The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the Sixth Police District between Jan. 31-Feb. 6. 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. To report crime tips, visit www.phillypolice.com or call 215-686-TIPS (8477).
REPORT: At 10 a.m. Jan. 31, a male on a black mountain bicycle pushed a woman down and took her purse in the 1300 block of Walnut Street, then headed west on Walnut. The offender was described as a black male in his 20s, 5-foot-9, with a thin build and wearing a black knit ski mask, a black T-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.
ARRESTS: At 1:10 a.m. Feb. 1, 6th District officers arrested two males for summary offenses at 1100 Spruce St.
ARREST: At 9:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 6th District officers arrested a male for a summary offense at 1218 Spruce St.
ARRESTS: Between 8:30-9:15 p.m. Feb. 3, 6th District officers arrested four males for obstruction of a highway related to prostitution at the following locations: 1200 Locust St., 1200 Spruce St. and 1300 Pine St.
REPORT: Between 4 p.m. Feb. 3 and noon, Feb. 4, a 6-foot by 6-foot banner was stolen from the front of the Day Spa, 315 S. 13th St.
ARREST: At 4:30 a.m. Feb. 4, 6th District officers arrested a male for a summary offense at 209 S. 13th St.
ARREST: At 10:40 p.m. Feb. 4, 6th District officers arrested a male for obstruction of a highway related to prostitution at 1200 Locust St.
REPORT: At 9:55 p.m. Feb. 5, a male followed a man into the first-floor restroom of the DoubleTree Hotel, 237 S. Broad St., then pushed him against the wall and took cash from his pocket. The offender was described as a black male, 6-foot, with some facial hair and wearing a green jacket.
REPORT: At 12:50 a.m. Feb. 6, at least five males grabbed another man, outside 901 Clinton St., struck him and went through his pockets. The males fled north on 10th Street when a witness yelled “police.” Nothing was taken. The offenders were described as black or Hispanic, ages 15-20.