• Crime

Mother took explicit photos of daughters

An Oxford Circle woman has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for taking sexually explicit photos of her daughters, ages 6 years and 16 months, and for offering to send the older girl to Michigan to meet a man for sex.


Body found in river was missing teen

A dead body pulled from the Delaware River near Linden Avenue on Nov. 4 was that of a Frankford High School freshman girl, authorities say.


Photos released of serial armed robber

The same serial armed robber is responsible for holding up more than a dozen cell phone stores since July throughout the city, authorities say. Six of the crimes have occurred in the Northeast.


NE woman questioned in fatal hit and run

A Northeast Philadelphia woman may have been involved in a fatal hit and run that occurred on State Road just outside the city on Oct. 28.


Man killed outside apartment complex

A resident of a Far Northeast apartment complex was shot and killed on the lawn outside his building on Monday night, police say.


Man indicted for local bank robberies

A grand jury indicted a Philadelphia man on Tuesday for the robberies of two Northeast banks in September, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


Driver sentenced for fatal drag racing crash

A Lancaster man with Northeast Philly ties who killed a mother and three children in a racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013 has been ordered to serve up to 34 years in state prison, although he won’t end up in state custody for a while yet.


Crime log: November 4, 2015

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. 


Second suspect arrested for Delaware slayings

Delaware State Police have announced the arrest of a second alleged gunman in connection with the slayings of two people, including an 18-year-old Northeast Philadelphia woman, in a botched home invasion near Dover on Oct. 17. But the investigating agency has shed no new light on the mysterious circumstances of the violence.


Police release IDs of fatal shooting victims

Philadelphia police have released the names of two men who died in unrelated shootings in the Northeast earlier this month.