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Ex-ambulance driver sent to jail for scam

A former ambulance driver was ordered on April 3 to serve two years in federal prison for his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare of millions of dollars by transporting ineligible patients to medical facilities.


Holmesburg man to stand trial for murder

A Holmesburg man has been ordered to stand trial for the Feb. 2 murder of Torresdale resident Rasheed Shannon. 


Man tries to crack ATM, flees empty-handed

A burglar broke through a fence, a wall and a window, but he couldn’t crack open an ATM machine in the office of a Wissinoming auto repair shop on April 6, so he fled with nothing.


Shooting at after-hours club in Crescentville

A would-be patron of a Crescentville after-hours club didn’t take it too well when a doorman turned him away in the pre-dawn hours on March 31. The man returned to the business with a gun and fired several rounds through the front door.


Police impersonator sought

A man walked into a Castor Gardens pharmacy on Feb. 25, flashed a badge to employees and declared that he was conducting a narcotics investigation. Yet, the man isn’t a cop, according to the legitimate Philadelphia police.


Teen fatally shot in home invasion

A 19-year-old man is dead after a home invasion and shooting on Monday morning in the Northeast’s Wooden Bridge Run section.


Man held captive, forcibly tattooed in Mayfair home

Police believe that a dispute over an injured pet led four people to treat a Mayfair man worse than an animal inside the basement apartment that he shared with three of his alleged attackers.


Suspect caught on camera during burglary

On a scale of one to 10, the surveillance video of a recent residential burglary in Tacony is at least an 11.


Four NE men nabbed in prostitution bust

Four Northeast residents were among six men arrested by Citywide Vice police for allegedly patronizing prostitutes on Kensington Avenue last Thursday.


Detectives link Lawndale man to 19 residential break-ins

For a while, at least, Richard Bondarenko allegedly made out like a bandit. But in the end, Philadelphia police hit the jackpot.