Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Suspects sought in beer store heists

A couple of masked men robbed an Upper Holmesburg beer store on Saturday night one week after a similar heist occurred two miles away.


Police trying to ID attempted burglars in Mayfair

A Mayfair resident’s surveillance cameras recorded two men as they allegedly cased his home on the afternoon of Aug. 4, then tried to break into the victim’s garage early the following morning. Police are trying to identify the would-be burglars depicted in the videos.


Masked man robs Pizza Hut in Mayfair

A masked man robbed a Mayfair Pizza Hut at gunpoint shortly after 10 p.m. on Aug. 20.


Man hit by car, then fatally shot in Northwood

Homicide detectives are trying to identify a dead man and the killers who ran him down in a car, then shot him on a Northwood street on Saturday night.


Man charged in June slaying

A Lawncrest man has been charged with murder in connection with the June 21 fatal shooting of another man on the 500 block of Rosalie St.


Discussing politics with the FOP

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part 2 examines the labor union’s fundraising, its escalating political program and its development of a multimillion-dollar headquarters in the Northeast.


Charges for man who shot suspected thief

A Frankford man has been charged with murder for fatally shooting a suspected thief who, he claims, was trying to break into his pickup truck last Thursday night, Philadelphia police said.


Armed men rob Red Robin Diner

Two armed robbers held up a busy late-night eatery in Mayfair early last Friday. The heist occurred at about 1:45 a.m. at the Red Robin Diner, 6330 Frankford Ave., when two unknown men entered the business, including one with a gun and a bandana over his face. The gunman approached an employee and demanded money, while the other crook served mostly as a lookout, police said.


Woman arrested for prostitution in Bustleton

A police investigation into a “Backpage” madam led Citywide Vice Unit investigators to a twin family home in Bustleton, where they arrested a 47-year-old alleged lady of the evening.


Two try break-in at murder victim’s home

A Parkwood man and one from Bucks County are facing attempted burglary charges after they allegedly tried to break into the home of Christopher P. Murray, the Northeast husband who is accused of strangling his wife in Pennypack Park on Aug. 4.