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Man swipes charity change jar

The man who stole a charity change jar from the counter of a Tacony Wawa may be confused, but at least he stands out in a crowd, police say.

Inmate stabs prison officer with shank

An inmate inside the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Holmesburg stabbed a prison officer numerous times in the head, neck and arms during a routine prisoner count last Wednesday.

Home invaders shoot Holmesburg man

A Holmesburg man was hospitalized in critical condition after two men invaded his home and shot him early Monday, police say.

Fatal motorcycle crash on Woodhaven Road

Police have released the identity of the motorcyclist who died in a multi-vehicle crash during rush hour on Woodhaven Road on July 17.

Crime log: July 29, 2015

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department. 

Suspects sought in failed car wash burglary

Three would-be burglars thought of everything in their attempt to knock off a Parkwood car wash shortly after closing time on July 14 … actually, maybe not everything.

Police continue hunt for burqa bank robber

The burqa bandit is back, or maybe she never left.

Man robs sushi restaurant at knifepoint

Police are looking for a man who used a knife in a Burholme sushi restaurant, but he wasn’t trying to slice raw fish.

Former ironworkers boss sentenced to 19 years

Bustleton’s Joseph Dougherty, 73, had been convicted of racketeering and arson-related crimes.

Driver convicted in fatal racing-related crash

A Lancaster man with a long history of risky driving opted not to plead guilty to killing a mother and her three sons in a gruesome racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013.