The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between May 13-19. 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 11 a.m. May 12 and 10:30 a.m. May 13, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 201 S. 11th St. — At 11:50 a.m. May 13, a man stole a wallet from a woman’s unattended handbag inside Starbucks, 1201 Market St. The suspect was described as a black male, 6 feet, about 200 pounds, with a medium complexion, wearing a white jacket with a backpack. — At 2:40 p.m. May 13, a man left his cell phone on a table inside Cosi, 1139 Walnut St., and went to the counter as a male walked in, stole the phone and fled. The suspect was described as a white male, 30, 5-foot-9, about 160 pounds, with blonde hair and wearing a red shirt and jean shorts. — Between 10 a.m. May 7 and 9 a.m. May 14, someone stole used cooking oil from a secured container in the rear of 121 S. 13th St. — Between 10 a.m. May 14 and 5 a.m. May 15, someone smashed the window of a 2008 Nissan that was parked in the paid garage at 800 Delancey St. and stole a GPS. — At 1:10 a.m. May 18, a man was accosted in the 900 block of Spruce Street by a male who demanded and stole his cell phone and money. The suspect was described as a black male, 30, 6 feet, 150 pounds, with facial hair and wearing dark clothing. — At 4:40 p.m. May 18, a woman was in the 800 block of Walnut Street and bumped into a male. Shortly after, she noticed her wallet was missing from her handbag. The suspect was described as a black male in his 50s, 5-foot-6, with a thin build and wearing a black jeff cap and a black coat. — At 2:30 a.m. May 18, a man returned to his apartment in the 1000 block of Clinton Street and didn’t notice anything wrong until he woke up at 9:30 a.m. to discover a laptop, iPad and iPhone missing. There were no signs of any forced entry and the complainant cleaned up before police arrival, therefore no fingerprints were lifted. — Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 19, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 101 S. 11th St.
INON-SUMMARY ARRESTS — On May 15, 6th District plainclothes Officers Ferrero and Hill set up surveillance in the area of Juniper and Walnut streets and, at 8 p.m., observed a male steal a bicycle from outside 200 S. Juniper St. The 48-year-old suspect was charged with theft. — At 11:40 a.m. May 15, the owner of the store at 1039 Chestnut St. was arrested by members of the Major Crimes Unit after an investigation determined that designer items sold at this location were counterfeit. The 46-year-old suspect was charged with trademark counterfeiting and related offenses. — At 12:15 p.m. May 15, 6th District plainclothes officers Seifert and Wenger observed an illegal narcotics transaction outside 1000 Market St. They arrested a 23-year-old female for illegal narcotics sales and a 37-year-old male with a Kensington address for illegal possession of narcotics. —At 11:50 p.m. May 15, a man was walking near 12th and Pine streets when a male known to him verbally accosted him, then punched him and took his handbag. The victim was helped by concerned witnesses who called 911. Sixth District Officers Butler and Burrell quickly responded and arrested the suspect at 13th and Walnut streets. The 20-year-old suspect with a West Philadelphia address was charged with robbery and related offenses. — On May 17, officers assigned to the Citywide Vice Unit made two arrests for prostitution: at 9:15 p.m. at 1200 Locust St. and at 9:30 p.m. at 1300 Locust St. — At 9:45 p.m. May 17, 6th District Officers Ferrero and Grant arrested a male outside 1300 Drury St. who was wanted for probation violations. The 37-year-old suspect with a Tacony address was charged with escape.
ISUMMARY ARRESTS — On May 13, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 7:30 a.m. outside 1200 Chestnut St., at 8:30 a.m. outside 1300 Locust St. and at 10:25 a.m. outside 1300 Chestnut St. Center City District officers issued a citation at 2:35 p.m. outside 1300 Market St. — At 9:45 a.m. May 14, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 1001 Market St. — On May 16, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 9 p.m. outside 1200 Chestnut St., at 9:45 p.m. outside 1300 Chestnut St. and at 11:20 p.m. outside 200 S. 13th St. — On May 17, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 1:50 a.m. outside 1301 Lombard St., as well as one at 1:30 p.m. outside 1300 Drury St. and at 8:40 p.m. outside 1300 Walnut St. — On May 18, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 3 p.m. outside 1300 Drury St. and at 8:45 p.m. outside 1300 Walnut St. — At 5:40 p.m. May 19, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 1200 Chestnut St.