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Holmesburg man to stand trial for murder

A Holmesburg man has been ordered to stand trial for the Feb. 2 murder of Torresdale resident Rasheed Shannon. 


Suspect sought in robbery attempts

A bungling bandit went 0-for-2 in robbery attempts at a pair of Northeast businesses last week as store employees essentially told him to get lost. But the same man made off with a bag of cash from a third heist on Sunday.


Police launch DUI checkpoint program

The Philadelphia Police Department has launched a new drunken-driving enforcement program that will continue throughout the remainder of 2014.


Man tries to crack ATM, flees empty-handed

A burglar broke through a fence, a wall and a window, but he couldn’t crack open an ATM machine in the office of a Wissinoming auto repair shop on April 6, so he fled with nothing.


Crime log: April 16, 2014

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Ex-ambulance driver sent to jail for scam

A former ambulance driver was ordered on April 3 to serve two years in federal prison for his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare of millions of dollars by transporting ineligible patients to medical facilities.


Police impersonator sought

A man walked into a Castor Gardens pharmacy on Feb. 25, flashed a badge to employees and declared that he was conducting a narcotics investigation. Yet, the man isn’t a cop, according to the legitimate Philadelphia police.


Shooting at after-hours club in Crescentville

A would-be patron of a Crescentville after-hours club didn’t take it too well when a doorman turned him away in the pre-dawn hours on March 31. The man returned to the business with a gun and fired several rounds through the front door.


Man held captive, forcibly tattooed in Mayfair home

Police believe that a dispute over an injured pet led four people to treat a Mayfair man worse than an animal inside the basement apartment that he shared with three of his alleged attackers.


Teen fatally shot in home invasion

A 19-year-old man is dead after a home invasion and shooting on Monday morning in the Northeast’s Wooden Bridge Run section.