Crime Report 12/31/12-01/06/13

The below incidents in the Wash. Sq. West area were recently reported to the 6th District: Mon 12/31/12 to Sun 01/06/13

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On Monday, 12/31/12, 3:35 PM, a neighbor heard loud noise from an apartment, 1300 Pine St. and called 911. Police found the apartment door pried open, check of premises, nobody inside. The owner came home and found a laptop and jewelry missing, 6th District Officer McQue lifted latent fingerprints.

On Monday, 12/31/12, 1:45 AM (reported 01/02/13‐8th District), complainant was outside Woodys, 202 S. 13th St, when a male asked for a cigarette then began hitting him with a pipe. Another male joined in and took his money from his pocket and fled. The offenders were described as black males,#1‐bald, wearing glasses, white T‐shirt, black hoody, jeans, #2‐scar on L/Sof face, wearing red shirt, jeans, blue jacket.

On Tuesday, 01/01/13, 11:30 PM, complainant was outside 1200 Pine St .when a male asked him if he had a light, complainant responded "No" and male punched him in the face, a 2nd male pushed him down and he was kicked by both males. The offenders were described as white males, #1‐5'10", 185 lbs, Flyers jacket,Jester Hat, painted face, #2‐5'8", 170 lbs, blackjacket, painted face.

On Saturday, 01/05/13, between 4 PM and 7 PM, person(s) unknown pried the front door of an apartment building in the 1200 block Walnut St. and unsuccessfully attempted to pry an apartment door open. Since that attempt was unsuccessful, another apartment in the same block was forcibly entered between 7:15 PM and 9 PM and an I‐Pod was taken. 6th District Officer Corrado lifted latent fingerprints.

Between 6 PM, Saturday, 01/05/13 and 2:45 PM, Sunday, 01/06/12, an apartment in the 1100 block Spruce St. had a door pried and taken was jewelry and a laptop. 6th District Officer Romanczuk lifted latentfingerprints.

On Monday, 12/31/12, 3:45 AM, 6th District Officers Crichton and Graner,assigned to plainclothes in the 13th St. Corridor observed a male goingthrough the pockets of another male outside 122 S. 13th St. Investigationdetermined that the complainant was assaulted (punched) and was in theprocess of being robbed when the officers intervened. Recovered from theoffender was the complainant's cash and ID. The 30 year old offender witha North Phila. address was charged with Robbery and related offenses.

On Tuesday, 1/01/13, 6th District officers arrested a male for a PublicIntoxication outside 254 S. 12th St. at 2 AM.

On Saturday, 01/05/13, 6th District officers issued 2 citations for summaryoffenses at 1305 Walnut St at 3:20 AM and 1 citation outside 261 S. BroadSt. at 9:30 PM.

Apartment burglaries (break‐ins) continue to be a problem in the Washington Sq. West / Midtown Village areas. There have been 6 reported this year. Most involve the door being pried, but one victim did leave the doors unlocked for only 15 minutes while running a quick errand. That's all the time he took to lose a TV and laptop. Please, always use your dead boltlocks, make sure the entry door to the building is shut and locked and report any and all suspicious persons or vehicles to 911 right away. If there are any problems preventing the apartment building doors from being properly secured, please contact the property manager and insist that the problem be corrected immediately. Plainclothes officers are working the area as well as additional uniform patrols. Any resident of the 6th District can arrange for a home security survey by Crime Prevention OfficerBob Savino who can be contacted at 215‐686‐3063 or after business hours at Robert.Savino@Phila.Gov.

Captain Brian J. Korn #50, Commanding Officer, Sixth Police District