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Samurai swordsman bursts into nail salon

One can only imagine what the patrons of a Northeast nail salon must have been thinking last Friday. Had they been transported to medieval Japan? Or perhaps an old Saturday Night Live skit?


Police: Victim shoots, wounds 1 of 3 armed robbers

Three armed robbers were playing a game of Russian roulette on the streets of Tacony, Mayfair and Wissinoming last Thursday night. On their fourth try, the inevitable happened.


Crime Log: April 13, 2016

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. 


Cops: Man assaults clerk, gets stabbed

A word to the wise: never punch the person who makes your sandwiches.


Roofer sentenced for lying about fatal fall

An Eastern Montgomery County roofing company owner has been sentenced to 10 months in prison in connection with the 2013 fatal fall of an employee who resided in the Northeast.


Pediatrician and wife charged for growing pot

A Northeast children’s doctor and his wife are facing criminal charges in Bucks County after firefighters went to their home in an emergency and allegedly found dozens of marijuana plants growing in the garage.


Jury continues deliberations in retrial of murder case

Daniel Dougherty is charged with arson and murder in the  1985 deaths of his two young sons in Oxford Circle. His 2000  conviction was overturned due to ineffective legal representation. 


Guard guilty of bringing drugs into prison

A former officer of the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility pleaded guilty on March 24 to federal charges that he smuggled prescription pills into the Northeast prison for delivery to an inmate.


Crime Log: April 8, 2016

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. 


Woman shot in the neck on Easter

An Oxford Circle woman ended up with a gunshot wound of the neck on Easter Sunday, but information is scarce about how it happened.