Northeast Times
  • Crime

Armed robbers sought in 7-Eleven heist

Police seek the public’s help in identifying two masked men who robbed a 7-Eleven in the Holme Circle area early last Friday.


Murder charges dropped in drag racing case

A Philadelphia judge has tossed out murder charges against one of two men whose alleged street racing on Roosevelt Boulevard led to a high-speed crash that claimed the lives of a mother and her three young sons in July.


Help ID Somerton playground vandals

A surveillance camera at a Somerton playground filmed a teenager spray-painting graffiti on a basketball court on Oct. 17. Now detectives are trying to identify the vandal.


Lincoln High field hit by vandals

Vandals did an estimated $50,000 in damage to Lincoln High Schools athletic field in early September.


Pill drug ring tied to NE pharmacy

A Castor Gardens pharmacy was one of the main suppliers for a prescription drug dealer who illegally sold more than 380,000 oxycodone pills in Philadelphia and surrounding communities, federal authorities said last week.


Northeast doctor sentenced in Medicare fraud case

A medical doctor was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison and a $300,000 fine last week in connection with a $14.3 million Medicare fraud case involving a Northeast-based hospice care service.


Tacony man gets long sentence in string of drug store robberies

A Tacony man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for the armed robberies of at least 19 pharmacies during an 11-month crime spree, including 15 heists in the Northeast.


Crime log: October 30, 2013

Oct. 7 through 20


DA drops molestation charges against priest

A former Northeast assistant parish pastor won’t be tried on charges he molested a young altar boy more than a decade ago.


Victim identified in fatal bus accident

Philadelphia police have released the identity of the woman who was struck and killed by a school bus on Frankford Avenue on Oct. 22, along with details of the tragedy.