The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between July 15-21. 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 11:40 a.m. July 15, two males were inside Platinum Jewelers, 1136 Market St., making a small purchase and talking on their cell phones when two other men, armed with handguns, entered wearing black cargo pants, police ballistic vests and masks. The four males conversed and the gunman went behind the counter as an employee activated the panic alarm. All four fled without taking anything. Central Detectives processed the scene for evidence and security video was obtained. — At 7:40 p.m. July 15, three males entered Bronzed Tanning, 1120 Walnut St. Two distracted the employee while the other male stole an iPhone from the counter. All three fled west on foot and were all described as black males in their 20s, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, with beards and wearing white T-shirts and jeans. — Between 5 p.m. July 15 and 6 p.m. July 16, a man left his room at the Parker Spruce Hotel, 261 S. 13th St., and returned to find jewelry and cash were missing. There was no forced entry. — Between 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 17, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 1000 Walnut St. — At 10:10 p.m. July 19, a woman was walking in the 1300 block of Lombard Street when a male attempted to steal her iPhone from her hand. The woman resisted and the male sprayed her with pepper spray and fled east on Lombard. The culprit was described as a black male about 25, 5-foot-8, with a medium build and medium brown complexion, wearing black eyeliner, a black T-shirt and jeans. — Between 9:30-10:30 a.m. July 21, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 1300 Market St.
NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS: — At 12:35 a.m. July 15, 6th District Officers Cifelli and Macchione arrested a male for domestic assault at the Parker Spruce Hotel, 261 S. 13th St. — On July 17, 6th District plainclothes officers made arrests for prostitution at 12:15 a.m. outside 300 S. 13th St., at 12:30 a.m. outside 300 S. 12th St. at 12:50 a.m. outside 400 S. 13th St. and at 1:20 a.m. outside 1201 Lombard St. — Between 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 17, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 1000 Walnut St. — At 12:05 p.m. July 18, 6th District Officer Duncan stopped a 2004 Buick in the 1000 block of Locust Street for traffic violations. An investigation determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen from a valet in Abington. The 21-year-old suspect with a Levittown address was charged with unauthorized use of auto and related offenses. — On July 19, 6th District plainclothes officers made arrests for prostitution at 12:30 a.m. outside 400 S. 12th St. and at 1:35 a.m. outside 1201 Lombard St. — At 7 p.m. July 20, 6th District bike-patrol Officer DeLuca arrested a male outside 1222 Locust St. who was wanted for probation violations. The South Philadelphia resident was charged with escape.
SUMMARY ARRESTS: — On July 16, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 7:10 p.m. outside 1200 Chancellor St. and at 9:15 p.m. outside 122 S. 12th St. — At 8:50 p.m. July 17, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 200 S. 13th St. — At 7:45 p.m. July 18, 6th District officers issued two citations for summary offenses outside 1234 Locust St. — On July 19, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 1 a.m. outside 1201 Lombard St., at 11:40 a.m. outside 1222 Locust St., at 8:20 p.m. outside 261 S. 13th St., at 9:45 p.m. outside 300 S. Camac St. and at 11:20 p.m. outside 1201 Chestnut St. — At 11:10 p.m. July 20, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 1200 Locust St. — At 2:40 a.m. July 21, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 1200 St. James St.