Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Suspect in house-thefts turns himself in

The son of a former Philadelphia police commissioner surrendered to authorities on Thursday, eight days after the district attorney’s office announced filing criminal charges against him in a house-stealing scheme.


Crime log (January 23, 2012)

Dec. 31 through Jan. 13


Fatal crashes claim two

Two people died on area expressways last weekend in a pair of unrelated crashes.


Frankford man killed in blaze

Frankford residents are mourning the death of the well-known owner of a local auto sales business after fire ripped through his neighborhood home.


Four face fraud charges in theft of city homes

Two Northeast residents, one of them a former police commissioner’s son, are among four men facing fraud charges for allegedly “stealing” 22 uninhabited city homes and selling them for profit.



Pot bust at Franklin Mills

Franklin Mills is a popular shopping and tourism destination, but out-of-towners Anthony DeRosa and Eric Boehm had other plans when they visited the sprawling mega-mall last Thursday, authorities say.


Robbery suspect sought

Federal and local authorities are trying to identify a man who robbed a Bustleton bank branch on Thursday morning.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


Somerton OKs congregation’s plan for residential property

— The Lubavitch Center for Russian Jewry plans to purchase a house on Bustleton Avenue to use for worship.