Articles by William Kenny

Crime log: October 22, 2014

Sept. 22 through Oct. 5


Northeast History Network visits Somerton Civic

Last summer, leaders of the Somerton Civic Association found themselves in the surprising position of responding to a letter by a New Jersey resident characterizing the neighborhood as monotonous and lacking historical sites. Two local historians refuted that assessment on Oct. 14 during the SCA’s monthly meeting.


Frankford man arrested for bar robbery

They wore masks to conceal their faces, but Frankford’s Randy Sanchez and his alleged accomplices could not disguise their voices.


Pair arrested for at least 11 armed robberies

An alert officer from the 15th Police District captured two men who are responsible for at least 11 armed robberies of convenience stores, pizza parlors and other businesses in the Northeast since mid-August, authorities say. And the number of hold-ups tied into the case could still grow, although the primary suspects are now behind bars.


Driscoll and Tomlinson visit E. Torresdale civic

Voters of Pennsylvania’s 173rd legislative district will have a decision to make on Nov. 4 about who should succeed Rep. Mike McGeehan and represent them in the General Assembly.


Man stabbed in the face at Burholme Pathmark

A homeless man with a history of violence — and prison time — got the attention of dozens of Pathmark shoppers on Oct. 6 when, police said, he used a kitchen knife to stab a 50-year-old man in the face, wounding the victim critically and leaving the store’s dairy section a bloody mess.


Suspects sought in nightclub armed robbery

Suburban police want to know if any Northeast Philly folks saw a group of masked men traveling in a distinctive canary yellow convertible Ford Mustang early last Friday. They’re likely the same guys who robbed a Bensalem nightclub at gunpoint.


Burglars target Northeast storage facilities

Before you secure your valuable possessions in a storage facility, police want you to know that not all storage facilities are as secure as you might expect. In fact, burglars have been targeting storage units in the Northeast with increasing frequency, according to Northeast Detectives. 


Register valuables with theft-prevention program

The 7th Police District Advisory Council and Philadelphia police encourage all residents and businesses to register for Operation Identification, a free burglary- and theft-prevention program.


Lawncrest man to stand trial for murder

A Lawncrest man has been ordered to stand trial for the June 21 fatal shooting of another man on the 500 block of Rosalie St.