Gayborhood Crime Watch

Gayborhood Crime Watch

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The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the Sixth Police District between Jan. 31-Feb. 10. Information is courtesy of Sixth District Capt. Brian Korn, the Police Liaison Committee and Midtown Village Merchants Association.

REPORT: Between 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and 12:20 a.m. Feb. 1, complainant’s 2007 Nissan, parked in the paid lot on the 1300 block of Locust Street, had a window smashed and a laptop taken. Sixth District Officer Haberle attempted to lift latent fingerprints.

ARREST: At midnight, Feb. 1, complainant was walking on 13th Street at Locust when a male asked him for money. Complainant refused and the male stated he had a knife and threatened the complainant. The male forced the complainant to accompany him to an ATM on South Street, where he was forced to withdraw $20. The suspect was stopped at Broad and Locust streets by Sixth District Officers Cifelli and Macchione and was identified by the complainant and the money was recovered. The 37-year-old alleged offender, with a South Philadelphia address, was charged with robbery and related offenses.

ARREST: At 3:55 a.m. Feb. 3, a resident of an apartment building on the 800 block of Pine Street was awakened by a loud banging noise and called 911. Sixth District Sgt. Burton arrived within minutes and observed a male exiting the front door of the building with a 12-inch railroad spike in his hand. The male was disarmed and taken into custody. The front entry door appeared to have been pried open and the interior security doors were damaged, as was the glass panels and the wall next to the door. The 35-year-old alleged offender, with an Essington address, was charged with attempted burglary and related offenses.

ARREST: On Feb. 3, Sixth District Sgt. LaRose set up a surveillance for illegal narcotic activity in the Washington Square West area. At 7 p.m., officers observed a male in the subway concourse, 201 S. Broad St., sell narcotics to another male. The buyer fled up the stairs as the arresting officers approached. The seller was apprehended and police confiscated 27 packets of crack cocaine and cash. The 21-year-old alleged offender, with a local neighborhood address, was charged with illegal sale of crack cocaine.

ARRESTS: The following arrests were made Feb. 4 by the Citywide Vice Unit for Prostitution: 400 S. 12th St., 8:15 p.m., one male; 1200 Locust St., 10:10 p.m., one male

REPORT: On Feb. 5 between 8:50 a.m.-5:30 p.m., a computer was discovered missing from complainant’s secured apartment on the 1100 block of Spruce Street; there was no forced entry. Sixth District Officer McQue attempted to lift latent fingerprints.

REPORT: At 2:40 p.m., Feb. 7, complainant was on the 1000 block of Walnut Street when a male grabbed her cell phone from her hand and ran east on Walnut. The alleged offender was described as a black male in his 20s, 5-foot-11, wearing a black coat and wool cap.

REPORT: On Feb. 10, complainant’s delivery truck was parked on the 1200 block of Spruce Street at 11:45 a.m., when complainant noticed the lock cut off the rear door and 68 cartons of cigarettes missing. Security video in the area showed two males taking the items: one white male, heavy build, wearing blue pants and a black coat; second male race unknown, wearing tan pants, black coat and a black hat.


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