The 8th Police District and its civilian Advisory Council have received a lot of support from local business in recent years for a myriad of new community events like the annual National Night Out, Fall Festival, Easter egg hunt for children and holiday buffet dinner for the working officers.
Philadelphia police officers George Rodriguez and Anthony Avery were named Officers of the Month for September during a meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council on Oct. 20 at Seven Mile Road Church.
Linda Ann Weston has a court date related to the Tacony horror-house case. But Weston’s lawyer has doubts about the woman’s competency.
A Philadelphia police officer assigned to the Northeast’s 2nd District was arrested Oct. 17 on charges of receiving stolen property, theft, official oppression and obstruction of justice.
An argument that began inside The Cove strip club in Port Richmond spilled on to the street and quickly turned violent on Wednesday, Oct. 19. That evening, yellow police tape dangled in the rain soaked night, while the soft glow of the club’s prominent corner sign reflected off the wet, blood-stained pavement. What began as a shouting match inside escalated into a physical confrontation at Allegheny Avenue and Richmond Street. According to police, the incident didn’t end until three shots were fired and a 35-year-old man was injured. Philadelphia police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said that the incident began at around 5:10 p.m. when two men got into an argument in the club, though she wasn’t certain what kicked off the altercation. The men brought the fight outside, where one individual, a 33-year-old male that police haven’t yet identified, pulled a weapon and fired three shots; one shot struck the victim’s right arm. After firing the shots, Little said, the shooter ran down Clearfield Street onto the 3100 block of Melvale Street where he hopped into a 1999 Honda Accord and fled the scene. A police patrol unit pulled the vehicle over and, Little said, officers arrested the man and recovered the weapon used in the incident. The victim was transported to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.
Police Lt. Edward C. Dohrmann suffered a fatal heart attack in 1969 after responding to a car accident in Holmesburg. Last week, a plaque dedication paid tribute to his service.
Authorities probe the discovery of four humans living in filthy conditions in a Tacony apartment.
A second elderly woman has died as a result of a violent one-vehicle crash in Pennypack Park on Oct. 10.
Philadelphia police are trying to identify a sneaky burglar who slipped into a Northwood Kmart store during normal business hours and hid until after closing time, when he made off with merchandise worth about $10,000.