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Man involved in fatal crash waives hearing

A North Philadelphia man waived a preliminary hearing last week on charges stemming from an alcohol-related crash that claimed the life of a Wissinoming woman in February. Eric Luciano, 34, remains free on $100,000 bail pending an Oct. 9 arraignment in Common Pleas Court. He is accused of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and related offenses in connection with the Feb. 24 death of Teresa Marquard, 58, of the 6100 block of Gillespie St.


Crime log: September 25, 2013

Aug. 26 through Sept. 5


Woman robbed at bank deposit slot

Police are trying to identify a robber who held up a woman making a night deposit at a Rhawnhurst bank on Sept. 17.


Police arrest robbery suspect

More than two months after releasing surveillance video of a robbery at a Wissinoming convenience store, police have announced the arrest of the suspected crook.


Four hospitalized after unrelated shootings

Two unrelated shootings in the Northeast last weekend left four people hospitalized, including one alleged gunman who was wounded by a police officer.


Murder charges in Rite Aid slaying

A Frankford woman has been charged with murder for the Sept. 19 slaying of a Chester Rite Aid manager during an apparent botched robbery.


Pot plants seized in Northwood

A Frankford man had a high-tech garden growing inside his home, but he wasn’t going to win any horticultural awards for it, Philadelphia authorities say. Instead, the healthy crop landed him in jail. On Saturday, police raided Daniel Falu’s home on the 5200 block of Large St. and allegedly found dozens of marijuana plants growing inside. The narcotics investigators also seized about 600 grams of cocaine from the house, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Authorities didn’t say what prompted the investigation.


Attorney of accused killer disputes murder confession

Malik Anderson stood over the motionless body of his lifelong friend, looked into his distant eyes and shot him nine times in the face, according to a statement that the accused killer allegedly made to police.


Man charged with possession of child porn

A Castor Gardens man last week waived a preliminary hearing on charges that he downloaded and shared child pornography via his personal computer.


Drunken driver sentenced in fatal crash

Angel Roque was sentenced to three to seven years in state prison for the 2011 hit and run that killed Joyce Kenny.