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    Assaults with guns rise in 15th police district

    Capt. John McCloskey had some high praise for a couple of his officers during the Dec. 29 meeting of the 15th Police District Advisory Council.


    A savory celebration

    A new Wawa with gas pumps opened at Grant Avenue and Academy Road. To celebrate, a ribbon-cutting presentation was held with local council members. A hoagie-building contest was held between the Fire Department’s Ladder 31 and the Police Department’s 8th district. The police department won, making 53 hoagies in three minutes. 


    Frankford Civic group pushes SafeCam program

    Some members of the Frankford Civic Association want the police to have access to more eyes on neighborhood streets. They’ve formed a committee to explore ways to persuade local residents and businesses to register their private surveillance cameras with the police department.


    Frankford Avenue cleanup is Saturday

    Hundreds of volunteers are expected to sweep through the Frankford commercial corridor on Saturday.


    The price of recovery

    Police say the conditions around the SoarCorp Recovery Center have grown intolerable.

    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.


    Cop arrested for encouraging fights

    A city police officer was arrested last week for allegedly encouraging her children to engage in fights in the Northeast.


    Alleged bank robber hops a bus after heist

    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.


    Woman sexually assaulted on Woodhaven Road

    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. ••


    Child advocacy nonprofit helps sexual abuse victims

    “What happened?” the little girl was asked.