Police Reports

Arrest in dismemberment case

27133142 A dismembered man found stuffed into garbage bags in the basement of a rowhome died of blunt force trauma to the head, officials said. The remains of John Thistlewood, 26, from the 2400...

Killed by friend

Dominic Pinto, 18, spent the night at friend and coworker Robert Novelli's home Monday night. The next morning at about 7:30, Novelli pumped a single shot into Pinto's head in an upstairs hallway ending...

Wanted: Suspect for attempted abduction in the 3rd District

On Tuesday, April 30 at approximately 5 a.m., an unknown African American male was captured on surveillance video entering the parking lot of the Hawthorne Lofts located in the 12XX block of Fitzwater Street. Police...

Sentenced to death

34916469 More than two years after two women were murdered in Grays Ferry, their killer has been sentenced to the death penalty. Laquaille Bryant, of Fern Rock, was hired to keep Chante Wright, a federally protected...

20-year-old man shot and killed at FDR Park Saturday night

On Saturday, March 30, at 9:57 p.m., police responded to the 1900 block of Pattison Avenue by Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park for a person with a gun. A 20-year-old male victim had suffered a gunshot...

Man charged in young dad’s slaying

The answer that Julie Kerwood had been awaiting for nearly two months came in a 2 a.m. phone call last Thursday from Homicide Detective Aaron Booker. The detective told the 28-year-old woman from...

Wanted: Suspect for multiple thefts in the 1st and 3rd police districts

The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public's assistance finding a suspect allegedly responsible for multiple thefts throughout South Philadelphia. In the first incident, on Feb. 12 at approximately 12:50 p.m., an unknown African American male...

Porchia’s sisters share their horror

The trial for the slaying of 3-year-old Porchia Bennett has often left her three older sisters in the shadows. But the jury has now had the chance to meet the other victims in this...

Third district community crime bulletin – October 28 to November 3

From Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, there were 9 robberies throughout the 3rd Police District in South Philadelphia with one arrest, bringing 2019’s reported robbery totals to 215 with 65 arrests. During this same time,...

Wanted: Suspects for robbery around Broad and Fitzwater Streets

The Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Unit is looking to identify the individuals depicted in the surveillance video excerpts below as part of an ongoing investigation into a robbery point of gun that occurred on...
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