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 6th Police District between June 29-July 3. 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 or call 215-686-TIPS (8477).


— At 9:50 a.m. June 29, a male held up a man in the 1300 block of Chancellor Street, approaching him from behind and placing an unknown object in his back. The man took his money and fled south on Juniper. The perpetrator was described as a black male in his 30s, 6-foot with a medium build and wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and white and yellow sneakers.

— Between 8-10 a.m. June 30, someone broke the rear lock of a 2007 Ford truck parked in the 200 block of South 10th Street and stole power tools. Sixth District Officer Kelly attempted to lift fingerprints.

Between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 30, someone forced open the rear sliding door of an apartment in the 1200 block of Locust Street and stole laptops and a camera. Sixth District Officer Maiorano attempted to lift fingerprints.

— At 8:55 p.m. June 30, a resident heard a noise at his apartment door in the 1300 block of Locust Street and, upon checking, found the moulding around his door was damaged. A security officer informed the resident that two unauthorized males left the building and described them as black and wearing white shirts. One was 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds; the other was 5-foot-9 and 220 pounds. Central Detectives processed the scene for evidence and lifted fingerprints.

— At 6:05 p.m. July 2, a group of teens entered the Utrecht art store, 301 S. Broad St., took four pairs of sneakers and fled. Two of the suspects were described as black males, 16-20 years old. One was 6-foot-3 with a dark complexion; another was 5-foot-11 and wearing a white T-shirt and blue shorts. The teens fled north on Broad.

— Between 1-9:30 a.m. July 3, someone smashed the window of an out-of-towner’s 2010 Kia parked in the 300 block of South 13th Street and stole a GPS. This report was received by the DPR Unit via phone, thus police were not dispatched.

— Between 12:30-7 a.m. July 3, someone entered a 2004 Infiniti parked in its owner’s garage in the 800 block of Lombard Street, with the door left open, and stole CDs and tools. Sixth District Officer Sweeney lifted fingerprints.

— Between 11 p.m. June 19 and 2 p.m. July 3, someone stole a 2001 Honda, parked in the 800 block of Locust Street.


— Between 2:40-4:30 a.m. June 27, 6th District Officers arrested two males for summary offenses outside 12 S. 12th St. and 1200 Walnut St.

— At 4:05 a.m. June 30, a man who lost the keys to his BMW inside a bar in the 1200 block of Sansom Street saw someone trying to start his car and confronted the suspect. Sixth District Bicycle Patrol Officers Erwin and Stone saw the confrontation and apprehended two males, ages 24 and 18, one with a West Philadelphia address and one with a Hunting Park address. Both were charged with attempted auto theft.

— At 6:55 p.m. June 30, 6th District Officers Duncan and Burrell stopped a male outside 1222 Locust St. for investigation and found he was a fugitive in wanted status from Camden, N.J. The male was also found to be in possession of six packets of crack cocaine. The 24-year-old homeless suspect was charged with possession of illegal narcotics and fugitive from justice.

— At 3:20 p.m. July 1, 6th District Bike Officers Fererro and Blackburn stopped a male in the alley at 1300 Sansom St. stuffing a blunt with wet marijuana. Police confiscated a jar containing wet marijuana laced with PCP. The 29-year-old suspect with a Ridley Park address was charged with possession of illegal narcotics.

— Between 10:55 a.m.-3:40 p.m. July 2, 6th District Officers arrested two males for summary offenses outside 241 S. 13th St. and 231 S. 13th St.

— At 6:25 a.m. July 3, a man accosted a woman in the 1000 block of Spruce Street, punching her numerous times and attempting to take her handbag. Sixth District Officer Lutz chased and stopped a male fitting the suspect’s description provided in the 1000 block of Cypress Street. The 52-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was identified and charged with robbery and related offenses.

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