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Man arrested for Wissinoming Park teen rape

Philadelphia police arrested a 26-year-old man near the Frankford SEPTA terminal early Saturday after he allegedly snatched a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her in nearby Wissinoming Park.


Man indicted for pair of bank robberies

A federal grand jury indicted a Philadelphia man on Aug. 22 for the robberies of two banks in the Northeast and Bridesburg in May.


New police training facility in NE

The Philadelphia Police Department opened a new “regional tactical training facility” in the Northeast on Aug. 20. All of the city’s law enforcement agencies, as well as agencies from throughout the region, will be able to study S.W.A.T., ordinance (bomb) disposal and K-9 operations at the facility, according to a statement issued by Mayor Michael Nutter.


Crime log: August 28, 2013

July 29 through Aug. 11


Most wanted pharmacy burglar pinched in North Wildwood

Authorities from Philadelphia and North Wildwood have captured a fugitive who was wanted for the burglary of a Northeast pharmacy in May and is considered a “person of interest” in numerous ATM break-ins across the city.


Elderly man crashes into shopping center

A Pennsylvania Department of Revenue office in the Northeast received an unexpected visitor on Friday afternoon as a Mercedes-Benz sedan crashed through the stripmall storefront.


One fatality in violent crash on I-95

A violent high-speed crash on Interstate 95 killed one Philadelphia woman and injured four others on Friday morning.


Police seek info in ‘vicious’ Somerton slaying

A Northeast teen suffered what the city’s top homicide investigator has called a “very, very brutal and very, very personal” shooting death at a Somerton construction site early Monday.


Mayfair Town Watch needs new members

Mayfair Town Watch is seeking new members, who will be trained by the city’s Town Watch Integrated Services. For more information, call 215-435-2506, visit mayfairtownwatch.org, check out the Mayfair Town Watch page on Facebook or email mayfairtownwatch@gmail.com ••


Police seek suspect in ATM robberies

An alleged burglar who has appeared on Northeast Detectives’ last two monthly Most Wanted lists has been linked to nine additional break-ins at bank ATMs throughout the city this summer.