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Crime Log: Feb. 1, 2017

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department. 


Police search for missing Frankford teen

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a teenage girl who has been missing from her Frankford home for more than two weeks.


IRS worker sentenced for false tax returns

A Northeast Philadelphia woman who formerly worked for the Internal Revenue Service was sentenced on Jan. 12 to a year in prison for carrying out three frauds involving false tax returns.


Homeless man attacks transgender woman

A homeless man who allegedly attacked a transgender woman in the shadow of City Hall and the Criminal Justice Center on Friday turned up at the Frankford terminal two days later, when police arrested him.


Dog abandoned in trash bag

The Pennsylvania SPCA is asking the public for help in identifying the person(s) responsible for dumping a dachshund-type dog in a trash bag in Summerdale.


Crime Log: Jan. 25, 2017

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department. 


Burglars steal thousands from washing machines

Police say crooks have been breaking into apartment buildings throughout the Northeast and ripping off thousands of dollars from the coin-operated washing machines.


5-year-old, mom escape abduction attempt

An unidentified man tried to snatch a 5-year-old girl from her mother’s side on a Castor Gardens sidewalk on Jan. 12, but the youngster and her mom managed to escape his clutches.


Video released in Christmas armed robbery

Philadelphia police released surveillance video last week of the Christmas Day armed robbery of a convenience store in Upper Holmesburg in hope that someone will help them identify the bandit.


Two tow company workers murdered within 24 hours

The men both worked at A. Bob’s Towing in East Frankford. Police have not connected the slayings.