Holmesburg school teacher Erica Ann Ginnetti was facing as much as seven to 14 years in state prison for having sex with a 17-year-old Lower Moreland High School student, but a Montgomery County judge gave her a break on Friday.
A street corner argument sparked a shooting in which two men were wounded in Tacony on Friday night. The gunfire erupted shortly after 7 p.m. in the 6600 block of Hegerman St., according to Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum of Northeast Detectives. A car occupied by two men pulled up to the curb outside a pizza shop and second-floor apartment. A pedestrian approached the car to speak to the occupants. The conversation escalated into an argument.
Philadelphia police arrested a man for allegedly operating an illegal gambling machine inside a Lawncrest food market on April 1.
One Northeast nail salon patron was killed and three others injured when a senior woman drove her car through the business’ front wall and struck them on March 31.
Steven Wolfenden, 38, was operating an all-terrain vehicle at a high rate of speed when he lost control and struck a fence. He was ejected from the ATV, which flipped and landed on top of him.
A senior citizen from Bustleton who disappeared under mysterious circumstances more than three months ago was found on Friday afternoon. A jogger spotted Vito Maglio’s body in the Schuylkill River. Maglio had a gunshot wound of the head, according to a police source.
One victim said she just wanted to charge her cell phone and get a ride home. Another said that she had agreed to have sex with the guy, but that was before he turned angry and violent.
A crew of burglars brazenly broke into two Northeast pharmacies in the early morning of March 25.
Nobody has been charged with the homicide, but Philadelphia police took a suspect into custody after he allegedly attempted to flee a rowhouse at the burial site and struggled with officers.
Pennsylvania Superior Court on March 25 upheld the convictions of a former Northeast-based priest and former Catholic school lay teacher for sexually abusing a boy at St. Jerome’s Parish more than a decade ago.