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L&I shuts down Bustleton nightclub

A Bustleton nightclub where a shootout occurred and three police officers were assaulted late last month is in hot water with Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspection.


Gunman dressed in Muslim garb robs Rite Aid

Yet another crook employed what authorities described as “Muslim garb” as a cover in the commission of a violent crime on Dec. 31. Last week, police released surveillance video of the armed robbery of a Mayfair pharmacy in hope of identifying the gunman.


Crime Log: February 10, 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. 


Pair sought in auto detailer robbery

A Bustleton-based auto detailer found himself in a scene reminiscent of a James Bond film after two men posing as police officers robbed him of $1,200 cash last Saturday night.


Man in underwear struck, killed on Roosevelt Boulevard

There are multiple levels of erratic behavior. First, there’s the basic kind, and then there’s the kind of weirdness that cost an unidentified man his life on Roosevelt Boulevard on Monday night.


Man charged in stabbing on SEPTA bus

Life would have been easier all-around had William Smalls brought a token onto SEPTA’s Route 56 bus last Friday afternoon rather than a blade.


Gunfire, officers assaulted outside Bustleton club

Almost a dozen gunshots were fired and three police allegedly assaulted early last Sunday outside a Bustleton nightclub that neighbors say has been a local nuisance for years.


Three arrested for string of armed robberies

Police arrested three men for alleged gunpoint stick-ups that stemmed from fake Craigslist ads. Citizens are encouraged to use police stations as a meeting place to buy and sell personal items. 


Police search for masked gunman

A masked gunman held up a Sunoco APlus market in Burholme on Dec. 16 in broad daylight.


Former prison guard pleads guilty to extortion

A former Philadelphia corrections officer has admitted to accepting a cash payment from an inmate of the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in exchange for smuggling illicit drugs and a cell phone into the prison.