Articles by William Kenny

Girl flees abduction attempt in Frankford

A 12-year-old Frankford girl escaped what may have been an abduction attempt near a neighborhood El station on March 4.


Hamburglars flee empty handed

Two men broke into an Oxford Circle Burger King on Feb. 18 for no apparent reason other than they may have been drunk. Now police are trying to identify the aimless burglars.


Police raid NE massage parlor

Community complaints led to a police raid on a Far Northeast massage parlor that was being operated as a house of prostitution, police said last Thursday.


Bustleton burglar caught on video

A Bustleton homeowner’s investment in surveillance cameras may pay off big time as police have recovered extensive video of a recent burglary of the property.


Tony Danza visits Fox Chase for Read Across America

Fox Chase Elementary School teacher Kate Grugan doesn’t consider Dr. Seuss one of her favorite children’s authors. Fortunately, most of the school’s first-graders seem to think the same way.


NE Dunkin’ Donuts robbed again

A Lower Northeast Dunkin’ Donuts was the scene of a second robbery in less than a month on Feb. 19. Police are still trying to identify the two masked gunmen.


PAL cop wins asbestos lawsuit against city

Officer Paul Zenak won a civil lawsuit in which he claimed that his supervisors retaliated against him after he complained about asbestos at a Police Athletic League center in Wissinoming.

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.


Combating crime

Inspector Benjamin Naish is Northeast Philly’s top cop. He says the community must play a key role in crime fighting.

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.


Frankford man found guilty in ’02 murder case

It was a verdict almost a dozen years in the making, but justice may have to wait some more.


Crime log: March 5, 2014

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