The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between Dec. 3-9. 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).
— At 4:10 a.m. Dec. 7, the driver of a white Toyota Corolla got out of his car at 13th and Lombard streets and pointed a handgun at the driver of another car whose driver beeped at the Corolla at a traffic light at 12th and Pine streets. The complainant reported the incident to 9th District officers. The suspect was described as an Hispanic male with a dark complexion and goatee, wearing a white shirt. — At 11:50 a.m. Dec. 7, a man approached an employee of the CVS at 1046 Market St. and announced a robbery. No weapon was shown and the employee walked away. The suspect, who fled empty-handed, was described as a black male about 40, 5-foot-9, with a medium build and medium complexion, wearing a black puffy vest over a gray hoodie and white sneakers. — Between 1-8 a.m. Dec. 8, someone smashed the window of a 1995 Volvo that was parked in the 300 block of South Ninth Street and stole a laptop. Officer Braceland was unable to lift fingerprints.
— At 10:45 a.m. Dec. 3, Center City Officers Moore and Bates observed an illegal narcotics sale outside 901 Market St. and arrested a 33-year-old male with a Germantown address. The suspect was charged with illegal narcotics sales. The officers recovered prescription narcotics pills and cash from the suspect. — At 10:40 a.m. Dec. 5, Center City Officers Moore and Bates observed an illegal narcotics sale outside 940 Market St. and arrested a 32-year-old male with a homeless-shelter address. The suspect was charged with illegal narcotics sales. The officers recovered and confiscated heroin, marijuana and cash from the suspect. — At 2 p.m. Dec. 5, 6th District plainclothes Officers Ferrero and Hill arrested a female who was wanted for forgery of a prescription used at a pharmacy at 800 Spruce St. in October. The suspect was at this location when she was observed by the officers. The 37-year-old woman with a Germantown address was charged with forgery and related offenses. — At 4:05 a.m. Dec. 7, 6th District Officers Macchione and Cifelli arrested a man outside 111 S. 11th St. who was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear for court. The 38-year-old suspect with an Olney address was charged with contempt of court. — On Dec. 8, 6th District plainclothes Officers Green and Romanczuk were in line inside McDonald’s, 948 Market St., when a man offered to sell them “Zanties” (Zantac pills). The officers went outside with the male, who showed them a bottle of prescription medication and wanted $30 for six pills. The officers took the man into custody and confiscated the bottle, which contained 43 pills. The 32-year-old suspect with a Port Richmond address was charged with illegal narcotics sales. — On Dec. 8, 6th District plainclothes Officers Green and Romanczuk set up a surveillance inside McDonald’s, 948 Market St., due to recent thefts in the area. At 1 p.m., a female stole one of the officer’s iPhones from a table and exited the restaurant. The 42-year-old suspect with a Germantown address was apprehended and charged with theft. — At 9:05 a.m. Dec. 9, 6th District Officers Braceland and Barthelemy responded to the paid parking lot at 1301 Locust St., where an employee stated a non-employee was charging patrons to park in the lot. Police arrested a 28-year-old homeless man and charged him with theft by deception.