Two guys were really going at it at Torresdale and Hellerman early on Sept. 7, Officer Arthur Green said last week. Turns out they weren’t just fighting; one guy was trying to rob the other.
Neighborhood crime and a couple of zoning issues dominated the informal discussions at last week’s Frankford Civic Association meeting, with a local pastor talking about the easy availability of drugs and “anything you want” at some local stores.
Members of the Frankford Civic Association don’t want a chicken restaurant on the 4700 block of Griscom Street.
There have been enough robberies involving masked men that the 15th Police District’s commander has instructed his officers to stop anyone they see wearing them.
What about us? What do we think about crime in our neighborhoods?
Two cops who chased down an armed man in April and two others who made a lot of arrests in May were honored June 30 by members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council.
Philadelphia Police Explorers invite the public to enjoy a pancake breakfast in support of the Philadelphia Police Foundation on Sunday, June 8, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Northeast, 9141 Roosevelt Blvd.
Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council elected board members during their March 31 meeting at the Mayfair Community Center. Alan Leppert, of One Step Forward, is the organization’s new president. Joe Valecce of Council 21 Glassers was elected as the board’s vice president. Phil Pappas of the West Frankford Town Watch was re-elected secretary; Pete Specos of the Frankford Civic Association is back as treasurer; and Gina Panchella of the Northwood Civic Association again will handle public relations.
There’s a walking and biking trail right below Frankford that will grow along the Delaware River in the next few years, members of the Frankford Civic Association were told last week.