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Crime log: November 18, 2015

Oct. 19 through Nov. 1


Man steals car, drags cop in escape attempt

Ever wonder how to rack up 19 prior arrests and two active arrest warrants? Do stuff like Anthony Brown allegedly did last Thursday night in Frankford.


Mayfair man shoots girlfriend, kills self at home

Police believe suspicions of infidelity drove a man to shoot his live-in girlfriend, then himself. 


Woman gets life in prison in Tacony dungeon case

The Philadelphia woman who admitted to imprisoning and torturing mentally disabled adults in four states over a decade in order to steal their government benefits was ordered last week to spend the rest of her life in federal prison.


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, tips lead to bank robber arrest

Gerald Riley apparently didn’t bother too much with a disguise. He wore a Nike T-shirt, Eagles cap and a thin moustache when he robbed the Santander Bank at 6836 Torresdale Ave. in Tacony on Nov. 4, authorities claim.


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.


Police seek help in finding missing boy

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in finding a Tacony boy who has a “mild cognitive disability” and was last seen on Nov. 4 at his home.


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. 


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.