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Undercover cops make prostitution, drug arrests

The Ramada Inn on Roosevelt Boulevard is home to one of the city’s top-rated comedy clubs, but when the police department’s City Wide Vice Unit shows up at the hotel, it’s no laughing matter.


Arrests made in convenience store robberies

With the help of surveillance video and public tips, police have made arrests in connection with two February robberies of Northeast convenience stores.


Off-duty police officer shoots dog-doo dumper

A Lawndale dog owner ended up with a bullet hole in his leg after he allowed his pet to take a dump in an off-duty cop’s front yard, then refused to clean up the mess, according to Philadelphia police.


Video of impaired mother on bus goes viral

Almost 84,000 Facebook users have shared the disturbing video of a little girl and her semiconscious mother riding SEPTA’s Route 66 bus through the Northeast since a user named John Warren posted the four-plus-minute clip on March 6.


Suspect sought in home burglary

A burglar’s colorful jacket may provide the key in solving a break-in at a Somerton home last Saturday.


Bustleton burglar caught on video

A Bustleton homeowner’s investment in surveillance cameras may pay off big time as police have recovered extensive video of a recent burglary of the property.


Girl flees abduction attempt in Frankford

A 12-year-old Frankford girl escaped what may have been an abduction attempt near a neighborhood El station on March 4.


Hamburglars flee empty handed

Two men broke into an Oxford Circle Burger King on Feb. 18 for no apparent reason other than they may have been drunk. Now police are trying to identify the aimless burglars.


NE Dunkin’ Donuts robbed again

A Lower Northeast Dunkin’ Donuts was the scene of a second robbery in less than a month on Feb. 19. Police are still trying to identify the two masked gunmen.


Police raid NE massage parlor

Community complaints led to a police raid on a Far Northeast massage parlor that was being operated as a house of prostitution, police said last Thursday.