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 June 17-23. 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).


— At 3 p.m. June 17, On Monday, a man discovered a bronze engraved address placard had been stolen from outside his property in the 200 block of South 13th Street.

— At 5:30 p.m. June 19, a male was observed via CCTV taking a bronze sign from the front of 1125 Walnut St. The suspect was described as a white male, with a beard and thin build, wearing an orange shirt carrying a green trash can.

— On June 23, a complainant was walking from Ninth and South streets, texting, and was grabbed from behind in 800 block of Addison Street. The suspect stole the complainant’s iPhone. He was described as a black male, about 25, with a dark complexion, six feett, 170 pounds, wearing a black T-shirt and jeans.

— Between 7:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m. June 17, someone smashed the window of a 2012 Acura that was parked in the paid lot of 1200 Sansom St. and stole a wallet.

— At 6:25 a.m. June 23, two males in masks entered the Midtown Diner, 121 S. 11th St, through a rear kitchen door, and one went downstairs. They had long objects wrapped in plastic bags, possibly guns, and demanded money from the kitchen staff. There was no cash in the kitchen area, and the males fled empty-handed. The one was described as a black male in his early 20s, wearing a gray and white baseball shirt and cut-off jeans, and the other as an Hispanic male in his 20s, wearing a gray and white shirt and jean shorts.


— Update: On May 11, a burglary of an apartment was reported in the 300 block of South Juniper Street. During the investigation, it was learned that there were two attempted burglaries of apartments on the same date in the 300 block of Butler Avenue. Fingerprints and security video led authorities to the suspect, who was arrested on June 19 in his South Philadelphia residence by Central Detectives, who had a warrant. The 22-year-old suspect was charged with three counts of burglary.

— At 9:45 a.m. June 19, 6th District bike patrol Officers Sprouls and McQue investigated a male in the 800 block of Spruce Street and found that he was wanted on open arrest warrants. The suspect was found to be in possession of a quantity of narcotics pills without a prescription. The 34-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was charged with possession of narcotics.

— At 12:10 a.m. June 20, a man stopped for a red light at 11th and Market streets while riding his bicycle and a male on the sidewalk started fighting with him, striking the complainant with his own bike chain. A SEPTA police officer witnessed the assault and apprehended the 28-year-old suspect with a Lawncrest address who was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses.

— At 2:15 p.m. June 20, Center City District Officers Moore and Bates observed an illegal narcotics transaction outside 900 Market St. Both males were arrested and a quantity of heroin was confiscated. A 56-year-old suspect was charged with illegal narcotics sales, and 35-year-old suspect with a Deptford, N.J., address was charged with possession of illegal narcotics.

— At 10:15 p.m. June 20, a woman’s purse was stolen from a table outside Lolita Restaurant, 106 S. 13th St., by a suspect who fled north on 13th Street. Ninth District plainclothes officers stopped a suspect at Broad and Chestnut Sts. and he was positively identified. The 18-year-old suspect with a North Philadelphia address was charged with theft.

— On June 22, 6th District plainclothes Officers Ferrero and Hill set up surveillance in the area of Juniper and Walnut streets and, at 9:05 p.m., observed a male steal a bicycle from outside 200 S. Juniper St. The 41-year-old suspect with a Cherry Hill address was charged with theft.

— At 11:40 p.m. June 22, 6th District plainclothes Officers Ferrero and Hill observed a male outside 211 S. 13th St. holding a glass jar with a green weedy substance, offering to sell passing pedestrians marijuana. The male was stopped and the substance was determined to be marijuana. The 28-year-old suspect with an Upper Darby address was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.


— At 9:45 p.m. June 17, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 13th and Chestnut streets.

— At 1:15 a.m. June 19, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 254 S. 12th St.

— On June 21, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 12:30 a.m. outside 1300 Walnut St., at 12:35 a.m. outside 918 Walnut St. and at 4:35 p.m. outside 1220 Chestnut St.

— At 11 p.m. June 23, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 1300 Locust St. n

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