The fatal shooting of a Somerton teen at a neighborhood construction site on Aug. 19 was even more “personal” than even homicide detectives might’ve initially imagined.
Pennsylvania State Police arrested 23 motorists for drunk-driving in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware counties during the Labor Day holiday period from Friday through Monday. Captain James P. Raykovitz, commanding officer of Troop K at 2201 Belmont Ave., reported that there were 79 vehicle crashes that resulted in 34 injuries, but no fatalities, during the period. Four of the crashes were alcohol-related.
A Holmesburg man and a young Cherry Hill woman tried to knock off a Bensalem bank on Aug. 27, but they didn’t get away with it for very long, authorities claim.
A sign outside identifies 7801 Roosevelt Blvd. as the Winchester Walk Apartments, but inside apartment No. 36, a high-level heroin dealer was running a bank for a multimillion drug operation, authorities claim.
A cigarette smoker was critically injured when his lighter ignited a gas explosion inside his Somerton home last Wednesday.
An armed robber who struck at a Parkwood convenience store on Aug. 18 remains on the loose, Philadelphia police said.
Federal racketeering charges were filed last week against nine alleged bookmakers and loan sharks who conducted their nefarious and sometimes violent business inside several Mayfair shops, authorities said.
The fatal shooting of a Somerton teen at a neighborhood construction site on Aug. 19 was even more “personal” than homicide detectives initially imagined.
Wounded Philadelphia Police Officer Ed Davies continues “slowly improving” from the near-fatal injuries he suffered on Aug. 13 when an alleged heroin dealer with a history of violence against police shot him inside a Feltonville corner store.
The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday confirmed the identity of the drowning victim pulled from the Delaware River on Aug. 17 as the boy who went missing in the Pennypack Creek four days earlier. Sebastien Sanon, 15, of Wissinoming, died in an accidental drowning, said Jim Garrow, a spokesman for the Department of Public Health. Officers from the police Marine Unit found Sanon’s remains at about 8 a.m. on Aug. 17.