Gayborhood Crime Watch: Nov. 23-29, 2015

Gayborhood Crime Watch: Nov. 23-29, 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. 23-29. 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.


— Between Nov. 13-19 (reported Nov. 23), someone cut the screen to a window of an apartment in the 1300 block of Spruce Street in an apparent attempt to gain entry. Nothing was stolen. Sixth District Officer Keenan lifted fingerprints. 

— At 1 p.m. Nov. 23, two men stole clothing from Capstone & Hammer, 1106 Chestnut St., fleeing in a tan Lincoln east on Chestnut Street. Both men were described as black, one 5-foot-10 and wearing a gray hoodie and the other wearing a black beanie cap.

— At 12:30 p.m. Nov. 24, four or five men, all wearing hoodies pulled up tightly around their faces, punched and kicked an individual who was walking in the 1300 block of Chestnut Street. The suspects stole an iPhone and $10.

— At 4:50 a.m. Nov. 25, a man fell outside 201 S. Broad St., hitting his head and rendering himself unconscious. Security video captured a man stealing the victim’s bag, which contained an iPod. The suspect was described as white, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet and wearing a black hat, black jacket, red hoodie, jeans and glasses.

— Between 10:30 a.m. Nov. 21 and 5 p.m. Nov. 25, a resident discovered an Xbox missing from inside the front door of a residence in the 1200 block of Chancellor Street. Sixth District Officer Greco attempted to lift fingerprints.

— At 2 p.m. Nov. 28, someone stole a leather bag from under a desk inside 800 Spruce St. Security video showed the suspect to be a black man about 40, clean-shaven and wearing a black hat and light-blue sweatshirt.

— At 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27, a man was in the Market East concourse at 1100 Market St. when a male punched him and a second man stole his backpack. The perpetrators were both described as black and one was about 30, with a dark complexion and wearing dark clothing.

— There was one theft of a bicycle reported Nov. 23-29: outside 333 S. Broad St.


— At 4:50 a.m. Nov. 28, Sixth District Officers Harragan and Witherspoon were on foot patrol when they observed a man steal tools from a pick-up truck that was parked in the lot in the 1200 block of Locust Street. They stopped the man and located the driver. The 54-year-old suspect with a Southwest Philadelphia address was charged with theft from a motor vehicle.

— At 8:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Sixth District Officers Ferrero and Grant arrested a woman outside 1200 Walnut St. who was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear for court. The 49-year-old suspect was charged with contempt of court.

— At 9 p.m. Nov. 28, Sixth District Officers Ferrero and Grant issued a citation for a summary arrest at 13th and Locust streets. Upon investigation, they found the suspect to be in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine. The 30-year-old suspect with a North Philadelphia address was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

— At 4:05 a.m. Nov. 29, Delaware River Port Authority Police apprehended a man who was using an electric saw to cut a lock off a newsstand at 900 Chestnut St. The 58-year-old suspect with a West Poplar address was charged with burglary and related offenses.


— On Nov. 24, Sixth District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 8:15 p.m. outside 1308 Walnut St. and 11:30 p.m. outside 1201 Chestnut St.

— At 8:40 p.m. Nov. 27, Sixth District officers issued citations for summary offenses outside 1200 Walnut St.

— On Nov. 28, Sixth District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 12:40 a.m. outside 1312 Walnut St. and 8:45 a.m. outside 200 S. Juniper St. 

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