In a criminal career that’s spanned 18 years and at least 15 prior arrests, Dondi DeCosta had been on relatively good behavior leading up to Oct. 12, 2014.
An unidentified bandit fatally shot a Frankford man as the victim was walking along Torresdale Avenue with his girlfriend on June 21, police say.
An alleged assault by a group of teenage girls on another teen inside the Lincoln High School football stadium was the precursor to a wild pickup truck chase through the streets of Holmesburg on June 21 that ended when a truck crashed into a parked car outside of St. Hubert’s High School.
A Northeast man has admitted to using a high-velocity crossbow to shoot and kill his new wife inside their Willits Road home on Sunday night, according to the commander of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Homicide Unit.
A towel man at a Bustleton car wash died at about noon on Monday mere minutes after he was struck by two customers’ vehicles in rapid succession.
A Northeast Philadelphia-based police officer will be fired and is facing felony charges in Bucks County after he allegedly threatened and robbed two men in a dispute over contract construction work last month.
A 68-year-old Holmesburg woman died of injuries she suffered when a pickup truck struck the car she was driving at Woodhaven and Knights roads last Thursday morning.
Authorities are trying to determine why a man died inside his Frankford apartment on Friday after his girlfriend called 911 to report he was trying to commit suicide. The 50-year-old man, whose identity was not released, had no visible wounds when police arrived at the apartment on the 4800 block of Frankford Ave. at about 1:54 a.m. But he was leaning into the kitchen sink and appeared to be bleeding. Paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead within minutes.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday announced the arrest of two Northeast Philadelphia men earlier this month for trafficking heroin from a Mayfair home.
A mother from Frankford has admitted to using a bedsheet to strangle her two young children while the three were visiting a relative in South Florida on June 8, authorities there claim.