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 May 2-14. Information is courtesy of 6th 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).

INCIDENTS

— Between 6:45-10 p.m. May 2, two lockers inside Broad Street Fitness, 1315 Walnut St., had locks removed and items stolen.

— Between 7:45-7:50 a.m. May 3, complainant left her residence (door unlocked) in the 1200 block of Panama Street for a few minutes to walk the dog; she returned to find her laptop had been taken from the couch. Sixth District Officer Corrado attempted to lift fingerprints with negative results.

— Between 12:15-5:30 p.m. May 3, complainant’s secured bicycle was stolen from outside 315 S. Broad St.

— At 5 a.m. May 4, complainant had a leather biker jacket and a cell phone taken from him by two males and a female at 1100 Locust St. The offenders were described as black and in their 20s. One male was 5-foot-10, 160 pounds with a light complexion and wearing light clothing. The second male was 6-foot, 150 pounds with a dark complexion and wearing dark jeans. The female was 5-foot-2 and 140 pounds with red hair and wearing a green track suit; she drove a silver Mitsubishi west on Market Street from 11th.

— Between 10 p.m. May 3 and 12:30 p.m. May 4, complainant’s secured bicycle was stolen from outside 1005 Waverly St.

— At 12:30 a.m. May 1 (reported May 5), complainant reported he was assaulted by a group of 15 males and females while walking at 12th and Walnut streets and was hit over the eye with a high-heeled shoe, causing a laceration. The only offender description provided was of one black female, 5-foot-8 with a heavy build, and a second black female dressed as a male.

— At 9:50 p.m. May 5, an employee of Danny’s Book Store, 133 S. 13th St., observed a female take items and attempt to leave without paying. The employee grabbed the female and she knocked over a DVD display while fleeing the store. The offender was described as a black female with short hair and dressed as a male, wearing gray baseball jacket and blue jeans.

— Between 3:30-7:50 p.m. May 8, out-of-town complainant’s 2003 Pontiac, parked in the 1300 block of Spruce Street, was stolen.

— At 1 p.m. May 9, complainant was approached by two males pretending to be from Africa and requesting to use his cell phone. He declined and walked away, then used an ATM at 11th and Locust streets. The males followed him and snatched his ATM cards after having learned his PIN. Several charges and withdrawls were made. The offenders were described as black males, both in their 30s. One was tall and wearing a gray T-shirt and black cap; the second was 5-foot-10 with a heavy build and wearing a black shirt.

— Between 9 p.m. May 1 and 1:30 p.m. May 2 (reported on May 9), complainant’s laptop was taken from his dormitory room in the 1200 block of Spruce Street. There was no forced entry into the property; a roommate was not on scene.

— Between 10 a.m. May 1 and 6:40 p.m. May 9, someone stole the license plate from complainant’s 2008 motor scooter, parked in the 400 block of South Watts Street.

— Between 3:45 p.m. May 11 and 1:50 p.m. May 12, complainant’s 2003 Ford, parked in the 200 block of South 11th Street, was stolen.

— Between 7 a.m. May 8 and 8 p.m. May 13, out-of-town complainant’s 1999 Toyota, parked in the paid garage at 1201 Walnut St., had a door pried open and a GPS and change taken. District Officer Thornton attempted to lift fingerprints.

— At 8:10 p.m. May 14, complainant was at the bus stop at Eighth and Lombard streets when a male snatched his iPhone and ran. Complainant chased and fought with the male, who got into a gold Jeep Liberty and fled west on Lombard. The offender was described as a black male, 19 years old, 5-foot-9, 150 pounds, clean-shaven and wearing blue jeans and a dark blue jacket.

ARRESTS

— At 4:30 p.m. May 3, district officers arrested a male for a summary offense outside 1222 Locust St.

— At 8:30 a.m. May 4, district officers arrested a male for a summary offense outside 1311 Spruce St.

— At 6:20 p.m. May 5, district officers arrested two males for summary offenses outside 1201 Walnut St.

— At 7:30 p.m. May 5, Central Service Detail Officers arrested a male for a summary offense outside 900 Spruce St.

— On May 5, plainclothes officers arrested three males for prostitution between 10:50 p.m.-12:15 a.m. at the following locations: 200 S. Juniper St., 261 S. 13th St., and 1300 Spruce St.

— At 8:30 p.m. May 6, district officers arrested a male as a fugitive from justice from another jurisdiction in the 300 block of South Fawn Street.

— At 12:40 p.m. May 7, an employee of the Parker-Spruce Hotel, 261 S. 13th St., observed a male on the eighth floor attempting to jump out a window. The employee stopped the male, who then set a small fire in the eighth-floor hallway. The fire was quickly extinguished. The male was taken into custody. The Fire Marshall investigated and charged the 63-year-old man, a resident of the building, with arson and related offenses.

— At 12:15 a.m. May 8, district officers arrested two males for summary offenses outside 331 S. 13th St.

— At 7:30 a.m. May 10, 6th District Bike Patrol Officer McQue conducted an investigation of a male drinking liquor on the highway in the 1200 block of Chancellor Street and found him to be in wanted status as a probation violator. The 48-year-old suspect with a homeless shelter address was charged with contempt of court.

— At 7:15 p.m. May 11, district officers arrested a male for a summary offense outside 1200 Locust Street.

— Between 9:45-10 p.m. May 12, district officers arrested two males for summary offenses outside 1334 Walnut St. and 1200 Locust St.

— At 2:05 a.m. May 14, district officers arrested a male for a summary offense outside 1300 Chancellor St.

— Between 4:10-6:15 p.m. May 14, district officers arrested four males for summary offenses at 300 S. 13th St. and 1206 Spruce St.


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