• Crime

Carjacker sentenced to 20 years in prison

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.


Crime Log: February 24, 2016

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 seek help nabbing robber

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.


Two arrested in fatal street racing crash

Update: Ryan Farrell, 20, surrendered to police on Tuesday. 


Parkwood Deli burglars wanted

Two burglars apparently wanted to hit the lottery at a Parkwood Deli earlier this month, but they left as losers.


Motorist flees after striking child in stroller in Tacony

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.


Man killed on Bustleton Ave.

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.


Woman slashed with broken bottle at NE bar

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.


Suspect sought in 7-Eleven robbery

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.


Teens fight, shots fired on Mayfair street

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.