2nd PDAC speaks crime, community events

Community Relations Officer Mark Mroz provided an update on crime at last week’s 2nd Police District Advisory Board meeting, held at the 2nd District, 7306 Castor Ave.

Mroz discussed the arrest of a DoorDash driver after he allegedly shot a 17-year-old Chick-fil-A employee in the leg after an argument over a milkshake at the store from the 800 block of Adams Ave.

Mroz also spoke about the murder of a 14-year-old boy outside 890 Bridge St. He said the victim was enrolled at Woodrow Wilson Middle School. A GoFundMe page has been created to pay for Bobby Yocum’s funeral. Police believe they are making progress in identifying a suspect, who also shot a 15-year-old girl in the eye.

The state provided funds to reopen a Police Athletic League center at Rising Sun and Longshore Avenues, but the required matching funds did not follow.

On a more positive note, a free community health fair will be held Thursday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1919 Cottman Avenue. There will be vision, body mass index, blood pressure and hepatitis B tests, as well as COVID-19 test kits. Contact event coordinator Pearl Huynh at 215-839-6108 or [email protected]

State Rep. Kevin Boyle will host a senior citizens’ fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 24 at the Fox Chase Recreation Center, 7901 Ridgeway St. A variety of voter services will be available, including assistance with government programs local and state, and a complimentary lunch will be provided. Call 215-695-1016.

There will be fireworks on July 4 at 9:15 p.m. at the Lawncrest Recreation Center, Rising Sun Avenue and Comly Street.

National Night will be Tuesday, August 2 from 6-8 p.m. in the yard at Fox Chase Elementary School, 500 Rhawn St. A bike ride will begin at 5:30 p.m.

State Senator Tina Tartaglione will deliver book bags at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at Lawncrest Recreation Center and Sept. 1 at Wissinoming Park, 5801 Frankford Ave. Children must be accompanied by their parents.

State Rep. Jared Solomon will hold a town hall meeting Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to noon, at the PATH, 1919 Cottman Ave., to discuss the possible subway expansion along Roosevelt Boulevard.

The 2nd PDAC will meet again on Tuesday, September 13 at 6 p.m. ••

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