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Second suspect arrested for propane heists

A second Bridesburg man has been arrested in connection with the thefts of dozens of propane and acetylene tanks from two Northeast businesses last month.


Man shoots neighbor, calls cops on himself

A 62-year-old Castor Gardens man shot his next-door neighbor in the kneecap before returning home and reporting himself to police.


Senior woman shot in face in Mayfair

An unknown armed robber shot a 75-year-old woman in the face as she walked home from a Mayfair supermarket on New Year’s Eve morning, Philadelphia police say.


Parkwood man sentenced for robberies

A Parkwood man with a rap sheet containing at least three prior arrests in Philadelphia was sentenced last week in Bucks County to serve up to 33 years in state prison for a string of armed robberies in the Northeast and its suburbs.


Car stolen with sleeping child in backseat

A man who left his running car parked outside a Northwood convenience store at 2:30 a.m. with his 6-year-old stepson sleeping in the backseat ran into some unexpected trouble on Tuesday.


Spike of burglaries reported in Somerton

Police in the 7th district warned Somerton residents on Tuesday about a spike in residential burglaries in one section of the community.


Bridesburg man arrested for propane thefts

Police arrested a Bridesburg man last week in connection with the thefts of dozens of propane and acetylene tanks from Northeast businesses, but there is no new information about his alleged co-conspirators.


Still no arrest one year after fatal hit-and-run

It’s been more than a year since a South Philadelphia woman was struck and killed by a truck in front of the city’s prison complex in Holmesburg, but the hit-and-run motorist remains unknown to authorities.


Tires on 16 cars slashed in Lawncrest

Tires on 16 cars were slashed, possibly by a dog-walker, on several Lawncrest streets early on Dec. 22.


Thieves swipe dozens of propane tanks

Fences, razor wire, heavy lifting and even security cameras don’t seem to deter a squad of thieves who have been stealing dozens of propane and acetylene tanks from Northeast businesses in recent weeks.