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Two arrested for trying to scam victim at Wells Fargo Bank

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.

Guilty plea in Frankford murder case

Joshua Williams is a prime example of how not to settle an argument. On the night that most of Philadelphia was celebrating the arrival of the year 2013, Williams had a beef with Frankford resident Tyjuan Shields. Apparently, Williams, who was five days shy of his 18th birthday at the time, fought Shields, then 24, in the street. The nature of the dispute is not known.

Man gets 10 to 20 years for hotel shootout

A man who turned a Northeast motel into a scene from Gunfight at the O.K. Corral will have the next 10 to 20 years to view a whole catalog of Hollywood shoot-em-ups.

Attackers sought in violent home invasion

A 70-year-old Somerton man answered a knock at his door one evening last week only to wind up with a major knock on his head.

Gunmen smash window, ransack apartment

Police are trying to identify three men who burst into a Frankford apartment, held guns to a resident’s head and stole his widescreen television on Sept. 30.

Man beaten unconscious outside NE bar

Apparently, a young woman had a point to make with an older man at Benny the Bum’s on Oct. 3.

Crime log: October 7, 2015

Aug. 24 through Sept. 6

‘Pickleman’ hospitalized after stabbing

Over the last four decades, he has grown into somewhat of an iconic figure in and around the Greater Northeast, even among folks who recognize him merely for the jars of pickles and assorted condiments he cheerfully peddles at nightclubs, corner bars and fraternal halls throughout the area, and also for the overtly innocuous yet insidiously bawdy humor he typically delivers.

Gunman prompts five-hour standoff

A suicidal man with a gun fired two shots and held police at bay for about five hours in Bustleton last Friday before police negotiators and SWAT members teamed to capture him.

Somerton teen arrested for vandalism

Philadelphia police say that a Somerton teenager was responsible for the widespread vandalism of the Officer Daniel Boyle Memorial Playground in his own neighborhood last month.