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 Nov. 7-13. 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 5-8:40 p.m. Nov. 7, someone entered an unlocked 2009 Toyota parked in the 200 block of South Ninth Street and stole a GPS, iPhone charger, headphones and sunglasses. This report was received by the DPR Unit via phone, thus police were not dispatched.

— At 11:30 p.m. Nov. 8, inside the Corner Restaurant, 102 S. 13th St., a male reached into an open window and stole a cell phone from a table inside, then fled west on Drury Lane. The suspect was described as a black male, 20-25 years old, 5-foot-6, 110 pounds and wearing a black puffy coat and black baseball cap.

— Between 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 9, someone stole a secured bicycle from the rack outside 211 S. Broad St.

— At 11:40 p.m. Nov. 9, a man was talking on his phone and walking near 1346 Spruce St. when a male ran past, grabbed the phone and fled north on Broad Street. The suspect was described as a black male, 20-30 years old with a medium complexion, and wearing a blue Yankees cap, black down jacket and jeans.

— Between 11:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 a.m. Nov. 10, someone broke into Giorgio on Pine, 1328 Pine St., and stole a cash box containing a small amount of change and a pair of reading glasses. Sixth District Officer Smith attempted to lift fingerprints.

— At 8:15 p.m. Nov. 10, a woman was on a northbound Broad Street subway train between Lombard and Locust when a male demanded her wallet then got off at Broad and Locust. The suspect was described as a black male, in his 20s with a light complexion and wearing a grey hoodie.

— Between 8:40 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11, someone forced open the door of an apartment in the 300 block of South 11th Street and stole a laptop. Sixth District Officer Thornton lifted fingerprints.

— Between 11 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Nov. 12, someone forced open the door of an apartment in the 300 block of South 10th Street and stole a ring, DVD and CD players. Sixth District Officer Romanczuk attempted to lift fingerprints.

— At 12:40 a.m. Nov. 13, police responded to calls of gunshots and a shooting in the area of Broad and Walnut streets. A male was found outside 151 S. Broad St. shot in the foot and was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. A second shooting victim was found outside 237 S. Broad St. with gunshot wounds to the back and stab wounds to the head. He was also taken to Jefferson Hospital. Both victims were in the SEPTA Broad Street concourse near Locust when the shots were fired and both made their way to the surface. No description of suspects was provided. Philadelphia and SEPTA police are both investigating.

— Between 8:30 a.m. Nov. 12 and 9:30 a.m. Nov. 13, someone entered an apartment in the 800 block of Pine Street through an unlocked window and stole a bicycle and a jar of change. Sixth District Officer Romanczuk lifted fingerprints. NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS

— At 1 a.m. Nov. 12, a witness observed a male in the common area of the apartment building at 302 S. 12th St. trying to remove a ladder and called 911. Sixth District Officers Cifelli and Washington apprehended the male identified by the witness and recovered the ladder. There was no forced entry into the building. The 24-year-old suspect with a Wrightstown. N.J., address was charged with burglary and related offenses.

— At 1:15 p.m. Nov. 12, 6th District Officers Kovach and Calhoun arrested a male wanted for probation/parole violations outside 331 S. 12th St. The 44-year-old suspect with a Francisville address was charged with escaped prisoner.


— Citation issued 11 p.m. Nov. 10 at 1237 Locust St.

— Citations issued 12:15 a.m. Nov. 11 at 233 S. 13th St. and 4:10 p.m. at 1200 Locust St.

— Citation issued 10:50 p.m. Nov. 12 at 200 S. 12th St. n

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