A vandal gave new meaning to the term “soda pop” last Thursday night as he allegedly planted an explosive in the dispensing slot of a Mayfair Coke machine, leading to a blast that shattered the windows of a nearby business.
A crew of burglars turned an idle Holmesburg warehouse into a metal factory that supplied them with tens of thousands of dollars in recyclable copper recently, police say.
A former special-education teacher at a Mayfair grade school had sex repeatedly with a 14-year-old student in March and April, according to criminal charges filed by the District Attorney last week.
A Northeast Philadelphia woman died in a two-vehicle crash at a Crescentville intersection last Thursday morning.
A new tire slasher is on the loose in the Northeast, according to Philadelphia police.
A Torresdale man caused the lockdown of Community College of Philadelphia and two nearby high schools after he allegedly brandished a handgun inside a CCP classroom during an argument with another student, police claim.
Surveillance cameras in a Lawncrest convenience store filmed an armed robbery there on May 26. Police hope that the video will generate leads to the identity of the bandit.
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Philadelphia police and the FBI are trying to identify the man who robbed a Northeast bank last Thursday afternoon.
A Wawa patron helped himself to a charity box on May 13, now detectives are trying to find the thief and about $100 in stolen donations that were meant to benefit children.