• Crime

Alleged drug dealer charged with murder after Wissinoming burglary, shooting

An alleged drug dealer shot and killed a man who, police believe, had tried to break into the dealer’s Wissinoming home on May 17.


Three sought in Somerton home invasion

Three masked men invaded the Somerton home of a couple and their adult son in an apparent case of mistaken identity early last Friday.


Man accused of setting girlfriend on fire

Kevin Lamar Small allegedly threw a cup of gasoline on his girlfriend as she smoked a cigarette, burning her to death.  


Fake roofers scam woman out of $2,000

Two scam artists in a shiny new pickup truck swindled a 78-year-old woman out of $2,000 after convincing her she needed repairs to the roof of her Lawndale home last month, police say.


Alleged armed robbers arrested

Two patrol cops from the 2nd Police District chased down and arrested two alleged armed robbers in a Castor Gardens alleyway on May 11.


Two school cops injured in Cottman Avenue brawl

Authorities have arrested two men and a teenage boy who allegedly took part in an after-school brawl near Northeast High School on May 2 that resulted in injuries to two school police officers.


Search for Mayfair carjacker continues

A thief who carjacked a patron of a Mayfair gas station two months ago remains on the loose, police say.


Police seek Frankford shooter

A shooting on a Frankford street on April 29 left one man wounded and police searching for clues about the unidentified culprit.


Police: No foul play in man’s falling death

Authorities do not believe that foul play was involved in the death of a Holmesburg man who was discovered unconscious in the backyard of his home on May 4.


Laptop, gaming system stolen from home

A burglar made off with a computer and gaming system from a Frankford home earlier this year, but he left behind some sharp surveillance video of the crime.