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Pair arrested, charged in fatal stabbing

The Philadelphia Police Department announced two arrests last week in the fatal stabbing of a woman in Frankford last month. Although the department identified the victim as a transgender woman, it did not disclose what relevance the victim’s sexual identity may have had in the slaying.


Gunman shoots police car in Frankford

An undercover cop emerged unscathed after someone sprayed his unmarked police car with gunfire, then he found himself face-to-face with several pistol-toting suspected drug dealers in Frankford last Friday.


Crime Log: March 9, 2016

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department. 


Armed robbery reported at Family Dollar

An armed robber struck at a Family Dollar store in Lawndale on Feb. 23 in a crime that investigators do not believe is connected to a similar holdup in Wissinoming nine days later.


Three arrested for stealing work trucks

It recently got a little easier to do contract work in Northeast Philadelphia and other parts of the city.


Suspect robs two stores, assaults copĀ 

An Academy Gardens man used a crowbar to rob two Northeast convenience stores early last Sunday before he assaulted a police officer in a failed attempt to escape capture, Philadelphia police say.


Salesman held at gunpoint during test drive

A Cadillac test drive turned into a royal nightmare for a used car salesman in Frankford earlier this year as a would-be customer with a gun took off with the merchandise.


One arrested, another sought in church burglaries

The season of lent is supposed to be one of abstinence and atonement for Christians. But two recent visitors to a couple of Roman Catholic churches in the Northeast seem to be having trouble with both of those lofty ideals.


Man fatally shoots brother in Far Northeast

An argument between brothers inside a Woodhaven Road apartment led to a case of fratricide — brother killing brother — last Thursday night, Philadelphia police say.


Woman assaulted outside Mayfair bar

When a woman used a broken bottle to slash another woman’s neck inside Fiddler’s Green Tavern in Mayfair on Feb. 14, it wasn’t the first major assault that occurred at the business this month, police say.