re­port in­form­a­tion about any of the sus­pects. ••

Re­port­er Wil­li­am Kenny can be reached at 215-354-3031 or

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