• Crime

Man convicted of prostituting underage girls

Vincent Jackson was convicted for last year’s shootout at the Roosevelt Inn that stemmed from an underage prostitution ring.


Suspect sought for bank robberies 

A bank robber who likes to wear sports-themed caps struck at a Citizens Bank branch in Burholme on Friday, four days after the same man allegedly robbed a bank in Flourtown.


Man found guilty in shooting over $5 of weed

A five-dollar bag of weed resulted in a near miss for a Tacony homeowner and two bullet holes in his front window in September 2013. Earlier this month, a jury convicted an alleged pot dealer of what amounted to egregious overkill.


Arrest made for fatal stabbing in Mayfair

Angelo Maldonado has been arrested for allegedly stabbing Thomas Ewing to death on a Mayfair street.


Crime log: August 12, 2015

July 13 through 26


Toothless man swipes smokes from Wawa

If it’s true that cigarettes can cause people to lose their teeth, a local robbery suspect surely overdid it with the smokes. The toothless thug wearing a “got bit” logo on his T-shirt swiped hundreds of dollars in cigs from a Wawa in Burholme on July 30, police say.


Man shot in the back at Tarken Playground 

A man who turned up at Tarken Playground with a bullet hole in his back doesn’t know who shot him, why he shot him or how he shot him, police say.


Driver arrested after crashing car into house

Every year the Philadelphia Fire Department compiles a comprehensive report of the myriad ways that houses catch fire: electrical wiring, inattentive cooking, careless smoking, children playing with matches.


Man fatally stabbed walking home in Mayfair

Thomas Ewing and his pals decided to walk home from the bar. That’s what you’re supposed to do, right?


Serial robber targets Northeast dollar stores

A serial dollar store robber apparently didn’t get enough dollars from his first four hold-ups, so he committed another one on Aug. 4, according to police.