The cleanup crew from the Friends of Pennypack Park endured an intermittent rainstorm to round up 29 bags of litter from the park near Frankford and Solly avenues on July 26. Curiously enough for the 21 rain-soaked volunteers, they also found an abandoned rowboat.
A Philadelphia police officer came face-to-face with death in Northwood on Friday when a suspected home invader pointed a loaded gun at the officer’s head. The cop quickly turned the tables, however, swatting away the threat and fatally shooting the alleged robber during an exchange of gunfire, authorities said.
A masked, knife-wielding man robbed an East Torresdale convenience store and made off with up to $400 cash early Sunday, according to 6ABC.
Two men in a duty-sized pick-up truck with “dually” wheels busted open the change boxes on numerous vacuum cleaner machines at a do-it-yourself Mayfair car wash on July 19, police said.
Philadelphia’s medical examiner and police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a Northeast woman whose body was found on Tuesday morning along Holme Avenue near the Holme-Crispin Cemetery.
A woman’s screams scared off a would-be rapist on a Tacony Street last Wednesday evening, according to Philadelphia police.
A band of pickpockets victimized a 76-year-old woman in a Northeast Burger King on June 20, Philadelphia police say.
A former teacher at a Mayfair public grade school has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly engaging her 14-year-old student in numerous sexual encounters last March and April.
A 6-week-old boy was left alone inside a locked car in the parking lot of a Northeast Walmart on July 21, although authorities have not announced criminal charges against the infant’s mother.
An unknown gunman slipped into a Bustleton Wawa and quietly robbed the business last Wednesday afternoon, making off with two cartons of cigarettes, Philadelphia police say.