Gayborhood Crime Watch

Gayborhood Crime Watch

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The following incidents in Midtown Village and Washington Square West were reported to the 6th Police District between Feb. 7-13. Information is courtesy of 6th District Capt. Brian Korn; Stacy Irving, senior director, Crime Prevention Service; Center City District and the Police Liaison Committee. To report crime tips, visit www.phillypolice.com or call 215-686-TIPS (8477).

REPORT: Between 5:15 p.m. Feb. 6 and 4 a.m. Feb. 7, someone smashed a window of the complainant’s 2009 Honda, parked in the 300 block of South 11th Street, and stole a backpack. Sixth District Officer Haberle attempted to lift fingerprints.

REPORT: Between 5 p.m. Feb. 4 and 6 a.m. Feb. 7, someone cut the locks off the newsstand at 833 Chestnut St. and stole cigarettes and lottery tickets. Central Detective Division processed the scene for evidence.

REPORT: Between 8 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9:30 a.m. Feb. 9, someone smashed a window of an out-of-towner’s 2005 Chevy, parked in the paid lot in the 1300 block of Locust Street, and stole a stereo speaker and golf clubs. The complainant cleaned the vehicle before police could fingerprint it.

ARRESTS: Between 8:15-9 p.m. Feb. 8, 6th District plainclothes officers arrested three males for prostitution at 260 S. 12th St., 1220 Locust St. and 300 S. 12th St.

REPORT: Between 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 9, someone smashed a window of out-of-town complainant’s 2008 Toyota, parked in the 200 block of South Juniper Street, and stole a GPS. This report was received by the DPR Unit via phone, thus police were not dispatched.

REPORT: At 6:25 p.m. Feb. 9, complainant was walking in the 300 block of South 13th Street when four males approached him from behind. One grabbed him while another attempted to take his cell phone from his hand. The complainant held onto his phone and the males fled north on Camac Street. The offenders were described as black males, 12-16 years old, between 5-foot-2 and 5-foot-8 and wearing dark clothing.

ARRESTS: Between 10:20-11:05 p.m. Feb. 9, officers arrested three males for prostitution at 1200 Spruce St., 1200 Locust St. and Juniper and Chancellor streets.

ARREST: At 11:20 p.m. Feb. 9, officers arrested a male for obstruction of highway related to prostitution at 1300 Locust St.

REPORT: Between 4 p.m. Feb. 7 and 4 p.m. Feb. 10, someone smashed the window of a 2011 Ford, parked in the 900 block of Clinton Street, and stole a GPS. This report was received by the DPR Unit via phone, thus police were not dispatched.

REPORT: At 11:15 p.m. Feb. 11, complainant was in the 1300 block of Locust Street using his cell phone when a male snatched it from his hand and fled north through the parking lot. The offender was described as a black male, 17 years old, 5-foot-8 and wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

REPORT: At 11:55 p.m. Feb. 11, complainant was approached by three males in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street. One asked him for money, telling him they would take it if he didn’t give it to them. The complainant replied he didn’t have any money and offered his cell phone. The males did not take anything and headed north on 11th Street. The alleged offenders were described as black males, one was 6-foot with a tattoo on his neck and wearing a black hooded coat and another was wearing a black jacket with stripes.

ARREST: At 12:30 a.m. Feb. 12, 6th District officers arrested a male for a summary offense at 1301 Lombard St.

REPORT: Between 8 p.m. Feb. 12 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13, someone smashed a window of an out-of-town complainant’s 1999 GMC, parked in the 1200 block of Locust St., and stole sunglasses and cash. An officer attempted to lift fingerprints.


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