Thomas Farrell and Randy Vogt were recognized as Officers of the Month for March in the 7th Police District during the monthly meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council on April 16 at the JCC Klein Branch.
A man used diversion instead of force to steal a couple of cartons of cigarettes from a Bustleton convenience store on March 29, but he wasn’t able to deceive a surveillance camera.
Chisum Manigo, 18, and Joel Gooding, 24, have been arrested in connection with unrelated shootings earlier this year.
Maybe there weren’t any rocks nearby, so a burglar made due with what he had. He used his pickup truck to smash a glass door and steal cigarettes from a Philadelphia Mills-area gas station on Jan. 31.
Federal agents have arrested a man who allegedly robbed two area banks and may have been involved in two other hold-ups earlier this month.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office arrested 15 men, including five from Philadelphia, last week in what it called a “child predator sweep,” but has not confirmed if a raid of a rowhome in Upper Holmesburg was part of the effort.
A homeless man has been ordered to stand trial for the home invasion slaying of a Frankford man and the wounding of a woman in January.
A Castor Gardens man with a history of armed robbery arrests has been ordered to stand trial for the executions of three other men inside a Lawncrest home in what authorities have described as drug-related slayings.
Apparently, there aren’t enough Metro PCS stores in West Oak Lane, because Edwin Jimerson ended up traveling to the Northeast and South Philly to rob several of the mobile phone shops at gunpoint earlier this month, police say.
A mentally disabled and potentially unstable man has been reported missing from his home in Frankford. Police hope the public will help in finding him.