• Crime

Suspect robs two stores, assaults copĀ 

An Academy Gardens man used a crowbar to rob two Northeast convenience stores early last Sunday before he assaulted a police officer in a failed attempt to escape capture, Philadelphia police say.


Salesman held at gunpoint during test drive

A Cadillac test drive turned into a royal nightmare for a used car salesman in Frankford earlier this year as a would-be customer with a gun took off with the merchandise.


Three arrested for stealing work trucks

It recently got a little easier to do contract work in Northeast Philadelphia and other parts of the city.


One arrested, another sought in church burglaries

The season of lent is supposed to be one of abstinence and atonement for Christians. But two recent visitors to a couple of Roman Catholic churches in the Northeast seem to be having trouble with both of those lofty ideals.


Police seek help nabbing robber

A masked armed robber struck twice at businesses in Burholme last month. Police now hope that a member of the public will recognize the culprit from surveillance video of the crimes.


Police seek man who robbed Wawa

An armed robber struck at a Wawa store in Castor Gardens on Feb. 12. Although he used a mask to obscure his face, police hope that video evidence will help them identify the bandit.


Crime Log: February 24, 2016

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. 


Carjacker sentenced to 20 years in prison

A police impersonator who used police lights, a badge and a gun to carjack three motorists on a Holmesburg street in 2012 was sentenced last week to serve 20 years, eight months, in federal prison.


Parkwood Deli burglars wanted

Two burglars apparently wanted to hit the lottery at a Parkwood Deli earlier this month, but they left as losers.


Woman assaulted outside Mayfair bar

When a woman used a broken bottle to slash another woman’s neck inside Fiddler’s Green Tavern in Mayfair on Feb. 14, it wasn’t the first major assault that occurred at the business this month, police say.