Four men now face theft and criminal mischief charges after Philadelphia Police say an off-duty officer witnessed them attempting to steal metal grates from the southbound side I-95.
According to police, the off-duty officer spotted the group removing the metal grates, which belong to PennDOT, around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
Police say the men placed the grates inside a silver Ford E-250 van.
The van was later stopped by police on the 4900 block of Aramingo venue.
Polices say the grates were recovered and returned to PennDOT.
A fire in Ocean County that is threatening homes, forcing the evacuation of homes and the closure of a local school, continues to burn Thursday afternoon.
Wildfire danger continues into Thursday evening with low humidities and dry conditions. Winds continue to gust close to 30 mph.
A report of a deadly shooting Thursday morning just off Widener University's campus led to an alert urging school community members to "please remain indoors until further notice," but police have now given the all-clear.