A grand jury indicted a Philadelphia man on Tuesday for the robberies of two Northeast banks in September, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
A Lancaster man with Northeast Philly ties who killed a mother and three children in a racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013 has been ordered to serve up to 34 years in state prison, although he won’t end up in state custody for a while yet.
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.
Delaware State Police have announced the arrest of a second alleged gunman in connection with the slayings of two people, including an 18-year-old Northeast Philadelphia woman, in a botched home invasion near Dover on Oct. 17. But the investigating agency has shed no new light on the mysterious circumstances of the violence.
Philadelphia police have released the names of two men who died in unrelated shootings in the Northeast earlier this month.
Prompted by repeated complaints from Somerton residents about the illegal use of unregistered ATVs on neighborhood streets, Philadelphia police confiscated eight of the vehicles during a surprise sweep on Sunday.
Two robbers in their 20s broke into the home of a 79-year-old Somerton man, held a knife to the victim’s throat and stole cash and jewelry from the home on Oct. 9, Philadelphia police say.
Sept. 21 through Oct. 4
Two suspected scam artists “flim-flammed” their way into Philadelphia police custody after they allegedly tried to use a cash deception to steal a Northeast man’s bank withdrawal.
Two credit card thieves went on a shopping spree at a couple of Northeast Philly businesses soon after swiping a wallet from a woman in Andorra earlier this month. Police hope that someone will recognize the culprits and divulge their names.