Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Crime log: November 13, 2013

Oct. 21 through Nov. 3


Man critical after shooting

A man was hospitalized in critical condition following a shooting on a Frankford street corner early Monday.


Police seek public’s help identifying robbers

A Flyers fan and his cohort may have felt home free after they broke into an unoccupied Bustleton home on Nov. 3 and made off with jewelry and cash. But they apparently didn’t realize that a well-placed surveillance camera had filmed their fully exposed faces, according to police.


Preserving history in Holme Circle

In the beginning, all that Elsie Stevens wanted to do was to clean things up a bit.


Bicyclist killed in Holmesburg

Police have released the identity of the bicyclist who was shot and killed on a Holmesburg street on Nov. 1.


Murder charges dropped in drag racing case

A Philadelphia judge has tossed out murder charges against one of two men whose alleged street racing on Roosevelt Boulevard led to a high-speed crash that claimed the lives of a mother and her three young sons in July.


Pill drug ring tied to NE pharmacy

A Castor Gardens pharmacy was one of the main suppliers for a prescription drug dealer who illegally sold more than 380,000 oxycodone pills in Philadelphia and surrounding communities, federal authorities said last week.


Northeast teen dies in car crash

An aspiring Eagle Scout from the Northeast lost his life in an automobile accident on Oct. 26 after spending the morning doing volunteer work in Pennypack Park. The tragedy occurred at about 12:36 p.m. on eastbound Red Lion Road near Northeast Airport, Philadelphia police said. Christopher Alvelo, 17, and three other teens were passengers in a Ford pickup truck when the driver, Alvelo’s 51-year-old stepfather, lost consciousness.


Help ID Somerton playground vandals

A surveillance camera at a Somerton playground filmed a teenager spray-painting graffiti on a basketball court on Oct. 17. Now detectives are trying to identify the vandal.


Armed robbers sought in 7-Eleven heist

Police seek the public’s help in identifying two masked men who robbed a 7-Eleven in the Holme Circle area early last Friday.