A cigarette smoker was critically injured when his lighter ignited a gas explosion inside his Somerton home last Wednesday.
Wounded Philadelphia Police Officer Ed Davies continues “slowly improving” from the near-fatal injuries he suffered on Aug. 13 when an alleged heroin dealer with a history of violence against police shot him inside a Feltonville corner store.
The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday confirmed the identity of the drowning victim pulled from the Delaware River on Aug. 17 as the boy who went missing in the Pennypack Creek four days earlier. Sebastien Sanon, 15, of Wissinoming, died in an accidental drowning, said Jim Garrow, a spokesman for the Department of Public Health. Officers from the police Marine Unit found Sanon’s remains at about 8 a.m. on Aug. 17.
A federal grand jury indicted a Philadelphia man on Aug. 22 for the robberies of two banks in the Northeast and Bridesburg in May.
The Philadelphia Police Department opened a new “regional tactical training facility” in the Northeast on Aug. 20. All of the city’s law enforcement agencies, as well as agencies from throughout the region, will be able to study S.W.A.T., ordinance (bomb) disposal and K-9 operations at the facility, according to a statement issued by Mayor Michael Nutter.
An armed robber who struck at a Parkwood convenience store on Aug. 18 remains on the loose, Philadelphia police said.
Philadelphia police arrested a 26-year-old man near the Frankford SEPTA terminal early Saturday after he allegedly snatched a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her in nearby Wissinoming Park.
Local 22 President Joe Schulle is facing many challenges, including an all-time low in morale.
A violent high-speed crash on Interstate 95 killed one Philadelphia woman and injured four others on Friday morning.
An alleged burglar who has appeared on Northeast Detectives’ last two monthly Most Wanted lists has been linked to nine additional break-ins at bank ATMs throughout the city this summer.