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 Aug. 10-21. 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: At 4:30 p.m. Aug.10, complainant left the AIDS Library after having a verbal dispute inside. While outside at 13th and Locust streets, the complainant was cut on the forearm with a box cutter by the other party involved in the argument. The offender is known by name to the complainant and was described as a black female, 48 years old, homeless, 5-foot tall, 150 pounds, and wearing glasses, a purple outfit and red sneakers. Central Detective Division is obtaining an arrest warrant for the identified offender.

REPORT: Between 7-7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, complainant’s secured bicycle was stolen from the parking lot in the 800 block of Spruce Street.

ARREST: At 4:50 a.m. Aug.12, complainant was in the 400 block of South 13th Street when a male asked to use his cell phone. After the complainant refused and walked away, the male punched him in the side of his head and took the phone and fled. The complainant called police and provided a description. Sixth District Officer Romanczuk stopped a male fitting the description about an hour later near 10th and Walnut streets. The complainant identified him and the cell phone was recovered. The 19-year-old alleged offender with a Bridgeton, N.J., address was charged with robbery and related offenses.

REPORT: At 1 a.m. Aug.12, complainant was walking in the 1200 block of Locust Street when four males, all known to him, started punching him due to a previous altercation. The males fled before police arrived and the complainant suffered a cut lip. The four suspects, described as three black males and one Asian male, were identified to Central Detectives and arrest warrants will be obtained.

REPORT: At 2 a.m. Aug.15, complainant was accosted by four or five males at 13th and Spruce streets. The males took complainant’s wallet, which he later recovered, minus the cash. The offenders were described only as black males, one not wearing a shirt. REPORT: Between midnight-1 a.m. Aug. 17, complainant was in the 1300 block of Walnut Street when a male approached from behind, asked for and received complainant’s wallet (no weapon, no force) and fled in an unknown direction. The report was made the following day in the 22nd District; no description of the offender was provided.

REPORT: Between midnight-7 a.m. Aug.17, complainant’s 2007 Mitsubishi, parked in the 800 block of Pine Street, had a window smashed and a GPS, iPod and CDs taken. Sixth District Officer Maiorano lifted fingerprints.

ARREST: At 1:45 p.m. Aug. 18, complainant was sitting on a store window ledge in the 1200 block of Sansom Street when a male walked past and struck her with his elbow. The male then cursed at the complainant for sitting at that location and swung a knife near her. The complainant was not cut. Sixth District Officers Rossi and Dilworth apprehended the male. The 38-year-old homeless offender was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses.

REPORT: At 11:30 a.m. Aug. 19, complainant saw a male in his office inside 1334 Walnut St. The male ran out of the office when complainant confronted him about his missing wallet. The offender was described as a black male, 40, 6-foot-3, 230 pounds and wearing a blue Polo shirt and jeans. The incident was reported Aug. 20.

REPORT: At 2:35 p.m. Aug. 21, complainant was walking in the 200 block of South 12th Street when a male snatched his cell phone from his hand and fled into the PATCO subway. The offender was described as a black male, 20s, 5-foot-10, with a thin build, light complexion and a goatee, wearing a black T-shirt and jeans.

REPORT: At 10:40 p.m. Aug. 21, complainant’s purse was snatched from her as she walked in the 200 block of South 10th Street. The offender fled north on 10th and was described as a black male, 5-foot-9 with a medium build and clad in a red shirt.


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