• Crime

Tire slasher gets three to six years in prison

At first, David Toledo famously said he wanted to break the hands of the guy who was slashing all of his Mayfair neighbors’ car tires in 2012. When a jury determined that Toledo was in fact the tire slasher, a city judge spared him with what some victims viewed as a slap on the wrist — probation.


Crime log: July 8, 2015

June 15 through 28


Guilty plea in drag race crash that killed family

A Castor Gardens man pleaded guilty to four counts of vehicular homicide on Monday for his role in a drag racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard that killed a mother and her three young sons two years ago.


Video released of 7-Eleven armed robbery

Police have released surveillance video of the armed robbery of a 7-Eleven in Frankford on June 29 in hope of identifying the culprits.


One killed, one injured in separate accidents

Two violent car accidents within minutes of each other last Thursday night in the Northeast left one man dead and another hospitalized.


Crook uses crowbar to swipe computer

A burglar used a crowbar to steal an Apple computer from a business in the Byberry East Industrial Park on June 11.


Stabbing victim says he doesn’t remember details

Detectives really want to figure out how a 31-year-old man got stabbed near a Holmesburg Wawa on June 24, but it’s kind of hard when the victim doesn’t even know how it happened.


Teen catches alleged bank robber in Mayfair

A Mayfair teenager and the Northeast Times teamed up to capture a suspected serial bank robber last week. … OK, maybe not exactly.


Gunman sought in Wawa robbery

A gunman with a towel draped over his head robbed a Wawa in Oxford Circle on June 23, Philadelphia police say.


Crime log: July 1, 2015

June 1 through 14