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St. Luke cemetery targeted by vandals

About 20 headstones were toppled, the first vandalism in the congregation’s 160-year history.Another Northeast Philadelphia cemetery has become a target of vandalism.On Aug. 22 at about 10 a.m., a congregant of Memorial Church of St....

Teen ordered to stand trial for assault

The Bensalem teen who allegedly assaulted a Father Judge senior near Temple University has been ordered to stand trial.A Bensalem Township man has been ordered to stand trial for the May beating of a Father...

Gunman robs Wawa in Burholme

The unidentified man fled on Cottman Avenue toward Central Avenue with an undisclosed amount of cash on Aug. 4.Surveillance cameras captured video of an unidentified gunman who robbed a Wawa in Burholme last Friday night,...

Philly mother abandons infant in drug-filled motel room, police say

Ericka Avila Lopez’ 7-month-old was alone in a Trevose motel room for 20 hours. Last year, Lopez allegedly tried to run over a police officer in a stolen Jeep.A Philadelphia mother and suspected drug abuser...

Fire captain charged with insurance fraud

The fire department commander allegedly collected insurance money after torching her car in Washington, D.C.A Philadelphia Fire Department commander from the Far Northeast was arrested last month in connection with an insurance fraud case...

Amtrak train kills woman in Holmesburg

A high-speed Acela train struck a woman on the tracks at Holmesburg Station on Friday.A high-speed Amtrak Acela train struck and killed a woman who had wandered onto the tracks at Holmesburg Station on Friday...

Video: Inept burglar can’t breach gas station with crowbar, blowtorch

The crook spent several minutes trying to breach the glass front doors, but fled empty handed.An unidentified burglar tried to use a crowbar and a blowtorch to break into a Somerton gas station minimart on...

Unidentified killer slays woman in her Lower NE public housing unit

The same man also attacked the murder victim’s daughter at the Hill Creek Apartments before fleeingAn unidentified killer used a knife and a hammer to stab and beat a woman to death inside her Lower...

Nightclub quarrel leads to shooting in Lower Mayfair

The gunfire left a 31-year-old man with critical wounds of the stomach and leg.An argument at a Lower Mayfair nightclub sparked a shooting early Sunday that left a 31-year-old man with critical wounds of the...

Crime Log: May 29 to June 11

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 Police District• There were 12...
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