Gayborhood Crime Watch: Oct. 2-8, 2015

Gayborhood Crime Watch: Oct. 2-8, 2015

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— At 4:30 a.m. Sept. 15, police and fire personnel responded to a fire in a building under reconstruction at 208 S. 13th St. The building was fully engulfed and the fire went to three alarms. No injuries were reported, but two adjacent buildings were damaged. Fire, police and federal investigators have determined that the fire was an arson. A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.


— Between 4 p.m. Sept. 6 and 12:30 p.m. Sept. 19, someone pried open the door of an apartment in the 1000 block of Clinton Street and stole jewelry and cash. Sixth District Officer Minnis lifted fingerprints.

— At 5:15 a.m. Sept. 19 outside 1202 Chancellor St., two men used a plastic gun to steal an iPhone and cash from a man. The suspects were described as black and about 25. The first was about 6 feet with a medium complexion and wearing a gray hoodie, while the second had short hair and was wearing a burgundy shirt. The victim refused to cooperate in the investigation.

— At 3:30 a.m. Sept. 20, a man reported that five or six black males Maced him in the 1200 block of Locust Street and stole $20. There was no further description.

— Between 9 p.m. Sept. 19 and 9:45 a.m. Sept. 20, someone stole sunglasses from the Sunglass Hut inside Macy’s, 1300 Market St. There was no forced entry, and security video showed the suspect to be a black male, between 35-50, 6 feet, 180 pounds, wearing a tan cap, red and black plaid shirt and dark pants. Central Detectives processed the scene for evidence and fingerprints.

— There were two thefts from parked vehicles reported Sept. 14-20: outside 915 Cypress St. and at Broad and Walnut streets.

— There were four thefts of bicycles reported Sept. 14-20: outside 1000 Walnut St., 116 S. 11th St., 105 S. 12th St. and 900 Walnut St. 


— At 2:10 a.m. Sept. 15, Sixth District Officer McCauley arrested a man wanted for probation/parole violations outside 1210 Walnut St. The 49-year-old suspect with a Pennsauken, N.J., address was charged as an escaped prisoner.

— At 11:40 p.m. Sept. 15, a man entered the parking garage at 316 S. 11th St. wearing a gold badge around his neck. The attendant opened the window and the man grabbed him by the shirt and pointed a handgun at him. The attendant yelled for help and customers entering the garage called 911, prompting the man to flee. Sixth District Officer Crichton stopped a male outside 200 S. 12th St. fitting the description, and he was positively identified by the victim. The badge and gun were not recovered. The 48-year-old suspect was charged with robbery.

— At 5:20 a.m. Sept. 16, a man entered the parking garage at 1204 Sansom St., removed keys to an Acura waiting to be parked and attempted to enter the car. The attendant grabbed the male and called 911. The 33-year-old suspect with a Crescentville address was taken into custody and charged with attempted auto theft.

— At 12:45 a.m. Sept. 17, a woman was dining outside Insomnia, 135 S. 13th St., when a man stole a cell phone from her lap and fled south on 13th Street. Sixth District Officers Cifelli and Macchione apprehended a suspect at 13000 Drury St. and recovered the stolen phone. The 21-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was charged with theft.


— At 2:40 a.m. Sept. 14, Sixth District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 1001 Ludlow St.

— On Sept. 16, Sixth District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 9:15 p.m. outside 1 S. 10th St., 10 p.m. outside 1100 Pine St. and 10:25 p.m. outside 1306 Walnut St.

— On Sept. 18, Sixth District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 2:10 a.m. outside 1300 Sansom St., 8:35 p.m. outside 1200 Manning St. and 9:40 p.m. outside 1100 Pine St.

— On Sept. 19, Sixth District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 9:10 p.m. outside 1231 St. James St., 9:35 p.m. outside 1101 Pine St. and 9:45 p.m. outside 1200 Chancellor St. 


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