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 Sept. 12-25. 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

— At 5:18 a.m. Sept. 13, a parking lot attendant was sitting in his car next to the attendant’s booth, 1314 Spruce St., when he saw a black female wearing a white shirt and pajama pants enter the unlocked booth and take keys to two of the cars parked in the lot. The female left the scene and the attendant called police.

— On Sept. 13, the 3rd District took a report and investigated vandalism at the playground at 1020 Lombard St., where anti-Semitic graffiti was found on two signs near the tennis courts.

— Between 6-8 p.m. Sept. 13, someone cut the lock off a locker and stole a wallet that was inside at the 12th Street Gym, 223 S. 12th St.

— At 12:35 a.m. Sept. 14, a man delivering a pizza to a residence on the 1000 block of Waverly Street was attacked by a male who attempted to take the pizza box from him. When the deliveryman called for help, the attacker fled east on Pine Street while several residents called police. The suspect was described as a black male, 6-feet, 180 pounds with cornrowed hair and wearing a blue, white and red polo shirt and dark pants.

— Between noon-8 p.m. Sept. 15, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 800 Walnut St.

— Between 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 15, someone stole CDs and clothing from a 2006 Nissan parked in the 1200 block of Spruce Street.

— At 1:15 a.m. Sept. 17, two males grabbed a cell phone from a female walking in the 300 block of South Eighth Street, knocked her to the ground and fled north on Eighth. The suspects were described as black males, both in their early 20s, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10, thin and wearing dark hoodies and jeans.

— At 3:35 p.m. Sept. 18, a male snatched an iPhone from complainant’s hand at 12th and Pine streets. The suspect fled west on Pine on a bike and was described as a black male, 16 years old, 5-foot-7 and wearing a white sweater.

— Between 1-4:45 p.m. Sept. 20, someone stole a secured bicycle from a rack outside 211 S. Broad St.

— Between 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 21, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 201 S. Hutchinson St.

— Between 8 p.m. Sept. 22 and 5:30 a.m. Sept. 23, someone smashed a window of a 2009 Hyundai parked in the 700 block of Manning Street and stole an iPod and a bracelet.

— Between 8:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 23, a laptop and TV were taken from an apartment in the 1300 block of Spruce Street. There was no sign of forced entry. Sixth District Officer Kelly attempted to lift fingerprints.

— At 1:40 p.m. Sept. 24, two males stole an iPhone from a table outside More Than Just Ice Cream, 1119 Locust St., while the phone’s owner was dining. The offenders were described as black males, 15-16 years old, both 5-foot-9 with thin builds. One was wearing a blue and red shirt; the other was wearing a gray shirt. They fled south on Quince Street.

— Between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 24, someone smashed the window of a 2003 Hyundai parked in the garage at 237 S. Broad St. and stole a GPS and an emergency kit. Sixth District Officer Kennan attempted to lift fingerprints.

— Between 11 p.m. Sept. 24 and 4:40 p.m. Sept. 25, someone stole a 1998 Ford parked in the 1200 block of Cypress Street.

ARRESTS

— At 11:45 p.m. Sept. 12, a male approached another male in the 1200 block of Spruce Street, threatened to cut him (no knife seen) and took his cell phone. The thief fled south on 12th. The victim went to Central Detectives, where he identified a photo of the suspect. This information was given to 6th District Officer Loggia, who apprehended the suspect in the 1200 block of Locust Street. The 39-year-old with a South Philadelphia address was charged with robbery and related offenses.

— Between 8-9 p.m. Sept. 13, 6th District officers issued citations to two males for summary offenses outside 261 S. 13th St. and 1300 Locust St.

— Between 12:30-6:30 a.m. Sept. 14, 6th District officers issued citations to two males for summary offenses outside 409 S. 13th St. and 400 S. 12th St., and arrested a male for a summary offense outside 1300 Pine St.

— At 7:25 p.m. Sept. 14, 6th District plainclothes officers received a business card advertising a dating service. After calling the phone number listed, they were directed to an apartment in the 1300 block of Pine Street. Once inside, two females solicited the officers and were placed under arrest. Found in their possession was crack cocaine. The suspects, ages 32 and 28, were charged with solicitation of prostitution and possession of narcotics.

— At 8:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 6th District plainclothes officers arrested a male for obstruction related to prostitution outside 252 S. 12th St. At 9:15 p.m., 6th District officers arrested a male for solicitation of prostitution outside 1300 Locust St.

— At 1 a.m. Sept. 15, 6th District plainclothes officers arrested a male for obstruction related to prostitution outside 1201 Lombard St. At 8:30 p.m., 6th District officers issued citations to two males for summary offenses outside Broad and Locust streets.

— At 12:55 a.m. Sept. 16, 6th District officers issued citations to two males for summary offenses outside 1301 Lombard St.

— At 1:57 a.m. Sept. 17, 6th District Officer Williams responded to a 911 call for a theft in progress at 310 S. 12th St. Upon arrival, she observed a male leaning into a 2001 Cadillac through a smashed window. The male was apprehended and the owner located and notified. The 26-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was charged with attempted theft from motor vehicle.

— At 4:15 a.m. Sept. 17, 6th District officers issued a citation to a male for a summary offense outside 1200 Pine St.

— Between 7:20-8 p.m. Sept. 20, 6th District officers issued citations to three males for summary offenses outside 200 S. 13th St. and 1300 Locust St.

— At 8 p.m. Sept. 20, 6th District officers arrested a male wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear for court outside 1300 Locust St. The 22-year-old offender with an Upper Darby address was charged with contempt of court.

— At 8:15 p.m. Sept. 21, 6th District Officers Fererro and Kovach observed a group of males standing outside the Parker-Spruce Hotel, 261 S. 13th St., obstructing the sidewalk. The officers approached to disperse the males and saw that one had a gun in his waistband. The male fled into the hotel with the officers in pursuit. After a struggle, the male was apprehended and a loaded .38 cal revolver, previously reported stolen, was recovered. The 20-year-old suspect with a Pottstown address was charged with receiving stolen property and weapons offenses.

— At 11 p.m. Sept. 22, 6th District officers arrested a male wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear for court outside 200 S. 12th. The 56-year-old suspect with a North Philadelphia address was charged with contempt of court.

— Between 9-10:05 p.m. Sept. 23, members of the City Wide Vice Unit arrested three males for prostitution at 1300 Locust St. and 200 S. Juniper St.

— At 4:10 a.m. Sept. 23, 6th District officers issued a citation to a male for a summary offense outside 1200 Locust St.

— At 8:40 p.m. Sept. 23, 6th District officers issued a citation to a male for a summary offense outside 261 S. 13th St.

— At 10:05 a.m. Sept. 24, 6th District officers issued a citation to a male for a summary offense outside 1222 Locust St.

— At 2:55 a.m. Sept. 25, 6th District officers arrested a juvenile, age 15, for a curfew violation in the 1300 block of Locust Street.


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