Theft Still Seems to be Biggest Problem in 5th District

The following arrest information was supplied by the 5th district police department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Theft ... Between 5 p.m. June 25 and 10 a.m. June 27, a car parked in the 300 block of Hermit Street was entered and a navigation system, three pocket knives and several bullets were stolen, police said, adding that there were no signs of forced entry.

Theft ... A resident of the 100 block of Dupont Street contacted police June 27 at 1 p.m. after discovering that a $250 iPod touch was stolen while he was in the process of moving, police said, adding that the resident believes it was stolen by an employee of the moving company he had hired.

Aggravated assault ... A man contacted police June 26 at 9 p.m. to report that he had been involved in a verbal arguement at the Manayunk Brewery that had turned physical, police said, adding that the man told officers he was punched in the face and received several stiches at Roxborough Hospital.

Theft ... The maintenance manager for St. John the Baptist Church, 119 Rector Street, contacted police June 27 at 3 p.m. after discovering that 10 pieces of a cast-iron fence had been stolen between 3 p.m. June 27 and 6:15 a.m. June 28, police said, adding that the pieces were stolen from the outside of the church where construction was taking place.

Theft ... A car parked in the 200 block of Rector Street was entered between 9 p.m. June 27 and 11 a.m. June 28, police said, adding that a garage door key remote, various tools and an emergency roadside kit were taken, police said. 

Theft ... A car parked in the 200 block of Leverington Street was entered between 8 a.m. June 27 and 1 p.m. June 28, police said, adding that $8 was taken from the vehicle and the left front tire was cut. 

Theft ... Three cell phones, worth a total of $1,400 were stolen from T-Mobile, 6024 Ridge Avenue, at 12 p.m. June 29, police said. According to reports, a man came in and started asking an employee of the store questions but then began taking items from the display and fled the store.

Theft ... Two bikes, worth an estimated $240 total, were stolen from the porch of a home in the 200 block of Rochelle Avenue between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. June 29, police said.

Theft ... Two duffel bags containing clothes, jewelry and other items were stolen from an unlocked car parked in the 500 block of Leverington Avenue around 6:30 p.m. June 27, police said.

Aggravated assault ... A resident of the 7900 block of Henry Avenue contacted police June 29 at 1 a.m. following an arguement with her live-in boyfriend. Accoring to the complaintant, her boyfriend pushed her into a coffee table and caused her to break her wrist. She was treated at Chestnut Hill Hospital, police added.


FedUpw/Philly July 19, 2011 at 09:30 PM
Gee whiz, Joe...your passion is compelling, as is your ignorance. You're 41, so you should be far less naive. Firstly, when I was referring to "democrats", it wasn't a reference to party affiliation, altho most of this group does belong to that party which likes to buy their base by keeping its government checks flowing. If that wasn't enough explanation. I will continue. These democrats, by an overwhelmingly large majority are undereducated, underemployed (altho most dont count against the unemployment numbers bc they have never looked for gainful employment) but are disproportionately overrepresented in our prisons, and at or below the poverty line. Those who are employed, are so at a disproportionate majority in the public sector. Either way, they have become a indebted big D voting bloc. They contribute the least to the public treasury yet benefit the most from its services. The ladies are also known to treat their uterus like a funhouse, to derive maximum benefit from all of our "progressive" entitlement programs. All of this, btw, you and I pay for. In addition, your raised property taxes..they help fund the public jungles..I mean schools. Not sure if all the in-school beat downs are still posted on YouTube. Public policy as orchestrated by big D Democrats mainly for the benefit of small d democrats has managed to ruin many proud neighborhoods and their proud neighbors. I have an assignment for you. Show me an area or neighborhood that they have improved by moving in.
Shaz July 27, 2011 at 01:40 PM
Who's Joe in this article?
The Neil July 27, 2011 at 02:24 PM
I'm confused too.
Shaz July 27, 2011 at 07:08 PM
Hey it's Roxborough/Manayunk. I've grown accustomed. Can't wait to rent my house out and move back in town with educated creative thinkers.
Moe July 29, 2011 at 01:49 PM
My wife and I will be moving out of Philthy in a few years. Not soon enough.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »