A surveillance video released by Philadelphia police last week showed how astonishingly quick a crime of opportunity can occur.
A Mayfair resident’s surveillance cameras recorded two men as they allegedly cased his home on the afternoon of Aug. 4, then tried to break into the victim’s garage early the following morning. Police are trying to identify the would-be burglars depicted in the videos.
Fox Chase was one of many neighborhoods that celebrated National Night Out, an event that promotes community involvement in crime prevention, on Aug. 5.
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.
Anyone who is appealing a real estate assessment with the Board of Revision of Taxes should have been keeping an eye on the mail.
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.
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.
A Holmesburg man was arrested on rape and child sex charges on July 1, one day after police distributed a wanted flier featuring his photo.
Police this week named a suspect in a June 12 robbery and shooting in Bustleton, and by Tuesday, June 24, they had him in custody.