The season of lent is supposed to be one of abstinence and atonement for Christians. But two recent visitors to a couple of Roman Catholic churches in the Northeast seem to be having trouble with both of those lofty ideals.
An argument between brothers inside a Woodhaven Road apartment led to a case of fratricide — brother killing brother — last Thursday night, Philadelphia police say.
When a woman used a broken bottle to slash another woman’s neck inside Fiddler’s Green Tavern in Mayfair on Feb. 14, it wasn’t the first major assault that occurred at the business this month, police say.
An armed robber struck at a Wawa store in Castor Gardens on Feb. 12. Although he used a mask to obscure his face, police hope that video evidence will help them identify the bandit.
A masked armed robber struck twice at businesses in Burholme last month. Police now hope that a member of the public will recognize the culprit from surveillance video of the crimes.
Police are trying to identify a man who either has a bad smoking habit or an unhealthy dislike for windows, perhaps both.
Two burglars apparently wanted to hit the lottery at a Parkwood Deli earlier this month, but they left as losers.
Update: Ryan Farrell, 20, surrendered to police on Tuesday.
A motorist stuck a child in a stroller on a Tacony street corner, then fled the scene during rush hour on Feb. 17, police say.
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.