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.
A Bustleton-based auto detailer found himself in a scene reminiscent of a James Bond film after two men posing as police officers robbed him of $1,200 cash last Saturday night.
There are multiple levels of erratic behavior. First, there’s the basic kind, and then there’s the kind of weirdness that cost an unidentified man his life on Roosevelt Boulevard on Monday night.
Life would have been easier all-around had William Smalls brought a token onto SEPTA’s Route 56 bus last Friday afternoon rather than a blade.
Almost a dozen gunshots were fired and three police allegedly assaulted early last Sunday outside a Bustleton nightclub that neighbors say has been a local nuisance for years.
Police arrested three men for alleged gunpoint stick-ups that stemmed from fake Craigslist ads. Citizens are encouraged to use police stations as a meeting place to buy and sell personal items.
A masked gunman held up a Sunoco APlus market in Burholme on Dec. 16 in broad daylight.
A former Philadelphia corrections officer has admitted to accepting a cash payment from an inmate of the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in exchange for smuggling illicit drugs and a cell phone into the prison.
A Philadelphia corrections officer surrendered to investigators from the District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday to face allegations that she threatened and abused a woman inmate, then filed a false complaint that led to the inmate’s arrest.
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane David Memeger announced on Jan. 13 that Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which was originally based in Philadelphia, has agreed to pay $1.6 million to the federal government to settle allegations that it made false claims in applying for grants from the Department of Justice.