Ricky Sanchez isn’t singly responsible for hundreds of automobile steering wheel airbag thefts that have occurred around Philadelphia since last May, but police detectives think that last week’s arrest of Sanchez is a good start in solving the crime pattern.
Philadelphia police arrested a man for allegedly operating an illegal gambling machine inside a Lawncrest food market on April 1.
One Northeast nail salon patron was killed and three others injured when a senior woman drove her car through the business’ front wall and struck them on March 31.
Steven Wolfenden, 38, was operating an all-terrain vehicle at a high rate of speed when he lost control and struck a fence. He was ejected from the ATV, which flipped and landed on top of him.
A street corner argument sparked a shooting in which two men were wounded in Tacony on Friday night. The gunfire erupted shortly after 7 p.m. in the 6600 block of Hegerman St., according to Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum of Northeast Detectives. A car occupied by two men pulled up to the curb outside a pizza shop and second-floor apartment. A pedestrian approached the car to speak to the occupants. The conversation escalated into an argument.
Holmesburg school teacher Erica Ann Ginnetti was facing as much as seven to 14 years in state prison for having sex with a 17-year-old Lower Moreland High School student, but a Montgomery County judge gave her a break on Friday.
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Driving motorized dirt bikes and ATVs is illegal on city streets. Mayfair resident James Ortiz ignored that law and it cost him his life on March 23, according to Philadelphia police.
A straw purchaser used a Northeast Philadelphia gun shop to buy a rifle and three handguns illegally for a convicted felon and is now facing federal charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
A man and woman who ambushed, robbed and shot a senior citizen patron of a Northeast gun range last year, stealing his seven handguns, pleaded guilty on Thursday to numerous felony charges stemming from the crime.