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Heroin bust in Lexington Park

A sign outside identifies 7801 Roosevelt Blvd. as the Winchester Walk Apartments, but inside apartment No. 36, a high-level heroin dealer was running a bank for a multimillion drug operation, authorities claim.


Gunman uses restroom, then robs bar

A robber used a gun and a knife to hold up a Castor Gardens bar on Aug. 27, but not before he made a pit stop in the business’ restroom, Philadelphia police said.


Man indicted for pair of bank robberies

A federal grand jury indicted a Philadelphia man on Aug. 22 for the robberies of two banks in the Northeast and Bridesburg in May.


Most wanted pharmacy burglar pinched in North Wildwood

Authorities from Philadelphia and North Wildwood have captured a fugitive who was wanted for the burglary of a Northeast pharmacy in May and is considered a “person of interest” in numerous ATM break-ins across the city.


Feds nab alleged Mayfair loan sharks

Federal racketeering charges were filed last week against nine alleged bookmakers and loan sharks who conducted their nefarious and sometimes violent business inside several Mayfair shops, authorities said.


Boyhood friend charged in ‘personal’ killing of teen

The fatal shooting of a Somerton teen at a neighborhood construction site on Aug. 19 was even more “personal” than homicide detectives initially imagined.


Man arrested for Wissinoming Park teen rape

Philadelphia police arrested a 26-year-old man near the Frankford SEPTA terminal early Saturday after he allegedly snatched a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her in nearby Wissinoming Park.


7-Eleven armed robber sought

An armed robber who struck at a Parkwood convenience store on Aug. 18 remains on the loose, Philadelphia police said.


New police training facility in NE

The Philadelphia Police Department opened a new “regional tactical training facility” in the Northeast on Aug. 20. All of the city’s law enforcement agencies, as well as agencies from throughout the region, will be able to study S.W.A.T., ordinance (bomb) disposal and K-9 operations at the facility, according to a statement issued by Mayor Michael Nutter.


Pennypack drowning victim ID’d

The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday confirmed the identity of the drowning victim pulled from the Delaware River on Aug. 17 as the boy who went missing in the Pennypack Creek four days earlier. Sebastien Sanon, 15, of Wissinoming, died in an accidental drowning, said Jim Garrow, a spokesman for the Department of Public Health. Officers from the police Marine Unit found Sanon’s remains at about 8 a.m. on Aug. 17.