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 Feb. 11-17. 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).

INCIDENTS — At 9 a.m. Feb. 11, a man got off a SEPTA bus at Eighth and Market streets and a male yanked his belt. When the victim turned around, the male asked for money and, feeling threatened, he gave it to him. The culprit, who fled east on Market Street, was described as a black male, about 40, 5-foot-9, 210 pounds, with a beard and mustache, wearing a camouflage Army coat, black pants and brown boots. — Between 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 12, someone entered an apartment in the 200 block of South 13th Street without force and stole an iPad. Sixth District Officer Minnis attempted to lift fingerprints. — Between 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Feb. 12, someone entered an apartment in the 300 block of South 13th Street without force and stole a laptop. Sixth District Officer Chim attempted to lift fingerprints. — Between 7:45-11:20 p.m. Feb. 12, someone smashed the window of a 2007 Toyota that was parked on South Ninth Street and stole a laptop and duffle bag. Sixth District Officer McCauley attempted to lift fingerprints. — At 5:10 p.m. Feb. 13, two people stole three packs of hair from the House of Beauty, 1212 Chestnut St. One culprit was a black male with a light complexion wearing a black cap and the second was a black woman in her 30s wearing a black coat and black hat with tattoos on her face. They fled south on 12th Street in a checkered cab. — Between 1:20-2:10 a.m. Feb. 16, someone smashed the window of a 2011 Acura that was parked in the paid garage at 1200 Walnut St. and stole an iPad. No fingerprints were taken because the victim cleaned the scene before police arrived. — On Feb. 14, a male was seen on CCTV stealing a box of flowers that had been delivered to the doorstep of a residence in the 1200 block Waverly Street. The perpetrator was described as a Hispanic male, about 28, 5-foot-9, wearing a white shirt under a black jacket with white stripes, a baseball cap, black shoes and jeans. — At about 2:45 p.m. Feb. 14, a suicide was reported inside a residence in the 400 block of South 11th Street. — At 2:15 a.m. Feb. 17, a passerby observed three people spray-painting on a wall at 306 S. 13th St. and confronted them but was struck on the head with a spray-paint can by a white female, about 5-foot-8, 140 pounds, wearing a brown jacket, brown leg-warmers and a beige hair wrap. She was with two white males. The three suspects walked south on 13th Street and then east on Panama Street.

NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS — At 8:40 p.m. Feb. 13, 6th District Officer Chim arrested a male outside 1100 Market St. who was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear for court. The 27-year-old suspect with a Brooklawn, N.J., address was charged with contempt of court. — At 9:50 a.m. Feb. 14, the manager of Starbucks at 1201 Market St. asked a male who was causing a disturbance to leave. The male took a pen and threatened to stab the manager, who retreated behind the counter and called 911. The male took money from the tip jar and fled. Sixth District Officer Rossi stopped the suspect at 13th and Locust streets and he was identified. The 35-year-old suspect with no known address was charged with robbery and related offenses.

SUMMARY ARRESTS — On Feb. 12, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 8:15 p.m. outside 1318 Walnut St. and at 10:15 p.m. outside 1200 St. James St. — At 1:35 p.m. Feb. 13, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 1300 Drury St. — On Feb. 15, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 2 p.m. inside 800 Spruce St. and at 10:55 p.m. outside 1322 Locust St. — On Feb. 16, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 2 p.m. outside 1300 Walnut St. and at 2:15 p.m. outside 1101 Walnut St.

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