The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the Sixth Police District between Jan. 24-30. Information is courtesy of Sixth District Capt. Brian Korn; Stacy Irving, senior director, Crime Prevention Service; Center City District; the Police Liaison Committee and Midtown Village Merchants Association.
ARREST: At 9:15 p.m. Jan. 25, 6th District plainclothes officers arrested a male for prostitution at 300 S. 12th St.
REPORT: At 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26, a male entered an office building at 1122 Locust St. and asked if anyone wanted to sponsor the AIDS Walk. The male then took a cell phone from a desk and left the building. The offender was described as a white male, 6-foot-1, late 30s, dirty looking and wearing a green army jacket and a knit cap. He was carrying a clipboard.
REPORT: Between 9:30 a.m. Jan. 26 and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 27, an out-of-state woman’s license plate was discovered missing from her vehicle, parked in the 1300 block of Locust Street.
ARREST: At 8 a.m. Jan. 28, a resident of the 900 block of Spruce Street admitted a male to the premises. The male had shoveled snow for the resident the day before and wanted more money. When the resident went upstairs to get the cash, the male took jewelry and a cell phone from the first-floor bedroom and fled. When the victim called the stolen cell phone, the male answered and agreed to return the items for money. The victim contacted police and Officers Walsh and Braceland set up a surveillance. The male returned to the residence and was apprehended by the officers after an attempt to flee. The male was identified and the jewelry was recovered. The 42-year-old suspect with a Northeast Philadelphia address was charged with burglary and related offenses.
REPORT: Between 7:35 a.m.-10:15 p.m. Jan. 28, someone entered a secured apartment in the 200 block of South 12th Street without force and stole laptops, a cell phone, a camera, an iPod and a watch. Officer Novoa attempted to lift fingerprints.
REPORT: Between 3 p.m. Jan. 29 and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30, someone broke into a 2000 Chevrolet, parked in the 1200 block of Walnut Street, and stole a laptop. There was no forced entry. This report was received by the DPR Unit via phone, thus police were not dispatched.