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 March 15-23. 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 www.phillypolice.com or call 215-686-TIPS (8477).

Follow the 6th District on Twitter @PPDBrianKorn.

INCIDENTS

— At 5:30 p.m. March 15, three males attempted to snatch a woman’s handbag at 11th and Chestnut streets. She resisted and one of the males brandished a handgun. The males fled in different directions and were only described as black males wearing hoodies.

— Between 5:30-5:35 p.m. March 17, a man locked his bicycle with a U-lock, but without a stationary object, outside 135 S. 13th St. and it was stolen.

— At 11 p.m. March 17 (reported at noon March 18), a man was in the 900 block of Market Street using his Galaxy phone when a male snatched it from his hand and fled. The suspect was described as a 5-foot-8 white male with scruffy facial hair wearing a hoodie.

— At 2 a.m. March 18, a man was leaving Bru Bar, 1316 Chestnut St., when a male punched him in the face for no apparent reason. The victim suffered a facial fracture. The suspect was described as a 6-foot-1 white male wearing a plaid shirt.

— At 2:30 a.m. March 10 (reported to police March 20 after victim contacted PGN), an out-of-town man was inside Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St., when he was grabbed from behind by two males and ejected from the premises, causing a fractured clavicle. The suspects were only described as a white male and an unknown person, possibly a bouncer.

— At 8:25 p.m. March 21, a male armed with a handgun held up Scorpio Adult Boutique, 205 S. Juniper St. The suspect was described as a 5-foot-11 black male in his late 30s wearing a black mask, purple latex gloves, a tan vest, two-toned boots and dark jeans. He is believed to be the same man who held up Scorpio March 10.

— Between 2:30-2:40 p.m. March 22, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 1107 Walnut St.

— At 6:25 p.m. March 23, someone stole a woman’s handbag from inside Hard Rock Cafe, 1131 Market St. Security video showed the suspect to be a black female in his 40s, 5-foot-8, with a medium build and dreadlocks and wearing white scrubs.

— Between 8:30-8:45 p.m. March 23, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 11th and Chestnut streets.

NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS

— At 8:10 p.m. March 18, SEPTA police arrested a male outside 1330 Spruce St. who was wanted for failure to appear for court. The 46-year-old suspect with a West Philadelphia address was charged with contempt of court.

— At 8:15 p.m. March 18, Sixth District Officers Ferrero and Grant arrested a female outside 306 S. Camac St. who was wanted for failure to appear for court. The 47-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was charged with contempt of court.

— At 10 p.m. March 18, Sixth District Officer Brown arrested a male outside 1300 Spruce St. who was wanted on a warrant for probation violations. The 45-year-old suspect with a North Philadelphia address was charged with escape.

— At 10:15 p.m. March 18, employees of ICandy, 254 S. 12th St., escorted an unruly patron from the bar and one of them suffered a facial injury as the male kicked and punched him after being ejected. Sixth District Officer Sprouls arrested the 24-year-old offender with a Drexel Hill address and he was charged with assault.

— At 9:15 p.m. March 19, a Sixth District Narcotics Enforcement Team assigned to the Washington Square West and Midtown Village area conducted an investigation in the 1300 block of Chancellor Street. As a result of the investigation, a 29-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine.

— On March 19, Sixth District uniform patrol Officers Butler and Burrell responded to a disturbance outside 207 S. 13th St. A 50-year-old male with a Trenton address was arrested and found to be in possession of and charged with possession of marijuana.

— At 9:40 p.m. March 20, officers assigned to the Sixth District Narcotic Enforcement Team descended the PATCO stairway at 1300 Locust St. and observed a male and female loading a glass pipe with crack cocaine. The 43-year-old male with a homeless-shelter address was charged with possession of narcotics. The 35-year-old female with a homeless-shelter address was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

— At 11 p.m. March 20, outside Venture Inn, 255 S. Camac St., a male approached a man and asked for money and cigarettes. The man declined, identified himself as an off-duty police officer and instructed the male to leave. Instead, the male assaulted the officer, stabbing him multiple times in the torso and leg. An employee of Venture Inn intervened and was cut on his face. The suspect fled. Central Detectives investigated the assault and obtained an identification of the suspect; all patrol officers were alerted. On March 21, Sixth District Officers Solis and Reid saw the male in the bushes at 11th and Pine streets, where he was taken into custody. The 38-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was charged with attempted murder and related offenses.

— At 2:20 p.m. March 21, Sixth District Officer Brown stopped a vehicle at Ninth and Walnut streets for traffic violations. The 23-year-old driver was arrested for DUI, and a 23- and 25-year-old passenger were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. All three had Ohio addresses.

— At 9:20 p.m. March 23, a domestic-abuse assault was reported inside Broad Street Ministry, and a description was provided to responding police. Sixth District Officer Solis apprehend the offender outside 251 S. 13th St. The 36-year-old suspect with a homeless-shelter address was charged with assault and related offenses.

SUMMARY ARRESTS

— At 7:20 p.m. March 19, Sixth District officers responded to M Restaurant, 231 S. Eighth St., where a 41-year-old male with a West Philadelphia address failed to pay for food and drink. The suspect was charged with theft of services.

— On March 21, Sixth District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 11:30 p.m. outside 1200 Manning St. and 11:45 p.m. outside 13th and Locust streets.

— At 12:05 a.m. March 23, Sixth District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 1200 Manning St.

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