• Crime

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.


Teenager struck and killed by Amtrak train

An Amtrak train struck and killed a 17-year-old girl in Torresdale in the midst of afternoon rush hour last Friday.


Suspects place skimming device on local ATM

Two unidentified men left a so-called skimming device on the ATM at a Bustleton bank recently, but they also left behind photos of themselves on the bank’s surveillance camera, police say.


Speed major factor in fatal car crash

High speed and a bump in the road contributed to a fiery two-car crash that claimed the life of a 21-year-old man and injured two other people early Saturday in Bustleton, police say.


Men steal prescriptions from Tacony pharmacy

Two men used a demand note to steal prescription pills from a Rite Aid pharmacy in Tacony on Oct. 30.


Man fatally shot outside Lower Northeast nightclub

A 25-year-old man was killed and his twin brother wounded after a shooting outside Candelas Bar Restaurant. 


Crime Log: November 9, 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. 


Senior killed while crossing Boulevard

A 73-year-old man who attempted to walk across Roosevelt Boulevard against the traffic light lost his life when a motorist suspected of drunk driving struck him on Saturday night, police say.


Running truck stolen outside Mayfair Wawa

Police often remind motorists that they shouldn’t leave their vehicles unattended and running, even during a quick stop at a local convenience store. Last Thursday, surveillance cameras outside a Mayfair Wawa recorded what can happen in that situation.


Olney woman slain in Far Northeast

An unidentified gunman opened fire on an Olney woman and her two male companions in the parking lot of a Far Northeast apartment complex last Thursday, killing the woman and wounding one of the men, police say.