A Philadelphia police detective had just punched out for the evening, but he still had his gun. And it proved priceless on June 4 as he foiled an armed robbery of a Lawndale pizzeria, wounding one crook fatally and forcing another to flee.
During the four-week period ending on May 31, thieves broke into 62 cars in the 2nd Police District.
A North Philadelphia man accused of kidnapping two other men for ransom, shooting both and dumping them in Crescentville waived his preliminary hearing on May 27. Ken Thomas, 24, faces charges of murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery, kidnapping, weapons violations and conspiracy. Authorities have not disclosed whom Thomas may have conspired with in the crime.
An altercation outside a Mayfair bar spilled onto Cottman Avenue and led to a shooting on May 27.
A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation construction engineer delivered condolences and a pep talk last week to a group of Northeast residents whose proximity to the Pennypack Circle reconstruction project has been a source of near constant headaches for months.
Danger, guns, life-or-death scenarios: police officers encounter them every day on the streets. And sometimes at the police station, too.
Christopher Murray formally pleaded guilty on May 26 to strangling his wife Connie as the couple argued on the outskirts of Pennypack Park in Holme Circle last August.
Long-disputed methadone clinic opens in Holmesburg.
Rodney Handy told police that he doesn’t know who shot him outside of a Castor Avenue hookah lounge on May 23. But police sure recognized him.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office on Tuesday announced the grand jury indictment of two men for a gunpoint robbery of a Frankford grocery store on May 27.