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 Jan. 3-9. 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.

REPORT: Between 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 8 a.m. Jan. 5, out-of-town complainant’s 2000 Nissan, parked outside 1310 Locust St., had a window smashed and a laptop stolen. This report was received by the DPR Unit via phone thus police were not dispatched. On Jan. 5, a 9th District officer arrested a male for breaking into a parked vehicle in the 2100 block of Winter Street. This male had a laptop reported stolen from 1310 Locust St. in his possession at the time of arrest. The 51-year-old suspect with a North Philadelphia address is being investigated for the theft at 1310 Locust St.

REPORT: Between midnight-1 p.m. Jan. 5, complainant’s 2002 Mitsubishi, parked in the 900 block of Clinton Street, had a window smashed and a GPS stolen. This report was received by the DPR Unit via phone thus police were not dispatched.

ARRESTS: Between 11:15 p.m. Jan. 4 and 12:30 a.m. Jan. 5, 6th District officers arrested three males for prostitution at three locations: 1200 Spruce St., 1300 Locust St. and 1201 Lombard St.

REPORT: At 3 p.m. Jan. 7 (reported at 9 a.m. to the 35th District), complainant was in the area of 12th and Lombard streets when five males jumped him and a female stabbed him. Complainant went to the hospital six hours later. The offenders were described as five black males and one black female wearing black tights in a silver Honda.

ARREST: At 1:10 p.m. Jan. 7, complainant was on the Broad Street subway when a male snatched her iPhone from her hand, fled to street level and ran west on Lombard Street. SEPTA police apprehended a suspect and recovered the phone. The 16-year-old alleged offender with a North Philadelphia address was charged with theft and related offenses.


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