• Crime

Man steals TV from Walmart, stabs employee

A bargain-hunting shopper tried to waltz out of a Northeast Philly Walmart with a widescreen television and without paying for it last Friday. When a store employee questioned him, the man tried to flash a two-year-old receipt. And when that failed, he pulled out a pocketknife and stabbed the employee in the arm.


Police search for gunman in deadly shooting

A 34-year-old man was shot to death yesterday morning in the street near Wissinoming Park.


Suspects sought for credit card theft

Two credit card thieves went on a shopping spree at a couple of Northeast Philly businesses soon after swiping a wallet from a woman in Andorra earlier this month. Police hope that someone will recognize the culprits and divulge their names.


Two arrested for trying to scam victim at Wells Fargo Bank

Two suspected scam artists “flim-flammed” their way into Philadelphia police custody after they allegedly tried to use a cash deception to steal a Northeast man’s bank withdrawal.


Man gets 10 to 20 years for hotel shootout

A man who turned a Northeast motel into a scene from Gunfight at the O.K. Corral will have the next 10 to 20 years to view a whole catalog of Hollywood shoot-em-ups.


Attackers sought in violent home invasion

A 70-year-old Somerton man answered a knock at his door one evening last week only to wind up with a major knock on his head.


Guilty plea in Frankford murder case

Joshua Williams is a prime example of how not to settle an argument. On the night that most of Philadelphia was celebrating the arrival of the year 2013, Williams had a beef with Frankford resident Tyjuan Shields. Apparently, Williams, who was five days shy of his 18th birthday at the time, fought Shields, then 24, in the street. The nature of the dispute is not known.


Gunmen smash window, ransack apartment

Police are trying to identify three men who burst into a Frankford apartment, held guns to a resident’s head and stole his widescreen television on Sept. 30.


Man beaten unconscious outside NE bar

Apparently, a young woman had a point to make with an older man at Benny the Bum’s on Oct. 3.


Gunman prompts five-hour standoff

A suicidal man with a gun fired two shots and held police at bay for about five hours in Bustleton last Friday before police negotiators and SWAT members teamed to capture him.