Articles by William Kenny

Mayfair tire slasher sentenced to probation

At the end of the day, Mayfair residents will have spent more time waiting for justice in the “tire slasher” case than it will take the convicted tire slasher to serve his sentence. 

Gunmen sought in cell phone store heist

Police are trying to identify two masked gunmen who robbed a pair of cell phone stores, one in the Northeast and another in Roxborough, on May 5.

Police dispatcher charged in fraud case

Philadelphia motorists know that it often seems like private tow truck operators know about traffic accidents before even the police do. On Friday, federal prosecutors offered an explanation as to why at least one local towing service often got the jump on the competition.

Fallen officer added to Living Flame Memorial

Philadelphia’s police and fire departments did not have to suffer through the tragedy of a new line-of-duty death during the 12-month period between May 2013 and April of this year.

Fourth suspect to stand trail in stabbing case

Teen to stand trial for March 21 knife attack where three Father Judge students were stabbed.

A fourth young man has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the March 21 stabbing of three Father Judge High students, including state champion wrestler Joe Galasso, in a Mayfair street attack.

Suspect to stand trial for double murder

An Upper Darby man has been ordered to stand trial for the Feb. 22 murders of two people in Frankford, although nobody apparently saw him fire the fatal gunshots.

Staying afloat

The Police Boat Team will compete in the Dragon Boat Regatta next month.

The reasons for the enduring popularity of the Dad Vail Regatta should be self-evident to anyone who has ever ventured to the banks of the Schuylkill River on the second weekend of May. With sleek shells slicing through the current on the strength of synchronized oarsmen in their colorful singlets, it’s a spectacular sight to behold.

‘Prescription for Addiction’ discussed at 7th PDAC meeting

Federal narcotics investigator Jeremiah Daley spoke about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Jeremiah Daley oversees a multimillion-dollar narcotics enforcement agency that reports directly to the White House. Yet, illicit substances like heroin, cocaine and marijuana aren’t atop his agenda when he speaks to community groups like the 7th Police District Advisory Council.

Reward offered in Lawncrest double murder

When people die like Donna and Richard Muller did, there can be a tendency to suspect that the bullets were somehow meant for them. But nothing could be further from the truth, according to relatives of the Lawncrest murder victims.

Man jailed for beating 63-year-old

As a 63-year-old Rhawnhurst woman tried to fight off a home invader on April 11, 2013, the intruder hit her so hard and inflicted so much pain to her face and head, police initially thought he had used a hammer.