Gayborhood Crime Watch: Nov. 16-22, 2015

Gayborhood Crime Watch: Nov. 16-22, 2015

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The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the Sixth Police District between Nov. 16-22. Information is courtesy of Sixth 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.


— On Nov. 18, residents of two apartments in a building in the 1100 block of Spruce Street reported items missing. An exterminator had been inside the units.

— At 11:20 a.m. Nov. 18, a man reached into the open register of Dunkin’ Donuts, 1105 Chestnut St., and stole $30. He was described as black, in his 30s, 5-foot-10, with facial hair, wearing a gray hoodie, blue jacket and baseball cap.

— At 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19, a man selling T-shirts inside the diner at 1101 Sansom St. stole an employee’s purse from a shelf and fled. The suspect was described as black, 35, bald and wearing a bomber jacket with a fur collar and dark pants.

— Between 6 p.m. Nov. 20 and 10 a.m. Nov. 21, someone stole four bars from a security fence outside 1113 Chestnut St.


— Between 9:15-11:30 p.m. Nov. 18, members of the Citywide Vice Unit made two arrests for prostitution outside 100 S. 13th St. and 200 S. Juniper St.

— On Nov. 21, Sixth District plainclothes officers observed a man offering to sell “coke” to passing pedestrians outside 1310 Drury St. During the investigation, they recovered a plastic bag containing a white powder from a 52-year-old North Philadelphia man, who was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.  


— On Nov. 17, Sixth District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 1:45 p.m. outside 201 S. Broad St. and 8:50 p.m. outside 1300 Sansom St.

— At 9:25 a.m. Nov. 17, Sixth District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 928 Market St.

— At midnight Nov. 18, Sixth District officers issued two citations for summary offenses outside 1100 Chestnut St.

— On Nov. 20, Sixth District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 4:30 a.m. outside 1200 Clover St. and 10:55 p.m. outside 1310 Walnut St. 

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