Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

New police headquarters going to West Philly

The Roundhouse is moving to West Philadelphia, and it’s not going to be round anymore.


Drug deal leads to Boulevard car chase

A police investigation into an alleged small-time drug deal led to a vehicle pursuit that ended in a violent crash on Roosevelt Boulevard near Langdon Street on Friday night. No serious injuries were reported in the episode, although two officers from the 15th district reported minor injuries, as did an innocent motorist. It all began at about 10:30 p.m. near Frankford Avenue and Dyre Street when patrol cops spotted what appeared to be an open-air drug transaction. The officers moved in to investigate the suspected dealer, who broke free and allegedly jumped into a running Cadillac Escalade. As the suspect drove away, he reportedly dragged two of the officers a short distance.


Prisoner charged in Lawncrest triple murder

If violent crime was Cori Thompson’s profession, then last winter was a busy season for the 22-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man.


Water Department scrambles to fix Somerton sewer project

Some residents in Somerton deal with severe flooding every time it rains. The Water Department planned to install storm drains, but progress has been mired in questions.   


Protecting home base

The 8th district has a new police captain, but he’s no stranger to the streets of the Far Northeast.   


Crime log: November 5, 2014

Oct. 6 through 19


Suspect captured after police shooting, car chase

A woman’s abduction led to an Oct. 29 shooting involving police, followed by a wild auto pursuit through several Northeast neighborhoods that ended when the suspect crashed head-on into another vehicle at a Torresdale intersection.


NE mother charged for lewd pics of young daughters, offering one for sex

A federal grand jury has indicted a Northeast Philadelphia woman for allegedly taking sexually explicit photos of her two daughters, ages 6 years and 16 months, sharing images of the older girl with a Michigan man via the Internet and offering to send the older girl to Detroit to meet the man for sex.


Masked man robs Dunkin Donuts in Mayfair

It took less than one minute for a masked man to rob a Mayfair doughnut shop at gunpoint on Oct. 26.


Gunman sought in Morrell Park Sunoco heist

A gunman wearing a red bandana robbed a Sunoco gas station and mini mart in Morrell Park early Monday.