Philadelphia Crime

Crime, law and justice, and police blotter near Philadelphia, PA or anywhere in the US.

Recent Crime News

  • Councilman helps friend flip city-owned lots, Philly...

    6 hrs ago | via Philly.com 

    It looks like it's going to be a beautiful if chilly day in our region . Take advantage of the sun now - the forecast says Turkey Day is going to be cold .

    Comment?

    Related Topix: NBA Players, Devin Booker

  • Police Release Surveillance Video Of Suspect In Dead...

    8 hrs ago | via CBS Local 

    Philadelphia police have released surveillance video showing a suspect wanted in connection to the murder of a man in the Franklinville section of North Philadelphia. The shooting happened on 11th and Ontario Streets on Oct. 9. Officers found the 26-year-old victim shot in the chest and rushed him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

  • Here's What We Know So Far About the Downtown Denver...

    12 hrs ago | via Time 

    A shooting in downtown Denver left one person dead and four others injured Monday afternoon with police scrambling to locate a suspect who is still at large. Police responded to reports of multiple gunshots at 21st Street and Lawrence Street in Denver's bustling downtown LoDo neighborhood around 4:00 p.m. on Monday, a department official said at a press conference.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Violent Crime, Denver, CO

  • Couple Play Blame Game Over GoFundMe Conspiracy in R...

    15 hrs ago | via NBC Philadelphia 

    Her attorney says this audio clip she recorded without her boyfriend's knowledge shows that. Hear it for yourself.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

  • Judge dismisses case against 2 cops charged with ill...

    15 hrs ago | via Philly.com 

    A Philadelphia judge on Monday dismissed all charges against two former police officers who were arrested and charged in September with illegally detaining a man in East Mount Airy five months earlier. Municipal Court Judge Thomas Gehret dismissed the charges against former Philadelphia Officers Matthew Walsh, 30, and Marvin Jones, 48 , after a preliminary hearing.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

  • Kate McClure says she - had no part' in GoFundMe sca...

    15 hrs ago | via Philly.com 

    Johnny Bobbitt, Kate McClure, and Mark D'Amico are facing charges in an alleged GoFundMe scam. Kate McClure, accused of creating a fake GoFundMe account to help a homeless man that went viral and amassed more than $400,000, secretly recorded phone conversations with her then-boyfriend and insisted that he was the one who concocted the scam.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Burlington County, NJ, Prison

  • Scoop-and-Run: In Philly, Cop Cars Double as Ambulances

    17 hrs ago | via NBC Philadelphia 

    Among cities with highest homicide rates, Philadelphia is the only one where police rush gunshot and stab wound victims to trauma centers. Beyond its life-saving potential, some say scoop and run could enhance public safety in communities with broad distrust of police.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Obituaries

  • Police: 4 people found - executed' in home's basemen...

    19 hrs ago | via York Dispatch 

    Two men and two women were found shot and killed in a basement of a house being renovated on Monday. Police: 4 people found 'executed' in home's basement Two men and two women were found shot and killed in a basement of a house being renovated on Monday.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

  • Police Investigate After Man Stabbed In Chest In Sou...

    Sunday | via CBS Local 

    Screams Of Terror Fill Philly Restaurant After Stabbing Prank Terrorized patrons took cover and ran for their lives after a man who appeared to be wearing a blood-soaked t-shirt walked into Terakawa Ramen screaming for help. Vehicle Strikes, Kills 27-Month-Old Girl In YMCA Parking Lot: Police The accident happened at the YMCA located on the 800 block of Eagle Road around 12:25 p.m. Hundreds Of Counter-Protesters Descend On 'We The People' Rally At Independence Mall Video shows the protesters marching and chanting that the "alt-right has got to go."

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Life

  • Christmas Village Opens For Special Preview At Love ...

    Sunday | via CBS Local 

    Screams Of Terror Fill Philly Restaurant After Stabbing Prank Terrorized patrons took cover and ran for their lives after a man who appeared to be wearing a blood-soaked t-shirt walked into Terakawa Ramen screaming for help. Vehicle Strikes, Kills 27-Month-Old Girl In YMCA Parking Lot: Police The accident happened at the YMCA located on the 800 block of Eagle Road around 12:25 p.m. Hundreds Of Counter-Protesters Descend On 'We The People' Rally At Independence Mall Video shows the protesters marching and chanting that the "alt-right has got to go."

    Comment?

