Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Somerton Public Storage site hit for third time

Burglars broke into 51 rental units at a Public Storage facility in Somerton one night last week, but Philadelphia police Capt. Joseph Zaffino wasn’t surprised.


Fatal accident on Grant Ave.

Police suspect that excessive speed played a role in a one-car crash that claimed the life of a teenage girl and critically injured a 19-year-old man in Bustleton early Sunday.


Bank robber sought

The FBI/Philadelphia Police Violent Crimes Task Force seeks the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed a Frankford bank on Feb. 11.


Wissinoming man shot and killed in his apartment

Philadelphia police have no suspects and no known motive in the fatal shooting of a Wissinoming man inside his apartment last Wednesday.


Crime log (February 13, 2012)

Jan. 14 through 27


NE lawmakers applaud closing loophole

— Attorney General Kathleen Kane reworks Pennsylvania’s firearms reciprocity pact with the Sunshine State.


Woman attempting suicide survives train collision

A SEPTA train clipped a woman near Holmesburg Station last Wednesday, causing her non-life-threatening injuries, according to police and officials from the transit agency.



Tires slashed in Somerton

More than a dozen Somerton residents woke up on Jan. 29 to discover that vandals had punctured the tires on their parked vehicles.


Woman killed on Knights Road

A car struck and killed an elderly woman as she walked across Knights Road near Franklin Mills mall on Jan. 29.