Police in the 2nd district responded to two unrelated shootings within about an hour on Monday afternoon, including one that is being investigated as a home invasion.
A Montgomery County-based roofing company owner pleaded guilty on Dec. 9 to six federal charges stemming from the 2013 jobsite death of a Northeast man who fell from a 45-foot scaffold.
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.
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.
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.
Philadelphia police say they have captured a Chalfont section man who burglarized seven Far Northeast businesses in late November.
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.
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.
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.
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.