The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the Sixth Police District between May 10-14. 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 8 a.m. April 12 and 10:30 a.m. May 9 (reported May 10), complainant’s 1992 Honda, parked in the 800 block of South Eighth Street, was stolen.
ARRESTS: On May 12, Sixth District Sgt. LaRose set up surveillance in the area of 1300 Locust St. for illegal narcotic sales. At 10:20 p.m., plainclothes officers observed an illegal narcotics sale at Juniper and Locust streets. A 47-year-old male with an east Philadelphia address was charged with buying crack cocaine and a 27-year-old female with a South Philadelphia address was charged with illegal sale of crack cocaine. Twenty-five vials of crack cocaine and cash were confiscated.
REPORT: Between 8 p.m.-midnight May 13, complainant’s 1992 Honda, parked at 12th and Spruce streets, had a window smashed and an iPod taken. This report was received by the DPR Unit via phone and police were not dispatched, therefore no prints were lifted.
REPORT: At 1:10 a.m. May 13, Sixth District police responded to a call of a burglary at Giovanni’s Room bookstore, 345 S. 12th St., where the front glass door was found smashed. Nothing was reportedly stolen. A report of two black males, one wearing a green shirt, running west on Pine Street was given to police radio. Central Detective Division processed the scene for evidence.
REPORT: Between 5 p.m.-midnight May 14, complainant’s apartment in the 1000 block of Spruce Street was entered without force and a laptop and iPod were taken. Sixth District Officer Haberle lifted fingerprints.
REPORT: At 6 p.m. May 14, complainant was in the 1200 block of Panama Street when a male grabbed her crotch and breast and then fled east toward 12th Street. The alleged offender was described as a black male in his mid-20s, 5-foot-8, 175 pounds, dark complexion, wearing a dark-blue shirt and dark-colored pants.