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Car windows smashed in Castor Gardens

At least 10 residents of the Northeast’s Castor Gardens section awoke last Sunday morning to find the same appalling sight outside of their homes. Someone had smashed the windows of their cars.


Carjacker sentenced to 20 years in prison

A police impersonator who used police lights, a badge and a gun to carjack three motorists on a Holmesburg street in 2012 was sentenced last week to serve 20 years, eight months, in federal prison.


Woman slashed with broken bottle at NE bar

A woman is lucky to be alive after an altercation at a Mayfair bar left her with a slashed throat early on Valentine’s Day.


Teens fight, shots fired on Mayfair street

High school dismissal time has long been a concern for the residents and business people of Mayfair, but escalated dramatically when a fight between two teenagers led to a shooting on a busy street corner on Feb. 9.


Suspect sought in 7-Eleven robbery

An unsuccessful potty break may result in a long prison sentence for a would-be patron of a Bustleton convenience store if authorities can manage to identify him.


Police search for burglar

Police seek the public’s help in identifying a man depicted in surveillance video of an alleged burglary of a Mayfair bar on Feb. 7.


Man killed on Bustleton Ave.

A 41-year-old man was crossing busy Bustleton Avenue in the dark, on his hands and knees, trying to retrieve a shoe when a car struck and killed him, Philadelphia police say.


Crime Log: February 17, 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. 


Suspect sought for stealing $1,700 from NE church

Just days before the start of the holiest season in the Christian calendar, someone stole about $1,700 that a Northeast Philadelphia Catholic school had raised through its book fair, according to police.


Man wounded outside grocery store

Philadelphia police released alarming video last Thursday of a brazen shooting in front of a grocery store on busy Frankford Avenue. Investigators hope that the graphic images will help them identify the gunman.