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 Sixth Police District between Jan. 18-23. 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.

REPORT: Between 5 p.m. Jan. 14 and 6 a.m. Jan. 18, someone smashed the window of complainant’s 2009 Subaru, parked in the 1300 block of Spruce Street, and stole an iPod and radio. This report was received by the DPR Unit via phone, thus police were not dispatched.

ARREST: At 8:45 p.m. Jan. 19, complainant entered the lobby of his apartment building in the 1300 block of Pine Street and a male walked in behind him, shoved him into the wall, took cash from his pocket and fled. The complainant contacted 911 immediately and provided a description. 6th District Officers Duncan and Burrell stopped a male based on the description broadcast over police radio in the 200 block of South Broad Street. The male was positively identified and the complainant’s cash was recovered and returned. The 41-year-old suspect with a North Philadelphia address was charged with robbery and related offenses.

ARRESTS: At 2:30 a.m. Jan. 20, 6th District officers arrested two males for summary offenses at 1200 Latimer St. and 200 S. 12th St.

ARRESTS: Between 8:30-9 p.m. Jan. 20, 6th District plainclothes officers arrested two males for prostitution at 1200 Spruce St. and 200 S. 12th St.

REPORT: Between 9-10 p.m. Jan. 20, complainant’s secured bicycle was stolen from 13th and Pine streets.

REPORT: Between 7 p.m. Jan. 21 and 3 p.m. Jan. 22, someone smashed the window of an out-of-town complainant’s 2006 Ford, parked in the 300 block of South Ninth Street, and stole a GPS and a briefcase. 6th District Officer Savino attempted to lift fingerprints.

REPORT: At 3 a.m. Jan. 23 (reported at 7 p.m.), two males picked up out-of-town complainant, who was heavily intoxicated and sitting on the curb at 13th and Locust streets, and took money from his pocket, then walked away. The suspects were described as black males, 22-27 years old, 5-foot-9, 190 pounds and wearing black clothing.


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