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 Feb. 15-20. 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 or call 215-686-TIPS (8477).

REPORT: Between 3 p.m. Feb. 20 and 8:30 a.m. Feb. 21, numerous offices on the 24th-30th floors of 123 S. Broad St. were found with open doors; one office had a laptop missing. Employees and cleaning staff have 24/7 access cards; there was no forced entry. Central Detective Division processed the scene for evidence.

REPORT: Between 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Feb. 21, complainant’s 1994 Plymouth, parked in the 300 block of South 13th Street, was stolen.

REPORT: At 10:20 a.m. Feb. 21, officers arrested two males for summary offenses outside 1214 Chestnut St.

REPORT: At 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24, complainant was walking in the 1000 block of Market Street with a $10 bill in her hand when a male walked up and asked for it. When she refused, the male cut her finger with a box cutter and took the money. The offender was described as a black male, clean-shaven and wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

ARREST: At 9:30 p.m. Feb. 24, officers arrested a male in the 1200 block of Locust Street as a fugitive from justice.

REPORT: Between 4-4:40 p.m. Feb. 25, complainant’s secured bicycle was stolen from the 1300 block of Spruce Street.

ARRESTS: At 2 a.m. Feb. 25, officers arrested two males for summary offenses at 1000 Spruce St. and, at 7:25 p.m., at 261 S. 13th St.; police also arrested a male on a bench warrant at 6:05 p.m. in the 1000 block of Waverly Street. ARRESTS: On Feb. 26, officers arrested two males for summary offenses in the 400 block of South Watts Street.

REPORT: At 10:30 a.m. Feb. 27, out-of-town woman left a backpack with a laptop unattended on a chair inside Cosi, 1130 Walnut St. A witness reported it was taken by a white male in his 20s, 5-foot-10, 150 pounds and bald with a star tattoo on the left side of his neck.

ARREST (UPDATE): At 4:55 p.m. Feb. 27, the manager of Cosi, 1130 Walnut St., flagged down two officers and pointed out a male who fit the description of the person seen taking a backpack there earlier in the day. Officers apprehended the male, who was identified by the witness. The 24-year-old suspect with a local homeless shelter address was charged with theft.

ARREST: At 8:25 p.m. Feb. 28, officers arrested a male for a summary offense at Camac and Locust streets.

REPORT: Between Feb. 25 and March 2, an air-conditioning condenser, left in the common hallway of an apartment building in the 1100 block of Spruce Street by the contractor, was stolen.

REPORT: At 8:25 p.m. March 3, complainant was on her cell phone while in the 300 block of South 13th Street when a male came from behind, grabbed it and fled north on 13th in a gold or tan vehicle. The offender was described as a black male, 19 years old, 5-foot-2, with a thin build and dark complexion and wearing a black jacket.

ARREST: At 12:30 a.m. March 4, officers arrested a male for a summary offense in the 300 block of South 13th Street.

REPORT: Between 7:15 a.m.-7:55 p.m. March 4, complainant discovered a laptop missing from his apartment, in the 200 block of South Ninth Street, after maintenance personnel were in his property. Officer Minnis lifted fingerprints.

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