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Crime log (January 23, 2012)

Dec. 31 through Jan. 13


Northwood Civic rejects bid for new hair salon

The Northwood Civic Association last week unanimously rejected a woman’s bid to open a hair salon at 5260 Castor Ave.


Green Dot scam continues to be threat in NE Philly

Scams never die. They just fade away for a while — but just a while.


Murder charges filed against 'mom' in Tacony dungeon case

Linda Ann Weston, 53, was charged with two counts of murder and numerous hate crimes in connection with what prosecutors said was a decades-long scheme to steal Social Security benefits from mentally disabled people.


Shero's lawyer says abuse 'never happened'

  The case against a former St. Jerome school teacher rests on the believability of a former Northeast man who testified Bernard Shero molested him in the late 1990s, a defense lawyer told jurors this morning.


Lawncrest Civic meets new community relations officer

Mark Mroz, the outgoing 2nd Police District community relations officer, introduced his replacement at last week’s meeting of the Lawncrest Community Association.


Bank robber sought

Philadelphia police and the FBI seek the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed a Somerton bank last Wednesday.


Alleged victim in priest-abuse trial has his day in court

“You know, don’t you, that your testimony is completely false?” a defense attorney on Wednesday asked a former Northeast man who had testified that two priests and a Catholic lay teacher had molested him when he was 10 and 11 years old.


At trial, convicted priest says he didn't do it

A former priest who last year pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young Northeast boy denied on Thursday he had ever touched the child.


Talking the terrible ‘T’

— Assessed value, actual value, market value. Property taxes have you confused? Join the crowd …