• Crime

Tire slasher gets three to six years in prison

At first, David Toledo famously said he wanted to break the hands of the guy who was slashing all of his Mayfair neighbors’ car tires in 2012. When a jury determined that Toledo was in fact the tire slasher, a city judge spared him with what some victims viewed as a slap on the wrist — probation.


Guilty plea in drag race crash that killed family

A Castor Gardens man pleaded guilty to four counts of vehicular homicide on Monday for his role in a drag racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard that killed a mother and her three young sons two years ago.


Stabbing victim says he doesn’t remember details

Detectives really want to figure out how a 31-year-old man got stabbed near a Holmesburg Wawa on June 24, but it’s kind of hard when the victim doesn’t even know how it happened.


Crime log: July 1, 2015

June 1 through 14


Crook uses crowbar to swipe computer

A burglar used a crowbar to steal an Apple computer from a business in the Byberry East Industrial Park on June 11.


Police seek serial burglar targeting Asian eateries

Crime doesn’t seem to be adding up for the unknown burglar who has been targeting a plethora of Asian eateries in the Lower Northeast recently.


Gunman sought in Wawa robbery

A gunman with a towel draped over his head robbed a Wawa in Oxford Circle on June 23, Philadelphia police say.


Teen catches alleged bank robber in Mayfair

A Mayfair teenager and the Northeast Times teamed up to capture a suspected serial bank robber last week. … OK, maybe not exactly.


NE man to stand trial for girlfriend’s murder

A Frankford man has been ordered to stand trial for murder after stabbing his girlfriend to death and burying her corpse in a shallow grave behind their apartment building.


Two Ironworkers sentenced in extortion case

Two more members of the Northeast-based Ironworkers Local 401 were sentenced last week to federal prison terms for their involvement in racketeering and extortion on behalf of the union.