Police have been paying very close attention to a Northeast Philadelphia drug addiction treatment facility recently, but it’s not the methadone clinic you might think it is.
A city police officer was arrested last week for allegedly encouraging her children to engage in fights in the Northeast.
Police caught the alleged culprit in a very low-budget bank robbery last week by stopping his getaway vehicle — a SEPTA bus — and taking him into custody.
A 41-year-old woman who accepted a ride from two men was sexually assaulted by one of them on the 3300 block of Woodhaven Road early Sunday morning, police said. According to the Police Department’s Special Victims Unit, the woman became ill in the black four-door vehicle and the men stopped on Woodhaven Road at about 3:30 a.m. The driver got in the back with the woman and sexually assaulted her, police said. After the assault, the man grabbed the victim by the hair, pulled her from the vehicle and drove away. Both men were white and spoke with strong accents, possibly Polish. The first man was in his 30s and stood about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was thin and had short brown hair. The second man was 25 to 28 years old, short and muscular. He had blond buzz cut hair. ••
That window air conditioner you turned off but didn’t put away after the weather turned cool might let in more than a draft. A burglar could just push it in, crawl into your home and walk out with your stuff.
There are Philadelphia police officers and civilian employees who are sitting in a room in South Philly who can track a smartphone stolen in Oxford Circle, watch what’s going on at Arrott and Griscom streets in Frankford, search for a car believed to be involved in a murder and look for crime patterns.
Squeak. Go ahead. Do it again.