    Related Topix:

  • 'We the People Rally' in Philadelphia draws few supp...

    Saturday | via Greenwich Citizen 

    Registration will allow you to post comments on GreenwichTime.com and create a GreenwichTime.com Subscriber Portal account for you to manage subscriptions and email preferences. PHILADELPHIA - A conservative rally in the heart of Philadelphia's tourist area on Saturday drew about 30 people - and about 10 times as many counterprotesters - but remained largely nonviolent despite fears that the two sides would clash.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Immigration Reform

  • Police seek public's help in identifying suspects in...

    Saturday Nov 17 | via Philly.com 

    Philadelphia police rereleased video footage Friday, hoping to find someone who might recognize two people allegedly involved in the abduction and robbery of a 21-year-old man two months ago in Tacony. Police said the victim was abducted at 7:30 a.m. Sept.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

  • Philadelphia Police Searching For 2 Suspects In Abdu...

    Friday Nov 16 | via CBS Local 

    Philadelphia police are searching for two suspects who abducted and robbed a 21-year-old man in the Tacony section of the city in September. Police say the victim was taking out the trash outside of his home on the 6700 block of Ditman Street around 7:30 a.m. on Sept.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

  • West Philly beer deli owner stunned by plea deal for...

    Thursday Nov 15 | via Philly.com 

    A would-be robber who shot and critically wounded a former West Philadelphia beer deli owner in May was sentenced to 3A1 2 to 10 years in state prison Thursday as part of a plea deal that was approved by prosecutors - and that left his victim stunned. Under the agreement, the District Attorney's Office dropped attempted murder and other charges against the defendant, Jovaun Patterson, 29. The hearing took about two minutes before Common Pleas Court Judge Rayford Means and apparently happened without any prior notification to the victim or his family.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Prison, State Prisons

  • Chester County man faces child porn charges

    Thursday Nov 15 | via Philly.com 

    A 56-year-old Chester County man already facing state child-sex charges was indicted Thursday in federal court in Philadelphia with making child pornography. In March, Pennsylvania state police made a public plea for any alleged victims of Robert Dean Caesar to contact authorities as part of a widening investigation.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Chester County, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Oxford, PA

  • Safety after Pittsburgh

    Wednesday Nov 14 | via Northeasttimes.com 

    Law enforcement representatives and elected officials participate in a town hall meeting on security Nov. 7 at Politz Hebrew Academy. JACK TOMCZUK / TIMES PHOTO In the wake of last month's Pittsburgh synagogue attack, law enforcement officials, elected representatives and members of the Jewish community gathered at Politz Hebrew Academy in Bustleton for a town hall meeting.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh, PA), Pittsburgh, PA, Philadelphia, PA

  • Man, Woman Shot While Sitting On Porch In West Phila...

    Wednesday Nov 14 | via CBS Local 

    New Jersey Teen Missing Since Halloween Found Safe In Philadelphia A New Jersey teen who has been missing since Halloween has been found in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Chick-fil-A Announces Nationwide Delivery Starting Today The company is celebrating by giving away up to 200,000 free chicken sandwiches when using a promo code on DoorDash.

    Comment?

    Related Topix:

  • Average American Checks Their Phone 52 Times A Day, ...

    Wednesday Nov 14 | via CBS Local 

    New Jersey Teen Missing Since Halloween Found Safe In Philadelphia A New Jersey teen who has been missing since Halloween has been found in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. 'Sounded Like A Bomb': Over 20 Injured After Car Crashes Into Social Security Office In Egg Harbor Township The crash happened at the building at 1350 Doughty Road, around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.

    Comment?

    Related Topix:

  • After Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, clergy and fait...

    Tuesday Nov 13 | via Philly.com 

    More than 200 representatives of synagogues, churches, and other faith-based institutions attended a conference at the National Constitution Center on Tuesday to consider safety measures in the wake of the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The half-day seminar, "Securing Sacred Spaces and Places," featured presentations by FBI agents, local police and religious leaders who discussed prevention strategies, coping with on-site shooting incidents, and identifying individuals who might attack a house of worship.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

  • Activist Asa Khalif announces run for City Council

    Tuesday Nov 13 | via PlanPhilly 

    Local activist Asa Khalif is throwing his hat into the ring for one of Philadelphia City Council's seven at-large seats. All 17 seats - there are 10 seats elected by district - come up for reelection in a May 2019 primary.

    Comment?

    Related Topix: Activism, Philadelphia, PA