Articles by William Kenny

Suspected DUI in fatal crash

A suspected drunken driver struck and killed a man who was walking along Academy Road near Northeast Airport early last Friday, according to police.


Crime log: August 6, 2014

July 14 through July 27


Thief steals snow blower from local business

There was no Christmas in July this year, but a Wissinoming burglar was prepared in case a winter storm descended upon the Northeast. The unknown thief stole a snow blower from a local business, Philadelphia police say.


Narcotics officers arrested in corruption case

A group of corrupt narcotics officers from the Philadelphia Police Department robbed, beat up and kidnapped numerous suspected drug dealers, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars during a seven-year span, according to a federal grand jury indictment released last Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


Volunteers brave storm to clean up Pennypack Park

The cleanup crew from the Friends of Pennypack Park endured an intermittent rainstorm to round up 29 bags of litter from the park near Frankford and Solly avenues on July 26. Curiously enough for the 21 rain-soaked volunteers, they also found an abandoned rowboat.


Lawndale man arrested for child porn

A Lawndale man is facing child pornography charges after state investigators allegedly found sexual images of children on his home computer via a peer-to-peer file sharing network.


East Torresdale Wawa robbed at knifepoint

A masked, knife-wielding man robbed an East Torresdale convenience store and made off with up to $400 cash early Sunday, according to 6ABC.


Body found along Holme Avenue

Philadelphia’s medical examiner and police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a Northeast woman whose body was found on Tuesday morning along Holme Avenue near the Holme-Crispin Cemetery.


Crime log: July 30, 2014

June 30 through July 11


Man attacks woman on Tacony street

A woman’s screams scared off a would-be rapist on a Tacony Street last Wednesday evening, according to Philadelphia police.