Articles by William Kenny

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.


Dangerous roads a big concern in Holme Circle

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.


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.


Masked man robs Parkwood beer distributor

A masked man with a knife robbed a Parkwood beer distributor last month. Police have released video of the heist in hope of identifying the bandit.


Suspect sought in botched robbery

A would-be robber got exactly what he demanded from a Tacony convenience store clerk on Feb. 22, but unfortunately for him, he didn’t get a dime.


Crime log: March 5, 2014

Feb. 10 through 23


Police, FBI investigate unrelated Northeast bank robberies

Philadelphia police and the FBI are investigating a pair of unrelated bank robberies in the Northeast recently.


Suspect ID’d, arrested in Mayfair bank robbery

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.


A glimpse of the future

Michael Nutter introduced the city to his possible successor last Friday.


Faith healing couple sent to jail

Herbert and Catherine Schaible were sentenced to up to seven years in prison for allowing their son to die without medical care.

Herbert and Catherine Schaible found themselves in a Philadelphia courtroom last week because they didn’t get help for their ailing infant when he needed it most. Yet, the Schaibles used their seven surviving children to beg the court for leniency.