Gayborhood Crime Watch

Gayborhood Crime Watch

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The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the Sixth Police District between Oct. 11-16. Information is courtesy of 6th District Capt. Brian Korn; Stacy Irving, senior director, Crime Prevention Service; Center City District; the Police Liaison Committee and Midtown Village Merchants Association. To report crime tips, visit or call 215-686-TIPS (8477).


— At 1 a.m. Oct. 8 (reported Oct. 11), a man was approached at 13th and Walnut streets by a male who punched him, knocking him down, and then took his cell phone and cash. The suspect was described as a black male, 6-foot-1, 210 pounds with a goatee, short hair and wearing a blue jersey and black Nike high-tops with a gold stripe.

— At 9 a.m. Oct. 11 (reported 11:15 p.m.), a male was in the 300 block of South Juniper Street when two females, one armed with a knife, took his cell phone and cash. The suspects were described as black females, one was 20 years old, 5-foot-3, 130 pounds with a dark complexion and wearing a tan jacket; the other was 40 years old, 5-foot-2, 150 pounds with grey dreadlocks and wearing a red jacket.

— At 4:42 a.m. Oct. 12, police responded to a call of an alarm at the Pizzeria, 1337 Locust St., and found the front door unlocked. The owner arrived and found that the cash register was missing. It contained no money. Central Detective Division processed the scene for evidence and fingerprints.

— At 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12, an unsecured bicycle was stolen from outside 400 S. Ninth St.

— At 9 a.m. Oct. 15, items, including a bicycle, were discovered missing from an apartment building common storage area, in the 1000 block of Clinton Street. There was no sign of forced entry.

— Between 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 15, someone pried the door open to an apartment in the 1100 block of Spruce Street and stole laptops and a cell phone. Sixth District Officer Thorton lifted fingerprints.

— At 5:05 p.m. Oct. 16, a male was taken on a guided tour of the Plastic Club art gallery, 247 S. Camac St., when he abruptly left and a laptop was discovered missing. The suspect was described as a black male, 5-foot-3 with a medium build, a scar under his right eye and wearing a brown sweater and dark pants.


— At 5:50 p.m. Oct. 10, Jefferson University Hospital security arrested a male on the roof of the building, 111 S. 11th St., removing copper tubing and parts from the air-conditioning unit. The 26-year-old suspect with a homeless shelter address was charged with theft and related offenses.

— At 8:50 p.m. Oct. 15, plainclothes officers assigned to the Washington Square West area were at 13th and Pine streets when a male walked up to a group of people and announced that he had weed for sale. The officers quickly stopped the male and found three bags of marijuana in his possession. The 26-year-old suspect with a Cherry Hill, N.J., address was charged with possession of marijuana.

— At 9 p.m. Oct. 15, 6th District bicycle patrol Officers McQue and Keenan arrested a male wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear for court outside 1323 Locust St. The 46-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was charged with contempt of court.


— Citation issued 5 p.m. Oct. 10, 233 S. 13th St.

— Citations issued 7:20 p.m. Oct. 12, 200 S. 12th St., and 9:05 p.m. at 1121 Spruce St.

— Citation issued 12:55 a.m. Oct. 13, 1243 Lombard St.

— Citation issued 2:45 a.m. Oct. 14, 400 S. 12th St.

— Citations issued 4:50 p.m. Oct. 15, 1200 St. James St.; 6:50 p.m., 1100 Pine St.; 8:50 p.m., 1300 Pine St.; and 11 p.m., 1221 Pine St.

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