Crime Log: March 15, 2017

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 seven robberies in the district during the period, including five that occurred in the street at 1000 Devereaux …

Reward for cemetery vandalism rises to $74K

As the reward for information about the Mount Carmel Cemetery gravestone vandalism has increased to $74,000, new information reported to police indicates that much of the damage may have been caused days or weeks earlier than originally suspected. According to multiple news reports, the superintendent of Laurel Hill cemetery in North Philadelphia’s Swampoodle section told …

Vandals destroy grave markers at NE Jewish cemetery

Unrest in peace: More than 100 grave markers were toppled at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Frankford and Cheltenham avenues. MARIA YOUNG / TIMES PHOTO A Northeast Philadelphia Jewish cemetery has become the latest touchstone in a national dialogue about religious and cultural tolerance after vandals toppled more than 100 grave markers there early Sunday. A visitor …

Woodhaven Road crash claims life of one, injures two children

A disabled minivan and distracted driving led to a high-speed crash that claimed the life of one man and injured three other people, including twin 2-year-old girls, on Woodhaven Road on Feb. 21, Philadelphia police said. The accident happened just before 1 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the expressway and involved three vehicles. A …