• Crime

Check cashing business owner indicted

The co-owner of a Northeast check cashing business is facing nine federal charges for allegedly helping a sports bookmaker to conceal about $670,000 in illegal gambling proceeds.


Frankford man impersonates federal agents

A Frankford man and former School District of Philadelphia police officer was indicted on Dec. 1 for twice impersonating federal agents, including one time when he posed as an ATF officer to access the restricted site of the May 12 Amtrak derailment, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


Murder suspect linked to NE armed robbery 

The same robbers suspected in the Thanksgiving morning slaying of a Port Richmond man have been linked to a similar hold-up in Mayfair one hour earlier.


Crime Log: December 9, 2015

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. 


Robber arrested, charged with 7 burglaries

Philadelphia police say they have captured a Chalfont section man who burglarized seven Far Northeast businesses in late November.


Loaded gun, 12 kilograms of heroin seized from Mayfair house

Two Dominicans were using a twin house across Ryan Avenue from Austin Meehan Middle School to store and package wholesale quantities of heroin, according to a grand jury indictment released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Dec. 2.


Homeless man jailed for stabbing shopper

A homeless man who stabbed a shopper inside a Burholme Pathmark last year won’t have to worry about his own room and board for a while. A Philadelphia judge sentenced him earlier this month to serve up to 15 years in state prison.


Lincoln student arrested for bomb threat

Solving an idle bomb threat at Abraham Lincoln High School on Monday morning proved easier than a jigsaw puzzle for school police. All they had to do was match two pieces of the same sheet of paper.


Police search for suspect in armed robberies

Police are trying to identify the man responsible for three armed robberies at Mayfair businesses since Nov. 22.


Teen critically injured in Holmesburg shooting

An argument in a driveway behind a Holmesburg pizza parlor sparked a shooting that left a 17-year-old boy in critical condition on Thanksgiving eve.