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 March 11-17. 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).


— Between 5:30 a.m. March 9 and 5:30 a.m. March 11, someone entered an unlocked 1997 Ford that was parked in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street without force and stole $30, a GPS, an E-ZPass and a Bluetooth. The complainant cleaned the vehicle prior to making a police report, so no fingerprints were lifted. — At 2:30 a.m. March 12, a man reported that he was highly intoxicated when three males knocked him down and stole his cash at 13th and Sansom streets. The victim walked to Jefferson University Hospital, where he made the report two hours later. The suspects were described only as three black males. — Between 4-8 p.m. March 8, someone stole a laptop from an unlocked 2003 Nissan that was parked in the 400 block of South Ninth Street. — Between 6-8:45 p.m. March 13, someone stole a secured bicycle from a rack outside 12th and Market streets. — Between 7 p.m. March 14 and 8 a.m. March 15, someone smashed the window of a 2003 Volvo that was parked in the 400 block of South Ninth Street and stole an iPhone. Officer Niglio attempted to lift fingerprints.


— On March 13, 6th District plainclothes officers made arrests for prostitution at 9:25 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. outside 200 S. Juniper St., at 10:05 p.m. outside 201 S. 13th St. and at 10:45 p.m. outside 12th and Chestnut streets. — At 10:10 p.m. March 15, 6th District plainclothes Officers Ferrero and Grant set up surveillance near Juniper and Walnut 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 27-year-old suspect with an Audubon address was charged with theft. — On March 15, a male attempted to purchase a ring in the jewelry store at 23 S. 11th St. The owner called police after he recognized the male from having made a purchase at his store at 1010 Market St. on Feb. 28 using a stolen Visa gift card. Sixth District Officer Maiorano responded, took the male into custody and recovered six gift cards along with fake identification. The 63-year-old suspect with a Las Vegas address was charged with fraud and related offenses.

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