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.
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.
Philadelphia police wasted no time in arresting a man for the burglary of a Holmesburg tavern last week, and the snappy investigation was no fluke. Surveillance cameras had recorded video of the alleged crook in action.
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.
Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested 10 members of Ironworkers Local 401 on charges they allegedly participated in a conspiracy to commit criminal acts of extortion, arson, destruction of property and assault, in order to force construction contractors to hire union ironworkers.
A North Philadelphia man waived a preliminary hearing last week on charges stemming from an alcohol-related crash that claimed the life of a Wissinoming woman in February. Eric Luciano, 34, remains free on $100,000 bail pending an Oct. 9 arraignment in Common Pleas Court. He is accused of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and related offenses in connection with the Feb. 24 death of Teresa Marquard, 58, of the 6100 block of Gillespie St.