Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny


ATV crackdown

Fishtown and Kensington are popular with reckless operators of all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes. Police are now thwarting them in creative ways.


He knows the joy of sax

Frank Sinatra probably never thought twice about it, but Larry McKenna will never forget it.


Police seek suspect in beer-distributor heists

A serial burglar busted into a pair of Northeast Philadelphia beer distributors early this month, but he wasn’t after suds.


NE cop charged in cable TV scam

A Philadelphia patrol officer assigned to the Northeast was arrested last Thursday for his alleged involvement in a scheme to hack into Comcast’s computer system and solicit fees from cable customers in exchange for adding premium channels to their service or reducing their monthly bills.


Search is on for two men who burst into Frankford store, beat up owner

Two men used their fists to beat a Frankford grocery store owner and rob his store last Wednesday evening. Detectives hope that daylight surveillance video will help their search for the suspects.


Police look into Frankford sexual assault

Police have released a grainy surveillance video and minimal description in hope of identifying two men who sexually assaulted a woman on a Frankford baseball field early last Thursday.


Frankford man found beaten to death

A Frankford man died after police found him unconscious on a Kensington Street, the victim of an apparent street-corner beating early Saturday.


Cops probe possible alcohol-related crash

Police found alcohol at the scene of a one-vehicle crash on Woodhaven Road that claimed the life of a Bristol man early Sunday.