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 6th Police District between Aug. 12-16. 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).


— Between 9-11:45 a.m. Aug. 12, someone stole a tire from a secured bicycle outside 333 S. Broad St.

— At 2:15 a.m. Aug. 13, a man was shoved to the ground and ordered to surrender his cell phone at 1300 Locust St. by a black male, 20-25 years old, 6-foot, 150 pounds, with a medium complexion and wearing a blue top. A second male acted as a lookout. The males fled into the PATCO subway.

— Between 5-8:30 a.m. Aug. 13, a secured bicycle was stolen from outside 318 S. Fawn St.


— At 12:35 p.m. Aug. 12, 6th District Officers Fererro and Seifert conducted an investigation of two males in the parking lot at 13th and Locust streets. A 37-year-old with a South Philadelphia address was found to be in wanted status as a probation violator and was charged with contempt of court. A 25-year-old with a North Philadelphia address was charged with possession of cocaine.

— At 5:05 p.m. Aug. 12, 6th District officers issued a citation to a male inside the DoubleTree Hotel, 237 S. Broad St., who had been asked to leave several times by hotel staff. The 33-year-old male with a homeless-shelter address was allegedly roaming the halls and knocking on doors, and was cited for defiant trespassing.

— At 4:55 a.m. Aug. 13, 6th District Officers Macchione and Cifelli responded to a burglar alarm at Paul Morelli Studio, 1118 Walnut St. The officers observed a male exiting the rear alley with a briefcase. The male was detained; officers found a second-floor window had been broken. Security video was reviewed with the resident and the male was clearly seen entering the second-floor balcony and later exiting with a briefcase. The 42-year-old suspect with a Southwest Philadelphia address was charged with burglary and related offenses.

— At 8:50 a.m. Aug. 13, 6th District officers arrested a male for a summary offense outside 1222 Locust St.

— At 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13, 6th District officers arrested a male for a summary offense outside 1200 Locust St.

— At 7:55 p.m. Aug. 14, 6th District Officer Phillips was flagged down by an employee of Caribou Cafe, 1126 Walnut St., who pointed out a male who left without paying for his meal. The 34-year-old suspect with a Bethlehem address was arrested and charged with theft of services.

— UPDATE: On Aug. 16, police charged a male already in custody for a burglary inside Jefferson University Hospital with a second burglary, committed at 4:47 p.m. July 28 at Pennsylvania Hospital, 801 Spruce St., in which a man took computer equipment from the ninth floor. The 45-year-old homeless suspect was charged with burglary and related offenses.

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