• Crime

Suspect sought in two jewelry store heists 

A single thief swiped engagement rings from two jewelry stores on both sides of the Delaware River within about one hour earlier this month. Last week, Philadelphia police released surveillance images of the alleged perpetrator.


Weather device falls from sky, hits parked car

A device described by Philadelphia police as a weather instrument fell from the sky and onto a parked car in the Northeast on Saturday night, according to a Philly.com report.


Crime log: November 18, 2015

Oct. 19 through Nov. 1


Man steals car, drags cop in escape attempt

Ever wonder how to rack up 19 prior arrests and two active arrest warrants? Do stuff like Anthony Brown allegedly did last Thursday night in Frankford.


Freelancer indicted for taking explicit photos

A federal grand jury has indicted a freelance photographer who reportedly lives in the Northeast for taking sexually explicit pictures of children while working at a series of promotional events for WXPN public radio station.


Student stabs classmates at Lincoln Tech

Two Lincoln Tech students were nursing stab wounds and a third facing criminal charges after a fight during recess at the Torresdale-based school for aspiring auto mechanics.


Mayfair man shoots girlfriend, kills self at home

Police believe suspicions of infidelity drove a man to shoot his live-in girlfriend, then himself. 


Gun scare causes lockdown at Ryan HS

A gun scare prompted a two-hour lockdown at Archbishop Ryan High School on Tuesday morning in an incident that was apparently fueled by a wayward SEPTA charter bus.


Resident shoots two would-be robbers  

A trio of teenagers may have been in search of valuables when they allegedly held up a Burholme man outside his home on Monday night. Instead, two of the suspects got un-precious metal for their troubles.


Police seek help in finding missing boy

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in finding a Tacony boy who has a “mild cognitive disability” and was last seen on Nov. 4 at his home.