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Gunmen smash window, ransack apartment

Police are trying to identify three men who burst into a Frankford apartment, held guns to a resident’s head and stole his widescreen television on Sept. 30.


Guilty plea in Frankford murder case

Joshua Williams is a prime example of how not to settle an argument. On the night that most of Philadelphia was celebrating the arrival of the year 2013, Williams had a beef with Frankford resident Tyjuan Shields. Apparently, Williams, who was five days shy of his 18th birthday at the time, fought Shields, then 24, in the street. The nature of the dispute is not known.


Attackers sought in violent home invasion

A 70-year-old Somerton man answered a knock at his door one evening last week only to wind up with a major knock on his head.


Somerton teen arrested for vandalism

Philadelphia police say that a Somerton teenager was responsible for the widespread vandalism of the Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Playground in his own neighborhood last month.


‘Pickleman’ hospitalized after stabbing

Over the last four decades, he has grown into somewhat of an iconic figure in and around the Greater Northeast, even among folks who recognize him merely for the jars of pickles and assorted condiments he cheerfully peddles at nightclubs, corner bars and fraternal halls throughout the area, and also for the overtly innocuous yet insidiously bawdy humor he typically delivers.


NE resident allegedly tries to kidnap girl

A Northeast Philadelphia resident and volunteer suburban firefighter was arrested by police in Bensalem on Sunday after he allegedly broke into the home of a 17-year-old girl and tried to kidnap her.


Gunman prompts five-hour standoff

A suicidal man with a gun fired two shots and held police at bay for about five hours in Bustleton last Friday before police negotiators and SWAT members teamed to capture him.


Crime log: October 7, 2015

Aug. 24 through Sept. 6


Woman held at gunpoint during home invasion

Police are searching for three men who pointed a revolver at a woman’s back and ransacked her Northeast home.


Teenager killed during forklift joyride

Joyriding by a group of teenagers on forklifts in a Wissinoming paper factory ended in death for one of the youths on Sunday night.