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 6th Police District between Dec. 17-22. 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).

INCIDENTS: — At 1:15 p.m. Dec. 18, someone stole a woman’s handbag that she’d placed near the hostess station inside Amis, 413 S. 13th St. Security video showed the suspect to be a black male about 40, 6 feet, 200 pounds, bald with a beard and wearing a blue hoodie, tan pants and brown boots.

— At 11:35 p.m. Dec. 18, a man used a brick to smash the glass display case in the lobby of the Marriott, 1201 Market St., and stole several pieces of costume jewelry. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s wearing sweat pants with a stripe and a white hat.

— At 2:35 p.m. Dec. 19, a man sat his shopping bag on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of Market Street and a man ran past and took the bag. The suspect was described as a black male, 5-foot-7, bald, wearing a burgundy vest.

— At 3:30 p.m. Dec. 19, a man was waiting at the bus stop at 1125 Walnut St. when another man sprayed him in the face with pepper spray and stole money from his pants pocket. The suspect was described as a black male in his mid-to-late 30s, about 6 feet, with a medium build and a thick mustache and wearing dark clothing.

— Between 8-10:20 p.m. Dec. 19, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 327 S. Juniper St.

— At 11:40 a.m. Dec. 20, a customer at Platinum Jewelers, 1136 Market St., who was known to the complainant, grabbed a watch and fled the store. The watch was later returned, and the suspect will be charged when an arrest warrant is obtained.

— Between 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 11 a.m. Dec. 21, someone entered a hair salon in the 1000 block of Walnut Street through a fire-escape window and stole cash and a laptop. Central Detectives processed the scene for evidence and lifted fingerprints.

— At 12:45 p.m. Dec. 21, someone stole an unattended iPhone from the counter inside El Vez, 156 S. 13th St. Security video showed the suspect to be a white male, 5-foot-8 with short brown hair, accompanied by an 8-year-old child.

— At 8:50 p.m. Dec. 21, a man stole an iPhone from a woman’s hand at Locust and Camac streets. The suspect was described as a black male, 5-foot-11, with a dark complexion and wearing a red puffy coat.

NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS: — At 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 6th District plainclothes Officers Ferrero and Hill set up surveillance near Walnut and Juniper streets due to recent thefts reported in the area. The officers apprehended a male after they observed him steal a bicycle from outside 208 S. Juniper St. The 26-year-old suspect with no known address was charged with theft.

— At 7:15 p.m. Dec. 20, 6th District Officer Duncan arrested a man outside 250 S. 13th St. who was wanted for probation violations. The 28-year-old suspect with a Feltonville address was charged with escape.

— At 9:50 p.m. Dec. 22, 6th District Officers Ferrero and Hill arrested a male outside 1200 Locust St. who was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear for court. The 21-year-old suspect with a homeless-shelter address was charged with contempt of court.

— At 1 a.m. Dec. 23, an employee of a pizza shop in the 200 block of South 13th Street refused to turn in delivery money to the manager and punched the manager several times. Sixth District Officer Butler responded to the commotion and took the suspect into custody and recovered some of the shop’s money. The 28-year-old suspect was charged with robbery and related offenses.

— At 11:35 a.m. Dec. 18, Center City Officers Moore and Bates observed an illegal narcotics sale outside 10th and Market streets and arrested a 45-year-old male with a South Philadelphia address. The officers recovered prescription narcotics pills and cash.

SUMMARY ARRESTS: — At 4:25 p.m. Dec. 17, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 1324 Walnut St.

— On Dec. 20, 6th District officers issued citations at 12:25 a.m. outside 400 S. Juniper St., at 4:45 p.m. outside 1300 Walnut St., at 8:40 p.m. outside 1319 Locust St. and at 11:20 p.m. outside 209 S. 13th St.

— On Dec. 21, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 1:30 a.m. outside 1222 Locust St., at 4:10 p.m. outside 912 Walnut St., at 4:30 p.m. outside 1113 Chestnut St. and at 10:25 p.m. outside 200 S. 13th St.

— At 3:30 a.m. Dec. 22, 6th District Officer Stone arrested a male who was throwing rubbish in the middle of 219 S. Broad St. The investigation also determined that the suspect had broken windows and doors inside the garage at that location. The 25-year-old suspect with a Warminster address was transported to the hospital for being highly intoxicated and was issued a citation for criminal mischief.

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