• Crime

Man shoots neighbor, calls cops on himself

A 62-year-old Castor Gardens man shot his next-door neighbor in the kneecap before returning home and reporting himself to police.


Four gunpoint robberies reported Saturday

A group of several unknown teenage men in a silver car committed at least four gunpoint robberies within about two hours in the Northeast on Saturday night, Philadelphia police said. Many of the victims were also teens.


Former NE man arrested for violent carjackings

A former Northeast man has been arrested by suburban police in connection with two violent carjackings at the same Wawa gas station in Trevose recently.


Crime log: January 13, 2016

Nov. 30 through Dec. 13


Spike of burglaries reported in Somerton

Police in the 7th district warned Somerton residents on Tuesday about a spike in residential burglaries in one section of the community.


Senior woman shot in face in Mayfair

An unknown armed robber shot a 75-year-old woman in the face as she walked home from a Mayfair supermarket on New Year’s Eve morning, Philadelphia police say.


Parkwood man sentenced for robberies

A Parkwood man with a rap sheet containing at least three prior arrests in Philadelphia was sentenced last week in Bucks County to serve up to 33 years in state prison for a string of armed robberies in the Northeast and its suburbs.


Car stolen with sleeping child in backseat

A man who left his running car parked outside a Northwood convenience store at 2:30 a.m. with his 6-year-old stepson sleeping in the backseat ran into some unexpected trouble on Tuesday.


Bridesburg man arrested for propane thefts

Police arrested a Bridesburg man last week in connection with the thefts of dozens of propane and acetylene tanks from Northeast businesses, but there is no new information about his alleged co-conspirators.


Tires on 16 cars slashed in Lawncrest

Tires on 16 cars were slashed, possibly by a dog-walker, on several Lawncrest streets early on Dec. 22.