Articles by William Kenny

Somerton Civic Association has new leader

Residents had every reason not to attend the June 10 meeting of the Somerton Civic Association. It was the group’s final monthly meeting before its annual summer recess. The agenda was pretty light. Rain was falling in buckets.


Crime log: June 18, 2014

May 19 through June 1


Former NEHS staffer convicted of child abuse

A former administrator at Northeast High School denied that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl student, but a Common Pleas Court jury saw differently on June 6, convicting the disgraced disciplinarian of child-abuse charges.


Former cops sentenced in utility theft case

A former Philadelphia police officer and Northeast resident has been ordered to serve a county jail sentence following her recent conviction on theft charges related to the tampering with utility meters at properties she owned in partnership with another ex-cop.


Somerton officers named

The Somerton Civic Association appointed new officers and rejected a local homeowner’s application to legalize an oversized shed in his yard during the civic group’s monthly meeting on June 10.


Cops seek stranger with candy

An unidentified man suspiciously offered candy to a 10-year-old girl at her Far Northeast bus stop on June 9, according to police, who seek the man for questioning.


Two locked up for separate robbery offenses

Surveillance video and public tips have helped police identify and capture two alleged serial armed robbers.


Police searching for serial bank robber

A bank robber struck for the second time on the same stretch of Welsh Road in the Northeast on June 7.


Gun range robber arrested, partner at large

A senior citizen patron of a Northeast shooting range was wounded critically during an armed robbery in which a couple allegedly stole seven guns from the victim and his friend.


Officer of the Year honored in the 7th district

During the course of a year, police officers can encounter some pretty wild situations. For Officer Timothy Taylor of the Northeast’s 7th district, wild became almost routine in 2013.