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Four hospitalized after unrelated shootings

Two unrelated shootings in the Northeast last weekend left four people hospitalized, including one alleged gunman who was wounded by a police officer.


Police arrest robbery suspect

More than two months after releasing surveillance video of a robbery at a Wissinoming convenience store, police have announced the arrest of the suspected crook.


Man charged with possession of child porn

A Castor Gardens man last week waived a preliminary hearing on charges that he downloaded and shared child pornography via his personal computer.


Man involved in fatal crash waives hearing

A North Philadelphia man waived a preliminary hearing last week on charges stemming from an alcohol-related crash that claimed the life of a Wissinoming woman in February. Eric Luciano, 34, remains free on $100,000 bail pending an Oct. 9 arraignment in Common Pleas Court. He is accused of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and related offenses in connection with the Feb. 24 death of Teresa Marquard, 58, of the 6100 block of Gillespie St.


Pot plants seized in Northwood

A Frankford man had a high-tech garden growing inside his home, but he wasn’t going to win any horticultural awards for it, Philadelphia authorities say. Instead, the healthy crop landed him in jail. On Saturday, police raided Daniel Falu’s home on the 5200 block of Large St. and allegedly found dozens of marijuana plants growing inside. The narcotics investigators also seized about 600 grams of cocaine from the house, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Authorities didn’t say what prompted the investigation.


Bucks County man beaten fatally

A Levittown, Bucks County, man was found dead in the drivers’ seat of his car alongside Wissinoming Park, the victim of an apparent baseball bat beating early Saturday, police said.


Drunken driver sentenced in fatal crash

Angel Roque was sentenced to three to seven years in state prison for the 2011 hit and run that killed Joyce Kenny. 


Frankford man arrested in prostitution sting

A Frankford man was among six alleged “Johns” whom Philadelphia police rounded up during a prostitution sting last Friday along Kensington Avenue.


Bell’s Corner raid nets 360 grams of heroin

Philadelphia police and FBI agents arrested four men during the raid of an alleged heroin packaging operation inside a Bell’s Corner apartment on Sept. 12.


Auto repair shop, operator charged with fraud

Darryl Sewell, 42, and his Frankford repair shop, PSK Collision Center, are both facing charges of forgery, insurance fraud, theft by deception and criminal conspiracy.