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Crime log: February 19, 2014

Jan. 27 through Feb. 9


NE man charged with murder

A Holmesburg man was charged with murder after he allegedly shot another man in the face during an argument on Feb. 2. Claude Thomas, 27, of the 4700 block of Vista St., wounded Rasheed Shannon once in the face as the two quarreled in the street near Thomas’ home at about 1:45 p.m., police said. Emergency responders found Shannon, 25, on the 4900 block of Fitler St. and took him to Aria Health-Torresdale, where he died on Feb. 3.


Robbery victim shot four times

Robbers shot an Oxford Circle man four times as the victim walked near his home on Monday night, according to Philadelphia police.


Mixed verdict in ‘Mayfair Tire Slasher’ case

David Toledo found guilty of some, but not most, charges.

A Common Pleas Court jury decided that David Toledo did, indeed, slash or puncture a bunch of tires on his Mayfair neighbors’ cars.


Former sergeant to stand trial for fatal crash

A former Philadelphia police sergeant has been ordered to stand trial on homicide and manslaughter charges in connection with an alleged drunken-driving crash that claimed the life of a Fishtown father of four last September.


Bank robbers sought

The FBI seeks the public’s help in identifying the culprits in two unrelated bank robberies in the Northeast.


Crime log: February 12, 2014

Jan. 13 through 26


CVS robbery attempt foiled

A would-be robber dressed the part of Brian Westbrook, but he performed more like Happy Feller as he failed to grab a woman’s cash at a Castor Gardens pharmacy on Feb. 1.


Fox Chase fire displaces 50 families

Fifty families were displaced in a Fox Chase apartment building fire on Thursday, but no injuries were reported to residents or firefighters.


Former coach faces new child sex charges

District Attorney Seth Williams on Tuesday announced a 55-count grand jury indictment of a youth football coach with Northeast ties for the alleged sexual abuse of five boys and a disabled man.