Residential burglaries are on the upswing in the 15th Police District, which includes the neighborhoods of Holmesburg, Mayfair, Tacony, Wissinoming, Frankford and Bridesburg.
A man with a striped shirt held up a Northeast Philadelphia post office at gunpoint last Thursday. Now police are trying to put him into a different type of striped clothing, a prison jumpsuit.
A man was shot dead inside his car, while it was parked outside his Tacony home. At least 10 empty shell casings were found at the scene.
A senior man from Northeast Philadelphia died in a single-car crash in Bensalem Township on Saturday.
A bank robber who likes to wear sports-themed caps struck at a Citizens Bank branch in Burholme on Friday, four days after the same man allegedly robbed a bank in Flourtown.
A five-dollar bag of weed resulted in a near miss for a Tacony homeowner and two bullet holes in his front window in September 2013. Earlier this month, a jury convicted an alleged pot dealer of what amounted to egregious overkill.
Vincent Jackson was convicted for last year’s shootout at the Roosevelt Inn that stemmed from an underage prostitution ring.
Angelo Maldonado has been arrested for allegedly stabbing Thomas Ewing to death on a Mayfair street.
The Northeast Dollar Store robber got more than he bargained for on Aug. 17.
A Castor Gardens man probably got more than he bargained for when he swiped the shrubbery from a front yard of a Bell’s Corner home in April. Earlier this month, a judge gave him a lot of work and a hefty bill for his troubles.