• Crime

Flasher reported in Russo Park

An unidentified flasher exposed himself to an 11-year-old boy in Russo Park last Thursday, Philadelphia police say.


Bandit swipes $12K diamond ring from Zales

A jewelry thief ripped off a $12,000 diamond engagement ring from a shop in Philadelphia Mills mall last Friday. According to Philadelphia police, all he had to do was ask for it.


NE man overdoses in police custody

A Northeast man suspected of intoxicated driving died of an accidental drug overdose while in Philadelphia police custody on Jan. 30.


Parkwood couple arrested for ATV thefts

A Parkwood woman and former civilian Philadelphia Police Department employee has been arrested along with her husband for allegedly using her old job as a clerk in the Auto Pound Unit to steal three all-terrain vehicles.


Crime log: February 11, 2015

Jan. 12 through 25


Gunmen steal cash from Tacony home

Two armed robbers forced their way into a Tacony man’s home and stole $3,500 cash from him early Sunday, police say.


Suspects sought in heist prompted by social media posts

Three gunmen broke into a Somerton home after seeing photos of jewelry on Instagram.   


Parkwood 7-Eleven robber has facial scar

A man with a distinctive scar on his face and an unusual sense of style robbed a Parkwood convenience store on Jan. 14, according to Philadelphia police.


Video released of armed restaurant robberies

Philadelphia police have released surveillance video of an unidentified gunman who they believe has committed at least three robberies of fast food restaurants in the Lower Northeast in recent weeks.


Doctor charged in Bustleton ‘pill mill’

A Northeast-based family doctor and his receptionist were charged last week with running a “pill mill” in their Bustleton medical office as well as a second office in Bucks County.