The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between Oct. 8-14. 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 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8:30 a.m. Oct. 8, someone smashed the window of a 2005 Mazda that was parked in the 900 block of Bonaparte Court. A GPS was taken. — At 3:20 p.m. Oct. 8, a male on a bicycle snatched a chain from a complainant in the 1100 block of Market Street and fled. The suspect was described as a black male, 5-foot-11 with short hair, wearing a gray sweatshirt and riding a dark-colored bike. — Between 3 p.m. Oct. 7 and 4 p.m. Oct. 8, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 1300 Chestnut St. — Between 3:45 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6:50 a.m. Oct. 9, someone stole a 1996 Honda parked in the 1000 block of Spruce Street. — At 9:30 a.m. Oct. 9, someone stole a copier machine from an unattended delivery truck parked at 201 S. Broad St. — Between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9, someone smashed the window of a 2007 Honda that was parked in the paid garage at 237 S. Broad St. A GPS was taken. — At 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10, a male was observed on security video in the paid parking garage at 1327 Locust St. breaking the window of a 2010 Toyota and taking a cash voucher. The suspect was described as a black male, 5-foot-10, wearing a gray coat, jeans, a ski cap and backpack. A 6th District officer was unable to lift fingerprints. — Between 10:30 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Oct. 12, someone forced open the door of an apartment in the 900 block of Clinton Street and stole a laptop and iPod. — Between noon Oct. 7 and 10 a.m. Oct. 13, someone smashed the window of a 2011 Nissan that was parked in the 900 block of Clinton Street. Upholstery was torn but nothing was taken. Sixth District Officer Sweeney lifted fingerprints. NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS — At 10:30 a.m. Oct. 8, Center City District Officers Moore and Bates observed an illegal narcotics transaction outside 10th and Market streets. They apprehended a 32-year-old suspect who was charged with illegal narcotics sales. Recovered were 17 prescription pills. — At 8:40 a.m. Oct. 9, Center City District Officers Pagan and Moore observed an illegal narcotics transaction outside 1000 Filbert St. Two suspects, 39 and 40, were charged with illegal narcotics possession. Recovered were 16 pills. — At 7:15 p.m. Oct. 9, 6th District plainclothes Officers Ferrero and Hill set up surveillance near Juniper and Walnut streets due to recent bicycle thefts in the area. The officers apprehended a male after they observed him stealing a bicycle. The 57-year-old suspect with a homeless-shelter address was charged with theft. — At 12:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 6th District Officer Duncan investigated a male inside the pharmacy at 1101 Locust St. when the prescription he presented for narcotic pills was questioned. The 32-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was charged with forgery and related offenses. — At 8:15 p.m. Oct. 11, 6th District plainclothes officers apprehended a 24-year-old suspect with a homeless shelter address who they saw stealing a bicycle near Juniper and Walnut streets. He was charged with theft. — At 11:30 a.m. Oct. 12, Center City District Officers Bates and Moore observed an illegal narcotics transaction outside 1001 Market St. They apprehended a 29-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address and charged him with illegal narcotics sales. A 30-year-old suspect was also apprehended and charged with illegal narcotics possession. Recovered were 37 prescription narcotic pills. — At 4 p.m. Oct. 14, a male stole an iPhone from a complainant’s hand outside 1001 Market St. Sixth District Officer Chim apprehended the suspect as he was hiding in a parking garage in the 700 block of Chestnut Street. The iPhone was recovered. The 16-year-old suspect with a North Philadelphia address was charged with theft.