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. 23-30. 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: — Between 8:20 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 24, someone entered an apartment in the 1000 block of Pine Street without force and stole jewelry. Sixth District Officer Pariseau attempted to lift fingerprints. — At 5:05 p.m. Dec. 25, a man asked another man for a cigarette outside 1229 Spruce St. and then snatched the pack and the man’s money. The suspect was described as a white male, about 25, 6 feet, with a medium build, wearing a black coat and jeans. — Between Dec. 19-26, someone entered an apartment in the 400 block of South 13th Street without force and stole a jar of change. — Between 11 a.m. Dec. 23 and 1 p.m. Dec. 28, someone pried open the doors of two apartments in the 1200 block of Walnut Street and stole two laptops. Sixth District Officer Minnis lifted fingerprints. — Between 10:30 p.m. Dec. 28 and 12:30 p.m. Dec. 29, someone smashed the window of a 2007 Honda that was parked in the 900 block of Pine Street and stole bags of clothing. — At 2 a.m. Dec. 30, a woman was outside 1200 Panama St. when a man approached, showed a gun and stole her iPhone. The suspect was described as a black male, 6 feet, wearing a ski mask and a dark hoodie. — At 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28, a man was inside Kinko’s at 1202 Market St. and set his bag and $90 cash on top of a copier for a brief moment and the items vanished. Security video showed the items were stolen by a black man, 5-foot-8, with salt-and-pepper hair, wearing all blue.

NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS: — At 1:10 p.m. Dec. 26, 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 200 S. Juniper St. The 43-year-old suspect was charged with theft. — At 5:50 p.m. Dec. 27, 6th District Officer Blackburn arrested a man outside 200 S. 13th St. who was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear for court. The 33-year-old suspect with a homeless-shelter address was charged with contempt of court. — At 8 p.m. Dec. 27, Center City District officers arrested a male on South 11th Street who was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear for court. The 29-year-old suspect with a North Philadelphia address was charged with contempt of court.

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