• Crime

Castor Gardens man sentenced for stealing shrubbery

A Castor Gardens man probably got more than he bargained for when he swiped the shrubbery from a front yard of a Bell’s Corner home in April. Earlier this month, a judge gave him a lot of work and a hefty bill for his troubles.


Arrest made for fatal stabbing in Mayfair

Angelo Maldonado has been arrested for allegedly stabbing Thomas Ewing to death on a Mayfair street.


Two dead in single-car crash on Boulevard

A motorist attempted an ill-advised, high-speed lane change on Roosevelt Boulevard and paid for the mistake with her life, as well as the life of her passenger, according to police.


Toothless man swipes smokes from Wawa

If it’s true that cigarettes can cause people to lose their teeth, a local robbery suspect surely overdid it with the smokes. The toothless thug wearing a “got bit” logo on his T-shirt swiped hundreds of dollars in cigs from a Wawa in Burholme on July 30, police say.


Serial robber targets Northeast dollar stores

A serial dollar store robber apparently didn’t get enough dollars from his first four hold-ups, so he committed another one on Aug. 4, according to police.


Man shot in the back at Tarken Playground 

A man who turned up at Tarken Playground with a bullet hole in his back doesn’t know who shot him, why he shot him or how he shot him, police say.


Man fatally stabbed walking home in Mayfair

Thomas Ewing and his pals decided to walk home from the bar. That’s what you’re supposed to do, right?


Driver arrested after crashing car into house

Every year the Philadelphia Fire Department compiles a comprehensive report of the myriad ways that houses catch fire: electrical wiring, inattentive cooking, careless smoking, children playing with matches.


Crime log: August 12, 2015

July 13 through 26


Three dead in violent Northeast car crash

Police suspect last Wednesday’s fatal crash might be related to street racing.