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Police seek smash-and-grab serial burglar

Police are trying to identify a smash-and-grab burglar who may be responsible for a dozen burglaries of Northeast businesses since Oct. 4.


DA drops sex-abuse case against priest

The witness against the Rev. Robert Brennan died earlier this month

Philadelphia’s district attorney has decided to withdraw charges against the Rev. Robert Brennan almost two weeks after the death of the young man who accused him of molesting him in a Northeast parish more than a decade ago.


School bus fatally strikes pedestrian

Philadelphia police are investigating a Tuesday morning school bus accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian.


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.


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.


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.


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.