The U.S. Attorney's Office is urging seniors to be watchful for telephone-scam artists who may try to trick seniors into sharing funds.
Charges that a Northeast businessman sold synthetic marijuana in his Somerton store were withdrawn Dec. 4. However, Kamel Gerges, operator of the 1 Stop Smoke Shop at Verree and Red Lion roads, faces similar, but more serious, charges in Montgomery County, said Pennsylvania Assistant Attorney General Kate Gibson.
A broadcast of surveillance video of an armed robbery has led to the arrest of a Frankford man, police said.
Bill England has been appointed the new project director for the Philadelphia area’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
Police said Friday they have arrested a suspect in connection with an incident in Holmesburg in which two men impersonating police officers stopped a pickup truck and handcuffed the occupants.
Thieves looking to cash in on high metal prices have been walking away with copper downspouts, iron manhole covers, brass mailboxes and even bronze plaques from veterans’ graves.
A police officer from Burholme was charged last week with insurance fraud related to an August accident in Summerdale.
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A 19-year-old man was found shot and critically wounded late Thursday near Cottman Avenue and the Roosevelt Boulevard, police said Friday.
Michael Green, 30, of Glenside, Montgomery County, was charged with impersonating a police officer, aggravated assault, robbery and related offenses.