Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Tribute to a Hero

Hundreds gather to pay tribute to fallen police officer Brian Lorenzo. 

Three charged in murder of Somerton man

Two prostitutes and their alleged pimp have been charged in the slaying of Francis Zarzyeki. The victim’s dismembered torso was found in the Schuylkill River.   

Police mourn beloved officer

The Philadelphia police community is mourning the unexpected death of an officer who not only served the city through her job, but helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities.

Troopers issue Labor Day holiday DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police arrested 23 motorists for drunk-driving in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware counties during the Labor Day holiday period from Friday through Monday. Captain James P. Raykovitz, commanding officer of Troop K at 2201 Belmont Ave., reported that there were 79 vehicle crashes that resulted in 34 injuries, but no fatalities, during the period. Four of the crashes were alcohol-related.

Mother arrested after leaving child in car

Walmart didn’t announce her name over the store intercom, but one Olney mother got the attention of plenty of shoppers on Aug. 26 when she allegedly left her year-old daughter alone inside a locked and sun-baked car for a half-hour or more.

Gunman uses restroom, then robs bar

A robber used a gun and a knife to hold up a Castor Gardens bar on Aug. 27, but not before he made a pit stop in the business’ restroom, Philadelphia police said.

Heroin bust in Lexington Park

A sign outside identifies 7801 Roosevelt Blvd. as the Winchester Walk Apartments, but inside apartment No. 36, a high-level heroin dealer was running a bank for a multimillion drug operation, authorities claim.

Gunman holds up Frankford bank

A man with a handgun and iPod-style earbuds robbed a busy Frankford bank branch on Tuesday morning.

Two pinched in bank robbery

A Holmesburg man and a young Cherry Hill woman tried to knock off a Bensalem bank on Aug. 27, but they didn’t get away with it for very long, authorities claim.

Authorities: NE man downloaded child pornography

A Castor Gardens man is facing child pornography charges as a result of the Pennsylvania attorney general’s investigation into the online sharing, downloading and distribution of sexually graphic images of minors.