Gayborhood Crime Watch
May 29, 2014 | 973 views | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between May 12-18. 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. To report crime tips, visit or call 215-686-TIPS (8477).

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— At 4:30 p.m. May 13, a male asked a person outside 1338 Chestnut St. for change for a $100 bill. The person gave him five $20 bills and the man stole the $100 bill back and fled. He was described as a 5-foot-7 black male in his 20s wearing a blue and white striped shirt.

— At 9 p.m. May 14 (reported 8:30 a.m. May 15), a man exited a cab at 800 Spruce St. and was punched by a man who stole his wallet. The suspect was only described as a black male.

— Between May 8-12, someone pried open the door of an apartment in the 900 block of Lombard Street and stole a laptop. Sixth District Officer Minnis attempted to lift fingerprints.

— Between 2:30-4:10 p.m. May 12, someone forced open the door of a residence in the 400 block of South 11th Street and stole a laptop, iPad and jewelry. Central Detectives processed the scene for evidence and fingerprints.

— Between 6:30 p.m. May 14 and 7:30 a.m. May 15, someone entered an apartment in the 300 block of South Camac Street through an unlocked window and stole a laptop. Sixth District Officer Stevens lifted fingerprints.


— At 12:05 p.m. May 14, the Sixth District Narcotic Enforcement team arrested a male for allegedly rolling a “blunt” outside 934 Market St. and recovered a quantity of marijuana. The 39-year-old suspect with a Northeast Philadelphia address was charged with possession of marijuana.

— At 12:50 p.m. May 14, the Sixth District Narcotic Enforcement team arrested a male who was allegedly selling narcotic pills outside 901 Market St. The 63-year-old suspect with a homeless-shelter address was charged with illegal narcotics sales.

— At 6:30 p.m. May 15, Sixth District Officers Cash and Romanczuk investigated a male outside 251 S. 13th St. who was wanted in Florida on a burglary arrest warrant. The 31-year-old suspect was charged as a fugitive.

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