A Philadelphia police officer has won a civil lawsuit against the city in which he claimed that his supervisors retaliated against him after he complained about asbestos at a Police Athletic League center in Wissinoming.
Inspector Benjamin Naish did something unusual recently when asked by a news reporter to assess his challenges as the new commander of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Division.
Nick Cinciruk may be inheriting a lot of problems, but one of them isn’t a shortage of work. As the city’s new district traffic engineer for the Northeast, Cinciruk already has a desk full of complaints from citizens who insist that local roads aren’t up to snuff.
Philadelphia police and the FBI are investigating a pair of unrelated bank robberies in the Northeast recently.
A man walked into a Lower Northeast Dunkin’ Donuts last month wearing a white surgical mask, but it wasn’t because he’s a germophobe. He and an accomplice each had guns and robbed the shop.
Armed with a piece of paper and Unabomber-style sunglasses, an unidentified man robbed a Far Northeast Philadelphia bank last Friday.
Federal prosecutors have filed arson charges against two men who allegedly set a four-alarm fire that gutted a Frankford factory and shut down train service on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor in December 2012.
Authorities have yet to release the names of two dead bodies who were discovered inside a burnt-out minivan in Frankford early Saturday.
Update: On Feb. 26, police announced the arrest of Dorren Mills in North Philadelphia. He has been charged with three bank robberies including TD Bank at 6635 Frankford Ave. on Feb. 10. He remains a suspect in additional robberies.
Michael Nutter introduced the city to his possible successor last Friday.