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 Feb. 22-26. Information is courtesy of Sixth District Capt. Brian Korn; and Stacy Irving, senior director, Crime Prevention Service; Center City District, the Police Liaison Committee and Midtown Village Merchants Association.

ARREST: At 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22, two complainants had items removed from lockers inside the 12th Street Gym, 204 S. 12th St., and a report was made to police. At around 2:30 p.m. the same date, complainant saw a male walking on Locust Street wearing his coat that had been stolen. The male went back into the gym and the complainant notified staff, who held the male and called police. Sixth District Officer Braceland took the male into custody and recovered stolen items, including cash, cell phone, earbuds and charger. The 18-year-old alleged offender with a North Philadelphia address was charged with theft, criminal trespass and related offenses.

REPORT: On Feb. 22, between 12:45-5:15 p.m., complainant’s laptop and ring were taken from her apartment in the 1100 block of Spruce Street without forced entry. Complainant stated that only she and the property manager have a key to the premises. Sixth District Officer McQue lifted fingerprints from the scene.

REPORT: At 1:02 p.m. Feb. 22, a package left on a doorstep of a residence in the 1000 block of Addison Street was taken without permission by a black male, 30s, facial hair, wearing a black knit cap and brown coat.

REPORT: On Feb. 24, between midnight and 5:30 a.m., out-of-town complainant’s 2002 Chevy, parked in the 900 block of Pine Street, had a door lock popped and a GPS, wallet CD player and DVDs taken. This report was received by the DPR Unit via phone; police were not dispatched, therefore no prints were lifted.

REPORT: At 7:40 a.m. Feb. 24, complainant saw a male take her handbag from her desk inside her office at 1234 Market St. and flee from the building. The offender was described as a black male, 5-foot-8, short hair, wearing a brown jacket and tan hoodie.

REPORT: On Feb. 24 between 9:05 a.m.-noon, complainant’s 2004 Mercedes, parked in the paid garage at 10th and Chestnut streets, had an emblem taken from the license plate without permission.

REPORT: On Feb. 24, at 12:40 p.m., complainant was on a Route 42 SEPTA bus, while exiting at 1100 Walnut St. and a male bumped him. Once off the bus, the complainant discovered his wallet missing. The offender was described as a black male, 30-40 years, heavy build and wearing a blue sweater.

ARREST: At 2:45 a.m. Feb. 25, out-of-town complainant was in the parking lot at 1309 Locust St. when two males approached and started to push him and go through his pockets, taking his wallet. One male fled on Chancellor Street and the other on Locust Street. Sixth District Officers Macchione and Cifelli responded to the 911 call, surveyed the area with the complainant and observed one of the males at Broad and Walnut streets. The officers apprehended a 42-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address and he was charged with robbery and related offenses.

REPORT: At 12:30 a.m. Feb. 25, an office inside Jefferson University Hospital, 214 S. 11th St., had a door forced open and a camera and cash were taken. Central Detective Division processed the scene for evidence.

REPORT: On Feb. 25, between 11 a.m.-2 p.m., complainant’s Ford truck, parked in the 100 block of South 12th Street, had a window smashed and tools taken. Sixth District Officer DeLuca was unable to lift fingerprints.

REPORT: On Feb. 26, 6:40 p.m., complainant was inside the T Bar Tea House, 117 S. 12th St., when her iPod was snatched from her hand by a black male, about 25, 5-foot-8, thin build, wearing a black puffy coat, black baseball cap, black pants and black sneakers, last seen going north on 12th Street.


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