• Crime

Prison guard guilty of sneaking drugs into jail

A former Philadelphia prison guard was sentenced on July 21 to serve more than four years in federal prison for smuggling drugs and other contraband into the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in the Northeast for an inmate in 2013 and ’15.


Police seek three men who stole jewelry

Three bandits made off with about $7,000 in gold chains from a jewelry counter inside a Philadelphia Mills department store on June 24, police say. Investigators hope that surveillance video will help them generate tips as to the identity of the thieves.


FBI wants help finding bank robber

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI continue to seek the public’s assistance to identify and locate the man responsible for the robbery on July 18 of the Citizens Bank branch located inside the Acme supermarket at 3200 Red Lion Road.


Woman struck by motorcycle, injured

A woman pedestrian was critically injured when a motorcycle ran a red light on Roosevelt Boulevard and struck her early last Friday, police say.


Two women found dead in motel

Police said that two West Virginia women found dead Sunday afternoon in the Roosevelt Motor Inn, 7600 Roosevelt Blvd. in Rhawnhurst, committed suicide.


Police seek robber at Wissinoming store

Police are trying to identify an armed robber who used a stars and stripes bandana as a disguise when he held up a Wawa in Wissinoming on July 10.


Oxford Circle store robbed at gunpoint

It’s not clear whether an armed robber was aware of the surveillance camera at Abreu Mini Market, 948 Sanger St., in Oxford Circle. But the gunman posed for a near-perfect close-up nonetheless.


Mayfair woman discovered dead in car

Relatives of a missing Mayfair woman found her car parked at Leon Street and Shelmire Avenue on Friday afternoon, then police made a grisly discovery inside — a decaying body.


Man robs bank inside Acme supermarket in Far Northeast

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the man responsible for the robbery on Monday of the Citizens Bank branch located inside the Acme supermarket at 3200 Red Lion Road.


Man killed, teen injured in separate shootings

One man was killed and a 15-year-old girl wounded in two outbursts of gunfire that occurred about one hour apart on Saturday night in the 15th Police District, authorities say.