Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Man sought in bleach attack robbery

Police are looking for a man who threw bleach into the face of a robbery victim May 15 and also are seeking his alleged accomplice, who was arrested before skipping bail.


Two men rob Northwood store, assault worker

Police are looking for two men who robbed a Northwood store and assaulted an employee on June 25. 


Cop arrested for encouraging fights

A city police officer was arrested last week for allegedly encouraging her children to engage in fights in the Northeast.


Firehouse at Bustleton and Bowler to reopen

The firehouse at Bustleton Avenue and Bowler Street that has been closed for renovations since winter is reopening.


PGW imposters target Bustleton residents

Greater Bustleton Civic League members got updates on neighborhood zoning issues and recreation center renovations, heard about utility worker impostors trying to get into homes and learned a once legal left turn off of Grant Avenue is now illegal.


Alleged bank robber hops a bus after heist

Police caught the alleged culprit in a very low-budget bank robbery last week by stopping his getaway vehicle — a SEPTA bus — and taking him into custody.


NE man, 89, arrested in connection to WWII concentration camps

An 89-year-old Northeast man who had worked in the infamous Auschwitz death camp during World War II was arrested by federal authorities last week on a request for his extradition to Germany.


Cops looking for ShopRite cigarette thief

Police have released surveillance recordings of a man seen in a Frankford Avenue ShopRite who they said stole 20 cartons of cigarettes.


Woman sexually assaulted on Woodhaven Road

A 41-year-old woman who accepted a ride from two men was sexually assaulted by one of them on the 3300 block of Woodhaven Road early Sunday morning, police said. According to the Police Department’s Special Victims Unit, the woman became ill in the black four-door vehicle and the men stopped on Woodhaven Road at about 3:30 a.m. The driver got in the back with the woman and sexually assaulted her, police said. After the assault, the man grabbed the victim by the hair, pulled her from the vehicle and drove away. Both men were white and spoke with strong accents, possibly Polish. The first man was in his 30s and stood about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was thin and had short brown hair. The second man was 25 to 28 years old, short and muscular. He had blond buzz cut hair. ••


Northwood Civic discusses improvements for local park

Crime, quality-of-life issues and park upkeep dominated members’ discussions during the Northwood Civic Association’s June 17 meeting at St. James Church.