PhillyConfidential Archive: May, 2009

Man, 53, arrested for trying to rape teen

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Police announced earlier today that a 53-year-old homeless man has been charged with trying to rape a Truebright Science Academy student in... Read more

Suspect surrenders after fatal hit-and-run

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Daily News reporter Stephanie Farr has the latest on a hit-and-run case from earlier this month: A North Philadelphia man has been charged... Read more

Mommy dumbest: Missing Bucks woman made up kidnap story

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Honestly, I don't know where to begin with this one. By now, I imagine most of you have learned that Feasterville's Bonnie Sweeten apparently... Read more

Mom, daughter, abducted in Bucks Co.

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The woman who made a 9-1-1 call yesterday was stricken with fear. In a terrified voice, 38-year-old Bonnie Ann Sweeten told how she was grabbed... Read more

Council committee approves $34m radio upgrade

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Five members of a City Council committee voted yesterday in favor of paying Motorola $34.5 million to upgrade its often-maligned emergency... Read more

Off-duty cop nabs alleged robber

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An off-duty Philly cop captured a robber seconds after the man held up a Northeast Philadelphia animal hospital last Thursday. Police officials... Read more

UPenn prof robbed by adolescent crooks

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Neighbors came to the aid of a University of Pennsylvania archeology professor who was robbed at gunpoint earlier tonight, police sources said... Read more

Slideshow: Before a shooting

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The above images were captured by a surveillance camera inside the Venture Papi Grocery Store at 58th Street and Washington Avenue on May 12... Read more