The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between Oct. 13-21. 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 www.phillypolice.com or call 215-686-TIPS (8477).
INCIDENTS — Between 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13, someone broke the window of a 2009 Pontiac parked in the paid garage in the 200 block of South Juniper Street. Luggage was taken. — At 5:40 p.m. Oct. 15, a complainant dropped an iPhone while walking into a building on the 200 block of South 13th Street. Two males standing by the door picked up the phone and fled north on 13th. The suspects were described as black males, 30-35, one in all black clothing with a Phillies jacket. — Between 5 p.m. Oct. 14 and 3 p.m. Oct 15, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 1108 Spruce St. — Between 4 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 17, someone smashed the window of a 2007 Nissan that was parked in the paid garage at 10th and Ludlow streets. A GPS was taken. The complainant did not want the vehicle dusted for fingerprints. — Between 9:30 p.m. Oct. 16 and 8 a.m. Oct. 17, someone smashed the window of a 2008 Chevy that was parked in the 1000 block of Spruce Street. A GPS and iPod were taken. Sixth District Officer Chin attempted to lift fingerprints. — At 9:50 a.m. Oct. 17, someone stole a Galaxy cell phone from a desk in the stockroom at 1330 Chestnut St. Security video showed a black male with a dark complexion wearing a black jacket and black pants exit the elevator, take the phone and exit through a loading dock. — Between 1 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 18, someone stole a GPS, radio and clothing from an unlocked 1999 Saab parked in the 1200 block of Locust Street. — Between Oct. 11-19, someone stole a laptop from a locked and secured apartment in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street while the occupant was away. The door was still locked upon return, and there was no sign of forced entry. Sixth District Officer Corrado was unable to lift fingerprints. — Between noon-1:30 a.m. Oct. 19, someone stole a secured bicycle from the basement bike rack of the gym at 1315 Walnut St. — Between 2 p.m. Oct. 18 and 2 p.m. Oct. 20, someone stole a license plate from a 2010 Chevy parked in the 400 block of South 13th Street. — At 6:20 p.m. Oct. 22, a man stole a woman’s handbag as she walked in the 1000 block of Market Street. The suspect was described as a black male in his 40s, 6-foot-1, with a thin build and light complexion, wearing a brown shirt, brown pants and green boots.
NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS — At 3:50 a.m. Oct. 16, 6th District Officers Colon and Graner investigated a male at 1201 Market St. who had a bicycle with a Temple University registration sticker. Temple police were able to track down the owner, who said she left her bicycle secured to a rack in the 1300 block of Montgomery Avenue and did not give anyone permission to take it. The 48-year-old suspect with an Olney address was charged with theft. — At noon Oct. 16, a male handed a teller in the TD Bank at 121 S. Broad St. a note demanding money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the man left. The FBI Violent Crime Task Force quickly identified the suspect as having committed two other bank robberies in Philadelphia, and he was also wanted for a bank robbery in Miami, Fla. On Oct. 18, the Task Force arrested the suspect in South Philadelphia, and he will be charged federally with multiple counts of bank robbery. — At 12:35 a.m. Oct. 17, 6th District Officers Cifelli and Macchione arrested a male outside 1000 Pine St. who was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear for court. The 28-year-old homeless man was charged with contempt of court. — At 2:15 p.m. Oct. 18, 6th District Officer Blackburn arrested a female in the hospital pharmacy at 800 Spruce St. when the prescription she presented for narcotics pills was determined to be forged. The 21-year-old suspect with a West Philadelphia address was charged with forgery and related offenses. — At 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 6th District Officers Fererro and Hill observed an illegal narcotics transaction outside Broad and Locust streets. They apprehended and charged a 33-year-old man with a North Philadelphia address and another suspect with an East Oak Lane address with illegal narcotics possession. Recovered were five packets of crack cocaine. — At 9:15 p.m. Oct. 20, 6th District Officer Butler arrested a male outside 1229 Chestnut St. who was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear for court. The 50-year-old suspect with an Olney address was charged with contempt of court.