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Crime log: March 18, 2015

Feb. 23 through March 8


Man convicted for near-fatal officer shooting

Eric Torres had an arrest record longer than his own arm and had been charged at least five times previously with assaulting police officers by the time he encountered Officer Edward Davies and his colleagues from the 25th district on Aug. 13, 2013.


St. Cecilia School eighth-grader allegedly brings pot to class

A student of St. Cecilia School in Fox Chase was escorted from the building by police after school officials allegedly caught him with marijuana in class.


Man attempts to rob ATM patron, leaves with no cash, fake PIN

Crime isn’t as easy as it may seem, even if you’ve got a gun in your hand and a prototypical scowl. Just ask the guy who tried to stick up an ATM patron outside a Summerdale bank on Feb. 24.


Suspect sought in two Cottman Avenue robberies

If you see a guy walking into a tanning salon or beauty supply shop wearing a dark hood and a long red scarf over his face, he’s probably not there to buy some skin cream.


Parkwood man arrested for six robberies

A Northeast Philadelphia man was arrested in Bensalem on March 4 on charges that he robbed six businesses there at gunpoint during the previous month. The same guy remains a suspect in two similar heists at a Somerton Sunoco in February.


Colleagues praise slain cop’s dedication, heroism

Thomas McLean had a job to do and needed help, a lot of it.


Crime log: March 4, 2015

Feb. 9 through 22


Dialysis patient pleads guilty in scheme to defraud Medicare

A 61-year-old dialysis patient is facing up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine after admitting last week to his participation in a Northeast ambulance company’s scheme to defraud the Medicare program.


Homeless man caught attempting to rob CVS

Note to burglars: When an alarm sounds, it’s time to go.