A group of corrupt narcotics officers from the Philadelphia Police Department robbed, beat up and kidnapped numerous suspected drug dealers, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars during a seven-year span, according to a federal grand jury indictment released last Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Two men in a duty-sized pick-up truck with “dually” wheels busted open the change boxes on numerous vacuum cleaner machines at a do-it-yourself Mayfair car wash on July 19, police said.
Two burglars turned a Northeast “Stop and Shop” into a stop, smash and grab early last month, according to Philadelphia police, who released surveillance video of the break-in last week.
A Philadelphia police officer came face-to-face with death in Northwood on Friday when a suspected home invader pointed a loaded gun at the officer’s head. The cop quickly turned the tables, however, swatting away the threat and fatally shooting the alleged robber during an exchange of gunfire, authorities said.
A Frankford man arrested on weapons charges during a violent week on Ditman Street in October has been sentenced to 11½ to 23 months behind bars.
There was no Christmas in July this year, but a Wissinoming burglar was prepared in case a winter storm descended upon the Northeast. The unknown thief stole a snow blower from a local business, Philadelphia police say.
A suspected drunken driver struck and killed a man who was walking along Academy Road near Northeast Airport early last Friday, according to police.
A masked, knife-wielding man robbed an East Torresdale convenience store and made off with up to $400 cash early Sunday, according to 6ABC.
Philadelphia’s medical examiner and police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a Northeast woman whose body was found on Tuesday morning along Holme Avenue near the Holme-Crispin Cemetery.
A Lawndale man is facing child pornography charges after state investigators allegedly found sexual images of children on his home computer via a peer-to-peer file sharing network.