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Bustleton resident cited for animal cruelty

An elderly Bustleton resident rescued from his trash-packed and vermin-infested Bickley Street home in July was cited for cruelty to animals Dec. 5.   


Castor Gardens man charged with brother’s murder

A 34-year-old Princeton Avenue man has been charged in the Sunday-morning death of his older brother, whom police said they found wrapped in a sheet with packing material.


Suspect sought in Rhawnhurst robbery

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in identifying a man who burglarized the Prism Career Institute in Rhawnhurst on Nov. 5.


Robber hits same Wawa a fourth time

A Halloween-style armed robber struck for a fourth time at the same Oxford Circle convenience store on Nov. 26.


Officer shoots suspect in Tacony street robbery

An officer on Saturday shot and critically wounded a robbery suspect who police said pointed a shotgun at them near Levick and Vandike streets.


Boyfriend charged with killing girlfriend, son

The bodies of Atlanta Deveney and her 12-year-old son Elijah Rosado remained undiscovered in their Wissinoming apartment for two days after her boyfriend, Carlos Rivera, strangled Deveney and stabbed the boy to death.


Driver sentenced in accident that killed cop

The drunken driver who struck and killed Philadelphia Highway Patrol Officer Brian Lorenzo while traveling in the wrong direction on Interstate 95 16 months ago has been ordered to spend the next 10 to 20 years in prison.


Crime log: December 4, 2013

Nov. 4 through 17


Man charged in beating of two young daughters

A Staten Island man is facing attempted murder charges after he savagely beat his two young daughters, including a month-old, while visiting a Frankford home last Wednesday, police say.


Armed men rob same Wawa three times

Men wearing Halloween masks have put the fear of death into employees of an Oxford Circle convenience store in recent weeks by robbing the place three times at gunpoint.