A group of corrupt narcotics officers from the Philadelphia Police Department robbed, beat up and kidnapped numerous suspected drug dealers, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars during a seven-year span, according to a federal grand jury indictment released last Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Two burglars turned a Northeast “Stop and Shop” into a stop, smash and grab early last month, according to Philadelphia police, who released surveillance video of the break-in last week.
Two men in a duty-sized pick-up truck with “dually” wheels busted open the change boxes on numerous vacuum cleaner machines at a do-it-yourself Mayfair car wash on July 19, police said.
A Lawndale man is facing child pornography charges after state investigators allegedly found sexual images of children on his home computer via a peer-to-peer file sharing network.
Philadelphia’s medical examiner and police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a Northeast woman whose body was found on Tuesday morning along Holme Avenue near the Holme-Crispin Cemetery.
A masked, knife-wielding man robbed an East Torresdale convenience store and made off with up to $400 cash early Sunday, according to 6ABC.
A Philadelphia police officer came face-to-face with death in Northwood on Friday when a suspected home invader pointed a loaded gun at the officer’s head. The cop quickly turned the tables, however, swatting away the threat and fatally shooting the alleged robber during an exchange of gunfire, authorities said.
A 6-week-old boy was left alone inside a locked car in the parking lot of a Northeast Walmart on July 21, although authorities have not announced criminal charges against the infant’s mother.
A band of pickpockets victimized a 76-year-old woman in a Northeast Burger King on June 20, Philadelphia police say.
A former teacher at a Mayfair public grade school has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly engaging her 14-year-old student in numerous sexual encounters last March and April.