• Crime

Police seek man who robbed Wawa

An armed robber struck at a Wawa store in Castor Gardens on Feb. 12. Although he used a mask to obscure his face, police hope that video evidence will help them identify the bandit.


Police seek help nabbing robber

A masked armed robber struck twice at businesses in Burholme last month. Police now hope that a member of the public will recognize the culprit from surveillance video of the crimes.


Police search for suspect in at least seven gas station robberies

Police are trying to identify a man who either has a bad smoking habit or an unhealthy dislike for windows, perhaps both.


Parkwood Deli burglars wanted

Two burglars apparently wanted to hit the lottery at a Parkwood Deli earlier this month, but they left as losers.


Two arrested in fatal street racing crash

Update: Ryan Farrell, 20, surrendered to police on Tuesday. 


Motorist flees after striking child in stroller in Tacony

A motorist stuck a child in a stroller on a Tacony street corner, then fled the scene during rush hour on Feb. 17, police say.


Crime Log: February 24, 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. 


Car windows smashed in Castor Gardens

At least 10 residents of the Northeast’s Castor Gardens section awoke last Sunday morning to find the same appalling sight outside of their homes. Someone had smashed the windows of their cars.


Carjacker sentenced to 20 years in prison

A police impersonator who used police lights, a badge and a gun to carjack three motorists on a Holmesburg street in 2012 was sentenced last week to serve 20 years, eight months, in federal prison.


Woman slashed with broken bottle at NE bar

A woman is lucky to be alive after an altercation at a Mayfair bar left her with a slashed throat early on Valentine’s Day.