There are 82 fewer guns on the streets as a result of a gun buyback event conducted by the 15th Police District and the 15th Police District Advisory Council last Saturday at the Engine 38 firehouse in Tacony.
A federal grand jury indicted a convicted felon last Thursday for the alleged armed robbery of a post office in Castor Gardens in November.
The East Torresdale Civic Association elected its executive board officers and committee chairs for 2016 during the group’s monthly meeting on Dec. 14.
“If you build an attraction so people will have a destination point instead of going downtown, it will lift up the community. It would be an economic engine.” — State Sen. John Sabatina
A Montgomery County-based roofing company owner pleaded guilty on Dec. 9 to six federal charges stemming from the 2013 jobsite death of a Northeast man who fell from a 45-foot scaffold.
A hooded prowler returned to an elderly couple’s Lexington Park home three times in less than two hours early on Dec. 4 in an apparent attempt to burglarize the place. He failed to get inside, but did some damage to the windows, police said.
Police in the 2nd district responded to two unrelated shootings within about an hour on Monday afternoon, including one that is being investigated as a home invasion.
Two suspects fleeing an attempted drug bust allegedly rammed two police cars, crashed into a private motorist and almost ran over a police officer on Dec. 8.
A former city prison officer pleaded guilty on Monday to federal drug and attempted extortion charges for attempting to smuggle 100 non-prescribed OxyContin pills for an inmate of the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center in exchange for $1,000 cash.
Thirty-three volunteers collected 43 bags of litter, six bags of recyclable cans and many assorted objects from the Little City area of Pennypack Park on Nov. 28 in an event organized by the Friends of Pennypack Park.