A police impersonator who used police lights, a badge and a gun to carjack three motorists on a Holmesburg street in 2012 was sentenced last week to serve 20 years, eight months, in federal prison.
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.
A masked armed robber struck twice at businesses in Burholme last month. Police now hope that a member of the public will recognize the culprit from surveillance video of the crimes.
Update: Ryan Farrell, 20, surrendered to police on Tuesday.
Two burglars apparently wanted to hit the lottery at a Parkwood Deli earlier this month, but they left as losers.
A motorist stuck a child in a stroller on a Tacony street corner, then fled the scene during rush hour on Feb. 17, police say.
A 41-year-old man was crossing busy Bustleton Avenue in the dark, on his hands and knees, trying to retrieve a shoe when a car struck and killed him, Philadelphia police say.
A woman is lucky to be alive after an altercation at a Mayfair bar left her with a slashed throat early on Valentine’s Day.
An unsuccessful potty break may result in a long prison sentence for a would-be patron of a Bustleton convenience store if authorities can manage to identify him.
High school dismissal time has long been a concern for the residents and business people of Mayfair, but escalated dramatically when a fight between two teenagers led to a shooting on a busy street corner on Feb. 9.