• Crime

Burglaries spike in the 15th

Residential burglaries are on the upswing in the 15th Police District, which includes the neighborhoods of Holmesburg, Mayfair, Tacony, Wissinoming, Frankford and Bridesburg.


Gunman sought in post office holdup

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.


Police search for clues in deadly shooting

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.


Senior dies in single-car crash

A senior man from Northeast Philadelphia died in a single-car crash in Bensalem Township on Saturday.


Suspect sought for bank robberies 

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.


Man found guilty in shooting over $5 of weed

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.


Man convicted of prostituting underage girls

Vincent Jackson was convicted for last year’s shootout at the Roosevelt Inn that stemmed from an underage prostitution ring.


Arrest made for fatal stabbing in Mayfair

Angelo Maldonado has been arrested for allegedly stabbing Thomas Ewing to death on a Mayfair street.


Police arrest suspect for string of dollar store robberies

The Northeast Dollar Store robber got more than he bargained for on Aug. 17. 


Castor Gardens man sentenced for stealing shrubbery

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.