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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. 


Police confiscate 25 ATVs during sweep 

Prompted by repeated complaints from Somerton residents about the illegal use of unregistered ATVs on neighborhood streets, Philadelphia police confiscated eight of the vehicles during a surprise sweep on Sunday.


Elderly man held at knifepoint in Somerton

Two robbers in their 20s broke into the home of a 79-year-old Somerton man, held a knife to the victim’s throat and stole cash and jewelry from the home on Oct. 9, Philadelphia police say.


Police release IDs of fatal shooting victims

Philadelphia police have released the names of two men who died in unrelated shootings in the Northeast earlier this month.


Second suspect arrested for Delaware slayings

Delaware State Police have announced the arrest of a second alleged gunman in connection with the slayings of two people, including an 18-year-old Northeast Philadelphia woman, in a botched home invasion near Dover on Oct. 17. But the investigating agency has shed no new light on the mysterious circumstances of the violence.


Crime log: October 28, 2015

Sept. 21 through Oct. 4


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.


Police search for gunman in deadly shooting

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


NE woman dies in Delaware shootout

A teenage woman from the Northeast was wounded fatally during what Delaware State Police have described as a home invasion that turned into a deadly shootout early Saturday in Dover.