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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.


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.


Man tries to lure two school children at Castor Gardens playground

An unknown man tried to lure two grade school children at a Castor Gardens playground last Wednesday morning, but both students alertly fled and reported the incidents.


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.


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.


Suburban woman dies in Somerton crash

A Montgomery County woman died after her car collided with a school bus on Roosevelt Boulevard in Somerton last week.


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.


Suspect arrested in double murder

Philadelphia police have arrested a man they believe strangled his girlfriend, stabbed her son to death and set their Wissinoming apartment on fire Saturday morning.


Crime log: October 9, 2013

Sept. 9 through 22