Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Combating crime

Inspector Benjamin Naish is Northeast Philly’s top cop. He says the community must play a key role in crime fighting.

Inspector Benjamin Naish did something unusual recently when asked by a news reporter to assess his challenges as the new commander of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Division.


7th PDAC discusses new council regulations

There will be no more free lunches in the 7th Police District Advisory Council. From now on, there’s going to be a little bit of work involved. Chairman Mike Myers delivered that message to 7th PDAC members during the group’s meeting on Feb. 20 at CORA Services.


Police, FBI investigate unrelated Northeast bank robberies

Philadelphia police and the FBI are investigating a pair of unrelated bank robberies in the Northeast recently.


Two dead bodies found in burning car

Authorities have yet to release the names of two dead bodies who were discovered inside a burnt-out minivan in Frankford early Saturday.


Suspects sought in three Frankford robberies

Robbers targeted three small businesses in Frankford early this month. Now police are trying to identify the thugs.


Suspect ID’d, arrested in Mayfair bank robbery

Update: On Feb. 26, police announced the arrest of Dorren Mills in North Philadelphia. He has been charged with three bank robberies including TD Bank at 6635 Frankford Ave. on Feb. 10. He remains a suspect in additional robberies.


State representative race gains another candidate

Torresdale native and Holmesburg business owner Paul DeFinis declared his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s 173rd legislative district seat.

The race to succeed state Rep. Mike McGeehan got a bit more crowded last Thursday as Holmesburg business owner Paul DeFinis declared his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s 173rd legislative district seat.


Police seek bandit in 7-Eleven heist

Police have recovered a gun, red hoodie and black ski mask, but they’re still looking for the guy who used those items to hold up a 7-Eleven in Tacony on Feb. 18.


Police nab videotaped crooks

All of those surveillance videos that Philadelphia police have released to the news media recently seem to be working. Last week, the department announced the arrests of six men for various unrelated crimes that had all been captured on video.


Man robs Welsh Road bank

Armed with a piece of paper and Unabomber-style sunglasses, an unidentified man robbed a Far Northeast Philadelphia bank last Friday.