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Guilty plea in fatal drunk driving crash

John Leck pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the accident that killed Officer Brian Lorenzo in 2010.

The Levittown man responsible for the 2010 highway death of Philadelphia police officer and Somerton resident Brian Lorenzo pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and drunk-driving charges on Tuesday.


Crime log: October 16, 2013

Sept. 23 through Oct. 6


Ex-school worker’s bail hiked to $5 million

A prosecutor said Robert McKenna had stash of weapons, threatened to shoot cops and booby-trapped his house.

Bail for a former school district employee who police said booby-trapped his Wissinoming home has been increased from $1 million to $5 million cash.


Elderly NE man nabbed in prostitution sting

An 83-year-old Bustleton man was among 17 alleged “Johns” rounded up by Philadelphia police in prostitution stings throughout the city last week.


Robbers sought in moving company heist

Two armed men robbed a Tacony moving company on Sept. 27, leaving detectives with a color surveillance video of the heist.


Two fugitives arrested in unrelated armed robberies

Police have announced the recent arrests of two fugitives in connection with two unrelated armed robberies of convenience stores in the Far Northeast.


Senior fights off armed robber

A senior citizen fought off an armed robber outside a Bustleton bank on Sept. 20, but the victim suffered a bump on the head in the process.


No working smoke alarms in fatal fire

Philadelphia firefighters distributed smoke detectors on Tuesday along the Oxford Circle block where a rowhouse blaze three days earlier claimed the life of a neighborhood woman.


Northeast man’s bail set at $5 million on weapons charge

DA’s office said Robert McKenna had booby-trapped his Devereaux Avenue home

Bail for a former school district employee accused of bringing weapons onto Lincoln High has been increased from $1 million to $5 million cash.


Man steps in front of SEPTA train in Somerton

Authorities say that a man who was killed by a SEPTA train in Somerton last Thursday intentionally stepped into the vehicle’s path.