• Crime

Register, electronics stolen from pizzeria

Three burglars treated a Frankford pizzeria like their personal after-hours appliance store on Dec. 21, and they didn’t pay a dime.


Woman pleads guilty in Tacony dungeon case

A woman who helped imprison, beat and starve disabled people in a dungeon-like Tacony basement while stealing their government benefits pleaded guilty to dozens of federal crimes on Dec. 22.


Passenger critical after Burholme DUI crash

Burholme resident Denzel Mendoza was just blocks from his home when he flipped his car and crashed into a house early Sunday morning, leaving a woman passenger with critical injuries and himself behind bars.


Driver sought in fatal hit-and-run

A 33-year-old South Philadelphia woman is dead and an unidentified hit-and-run driver remains at large following a fatal rush-hour collision between a truck and a pedestrian in front of a Northeast Philadelphia prison on Dec. 23.


FBI seeks immigrants for scam investigation

Federal authorities are seeking to contact immigrants to the United States who may have had contact with any of several Ukrainian companies that are now under investigation for their suspected mishandling of government funds.


Gun found at Samuel Fels High School

Police have charged an 18-year-old Samuel Fels High senior with bringing a gun into the school on Dec. 17, prompting a three-hour lockdown as police searched for the weapon.


Pair arrested in botched Target break-in

Philadelphia police caught two suspected burglars lying down on the job after they allegedly broke into a Somerton department store on Dec. 17 and tripped off a silent alarm.


Gunman robs NE cell phone stores

The same gunman robbed three Northeast Philadelphia cell phone stores earlier this month, police say.


Senior man still missing

Relatives and police are still searching for a senior man from Bustleton who disappeared more than a week ago after leaving a neighborhood restaurant.


Woman critically injured after being run over by her own car

A 46-year-old woman was critically injured when she was run over by her own car late Friday afternoon outside the Klein JCC on Jamison Avenue near Red Lion Road, police said.