Police Reports

Scarfo dies

Former Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo, who had been serving a 55-year sentence, died over the weekend at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C. Published reports have not listed the exact time or day but include a note from Scarfo’s lawyer, Norris E. Gelman, that said cancer was likely the cause. 
Dubbed “Little Nicky” because of his 5-foot-5 frame, the New York-born Scarfo oversaw a violent organized crime reign during the early 1980s, with more than two dozen South Philly and South Jersey-based associates murdered. At the time of his passing, Scarfo, who had initially been stationed at a federal prison in Marion, Ill., was serving the aforementioned sentence following conviction on conspiracy, racketeering, and first-degree murder stemming from his 1980s antics. SPR 

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Gunpoint getaway

Police are after two people for committing a robbery inside a residential space’s parking garage. 

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Tricky trinity

Police are seeking leads in capturing three suspects in an East Passyunk Crossing burglary.

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Registered offender

Police are after the depicted man for four commercial burglaries.

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Proving his pull

A women was entering her vehicle in the Marshalls parking lot, 2000 S. Swanson St., at 5:10 p.m. Jan. 2 when a man pulled on her purse.

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Neighborhood gatherings 1-12-2017

Bella Vista Neighbors Association recommends attendance at the PGW Weatherization program 2:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Charles Santore Branch, 932 S. Seventh St. 215-627-0057. bellavistaneighbors.org.

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Crime accounts

On Monday, the 3rd District released the community crime bulletin for the period covering Jan. 2 to 8.

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Phone snatcher wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department last week released the image of a man suspected of committing theft in Queen Village.

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New Year’s Day altercation

An Army serviceman became the victim of a vicious beating following the Mummers Parade.

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Exchanging gunshots

Police arrested a man for supposedly engaging in a gun battle with another male.

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