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 Oct. 4-10. 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 9:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 4, a laptop was discovered missing from complainant’s apartment in the 300 block of South 11th Street. There was no forced entry into the property and nothing else was reported missing. 6th District Officer Sweeney was unable to lift fingerprints.

REPORT: Between 5 p.m. Sept. 30 and 4 p.m. Oct. 4, complainant’s bicycle was stolen from the 1000 block of Waverly Street.

REPORT: Between noon Oct. 3 and noon Oct. 6 (incident reported Oct. 9), out-of-town complainant’s 1997 BMW, parked in the 1000 block of Pine Street, was entered without force and a Glock 30-caliber handgun was taken. No fingerprints were lifted; due to lengthy delay in reporting the incident, scene was contaminated.

REPORT: Between 2:35-4 p.m. Oct. 4, complainant’s secured bicycle was stolen from the 200 block of South 12th Street.

REPORT: On Oct. 6, the loss prevention supervisor of the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, 21 N. Juniper St., discovered numerous brass water-pipe covers were missing from the stairwells of the property. Each cover was valued at approximately $100.

ARREST: At 12:10 p.m. Oct. 6, complainant was in an argument with another male at 13th and Locust streets when the other male pulled out a knife and threatened the complainant. Sixth District Officer Trautz detained the 40-year-old suspect with a Frankford address, but the complainant refused to press charges when taken to Central Detective Division to make a statement.

REPORT: At 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6, complainant’s unattended iPhone was taken from a table inside Aki Japanese Fusion Restaurant, 1210 Walnut St. Security video showed the offender to be a black male, 20 years old, 5-foot-8, 160 pounds, wearing a dark grey hoodie, jeans and white sneakers.

ARRESTS: At 7:40 p.m. Oct. 6, complainant was walking past a group of five to six males outside 233 S. 13th St. when one of the males stated, “What are you looking at?” At that, the group started punching and kicking the complainant. Sixth District officers Duncan and Burrell responded to a 911 call and arrested two of the male offenders after being positively identified by a witness. The 19-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address and a 20-year-old suspect with a local Washington Square West address were charged with aggravated assault and related offenses.

ARRESTS: On Oct. 7, 6th District plainclothes officers arrested two males for prostitution between 10:20-11 p.m. at 1200 Locust St. and 400 S. 12th St.

ARRESTS: At 4 p.m. Oct. 7, complainant was walking on Locust Street at Broad when he was confronted by two males and a female, one of whom produced a knife and demanded money. The three walked away with some cash and the complainant called 911. 6th District Officers Gable and Gillespie and Center City District Officer Cain stopped all three in the 200 block of South 13th Street and they were positively identified. Two 25-year-old males and a 22-year-old female, all with Washington Square West addresses, were charged with robbery and related offenses.

ARREST: At 4:40 p.m. Oct. 7, complainant was in the 1200 block of Market Street and was surrounded and punched by a group of four to six young males who took his cell phone. Center City District Officers Netterville and Moore stopped one of the offenders in the 100 block of Market Street and he was positively identified. The 17-year-old offender with a West Philadelphia address was charged with robbery and related offenses.

REPORT: At 8:30 p.m. Oct. 7, out-of-town complainant was confronted at Camac and Latimer streets by two males, one of whom showed a handgun and demanded money. The males took cash and fled east on Latimer. The offenders were described as black males, both thin and wearing masks and all-black clothing. One was 5-foot-11, the other was 5-foot-8. Complainant refused to cooperate any further in the investigation after surveying the area for suspects.

REPORT: Between 4 p.m. Oct. 5 and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8, complainant’s secured bicycle was stolen from the 100 block of South 12th Street.

REPORT: Between 6:45 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, complainant’s secured bicycle was stolen from the 800 block of Spruce Street.

REPORT: Between 2-6 a.m. Oct. 10, out-of-town complainant’s 2000 Nissan, parked on South 11th Street, was stolen.

ARREST: At 9:10 p.m. Oct. 10, complainant was walking on South 11th Street when a male pushed her and snatched her iPhone. Sixth District Officers Ferrero and Blackburn apprehended a suspect at Ninth and Filbert streets after a short foot pursuit. The male allegedly threw the phone in a sewer, but he was positively identified by the complainant. The 15-year-old alleged offender with a Logan address was charged with robbery and related offenses.

REPORT: Between 7:15-10:30 p.m. Oct. 10, complainant’s secured bicycle was stolen from the 1300 block of Chancellor Street.


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