Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Crime log: August 6, 2014

July 14 through July 27


Body found along Holme Avenue

Philadelphia’s medical examiner and police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a Northeast woman whose body was found on Tuesday morning along Holme Avenue near the Holme-Crispin Cemetery.


Three pickpocket elderly woman

A band of pickpockets victimized a 76-year-old woman in a Northeast Burger King on June 20, Philadelphia police say.


Teacher to stand trial for sex with student

A former teacher at a Mayfair public grade school has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly engaging her 14-year-old student in numerous sexual encounters last March and April.


Tax talk

Realtors want city to start collecting on delinquent taxes.

The president of Philadelphia’s leading organization of real estate agents is fed up with the city’s inability or unwillingness to collect delinquent taxes and he’s looking for others who share his disgust. More specifically, he wants agents who work or live in the Northeast to hop on board.


Man attacks woman on Tacony street

A woman’s screams scared off a would-be rapist on a Tacony Street last Wednesday evening, according to Philadelphia police.


Infant left in car at Franklin Mills Walmart

A 6-week-old boy was left alone inside a locked car in the parking lot of a Northeast Walmart on July 21, although authorities have not announced criminal charges against the infant’s mother.


Crime log: July 30, 2014

June 30 through July 11


Armed man steals cigarettes from Wawa

An unknown gunman slipped into a Bustleton Wawa and quietly robbed the business last Wednesday afternoon, making off with two cartons of cigarettes, Philadelphia police say.


Police seek Frankford bank robber

An unidentified man in a Chicago White Sox hat robbed a Frankford credit union branch on July 15, authorities say. The FBI and Philadelphia police are trying to find the culprit who used a threatening demand note to obtain cash from a teller. The heist occurred at American Heritage Federal Credit Union, 2185 Bridge St., at about 11:12 a.m. With cash in hand, the robber fled in an unknown direction.