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Five more airbags stolen in Rhawnhurst

The Honda airbag thieves are at it again in Rhawnhurst. Police found the windows smashed on five automobiles in the area of 1800 Hartel Ave. early Monday. All five cars were Hondas. In three of the cases, the driver-side airbags had been removed from the steering column. The initial police radio call was broadcast as a “theft in progress” at 1:15 a.m., but the thieves fled before patrol cops arrived.


Wissinoming boy shoots 11-year-old sister

A Wissinoming boy shot his 11-year-old sister in the head when he took his father’s handgun from a bedroom drawer and accidentally fired it on Saturday afternoon, Philadelphia police say.


Elderly couple attacked in home invasion

Two masked men invaded an elderly couple’s Bustleton home early Friday morning, assaulting the bedridden man and attacking his wife with pepper spray and a knife, Philadelphia police say.


Police officers cleared in Tate-Brown shooting

Mixed emotions flooded Mayfair streets and a neighborhood meeting after the District Attorney’s announcement that two officers would not be charged in last December’s fatal shooting.   


Another guilty verdict in ambulance fraud scheme

Federal prosecutors have obtained another guilty verdict involving a multi-million-dollar Medicare fraud scheme orchestrated by a former Bustleton-based private ambulance company.


Crime log: March 18, 2015

Feb. 23 through March 8


Suspect arrested for robberies throughout Lower Northeast

If Kensington resident Raul D. Aguirre hadn’t turned to a life of crime, as police allege he did, Aguirre might’ve become one heck of a personal assistant.


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.


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.


Student admits flashing gun in CCP class

A former Community College of Philadelphia student from Torresdale pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges on Thursday, admitting that he brought a gun to school and threatened a classmate with it last May.