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Prison guards indicted for smuggling drugs

In a series of indictments issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office last Wednesday, four Philadelphia correctional officers and two former officers were charged with smuggling drugs and cellphones into city prisons and delivering the contraband to inmates in exchange for cash.


Coach gets 228 years in sexual abuse case

A North Philadelphia man who founded a youth football team in his neighborhood and who hung around another youth team in Rhawnhurst has been ordered to serve up to 228 years in prison for sexaully abusing five children and one developmentally delayed adult.


Burglar steals computers from St. Martin

An unknown burglar swiped computers valued at $5,000 from St. Martin of Tours School in Oxford Circle on Sept. 7.


Abduction attempt reported in Fox Chase

A 9-year-old girl who was walking home from Fox Chase Elementary School on Sept. 8 escaped an abduction attempt, according to police.


Teen robbers target taxi drivers in Frankford

It’s getting more dangerous to drive a taxi in Center City or even Frankford, for that matter, thanks to three unknown teenagers who are sought by Philadelphia police. Detectives believe that the same young men held up three cab drivers in four days in the same general area.


Suspect sought in Somerton bank robbery

An unidentified man with a demand note held up a bank in Somerton on Sept. 2, but investigators have good surveillance camera images of his face.


Senior attacked in violent home invasion

A daughter and her elderly mother were assaulted by two gunmen inside their Oxford Circle home. 


Man, pregnant woman shot in Frankford

Two gunmen opened fire on a group of people, including a pregnant woman, on a Frankford street last Thursday night, but the reason remains a mystery, much like the description of the brazen shooters.


Crime log: September 9, 2015

Aug. 10 through 23


Two weeks in jail for fatal shooting of trooper

A Pennsylvania State Police firearms instructor who fatally shot a trooper from Northeast Philadelphia during a training accident last September has been ordered to serve two weeks in prison, followed by three to 18 months of house arrest.