• Crime

Pedestrian killed crossing the Boulevard

Police suspect that drunk driving was a factor in an automobile crash that claimed the life of a 23-year-old man who was walking across Roosevelt Boulevard in Lower Mayfair on Friday night.


Man fatally stabs roommate in Somerton

An argument between roommates led to a fatal stabbing inside a Somerton apartment on Saturday, police say.


Crime Log: November 23, 2016

Oct. 31 through Nov. 13


Alleged purse snatchers arrested in Mayfair

A Delaware County man and his woman companion were arrested for trying to shoplift from a Lower Mayfair supermarket last Thursday, just days after they snatched a senior woman’s purse inside another local store, police say.


Teen fractures skull in dirt bike accident

A teenager on an unregistered dirt bike fractured his skull when he crashed into a police car on Torresdale Avenue in Wissinoming on Monday afternoon, authorities say.


Straw Hat Bandit wanted in 11 robberies

A serial bank robber noted for his eclectic choices in headwear is still on the loose and wanted by the FBI.


Scanner stolen from auto repair shop

A man in a silver and red pickup truck stole a $5,000 scanner from the office of an auto repair business in Burholme on Oct. 25, police say.


Former civic leader ordered to stand trial

The former president of the Somerton Civic Association has been ordered to stand trial for the theft of more than $19,000 from the organization.


Crowded Boulevard Wawa held up

A robber used a demand note to hold up a crowded convenience store in Mayfair last Thursday night, police say.


Woman gets nails done, steals cash from register

A new manicure wasn’t enough to satisfy a patron of a nail salon in Lawncrest on Oct. 24. She also wanted the cash in the register.