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 March 14-20. 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).

ARREST: At midnight March 14, 6th District officers arrested a female for a summary offense inside the DoubleTree Hotel, 237 S. Broad St.

REPORT: At 3:30 a.m. March 13 (reported March 15), complainant reported he was accosted at 11th and Clinton streets by a male who simulated having a gun and demanded his wallet. The complainant complied. The suspect was described as a black male, 30 years old, 5-foot-10, with a thin build and dark complexion, and wearing a black hoodie and baseball cap.

ARREST: At 12:05 a.m. March 16, 6th District officers arrested a male for a summary offense in the 1200 block of Walnut Street.

REPORT: Between 3 p.m. March 17 and 10:30 a.m. March 18, someone smashed the window of a 2005 Toyota, parked in the 300 block of South Camac Street, and stole a satellite radio. Also, someone smashed the window of a 1995 Toyota, parked in the 1100 block of Spruce Street, and stole a GPS. Officer Sweeney lifted fingerprints.

ARREST: At 4:30 a.m. March 18, 6th District officers arrested a male in the 1300 block of Walnut Street as a fugitive from justice.

REPORT: At 11:30 p.m. March 18, complainant was walking along the 200 block of South Broad Street when a group of young females accosted her, struck her and took her BlackBerry phone. The group of about six females, ages 16-18, fled north on Broad then into the subway concourse. The suspects were described as black females, one was heavy set with a dark complexion and straight hair; the other five were thin but with no further description.

REPORT: At 11:40 p.m. March 18, complainant took out his wallet while in the 1200 block of Latimer Street to give an unknown male a dollar for a cigarette. The male grabbed the wallet and fled east on Latimer. The offender was described as black, 6-foot-4, in his mid-20s, with a mustache and beard and wearing a plaid shirt.

ARREST: At 7:55 p.m. March 19, officers from the Narcotic Strike Force stopped a male for investigation in the 1300 block of Lombard Street. The 23-year-old male with a New York address was found to be in possession of marijuana and was charged with knowing and intentionally possessing marijuana.

ARREST: At 2:40 a.m. March 20, 6th District police arrested a male for a summary offense outside Club Voyeur, 1221 St. James St.

ARREST: At 11:25 p.m. March 20, 6th District officers arrested a male in the 1300 block of Locust Street as a fugitive from justice.

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