• Crime

Motorist sought in fatal hit-and-run

Police are searching for a silver or white minivan with heavy front-end damage that was involved in a hit-and-run crash at Roosevelt Boulevard and Adams Avenue late Monday, claiming the life of a 17-year-old Feltonville girl.


Man dead after crashing car in Bustleton

A motorist who witnesses saw speeding and driving erratically on Bustleton Avenue early Monday crashed into a wall and died, police said. Authorities have not released the man’s identity. He was in his 20s.


Driver arrested for hitting off-duty SEPTA copĀ 

Philadelphia police say that a career thief from Upper Holmesburg was behind the wheel of a car that struck and critically injured an off-duty SEPTA police officer on May 22.


Crime Log: June 15, 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. 


Three accused of sharing child pornography

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office announced on Monday the arrest of a Wissinoming man and two others for allegedly sharing child pornography on the internet and downloading it.


Parked cars in Mayfair have tires slashed

Police are trying to identify a man who punctured tires on 11 parked vehicles in Mayfair late on May 30.


Officer prevents alleged robbery at his house

A Philadelphia police officer found himself face-to-face with a couple of crooks inside the cop’s own home on May 31. The confrontation led to gunfire and two arrests, according to the police department.


Man dies trying to save dog from creek

A dog walker drowned in Pennypack Creek on May 30 after he and his pet ended up in the stream, which was swollen with fast-moving stormwater.


Man accused of raping 13-year-old girl

A Frankford man sexually assaulted his 13-year-old stepdaughter, then beat his wife into unconsciousness early on May 31, Philadelphia police said.


Girl dies, mother injured in Morrell Park fire

A rapidly moving house fire last Thursday claimed the life of a 5-year-old Morrell Park girl, despite desperate heroic efforts by an off-duty police officer and a city paramedic to rescue her from the burning building. The girl’s mother was also injured critically in the blaze.