As a 63-year-old Rhawnhurst woman tried to fight off a home invader on April 11, 2013, the intruder hit her so hard and inflicted so much pain to her face and head, police initially thought he had used a hammer.
Philadelphia police locked up Matthew Jones in August 2012 shortly after he raped a woman in the area of Frankford Avenue and Dyre Street. Only later did detectives learn that the arrest signalled the end to Jones’ five-year spate of terror against women in Frankford.
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.
A Holmesburg man has been ordered to stand trial for the Feb. 2 murder of Torresdale resident Rasheed Shannon.
Superior Court last week denied a request to send two child molestation cases back to Common Pleas Court, and an attorney for one of the defendants also filed a brief last week in which he stated his client’s case should be retried because of errors by the trial judge and because of new evidence found in a civil suit filed by the prosecution’s primary witness, a former Northeast altar boy.
A Parkwood man has been ordered to stand trial on allegations that he was driving drunk with his pregnant fiance and their 16-month-old son as passengers when he caused a two-car crash on Red Lion Road last October, killing the woman and her unborn son.
No justice for Shaible parents
The Holmesburg Civic Association and some State Road businesses have entered into an agreement with NorthEast Treatment Centers that will allow for a methadone clinic to open in the neighborhood. The agreement follows a recent court victory by NET, which plans to open a clinic at 7520 and 7550 State Road.
If you’re going to spend money on anything, members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League were told last week, spend your organization’s dollars to preserve your neighborhood.