Articles by William Kenny

Holmesburg man charged with rape

A Holmesburg man was arrested on rape and child sex charges on July 1, one day after police distributed a wanted flier featuring his photo.


Police seek person of interest for murder

Homicide detectives have released photos of a person of interest in the March 5 murder of a man in Castor Gardens.


Suspect sought in Castor Gardens mugging

Detectives are trying to identify a gunman who mugged a woman SEPTA patron near a bus stop in Castor Gardens on June 26.


Deadline passes for Holy Family Liddonfield Expansion

Twenty months ago, Holy Family University officials posted a six-minute video to YouTube depicting a grand vision for the former Liddonfield public housing project. To date, nary a shovel of dirt has been turned on the barren, 33-acre, publicly owned tract at Torresdale Avenue and Megargee Street.


Pennypack Park cleanup removes 44 bags of litter

The Friends of Pennypack Park took advantage of ideal conditions to collect and remove 44 bags of litter along with numerous large pieces of trash from the park’s Little City area on June 28.


Thieves swipe motorized bike from driveway

A surveillance camera filmed a pair of thieves stealing a motorized bicycle from behind a house in Castor Gardens on June 30. Police are trying to identify the culprits.


Mayfair residents grant approval for two businesses

Two positive outcomes emerged from a special meeting of the Mayfair Civic Association June 24. Residents granted their approval for two new businesses on Frankford Avenue. And they also revived a dormant civic association in neighboring Wissinoming.


Crime log: July 2, 2014

June 2 through 15


Fire Department appoints new commissioner

The Philadelphia Fire Department gained a new commissioner on June 14, one day following the retirement of the often-controversial Lloyd Ayers, who served 40 years as a firefighter, including the last decade as commissioner. Mayor Michael Nutter named Derrick Sawyer as Ayers’ successor last month.


Man sought for gunpoint sex assault

Philadelphia police have released a mugshot of a fugitive who is wanted for a gunpoint sexual assault in Holmesburg on June 30.