• Crime

Bank robber sought for attempted heist

A man allegedly tried to rob a Mayfair bank on Saturday afternoon, but in the middle of the hold-up, he turned and ran away empty handed.


Woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty

A Castor Gardens woman has pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty in a case involving a dog whose skin was in extreme condition.


Frankford American Legion hall destroyed by fire

Memorial Day festivities at a Frankford American Legion hall ended in devastation as a four-alarm fire gutted the nearly century-old neighborhood institution.


Driver sought for hit and run

A 44-year-old SEPTA police officer is facing a long recovery from critical injuries he suffered when a hit-and-run driver struck him as he jogged along Rowland Avenue in Holmesburg on May 22.


Couple arrested for scams

A husband and wife who allegedly tried to use a home repair scam to rip off a 92-year-old Morrell Park man last Sunday ended up behind bars when a quick-acting police officer caught them red-handed. 


Police search for Bustleton bank robber

A bank robber went with the conspicuously inconspicuous Hunter S. Thompson disguise when he knocked off a Royal Bank branch in Bustleton on May 13. The FBI is hoping that someone will recognize the man in the bucket hat and sunglasses.


Police protester arrested on gun, assault charges

Tony Soto allegedly impersonated a cop and pointed a gun at neighbors during an argument over parking in Oxford Circle. 


Motorist surrenders to police after fatal hit and run

Accident investigators were trying to piece together the facts in a fatal hit and run that occurred near Cottman and Bustleton avenues early yesterday, claiming the life of pedestrian. One motorist surrendered to police several hours later, but a second driver remained unidentified and wanted for questioning yesterday afternoon.


Car vandalism video released 

A teenage boy may be responsible for vandalizing nine cars on a Holmesburg block earlier this month.


Burglar tries to break into laundromat twice, fails both times

A laundromat burglar learned last Friday that if at first you don’t succeed, and if at second you still don’t succeed, it’s probably best to run.