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Crime Log: Feb. 6, 2019

Jan. 21 through Feb. 3 As reported by Northeast Detectives. Does not include homicides, sexual assaults, narcotics offenses or other specific crimes investigated by special police units. All locations listed by block, not by exact...

Bustleton medical center, others charged as “pill mill”

Fourteen doctors and employees were indicted with charges relating to issuing over 3,600 illegal prescriptions and dispensing drugs to hundreds of patients at multiple locations in the Philadelphia area, including one site in Bustleton. The...

Man killed in Frankford shooting

Update 2/5: Police have identified the victim as Saquan Crawley, 25 of the 2000 block of Stenton Avenue in West Oak Lane. Police are investigating after a 25-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday night...

Body identified as missing Bustleton man

Police have identified a man found dead Saturday afternoon in Somerton as 60-year-old Gerald Fomalont, who was reported missing Wednesday, Jan. 30. Fomalont, who has cerebral palsy and suffers from diminished mental capacity, was reported...

Police investigating armed robbery at Grant Avenue pet store

Police are looking for a man who pulled out a gun while robbing a pet store on Grant Avenue near Blue Grass Road. Authorities said a black man entered the Pet Valu at the shopping...

FOP honors dozens who went above and beyond the call of duty

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 last week presented three special recognition awards and honored dozens of officers for outstanding work in 2018. FOP president John McNesby said Philadelphia has the “best police department in...

Man charged in Tackawanna Street killing

A Lower Northeast man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting Friday morning on the 5400 block of Tackawanna Street. Zaire Small, 33, who lives on the block where...

Police looking for man who robbed Rhawnhurst store

  Police are searching for a masked man who robbed a Rite Aid in Rhawnhurst after pointing a gun at a teenage cashier. The suspect entered the store at Roosevelt Boulevard and Solly Avenue around 8:55...

Two shot Friday morning in Frankford

A woman was in critical condition and a man was injured after a shooting early Friday morning in Frankford, according to police. Officers responded to the 1800 block of Harrison Street around 5 a.m. and...

Men tried to steal guns from Far Northeast store, police say

Police are looking for two men who broke into the Dick’s Sporting Goods near Philadelphia Mills Mall on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and tried to steal several guns. The suspects abandoned the effort after failing to...
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