Articles by William Kenny

Three pickpocket elderly woman

A band of pickpockets victimized a 76-year-old woman in a Northeast Burger King on June 20, Philadelphia police say.


Armed man steals cigarettes from Wawa

An unknown gunman slipped into a Bustleton Wawa and quietly robbed the business last Wednesday afternoon, making off with two cartons of cigarettes, Philadelphia police say.


Teacher to stand trial for sex with student

A former teacher at a Mayfair public grade school has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly engaging her 14-year-old student in numerous sexual encounters last March and April.


Infant left in car at Franklin Mills Walmart

A 6-week-old boy was left alone inside a locked car in the parking lot of a Northeast Walmart on July 21, although authorities have not announced criminal charges against the infant’s mother.


Tax talk

Realtors want city to start collecting on delinquent taxes.

The president of Philadelphia’s leading organization of real estate agents is fed up with the city’s inability or unwillingness to collect delinquent taxes and he’s looking for others who share his disgust. More specifically, he wants agents who work or live in the Northeast to hop on board.


Gunmen fire dozens of rounds on NE streets

Four people are lucky to be alive after a pair of apparently unrelated shootings in the Northeast late Monday and early Tuesday left them each hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds.


Police dispatcher pleads guilty in bribery case

A Philadelphia police radio dispatcher is facing up to 35 years in federal prison after pleading guilty on Monday to bribery, fraud and conspiracy for selling classified traffic accident information to a Frankford tow service.


Police seek Frankford bank robber

An unidentified man in a Chicago White Sox hat robbed a Frankford credit union branch on July 15, authorities say. The FBI and Philadelphia police are trying to find the culprit who used a threatening demand note to obtain cash from a teller. The heist occurred at American Heritage Federal Credit Union, 2185 Bridge St., at about 11:12 a.m. With cash in hand, the robber fled in an unknown direction.


Massage parlor bust in Bells Corner

With a name like Body Polish, a business on the 8400 block of Bustleton Ave. in Bells Corner might be confused for an auto detailing shop, or perhaps even a day spa. But actually, police say, a lady of the evening plied her trade there.


Attempted robber leaves debit card behind

Detectives didn’t have to spend very long chewing over the evidence in a July 14 knifepoint robbery of a Franklin Mills gas station. Marc J. Beaver basically did the investigating for them, police claim.