Residential burglaries are on the upswing in the 15th Police District, which includes the neighborhoods of Holmesburg, Mayfair, Tacony, Wissinoming, Frankford and Bridesburg.
Two late-night burglars made off with hundreds of dollars in cigarettes after a brazen smash-and-grab at a Somerton gas station on Aug. 17.
Donald Thomas apparently went to the well once too often.
A bank robber who likes to wear sports-themed caps struck at a Citizens Bank branch in Burholme on Friday, four days after the same man allegedly robbed a bank in Flourtown.
The Northeast Dollar Store robber got more than he bargained for on Aug. 17.
A decade ago, Philadelphia’s public libraries appeared headed down the same path as the dinosaurs, the woolly mammoth and the dodo bird. In a word, extinction.
North Delaware is the third of five Northeast-based districts to start the months-long planning process, which is intended to shape the area’s physical development over the next 20 years.
A five-dollar bag of weed resulted in a near miss for a Tacony homeowner and two bullet holes in his front window in September 2013. Earlier this month, a jury convicted an alleged pot dealer of what amounted to egregious overkill.
Vincent Jackson was convicted for last year’s shootout at the Roosevelt Inn that stemmed from an underage prostitution ring.
This Saturday’s Duck Dash will benefit ACCT, the busiest pet shelter in Philadelphia with more than 28,000 intakes last year.