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Crime log: November 19, 2014

Oct. 20 through Nov. 2

Police seek flashers in unrelated incidents

An 11-year-old boy and a 24-year-old woman have reported incidents of indecent exposure in the Northeast last week.    

Surveillance video released of van break-in

Police are trying to identify a thief who stole tools from a work van in Holmesburg on Oct. 23.

Officer arrested after quarrel with woman

An argument between an off-duty Philadelphia police officer and the mother of his children in Upper Holmesburg on Sunday resulted in his arrest and suspension from the police force.

Car falls off jack, kills Rhawnhurst man

A Rhawnhurst man was killed on Sunday when his car fell off a jack and crushed him.

Bustleton ambulance owner sentenced to federal prison

Feda Kuran wasn’t the most original criminal in Northeast Philadelphia, but federal judges don’t generally give credit for originality anyway.

Drug deal leads to Boulevard car chase

A police investigation into an alleged small-time drug deal led to a vehicle pursuit that ended in a violent crash on Roosevelt Boulevard near Langdon Street on Friday night. No serious injuries were reported in the episode, although two officers from the 15th district reported minor injuries, as did an innocent motorist. It all began at about 10:30 p.m. near Frankford Avenue and Dyre Street when patrol cops spotted what appeared to be an open-air drug transaction. The officers moved in to investigate the suspected dealer, who broke free and allegedly jumped into a running Cadillac Escalade. As the suspect drove away, he reportedly dragged two of the officers a short distance.

Prisoner charged in Lawncrest triple murder

If violent crime was Cori Thompson’s profession, then last winter was a busy season for the 22-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man.

Thug with knife attempts two robberies, fails

A bumbling robber with a pocket knife attempted and failed to hold up a couple of Northeast Philadelphia businesses on Mischief Night, but he ended up with a jar of loose change and small bills for his troubles. Police hope that surveillance video from the two targeted businesses will help them generate leads on the identity of the unknown bandit.

Suspect captured after police shooting, car chase

A woman’s abduction led to an Oct. 29 shooting involving police, followed by a wild auto pursuit through several Northeast neighborhoods that ended when the suspect crashed head-on into another vehicle at a Torresdale intersection.