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 May 22-30. 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 6 p.m. May 22 and 10 p.m. May 26, complainant’s 2001 Honda, parked in the 1200 block of Spruce Street, was stolen.

REPORT: At 3:45 a.m. May 24, complainant was in the 1200 block of Walnut Street when four males verbally demanded his money then snatched his gold chain and took his wallet from his pocket. The males fled west on Walnut Street. The suspects were described as black males, 30-35 years of age. One had a beard and was wearing a black hat and white T-shirt, another had a dark complexion.

REPORT: Between 9:55 a.m. May 24 and 8 a.m. May 24, out-of-town complainant’s 2009 Toyota, parked in the 200 block of South 12th Street, had a window broken and a GPS damaged, nothing was taken. This report was received by the DPR Unit via phone, police were not dispatched, therefore no prints were lifted.

ARREST: On May 27, Sixth District Sgt. LaRose set up surveillance in the South 13th Street area for illegal narcotic sales. At 2:15 p.m., plainclothes officers observed a male driving a black auto pull over at 13th and Spruce streets, have a brief conversation with a pedestrian and then observed an illegal narcotics sale. The plainclothes officers followed the black auto west on Spruce until marked police units were able to pull it over at 22nd and Spruce streets. Two packets of heroin and cash were confiscated from the 22-year-old driver with a South Philadelphia address who was charged with illegal sale of heroin.

REPORT: Between 9:45 a.m.-10:15 p.m. May 27, complainant’s vending truck, parked in the 1300 block of Sansom Street had a lock cut off the rear door and a money bag removed.

REPORT: Between 9:30 p.m. May 14 and 5:30 a.m. May 15, two umbrella stands were taken from the front of Starbucks, 1201 Walnut St. Incident reported May 27.

REPORT: Between noon-7:50 p.m. May 27, complainant’s secured bicycle was stolen from the 1300 block of Waverly Street.

REPORT: Between 8:30-11 p.m. May 27, complainant’s apartment in the 1300 block of Spruce Street was entered through a window and a laptop, camera and a pair of shoes were taken. Sixth District Office Colon lifted fingerprints.

REPORT: Between May 18 and 6:15 p.m. May 28, complainant’s 2005 Pontiac, parked in the 300 block of South 11th Street, was stolen.

REPORT: At 2 p.m. May 28, complainant’s iPhone was grabbed from the table at Brew HaHa! Cafe, 212 S. 12th St., by a male who ran south on 12th. The suspect was described as a black male in his late teens, 5-foot-11, thin, with a medium complexion and short hair, wearing a dark blue shirt and pants.

REPORT: Between 11 a.m.-noon May 29, complainant’s bicycle was stolen from the courtyard of an apartment building in the 1000 block of Spruce Street.

REPORT: At 2 p.m. May 30, complainant was seated outdoors at the Spruce Street Cafe, 1100 Spruce St., when a male grabbed his iPhone from the table and fled east on Spruce. The suspect was described only as wearing a black T-shirt and beige pants.

REPORT: At 10 p.m. May 30, complainant was walking in the 200 block of South Camac Street when two males unknown to him punched him in the nose for no apparent reason. The offenders were described as black males.


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