If anyone saw what looked like a lowrider pickup truck in the area of Roosevelt Boulevard and Grant Avenue on July 29, police would like to have a word with you.
Police have been paying very close attention to a Northeast Philadelphia drug addiction treatment facility recently, but it’s not the methadone clinic you might think it is.
Pennsylvania state troopers arrested 37 motorists for driving while under the influence during the Labor Day holiday enforcement period that ran from last Friday through Monday. Troopers investigated 82 highway crashes in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties, including 16 that resulted in injuries. There were no fatalities. Five crashes were alcohol-related.
A couple of masked men robbed an Upper Holmesburg beer store on Saturday night one week after a similar heist occurred two miles away.
A Frankford man has been charged with murder for fatally shooting a suspected thief who, he claims, was trying to break into his pickup truck last Thursday night, Philadelphia police said.
A Mayfair resident’s surveillance cameras recorded two men as they allegedly cased his home on the afternoon of Aug. 4, then tried to break into the victim’s garage early the following morning. Police are trying to identify the would-be burglars depicted in the videos.
Philadelphia police announced an arrest on Tuesday night in the execution-style murders of two women inside a Holmesburg rowhouse on Saturday. The killer appears to have been very familiar to the victims.
A Lawncrest man has been charged with murder in connection with the June 21 fatal shooting of another man on the 500 block of Rosalie St.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part 2 examines the labor union’s fundraising, its escalating political program and its development of a multimillion-dollar headquarters in the Northeast.
Homicide detectives are trying to identify a dead man and the killers who ran him down in a car, then shot him on a Northwood street on Saturday night.