A former Community College of Philadelphia student from Torresdale pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges on Thursday, admitting that he brought a gun to school and threatened a classmate with it last May.
Feb. 23 through March 8
Eric Torres had an arrest record longer than his own arm and had been charged at least five times previously with assaulting police officers by the time he encountered Officer Edward Davies and his colleagues from the 25th district on Aug. 13, 2013.
A resident and a firefighter were hospitalized as a result of a devastating home fire in the Northeast’s Chalfont section early Monday.
A 17-year-old girl told police that a man tried to grab her on a Lower Northeast street last week.
A Northeast Philadelphia man was arrested in Bensalem on March 4 on charges that he robbed six businesses there at gunpoint during the previous month. The same guy remains a suspect in two similar heists at a Somerton Sunoco in February.
A student of St. Cecilia School in Fox Chase was escorted from the building by police after school officials allegedly caught him with marijuana in class.
If you see a guy walking into a tanning salon or beauty supply shop wearing a dark hood and a long red scarf over his face, he’s probably not there to buy some skin cream.
Crime isn’t as easy as it may seem, even if you’ve got a gun in your hand and a prototypical scowl. Just ask the guy who tried to stick up an ATM patron outside a Summerdale bank on Feb. 24.
Thomas McLean had a job to do and needed help, a lot of it.