The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between June 10-16. 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 — At 12:15 a.m. June 10, a woman’s Galaxy cell phone was snatched from her hand while she was walking in the 1200 block of Locust Street by a black male with dreads, who was wearing a red T-shirt and jeans. — Between 9:20 a.m.-3:15 p.m. June 10, someone smashed the window of a 2011 Chevy van that was parked in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street and stole power tools. — Between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 10, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 11th and Market streets. — Between 6 p.m. June 11 and 8 a.m. June 12, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 13th and Chestnut streets. — At 2:20 p.m. June 12, a man was boarding a shuttle bus at 900 Market St. when a male bumped into him and fled the bus, heading south. The victim then discovered his wallet missing from his pocket. The suspect was described as a black male about 35, 5-feet-8, 120 pounds, with a medium complexion and short hair, wearing a white T-shirt and tan pants. — On June 13, a business in the 1200 block of Walnut Street discovered that 24 pieces of copper pipe from the air-conditioning units were stolen. — Between noon June 13 and 6:45 a.m. June 14, someone cut the locks of a newsstand at 11th and Market streets and stole cigarettes and lottery tickets. — Between 9:20 a.m.-10 a.m. June 14, someone stole an unsecured bicycle from inside the office building at 809 Locust St. — Between 9 a.m.-12:55 p.m. June 14, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 900 Walnut St. — Between 9 a.m. Feb. 1 and 6:30 p.m. June 14, someone stole a 1996 Honda that was parked in the 400 block of South 12th Street. — At 5:30 a.m. June 15, a woman alleged she was assaulted by her boyfriend inside an apartment in the 200 block of South 12th Street. The victim said the suspect stole money from her before leaving the scene. An arrest warrant will be obtained.
NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS — On June 12, 6th District plainclothes Officers Ferrero and Hill set up surveillance in the area of 12th and Spruce streets and at 2:50 p.m. observed a male steal a bicycle from outside 230 S. 12th St. The 56-year-old suspect with a homeless-shelter address was charged with theft. — At 8 p.m. June 13, a complainant came to the aid of a domestic-violence victim in the 200 block of South 13th Street and was punched by the suspect, causing an eye injury. Sixth District Officer Green arrested the 40-year-old suspect with an Overbrook address and charged him with two counts of assault and related offenses. — On June 14, 6th District plainclothes Officers Ferrero and Hill set up surveillance in the area of 12th and Locust streets and at 11:45 a.m. observed a male steal a bicycle from the rear. The 34-year-old suspect with a Cherry Hill address was charged with theft. — On June 14, Center City District Officers Moore and Bates observed an illegal drug transaction outside 11th and Market streets. The officers apprehended the seller and confiscated narcotics pills, heroin and cash. The 47-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was charged with illegal narcotics sales. — At 10:55 p.m. June 14, a man was waiting at the bus stop at 1300 Market St. when a male started yelling at him and punching him. The victim fell, hit his head and suffered an injury. Sixth District Officer Minnis responded to an emergency call and apprehended the suspect at the scene. The 56-year-old homeless suspect was charged with aggravated assault.