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Police dispatcher charged in fraud case

Philadelphia motorists know that it often seems like private tow truck operators know about traffic accidents before even the police do. On Friday, federal prosecutors offered an explanation as to why at least one local towing service often got the jump on the competition.


Gunmen sought in cell phone store heist

Police are trying to identify two masked gunmen who robbed a pair of cell phone stores, one in the Northeast and another in Roxborough, on May 5.


Mayfair beauty salon robbed at gunpoint

Three men walked into a Mayfair beauty salon on May 2 trying to cover their faces, but it wasn’t because they were overdue for makeovers. They robbed the place at gunpoint, according to police.


Mayfair tire slasher sentenced to probation

At the end of the day, Mayfair residents will have spent more time waiting for justice in the “tire slasher” case than it will take the convicted tire slasher to serve his sentence. 


12-year-old among two shot in Lawncrest

Barely two days after the family of mother-son murder victims gathered inside a Lawncrest church to plead for an end to local violence, gunshots wounded two more people just five blocks away.


Cop investigated for possible DUI

A Philadelphia police officer has been removed from street duty as the department investigates whether she drove drunk in the Far Northeast, struck several parked cars and left the scene of the accident on Friday.


Suspect arrested for Frankford murder

Joshua Williams is probably starting to hate April 28.


Man jailed for beating 63-year-old

As a 63-year-old Rhawnhurst woman tried to fight off a home invader on April 11, 2013, the intruder hit her so hard and inflicted so much pain to her face and head, police initially thought he had used a hammer.


Crime log: May 7, 2014

April 7 through 20


Two former cops convicted of theft

Two former Philadelphia police officers were convicted of theft last week for stealing utility services at several properties they jointly owned.