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 April 17-24. 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.

REPORT: Between 10 p.m. April 17 and 10 a.m. April 18 (reported April 19), a security camera mounted above complainant’s front door in the 1100 block of Locust Street was taken without permission. The camera was not working at the time so no images of the offender(s) were captured.

REPORT: Between 7:30 a.m. April 15 and 10:30 a.m. April 25, complainant’s 2009 Toyota, parked in the 800 block of Pine Street, was taken without permission.

REPORT: Between midnight-12:20 a.m. April 19, out-of-town complainant’s 2008 Jeep, parked in the 1300 block of Walnut Street, had a window smashed and an iPod was taken. Sixth District Officer Haberle lifted fingerprints.

ARREST: At 7:30 p.m. April 19, bicycle patrol Officers Nheb and Garcia observed a male in the unit block of South Broad Street in possession of a bag of pills that turned out to be Perocets. The male did not have a prescription for the 16 pills and was charged with illegal possession of controlled substances.

REPORT: At 3 a.m. April 20, outside the 7-11, 1201 Chestnut St., a male asked complainant for change. Instead, complainant bought the male coffee. The male threw the coffee on the complainant, reached into his pocket and took his money, then fled north on 12th Street. The offender was described as a black male in his 20s, 6-foot-1, 165 pounds, medium complexion wearing a light-colored shirt and jeans.

REPORT: At 9:15 a.m. April 21, while making a delivery in the 1300 block of Market Street, a truck had the lock to the safe cut and cash taken. Central Detectives processed the scene for evidence.

REPORT: Between 11 p.m. April 21 and 12:45 a.m. April 22, complainant’s 2005 Chevy, parked in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street, had a window smashed and a GPS, iPod and a bag of clothing taken. Sixth District Officer Romanczuk attempted to lift fingerprints.

REPORT: Between 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. April 23, complainant left his apartment in the 900 block of Lombard Street. During this time, the air conditioning unit was removed from the side alley window and a laptop and cell phone were taken. Sixth District Officer Kelly lifted latent fingerprints.

REPORT: At 9:45 p.m. April 23, complainant was sitting outside Philly Flavor, 343 S. 13th St., when a male ran by and snatched her cell phone from the table. The offender was described as a black male, 17-18 years old, 5-foot-8, wearing a dark blue hoodie and jeans. ARREST: At 10:20 p.m. April 23, a female was arrested for prostitution in the 300 block of South 12th Street by Sixth District plainclothes officers.

REPORT: At 6 p.m. April 23, a female entered the Starbucks, 1001 Chestnut St., and told the employee to give her the money because the male standing at the door had a gun. The pair fled with cash south on 10th Street; a gun was not seen. The offenders were described as a white female, 20-25 years old, 5-foot-6, 120 pounds, dirty-blonde hair, wearing a gray hoodie; and a white male, 20-30 years old, 5-foot-9, 180-200 pounds, dirty-blonde hair, wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans. The scene was processed by Central Detective Division for evidence.

ARREST: At 2:25 a.m. April 24, Sixth District Officer Romanczuk conducted an investigation of a 1990 Buick in the 1100 block of Walnut Street. The vehicle was reported stolen on April 18 in the 39th District. The two male occupants, ages 27 and 23, were apprehended and charged with receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of vehicle.

ARREST: At 10:45 a.m. April 24, Sixth District Officer Trautz, while on patrol, observed a male reaching through the bars of a metal security gate of a residence in the 1200 block of Lombard Street and attempting to pull a bicycle through the gap in the bars. The 42-year-old homeless suspect was charged with attempted theft.


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