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Speed major factor in fatal car crash

High speed and a bump in the road contributed to a fiery two-car crash that claimed the life of a 21-year-old man and injured two other people early Saturday in Bustleton, police say.


Men steal prescriptions from Tacony pharmacy

Two men used a demand note to steal prescription pills from a Rite Aid pharmacy in Tacony on Oct. 30.


Man fatally shot outside Lower Northeast nightclub

A 25-year-old man was killed and his twin brother wounded after a shooting outside Candelas Bar Restaurant. 


Crime Log: November 9, 2016

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department. 


Senior killed while crossing Boulevard

A 73-year-old man who attempted to walk across Roosevelt Boulevard against the traffic light lost his life when a motorist suspected of drunk driving struck him on Saturday night, police say.


Running truck stolen outside Mayfair Wawa

Police often remind motorists that they shouldn’t leave their vehicles unattended and running, even during a quick stop at a local convenience store. Last Thursday, surveillance cameras outside a Mayfair Wawa recorded what can happen in that situation.


Olney woman slain in Far Northeast

An unidentified gunman opened fire on an Olney woman and her two male companions in the parking lot of a Far Northeast apartment complex last Thursday, killing the woman and wounding one of the men, police say.


Men wanted for separate bank robberies

Federal and local authorities seek the public’s help in identifying two bank robbers who struck separately in the Northeast in August and September.


Crime Log: November 2, 2016

Oct. 3 through 16


$16K in watches swiped during Macy’s smash-and-grab

Three masked men in a stolen Mercedes snatched $16,000 in Movado watches from a Northeast Philadelphia Macy’s store last Thursday, two days after the same car was involved in the burglary of a high-end department store in Center City, authorities say.