Cops Say This Man Stabbed a Philly Cabbie in Queen Village

Suspect in stabbing of a Philadelphia cabbie

Image via Philadelphia Police Department

Philadelphia Police are on the lookout for a man who stabbed a 51-year-old Philadelphia cab driver. Cops released a surveillance image of the man who attacked and robbed the driver.

Here’s what happened, per the PPD: The suspect, believed to be in his late 20s, hailed a cab at Fourth and South streets just before midnight yesterday. He asked the driver to take him to fourth and Christian. But as the cab reached Catharine Street, the man stuck a knife through the partition and put the knife to the driver’s neck. He told the man, who drives for 215-GET-A-CAB, to give him money.  Read more »

Man Abducted From Center City, Forced to Try to Withdraw Money from West Philly Bank

A man was abducted while leaving his Center City work site, driven to a bank in West Philadelphia by two men where they attempted to force him to withdraw money from the teller.

The incident happened last Thursday. Police say the victim left his work site at 1919 Market Street — where this building is going up — where he was met by a man he only knows by the nickname “P.” That man, who said he was armed with a handgun, forced him into a black four-door Audi driven by a male accomplice. They drove to the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union at 54th and Cedar streets, where the suspect attempted to have the victim withdraw cash.

The victim was able to communicate to the teller that he was being robbed, and police were called. Nothing was taken in the incident. Read more »

Police Arrest Suspect in Overbrook Cop-Dragging Incident

Kevin Cooke

Kevin Cooke

Philadelphia Police have arrested a 52-year-old Cheltenham resident in connection with an incident in the overnight hours of Sunday where a routine traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase that had the officer who made the stop hanging on for dear life at the outset.

According to the police report, two officers on overnight patrol stopped a silver Infiniti driving without headlights near 60th Street and Lancaster Avenue. When the officer on the driver’s side of the car approached, the driver allegedly ducked over to the passenger side, then got up again in the driver’s seat without license or vehicle registration. When the officer requested his license and paperwork, he said he noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from both the driver and the inside of the car. Read more »

Swastika, Racial Slur Drawn in Snow on Car Near Temple

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Surveillance footage released by Temple Police

Temple Police have released surveillance images of three men wanted for questioning after a racial slur and a swastika were found drawn in the snow on a car near Temple’s campus.

Kelly Dawson, president of Temple’s Black Student Union, found the swastika and slur sometime last week. Temple cops are asking anyone with information to contact them at 215-204-1234. Tips can also be called in to 215-204-6493 submitted online. Read more »

Chaka “Chip” Fattah Jr. Is Appealing His Conviction

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2014 file photo Chaka Fattah Jr., walks from the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Chaka Fattah Jr., walks from the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia in 2014. | Photo by Matt Rourke/AP

Chaka Fattah Jr. is not giving up his freedom without a fight. The 33-year-old son of U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah announced that he is appealing his conviction just three days after being sentenced to five years in prison and getting taken into custody, the Inquirer reports. Read more »

Police: Money Stolen From St. Martha Church Book Sale

Police say someone stole money from a book sale at a Northeast Philadelphia church, and they want to question a woman seen on surveillance footage.

The church, St. Martha, is a Catholic parish and school on Academy Road in the Far Northeast. Surveillance footage released by police shows a woman entering the vestibule between the school and church buildings just before 8 on Tuesday night. Read more »

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