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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...

Alleged kidnapper flees police standoff in Frankford

After a two-hour standoff with police, the victim got free, but so did the alleged kidnapper.A suspected kidnapper escaped after a two-hour standoff with police in Frankford on June 28.The confrontation began at about noon...

Four NE men nabbed in prostitution bust

Four Northeast residents were among six men arrested by Citywide Vice police for allegedly patronizing prostitutes on Kensington Avenue last Thursday. Lawrence Kelly, 55, of Lawndale; Vladimir Ferko, 37, of Bustleton; Kostandi Koroveshi, 63, of...
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