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Crime log: Feb. 19, 2020

Feb. 3 through 16 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 address. 2nd...

Investigators looking for “persons of interest” in murder of Castor Gardens woman

Police on Thursday released surveillance video in an attempt to solve the November murder of a Castor Gardens woman. Nisha Fortune-Wessels, 31, of the 1200 block of Knorr Street, was found shot to death just...

Delivery driver robbed, shot at in Oxford Circle

A group of masked men robbed a pizza delivery driver and shot at him as he tried to get away Wednesday night in Oxford Circle, police said. The 29-year-old man, who delivers for Castor Pizza,...

Off-duty officer charged with DUI after Roosevelt Boulevard crash

An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was arrested and charged with drunken driving following a crash Feb. 16 in the northbound lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard near Bustleton Avenue, authorities said. John Sears, a 13-year veteran of...

Teen injured in Tacony shooting

A 17-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital Monday night after being shot on the 4300 block of Cottman Avenue in Tacony. Officers responded to the scene just after 8:30 p.m. and found the teenager...

Blue Grass Road shooting leaves man injured

A man showed up to Nazareth Hospital Friday night after being shot on the 9200 block of Blue Grass Road, police said. The 22-year-old man was shot once in the abdomen at around 7:20 p.m....

Knife-wielding man robs Dunkin’ Donuts

Police are searching for a man who pulled out a large knife and robbed a Wissinoming Dunkin’ Donuts last month. On Jan. 18 at around 6:40 a.m., the suspect entered the store at 5233 Torresdale...

Police investigating robbery at Philadelphia Mills

Detectives are looking for two men who last month robbed a cellphone store at Philadelphia Mills mall. The suspects entered the AT&T store at around 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, and went into the...

Thieves targeting Prius models in Bustleton, Somerton

Police are warning Toyota Prius owners to be on the lookout following the theft of eight catalytic converters over the past few days in Bustleton and Somerton. In one incident, which occurred between Saturday night...

Man killed Sunday in Tacony shooting

A man died after being shot in the head Sunday night at Robbins Avenue and Erdrick Street in Tacony, authorities said. Officers responded to the intersection for a report of a person with a gun...
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