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Thief steals purse from car, buys Xbox

Maybe a gamer was channeling his inner Grand Theft Auto when he smashed a window of an unattended car on the edge of Pennypack Park on Sept. 24. Or maybe he just wanted a new Xbox, but couldn’t afford one.


Police seek help in locating two missing people

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two people who have gone missing from the 6300 block of Algon Avenue.


Police release video of home burglary

Police detectives have surveillance recordings of a man who burglarized a Tomlinson Road home last month and are hoping someone recognizes him and tells them who he is so they can pick him up.


It’s now 8 Ironworkers who have pleaded guilty to federal charges

Two more members of the Northeast-based Ironworkers Local 401 today pleaded guilty to their roles in incidents that caused destruction at construction sites. So far, eight men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from federal investigations of schemes to intimidate employers who didn’t hire union workers.


Father Judge football player charged with murder

A Father Judge High School freshman, seemingly on track to be a superstar football player, is facing charges as an adult in the murder of teenager Aisha Abdur-Rahman.


Crime log: October 1, 2014

Aug. 25 through Sept. 7


Burglar raids computer store three times

An unknown man didn’t just break into a Mayfair computer store on Sept. 19, he became a repeat visitor there. Police say that the burglar raided the property three times early that morning and even changed his clothes in between his visits.


Wissinoming man sentenced for tax scam

A Wissinoming man last week was sentenced to 32 months in prison for his role in a tax fraud conspiracy, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Philadelphia announced.


Two Ironworkers admit to extortion

Two members of the Northeast Philadelphia-based Ironworkers Local 401, Francis Sean O’Donnell and William Gillin, on Monday pleaded guilty to conspiracy, arson and related charges, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced. Both men will be sentenced in January.


Teacher, NE resident accused of sex with student

A married and visibly pregnant schoolteacher from Northeast Philadelphia is facing child sex charges after a former student told police she molested him repeatedly two years ago when the boy was 14.