Alleged Northeast Philly Nazi Guard Granted Bail

Johann Breyer, the Far Northeast Philadelphia man accused of participating in Nazi war crimes during the second World War, has been granted bail. His health has reportedly deteriorated since being arrested last June.

Germany had long suspected Breyer of serving as a death camp guard; the U.S. attempted to revoke his citizenship in 1992 for lying on his original visa application. But he was able to claim American citizenship when it was discovered his mother had been born in Pennsylvania and emigrated to Europe.

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Serial Target Shoplifter Pilfered TI Graphing Calculators

A man who repeatedly shoplifted from area Target stores was sentenced to 3 to 23 months in prison. The item he targeted: Texas Instruments graphic calculators.

Per court records, David Gentile would slice out the calculators from their blister packs. He was caught stealing several times from several Targets in a short amount of time. “I was a scumbag for six months and I take responsibility for all that I did,” he said in court.

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VIDEO: 3 Men Rob Fishtown Clothing Store

The Philadelphia Police are looking for three men who robbed a Fishtown clothing store. The robbery happened on July 11th at Tri State clothing at 120 W. Girard Ave. Three men entered the store, and one of them brandished a handgun. Employees were tied with zip ties. Police say the men then took “various clothing, watches, sun glasses, a cell phone and Gucci bag.”

According to employees at the store, the robbers communicated with walkie talkies.

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Police Have Arrested Jeremiah Jakson for the Murder of Laura Araujo

Jeremiah_Jakson[UPDATE: 5:54 p.m.] Police have released a photo of the man they have arrested for the murder of 23-year-old recent Art Institute graduate Laura Araujo. Araujo’s body was found Monday morning with her hands and feet bound, wrapped in a blanket and stuffed in a duffel bag on the 2200 block of North Third Street. According to a police statement, Jeremiah Jakson (left) from the 800 block of North 40th Street was arrested today and charged with murder, robbery, theft and related offenses.

[UPDATE] Police have reportedly arrested a man in the killing. Law enforcement sources tell the Inquirer that the suspect is Jerry Jackson, 22, and that he confessed to police. Police Public Affairs has not yet confirmed this.

[UPDATE] Police Public Affairs just issued a statement: “There is a person of interest in custody for the murder of Laura Araujo.  Charges are expected later today. When additional information becomes available you will be updated.”

[ORIGINAL] Yesterday police released information in the grisly case of a woman found dead in a duffel bag, surrounded by her belongings, on North 3rd Street on Monday. Read more »

Princeton Professor Charged with Stealing 21 Lawn Signs

Princeton professor John Mulvey is facing theft charges for allegedly stealing 21 signs for a computer repair business from private lawns in the town. Ted Horodynsky — the owner of the Princeton Computer Repairs, Tutoring and Digital Services — had set up a surveillance camera on a lawn. Horodynsky says he turned the video over to police.

Horodynsky says the signs started to disappear after he had a traffic indicent with Mulvey. He set up a camera that caught part of Mulvey’s license plate during one of the five thefts captured on video, which led police to find 21 of Horodynsky’s signs in Mulvey’s garage.

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Man Who Tampered with Meters Must Pay PECO $350K

A judge ordered a Port Richmond man to pay $346,750 in restitution to PECO after he pleaded guilty to helping 25 businesses and residential properties tamper with their meters in order to get lower electric bills. He’ll also receive 7 years probation and has to perform 60 hours of community service.

Like when a rogue cable guy is busted, the reaction to these types of scams is generally: Hey! Why didn’t I know about that? (Note: Don’t actually tamper with your meter.) The scam ran from 2009 to 2012, when state police finally arrested 47-year-old Marcelino Cuadra. He was paid monthly by each of the 25 people he was altering meters for. PECO first got wind of the plan when it noticed unusual usage patterns in the five-county area. Cuadra tampered with meters in all five Southeastern Pennsylvania counties, including five in Philadelphia.

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