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$3.3 million worth of heroin seized in Burholme

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Dangerous Drug Offenders Unit in partnership with Philadelphia Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested three people in connection with the trafficking of $3.3 million worth of heroin in the Northeast’s Burholme section on Jan. 24.


Police release photos of murder suspect

Police have released surveillance images of a gunman who they believe shot an East Frankford towing company worker repeatedly and fatally outside a local beer store on Jan. 12. The unidentified suspect opened fire on 35-year-old Eric Robinson at Melrose and Orthodox streets shortly after 8 p.m. A police commander told reporters at the scene that the assailant fired at least seven rounds, wounding Robinson in the head and torso. 


DUI suspected in crash that killed young sisters

They left their new Oxford Circle home in search of a midnight snack, but now their family and friends are mourning the deaths of a young woman and her 10-year-old sister on Roosevelt Boulevard.


Crime Log: Feb. 1, 2017

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. 


Police search for missing Frankford teen

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a teenage girl who has been missing from her Frankford home for more than two weeks.


IRS worker sentenced for false tax returns

A Northeast Philadelphia woman who formerly worked for the Internal Revenue Service was sentenced on Jan. 12 to a year in prison for carrying out three frauds involving false tax returns.


Homeless man attacks transgender woman

A homeless man who allegedly attacked a transgender woman in the shadow of City Hall and the Criminal Justice Center on Friday turned up at the Frankford terminal two days later, when police arrested him.


Dog abandoned in trash bag

The Pennsylvania SPCA is asking the public for help in identifying the person(s) responsible for dumping a dachshund-type dog in a trash bag in Summerdale.


Crime Log: Jan. 25, 2017

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. 


Burglars steal thousands from washing machines

Police say crooks have been breaking into apartment buildings throughout the Northeast and ripping off thousands of dollars from the coin-operated washing machines.