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    Fighting forfeiture

    A Somerton couple was forced out of their home and told the DA’s office will seize the property because of their son’s drug arrest.

    A Northeast couple has been trying to keep their Somerton home from becoming the District Attorney’s office’s property. Christos and Markela Sourovelis said representatives of the DA’s office forced them out of their Ferndale Street home in early May, telling the couple that the office will take the property from them because of their son’s March drug arrest. 


    Massage parlor bust in Bells Corner

    With a name like Body Polish, a business on the 8400 block of Bustleton Ave. in Bells Corner might be confused for an auto detailing shop, or perhaps even a day spa. But actually, police say, a lady of the evening plied her trade there.


    Two NE men nabbed in prostitution bust

    An Academy Gardens resident is facing a child endangerment charge after he allegedly propositioned an undercover Philadelphia cop for sex with his 5-year-old son in his car during a Kensington Avenue prostitution sting.


    Man sought in bleach attack robbery

    Police are looking for a man who threw bleach into the face of a robbery victim May 15 and also are seeking his alleged accomplice, who was arrested before skipping bail.


    Fourth suspect to stand trail in stabbing case

    Teen to stand trial for March 21 knife attack where three Father Judge students were stabbed.

    A fourth young man has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the March 21 stabbing of three Father Judge High students, including state champion wrestler Joe Galasso, in a Mayfair street attack.


    Suspect caught on camera during burglary

    On a scale of one to 10, the surveillance video of a recent residential burglary in Tacony is at least an 11.


    Officer shoots, kills robbery suspect in Oxford Circle

    A respected foot beat officer from the 2nd Police District shot and killed a suspected robber who allegedly assaulted him on an Oxford Circle street Tuesday afternoon.


    Serving her city

    Assistant D.A. Jacqueline Coelho says her priority as a public servant is to correct injustice.

    Most people in Northeast Philadelphia probably don’t know much about Assistant District Attorney Jacqueline Coelho, unless they’ve been the victim of a violent crime or the relative of a murder victim.


    Attempted murder charges filed in slashing

    An Oxford Circle man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly slashed the face of a co-worker during a quarrel over their work responsibilities.