Articles by William Kenny

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Fugitive arrested in Oxford Circle

A fugitive wanted by the FBI, three Delaware Valley police departments and the Pennsylvania parole board was captured in Oxford Circle on June 24.


Armed man robs Lawncrest store

A hooded and masked man with a gun held up a Lawncrest convenience store on June 24.