• Crime

Couple arrested for scams

A husband and wife who allegedly tried to use a home repair scam to rip off a 92-year-old Morrell Park man last Sunday ended up behind bars when a quick-acting police officer caught them red-handed. 


Police search for Bustleton bank robber

A bank robber went with the conspicuously inconspicuous Hunter S. Thompson disguise when he knocked off a Royal Bank branch in Bustleton on May 13. The FBI is hoping that someone will recognize the man in the bucket hat and sunglasses.


Police protester arrested on gun, assault charges

Tony Soto allegedly impersonated a cop and pointed a gun at neighbors during an argument over parking in Oxford Circle. 


Motorist surrenders to police after fatal hit and run

Accident investigators were trying to piece together the facts in a fatal hit and run that occurred near Cottman and Bustleton avenues early yesterday, claiming the life of pedestrian. One motorist surrendered to police several hours later, but a second driver remained unidentified and wanted for questioning yesterday afternoon.


Car vandalism video released 

A teenage boy may be responsible for vandalizing nine cars on a Holmesburg block earlier this month.


Burglar tries to break into laundromat twice, fails both times

A laundromat burglar learned last Friday that if at first you don’t succeed, and if at second you still don’t succeed, it’s probably best to run.


Alleged drug dealer charged with murder after Wissinoming burglary, shooting

An alleged drug dealer shot and killed a man who, police believe, had tried to break into the dealer’s Wissinoming home on May 17.


Three sought in Somerton home invasion

Three masked men invaded the Somerton home of a couple and their adult son in an apparent case of mistaken identity early last Friday.


Man accused of setting girlfriend on fire

Kevin Lamar Small allegedly threw a cup of gasoline on his girlfriend as she smoked a cigarette, burning her to death.  


Fake roofers scam woman out of $2,000

Two scam artists in a shiny new pickup truck swindled a 78-year-old woman out of $2,000 after convincing her she needed repairs to the roof of her Lawndale home last month, police say.