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 April 4-10. 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: At 1:15 p.m. April 4, someone stole a cell phone from the counter of the Paolo Gourmet Pizzaria, 1336 Pine St., and fled on foot. The offender was described as a black male, 30-35 years old, 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds.

REPORT: Someone brok a doorknob and scraped the doorframe of Addiction Make-Up Studio, 1024 Pine St. The damage occurred sometime between 5 p.m. April 3 and noon April 5, the studio owner told police. No entry was gained. Officer Maiorano was unable to lift fingerprints due to inclement weather.

REPORT: Between 11:30 p.m. April 5 and 8 a.m. April 6, someone stole cash from the register of Italian Bistro, 211 S. Broad St. An employee discovered the cash register on the floor and the rear door open, with no sign of force. Central Detective Division was on location to process the scene for evidence.

ARRESTS: On April 6, 6th District officers arrested two males for summary offenses, at 6:20 p.m. at 1324 Walnut St. and 8:55 p.m. at 1222 Locust St.

REPORT: Between 7-11 p.m. April 6, someone smashed the windows of two vehicles (2003 Ford and 2007 Nissan) parked in the paid garage at 1215 Walnut St. and stole items including a GPS and laptop. Both were out-of-town complainants. Officer Colon attempted to lift fingerprints.

REPORT: Between 8 a.m.-6:45 p.m. April 7, FedEx dropped off a package on complainant’s doorstep in the 800 block of Addison Street. But, before the complainant found the packet, someone opened it and removed the contents.

REPORT: Between noon-2 p.m. April 7, someone smashed the window of a 2000 BMW, parked in the 300 block of South Camac Street, and stole a car radio. This report was received by the DPR Unit via phone, thus police were not dispatched and no prints were lifted.

REPORT: At 1:15 a.m. April 8, complainant was accosted in the 200 block of South 13th Street, where two males knocked him down, punched him and brandished a knife. The males took cash and fled west on Walnut Street. The offenders were described as black males, 20-25 years old. One was 6-foot-2 with a dark complexion wearing a black shirt and grey jeans. The other had a light complexion and was wearing a blue hoodie and tan boots.

REPORT: Between 9:45-9:55 a.m. April 8, seven cases of beer were taken from an unlocked delivery truck in the 1300 block of Walnut Street.

ARREST: At 7:25 p.m. April 8, complainant parked his 2004 Toyota in the paid lot at 217 S. 13th St.; when he returned, it was missing. On 7:45 a.m. April 9, state police stopped the stolen vehicle at Front Street and Oregon Avenue and arrested the 40-year-old operator with a South Philadelphia address, who was charged with auto theft.

ARREST: At 11:55 p.m. April 10, 6th District officers arrested a male for a summary offense outside 1200 Locust St.

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