Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Bustleton burglar caught on video

A Bustleton homeowner’s investment in surveillance cameras may pay off big time as police have recovered extensive video of a recent burglary of the property.


Police raid NE massage parlor

Community complaints led to a police raid on a Far Northeast massage parlor that was being operated as a house of prostitution, police said last Thursday.


Students win science fair awards

Six fourth-grade students from MaST Community Charter School won awards in the George Washington Carver Science Fair at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on Feb. 21.


NE Dunkin’ Donuts robbed again

A Lower Northeast Dunkin’ Donuts was the scene of a second robbery in less than a month on Feb. 19. Police are still trying to identify the two masked gunmen.


Video of impaired mother on bus goes viral

Almost 84,000 Facebook users have shared the disturbing video of a little girl and her semiconscious mother riding SEPTA’s Route 66 bus through the Northeast since a user named John Warren posted the four-plus-minute clip on March 6.


Students get a lesson from city’s Crime Scene Unit

Things aren’t always what they seem when police show up at a crime scene. And the people running away aren’t always the bad guys.


Suspect sought in home burglary

A burglar’s colorful jacket may provide the key in solving a break-in at a Somerton home last Saturday.


PAL cop wins asbestos lawsuit against city

Officer Paul Zenak won a civil lawsuit in which he claimed that his supervisors retaliated against him after he complained about asbestos at a Police Athletic League center in Wissinoming.

A Philadelphia police officer has won a civil lawsuit against the city in which he claimed that his supervisors retaliated against him after he complained about asbestos at a Police Athletic League center in Wissinoming.


Crime log: March 5, 2014

Feb. 10 through 23


Suspect sought in botched robbery

A would-be robber got exactly what he demanded from a Tacony convenience store clerk on Feb. 22, but unfortunately for him, he didn’t get a dime.