Articles by William Kenny

8th Police District receives new off-road motorcycle

The 8th Police District has a new weapon to combat summertime revelers in the area’s parks, schoolyards and cramped alleyways.


Enterprise Car makes a permanent home in Somerton

After about a dozen years as a temporary Somerton resident, Enterprise Car Sales will be making a permanent home in Somerton.


Crime log: April 16, 2014

March 10 through 23


Man tries to crack ATM, flees empty-handed

A burglar broke through a fence, a wall and a window, but he couldn’t crack open an ATM machine in the office of a Wissinoming auto repair shop on April 6, so he fled with nothing.


Suspect sought in robbery attempts

A bungling bandit went 0-for-2 in robbery attempts at a pair of Northeast businesses last week as store employees essentially told him to get lost. But the same man made off with a bag of cash from a third heist on Sunday.


Holmesburg man to stand trial for murder

A Holmesburg man has been ordered to stand trial for the Feb. 2 murder of Torresdale resident Rasheed Shannon. 


Sign up for organic produce in NE

The deadlines are rapidly approaching for folks to sign up for Northeast Philadelphia’s only Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative organic produce pick-up location. From May through October, participants will be able to pick up fresh organic vegetables, fruits and other farm products weekly at the Glen Foerd estate, 5001 Grant Ave.


Ex-ambulance driver sent to jail for scam

A former ambulance driver was ordered on April 3 to serve two years in federal prison for his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare of millions of dollars by transporting ineligible patients to medical facilities.


Man held captive, forcibly tattooed in Mayfair home

Police believe that a dispute over an injured pet led four people to treat a Mayfair man worse than an animal inside the basement apartment that he shared with three of his alleged attackers.


Suspect caught on camera during burglary

On a scale of one to 10, the surveillance video of a recent residential burglary in Tacony is at least an 11.