A Philadelphia police radio dispatcher is facing up to 35 years in federal prison after pleading guilty on Monday to bribery, fraud and conspiracy for selling classified traffic accident information to a Frankford tow service.
With a name like Body Polish, a business on the 8400 block of Bustleton Ave. in Bells Corner might be confused for an auto detailing shop, or perhaps even a day spa. But actually, police say, a lady of the evening plied her trade there.
An unidentified man in a Chicago White Sox hat robbed a Frankford credit union branch on July 15, authorities say. The FBI and Philadelphia police are trying to find the culprit who used a threatening demand note to obtain cash from a teller. The heist occurred at American Heritage Federal Credit Union, 2185 Bridge St., at about 11:12 a.m. With cash in hand, the robber fled in an unknown direction.
So who ya gonna believe?
Chuck Cassidy may be best-known as a Philadelphia police officer who was killed in the line of duty almost seven years ago, but there was a lot more to the man than his badge and gun. For example, Cassidy coached girls basketball and softball, along with soccer for both girls and boys with the Crispin Gardens Athletic Club in Holme Circle.
Four people are lucky to be alive after a pair of apparently unrelated shootings in the Northeast late Monday and early Tuesday left them each hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds.
A former volunteer instructor at a Bustleton martial arts school was sentenced on Friday to serve 60 years in federal prison for producing pornography involving two children, ages 2 and 3.
An Academy Gardens resident is facing a child endangerment charge after he allegedly propositioned an undercover Philadelphia cop for sex with his 5-year-old son in his car during a Kensington Avenue prostitution sting.
Not even a swarm of police stopped gunmen from trying to settle a dispute with a hail of gunfire on the streets of Frankford early last Thursday in a scene that has become increasingly familiar to neighborhood residents this month.
Philadelphia police wasted no time in arresting a man for the burglary of a Holmesburg tavern last week, and the snappy investigation was no fluke. Surveillance cameras had recorded video of the alleged crook in action.