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Bandit swipes $12K diamond ring from Zales

A jewelry thief ripped off a $12,000 diamond engagement ring from a shop in Philadelphia Mills mall last Friday. According to Philadelphia police, all he had to do was ask for it.


NE man overdoses in police custody

A Northeast man suspected of intoxicated driving died of an accidental drug overdose while in Philadelphia police custody on Jan. 30.


Parkwood couple arrested for ATV thefts

A Parkwood woman and former civilian Philadelphia Police Department employee has been arrested along with her husband for allegedly using her old job as a clerk in the Auto Pound Unit to steal three all-terrain vehicles.


Crime log: February 11, 2015

Jan. 12 through 25


Doctor charged in Bustleton ‘pill mill’

A Northeast-based family doctor and his receptionist were charged last week with running a “pill mill” in their Bustleton medical office as well as a second office in Bucks County.


City investigates Fire Department sex scandal

Firefighters have been talking about a sex scandal within their department for months, but no word of it came to the public’s attention until last week, when TV reports aired that several Philadelphia Fire Department employees were about to be disciplined.


Reward offered in fatal hit and run

More than a month after a hit and run crash claimed a 33-year-old woman’s life on the 8100 block of State Road, authorities hope that new evidence and a $4,500 reward will help them solve the case.


Man critical after being shot five times

A Holmesburg man with a history of drug convictions has been charged with attempted murder and numerous related offenses after he allegedly shot another man five times on a neighborhood street.


One dead in alleged DUI crash in Holmesburg

Philadelphia police have arrested a Levittown man whose alleged drunk-driving caused a fatal crash in Holmesburg on Jan. 21.


NE woman pleads guilty in student sex case

A Northeast woman has admitted that she had sex with an underage student when she was a music teacher at Lenape Middle School in Bucks County in 2012.