Gayborhood Crime Watch
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The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between Feb. 3-9. Information is courtesy of 6th District Capt. Brian Korn; Stacy Irving, senior director, Crime Prevention Service; Center City District; the Police Liaison Committee and Midtown Village Merchants Association. To report crime tips, visit or call 215-686-TIPS (8477).

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— At 1:30 a.m. Feb. 3, a woman was awakened by a male in her residence in the 300 block of South Fawn Street. The male fled and nothing was stolen. There was no forced entry. Central Detectives processed the scene for evidence.

— At 12:20 a.m. Feb. 5, there was a report of a domestic assault inside the shelter at 315 S. Broad St. The suspect fled before police arrived, and an arrest warrant will be obtained by Central Detective Division.


— At 12:45 a.m. Feb. 3, 6th District Officer Hiller responded to a call of a theft inside the diner at 1101 Sansom St., and was directed to a male who left the premises. Upon investigation, the male was found to be in possession of two vials of crack. The 51-year-old suspect with a North Philadelphia address was charged with possession of narcotics.

— At 7 p.m. Feb. 3, three males stole two iPhones from the Verizon store at 920 Walnut St. The suspects were described as black males in their 20s. The first had a light complexion and a tear-drop tattoo on his face, while the second was wearing a dark-blue hoodie and jeans, and the third was wearing a dark hoodie and jeans. At 3 p.m. Feb. 6, two black males in their 20s stole an iPhone from T-Mobile, 1140 Market St. The one was described as 5-foot-8 with a beard and a birthmark over his right eye and was wearing a black bubble jacket, while the second was thin, had a beard and light complexion and was wearing a blue jacket. At 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 6th District plainclothes Officers Seifert and Wenger arrested two males fitting these descriptions in the 1000 block Filbert Street after a lengthy foot pursuit. The 24- and 22-year-old suspects, both with Germantown addresses, were charged with these two thefts, as well as eight additional thefts and robberies from phone stores in Center City and South Philadelphia.

— At 6:40 p.m. Feb. 4, Central Service Detail officers arrested a female outside 1300 Chestnut St. who was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear for court. The 31-year-old suspect with a Clayton address was charged with contempt of court.

— On Feb. 7, the 6th District Narcotic Enforcement Team set up surveillance in the area of 920 Market St., and the officers observed an illegal narcotics transaction. The alleged seller, a 25-year-old female with a Port Richmond address, was charged with illegal narcotics sales, while a 32-year-old female with a Northeast Philadelphia address was charged with possession of illegal narcotics.

— At 4:25 a.m. Feb. 8, 6th District Officer McGrath responded to an auto accident in the 1200 block of Walnut Street. A 46-year-old operator with an Andorra address was arrested and charged with DUI.


— At 5:45 p.m. Feb. 4, SEPTA police officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 800 Market St.

— At 10:50 a.m. Feb. 5, officers assigned to the Family Court Building, 34 S. 11th St., issued a citation for a summary offense.

— On Feb. 6, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 3:45 a.m. outside 1300 Waverly St. and 3:35 p.m. outside 1300 Walnut St.

— At 8:20 p.m. Feb. 7, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 201 S. 13th St.

— At 2:20 a.m. Feb. 8, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 1300 Manning St.

— At 2:55 a.m. Feb. 9, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 211 S. 13th St.

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