• Crime

Prison guards indicted for smuggling drugs

In a series of indictments issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office last Wednesday, four Philadelphia correctional officers and two former officers were charged with smuggling drugs and cellphones into city prisons and delivering the contraband to inmates in exchange for cash.


Woman in Tacony dungeon case pleads guilty

Linda Weston pleaded guilty last Wednesday to federal murder, racketeering, fraud and hate crimes charges.


Crime log: September 9, 2015

Aug. 10 through 23


Senior attacked in violent home invasion

A daughter and her elderly mother were assaulted by two gunmen inside their Oxford Circle home. 


Suspect sought in Somerton bank robbery

An unidentified man with a demand note held up a bank in Somerton on Sept. 2, but investigators have good surveillance camera images of his face.


Teen robbers target taxi drivers in Frankford

It’s getting more dangerous to drive a taxi in Center City or even Frankford, for that matter, thanks to three unknown teenagers who are sought by Philadelphia police. Detectives believe that the same young men held up three cab drivers in four days in the same general area.


Man, pregnant woman shot in Frankford

Two gunmen opened fire on a group of people, including a pregnant woman, on a Frankford street last Thursday night, but the reason remains a mystery, much like the description of the brazen shooters.


DUI suspected in crash that killed cop

An 18-year veteran police officer died in an off-duty motorcycle crash allegedly caused by a drunk driver in the Northeast on Sunday afternoon.


One dead, one injured in Woodhaven crash

A two-vehicle crash on Woodhaven Road early Sunday left one man dead, his woman passenger hospitalized and another motorist facing criminal charges, according to published reports.


Gun range shooter to prison, stolen pistols missing

Jeffrey Chandler was sentenced to state prison for the armed robbery of two seniors at NE gun range last year.