A man who walked into a Tacony convenience store demanding money may not have mentioned anything about a weapon, but his dark mask made his intentions clear.
March 23 through April 5
Thomas Farrell and Randy Vogt were recognized as Officers of the Month for March in the 7th Police District during the monthly meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council on April 16 at the JCC Klein Branch.
Chisum Manigo, 18, and Joel Gooding, 24, have been arrested in connection with unrelated shootings earlier this year.
A homeless man has been ordered to stand trial for the home invasion slaying of a Frankford man and the wounding of a woman in January.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office arrested 15 men, including five from Philadelphia, last week in what it called a “child predator sweep,” but has not confirmed if a raid of a rowhome in Upper Holmesburg was part of the effort.
Maybe there weren’t any rocks nearby, so a burglar made due with what he had. He used his pickup truck to smash a glass door and steal cigarettes from a Philadelphia Mills-area gas station on Jan. 31.
A man used diversion instead of force to steal a couple of cartons of cigarettes from a Bustleton convenience store on March 29, but he wasn’t able to deceive a surveillance camera.
Federal agents have arrested a man who allegedly robbed two area banks and may have been involved in two other hold-ups earlier this month.
What started out as a flophouse turned into a tattoo dungeon for a troubled 53-year-old Northeast man, who finally got to see the tables turned on three of his former captors on April 9, as a judge sent them all to prison.