A Tacony man with three prior prison stints and more than a dozen arrests for charges including harassment, lewdness and corrupting a minor was locked up again on April 29 for allegedly accosting several young women at Philadelphia University.
It’s a sad scenario that Philadelphia firefighters see all too often: citizens suffering injury or death in a residential fire with no working smoke detectors in the home.
On April 6, Philadelphia’s firefighters bid a sad farewell to Fire Capt. Michael Goodwin, who lost his life while battling a massive fire at a South Philadelphia fabric store. Last week, the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22 announced the creation of the Capt. Michael Goodwin Memorial Fund.
A Frankford man was killed in a hail of gunfire on a Frankford block late Monday as three robbers reportedly tried to invade the home of a couple and several children. Shortly after 10 p.m., three gunmen showed up at a home on the 5700 block of Leonard St. and tried to force their way inside. It’s not clear what prompted the gunfire.
Tyrirk Harris had a problem curbing his pets, but a Philadelphia judge had no problem curbing Harris, the Tacony man who killed a neighbor last year in a dispute over dog droppings.
March 25 through April 7
An East Frankford man is facing up to 40 years in prison after a judge last week convicted him in the brutal Easter Sunday 2012 mugging of a 93-year-old woman in Bell’s Corner.
Ten years on, Philadelphia’s serial park rapist continues to elude identification and capture, but police refuse to quit their search for him.
A Philadelphia police officer is recovering from stab wounds to the stomach after robbers attacked the off-duty patrolman Monday night while he jogged in his East Torresdale neighborhood.