Gayborhood Crime Watch

The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the Sixth Police District between June 2-13. 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 9 p.m. June 2 and 7:45 a.m. June 3, a brass doorknocker was taken from the front door of a residence in the 400 block of South Iseminger Street.

REPORT: Between 10 p.m. June 5 and 6 a.m. June 6, a window of the Last Drop Coffee Shop, 1300 Pine St., was broken with a brick and money was taken from the safe. Central Detective Division personnel processed the scene for evidence and fingerprints.

UPDATE/ARREST: On June 5, complainant reported the theft of her handbag from the lobby of her apartment building in the 1300 block of Locust Street. The incident was captured on video surveillance. The complainant identified the offender from the video as a friend of another resident in the building. Building management personnel were made aware of the incident and called police at 1 a.m. June 8, when the offender came into the building. Sixth District Officers Romanczuk and Cifelli took the male into custody after viewing the theft on video. The 25-year-old suspect with a Delaware address was charged with theft.

REPORT: Between 5:45-6:45 p.m. June 8, complainant’s items were taken from an unsecured locker inside the Broad Street Gym, 1315 Walnut St., without permission.

REPORT: Between 10:45 p.m. June 9 and 12:05 a.m. June 10, out-of-town complainant’s 2008 Nissan, parked in the paid garage, 1215 Walnut St., had a window smashed and a laptop 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: Between 8 a.m. June 8 and 7 p.m. June 11, complainant’s unlocked 2000 Honda, parked in the 900 block of Spruce Street, had a GPS taken. The incident was reported to the Third District.

REPORT: Between midnight and 3:30 a.m. June 12, complainant’s secured bicycle was stolen from the 200 block of South Camac Street.

REPORT: At 2:25 a.m. June 13, complainant was walking in the 200 block of South 13th Street when a male took his wallet from his rear pants pocket and fled. Complainant chased the male to the 1300 block of Irving Street, where a physical altercation took place and the complainant recovered his wallet. The offender was described as a white male, in his 20s, 6-feet tall with a medium build, brown hair and wearing a blue plaid shirt and jeans.