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Man jailed for beating 63-year-old

As a 63-year-old Rhawnhurst woman tried to fight off a home invader on April 11, 2013, the intruder hit her so hard and inflicted so much pain to her face and head, police initially thought he had used a hammer.


Crime log: April 30, 2014

March 24 through April 6


Gunman attempts to rob Burger King, fails

A masked man with a gun went into an Oxford Circle Burger King on April 16, but the restaurant’s cashier stayed one step ahead of the thug.


Cops announce ATV crackdown

Philadelphia police announced on Thursday a new initiative to confiscate all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, that are being operated illegally on streets and public property in the city. This includes unregistered motorbikes.


NE woman arrested for prostitution

An Academy Gardens woman was arrested on prostitution charges on April 18 after an undercover police officer allegedly responded to her ad in the adult section of a web-based classified page.


Execution warrant signed for cop killer

Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday signed a death warrant for the convicted murderer of Philadelphia cop and Northeast resident Chuck Cassidy.


Bustleton man arrested for dealing stolen jewelry at pawn shop

A Northeast Philadelphia man was dealing in stolen jewelry at his Port Richmond pawn shop, according to charges filed last month by Philadelphia police.


Frankford man missing

A Frankford man with mental health issues has been missing from his home since April 4.


Watch thief strikes same shop twice

A thief took a trusting Mayfair watch dealer for a spin on April 19, but police hope that the crook’s time on the lam is about to strike midnight thanks to surveillance video of his crimes.


Two hospitalized in separate NE shootings

Police detectives are investigating two shootings in the Northeast early this week that left two people hospitalized.