There were 52 thefts from autos recently reported in the 2nd Police District, and many of those crimes involved removal of vehicle air bags.
Robbers pistol-whipped an attendant and made off with jewelry worth $90,000 from a Castor Avenue store on Dec. 5, said Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd Police District. The robbers also got away with $800.
Northeast residents might be seeing a new wrinkle on an old scam, Capt. Frank Palumbo said earlier this month.
District Attorney Seth Williams led a contingent of city prosecutors who joined police officers and Northeast community leaders in a Ride for Peace on Saturday morning. The bicycle tour highlighted the 2nd Police District Advisory Council’s annual Community Day at Target, Bustleton and Bleigh avenues. The cyclists rode 12 miles through portions of Castor Gardens, Oxford Circle, Summerdale, Crescentville and Lawndale with an escort of police vehicles in an effort to promote healthy, nonviolent activities. The route passed several locations of recent gun violence in the 2nd Police District. Other participants included Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd district; and Lynn and Larry Genetti, the chairwoman and treasurer of the 2nd PDAC.
Flea market and barbecue
Members of the Lawncrest Community Association recently heard from 2nd Police District officials and a representative of Experience Corps, an affiliate of AARP. The meeting took place on Aug. 19 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home.
Burholme Business Association forming
Cops are supposed to look around. When they see somebody else doing it, he gets their attention.
Members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored Baldomiro Soares as the district’s February Officer of the Month during their April 8 meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home on Tabor Avenue.