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Police search for missing NE man

Police seek the public’s help in finding a missing Northeast man with mental health issues and who may pose a danger to himself.


Man convicted for near-fatal officer shooting

Eric Torres had an arrest record longer than his own arm and had been charged at least five times previously with assaulting police officers by the time he encountered Officer Edward Davies and his colleagues from the 25th district on Aug. 13, 2013.


Man attempts to grab teen in Lower NE

A 17-year-old girl told police that a man tried to grab her on a Lower Northeast street last week.


Firefighter and resident injured in blaze

A resident and a firefighter were hospitalized as a result of a devastating home fire in the Northeast’s Chalfont section early Monday.


Crime log: March 18, 2015

Feb. 23 through March 8


Child found in Parx parking lot, dad arrested

A Tacony man was arrested at Parx Casino last week after abandoning his 7-year-old son in the parking lot for several hours while the father was inside playing blackjack, according to Bensalem Township police.


Suspect sought in two Cottman Avenue robberies

If you see a guy walking into a tanning salon or beauty supply shop wearing a dark hood and a long red scarf over his face, he’s probably not there to buy some skin cream.


St. Cecilia School eighth-grader allegedly brings pot to class

A student of St. Cecilia School in Fox Chase was escorted from the building by police after school officials allegedly caught him with marijuana in class.


Parkwood man arrested for six robberies

A Northeast Philadelphia man was arrested in Bensalem on March 4 on charges that he robbed six businesses there at gunpoint during the previous month. The same guy remains a suspect in two similar heists at a Somerton Sunoco in February.


Man attempts to rob ATM patron, leaves with no cash, fake PIN

Crime isn’t as easy as it may seem, even if you’ve got a gun in your hand and a prototypical scowl. Just ask the guy who tried to stick up an ATM patron outside a Summerdale bank on Feb. 24.