Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Crime log: November 13, 2013

Oct. 21 through Nov. 3


Man who shot three cops gets life in prison

Almost three years after two Philadelphia SWAT officers stared death in the face inside the basement of an Oxford Circle row home, a city judge threw the book at the gunman who almost took their lives.


Neighbors told to get involved at 7th PDAC meeting

Daily News columnist John Baer didn’t set foot inside the monthly 7th Police District Advisory Council meeting Oct. 17, but his words resonated with council members, thanks to state Rep. John Sabatina.


Help ID Somerton playground vandals

A surveillance camera at a Somerton playground filmed a teenager spray-painting graffiti on a basketball court on Oct. 17. Now detectives are trying to identify the vandal.


Armed robbers sought in 7-Eleven heist

Police seek the public’s help in identifying two masked men who robbed a 7-Eleven in the Holme Circle area early last Friday.


Volunteers help clean up Pennypack

Litterers stepped up their game in Pennypack Park last summer, but so did volunteers from the park’s friends group on Oct. 26 when they cleaned up the Sandy Run section of the park.


Demoted firefighters testify before City Council

Before joining the Philadelphia Fire Department, Joseph Pospiech served in combat with the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.


Veterans Day fundraiser is Nov. 9

The American Legion’s 5th District and McNally’s on Rhawn invite all U.S. military members past and present, along with their families and their friends, to commemorate Veterans Day while raising money for a worthy cause, the Delaware Valley Veterans Home.


Irish musician to play free show in gratitude

If Port Richmond-based musician Raymond Coleman ever penned his autobiography, he might want to call it The Barber of Tyrone.


Northeast teen dies in car crash

An aspiring Eagle Scout from the Northeast lost his life in an automobile accident on Oct. 26 after spending the morning doing volunteer work in Pennypack Park. The tragedy occurred at about 12:36 p.m. on eastbound Red Lion Road near Northeast Airport, Philadelphia police said. Christopher Alvelo, 17, and three other teens were passengers in a Ford pickup truck when the driver, Alvelo’s 51-year-old stepfather, lost consciousness.