Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The 5th District asks residents to be on alert after a string of burglaries in Andorra.
The 5th Police District of Philadelphia has issued a crime alert for the Andorra area after a series of burglaries in the neighborhood. Police urge residents to make sure all windows, doors, sheds and fences are locked. Police also ask that trees and hedges are trimmed, and that proper lighting is installed. Police say that if you notice anyone or anything suspicious in your block to please call 911 immediately. Officers ask that all alarm systems be armed if available, and that neighbors should be mindful of each other’s properties. If residents have further questions they are asked to contact Officer Charlie Kline at 215-686-3025.
Monday, May 20, 2013
A car accident results in a theft arrest.
A man attempted to steal from another man after he flipped his vehicle while trying to be a good Samaritan, police said. On April 28, at approximately 7:10 a.m., a man was driving in the 6200 block of Henry Avenue when he noticed there was a disabled vehicle on the side of the road, police said. The driver attempted to pull over to assist the disabled vehicle when a third car struck the driver’s vehicle, police said. The driver’s vehicle flipped in the accident, police said. After the accident, the driver observed a man attempting to steal gun ammunition, air fresheners and vitamins from his flipped car, police said. A police officer on the scene arrested the thief, and the items were returned.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Police ask for help identifying a man who committed credit card fraud without possession of the credit card.
The police officers of the Philadelphia 5th District need help identifying a man they believe committed fraud against a Roxborough resident. On April 12, at 10 a.m., a woman told police that charges were being made with her credit card; however she was still in possession of that credit card, police said. Video surveillance captured an individual using the woman’s information to make a purchase at a Target in Springfield, on April 1. Below is a description of the individual from the police department: Black male, medium complexion, light mustache, early to late 20 years-of-age, wearing a black T-shirt with the logo “the dude abides” and red pants.
A fight breaks out when a man tries to steal from his ex-girlfriend.
An ex-boyfriend broke into a house where his former girlfriend was staying and stole her purse, police said. A woman was staying on Markle Street with a male friend of hers when her ex-boyfriend broke into the house on April 28, at approximately 3 a.m. The ex-boyfriend entered the residence, and in the process of stealing the purse, a fight broke out between the woman and her ex-boyfriend, police said. The woman was hit in the face by the ex-boyfriend, and the ex-boyfriend was treated for numerous cuts and scratches at Roxborough Hospital after his arrest, police said. The ex-boyfriend then ran from the scene where he was stopped by police in the 3800 block of Sharp Street, police said.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Two loaded handguns are reported stolen.
A man reported two guns missing from his apartment to police on May 5, police said. The man lives on Wendover Street, and he told police he was having a dispute with his landlord so he left on April 20, to stay with his girlfriend. When he returned to his apartment a black nine-millimeter glock and a black 380 automatic were missing from his closet. Both weapons were loaded and had a round in the chamber, police said.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A burglar stole seven watches from an apartment on Lyceum Avenue.
A burglar stole one laptop and seven wristwatches from an apartment located in the 300 block of Lyceum Avenue on April 25, police said. On April 25, between 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., police said that a burglar entered the apartment and took the listed items. Police were unsure of how the burglar gained access to the apartment, as there was no sign of forced entry. Police value the stolen items at $3,000.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A diamond ring is stolen from a home on Cathedral Road.
A burglar stole a diamond ring valued at $3,000 from a home in the 800 block of Cathedral Rd. on April 24. The complainant told police that someone broke a glass windowpane in the rear kitchen door, reached through the broken pane and unlocked the door. The diamond ring was stolen from a jewelry box in a second floor bedroom, police said, but nothing else was reported missing.
A woman is attacked on her front steps.
A man attacked a woman, choking her and pouring beer on her, before he grabbed her purse and ran off. A woman was sitting on her front steps in the 100 block of Conarroe Street at around 12:40 a.m. on May 3, when a man grabbed her by the throat, police said. The man then pulled her hair and poured beer on her before he grabbed her purse and ran away, police said. The purse contained several items including credit cards and identification, police said. No injuries were reported.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Several jewelry boxes are raided in a Roxborough home.
Burglars took more than $10,000 in jewelry from a home in the 800 block of Iverness Lane on April 24. The owner of the home told police that while she was out on April 24 between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. someone cut the screen of an unlocked second floor window. The burglars then moved from room to room, police said, raiding the home’s several jewelry boxes. The owner of the home also told police that when the she returned home, the front door was open. Burglars took numerous pieces of jewelry that police estimated to be valued at $10,000.
A man's iPad is taken after he forgets it in his shopping cart.
Surveillance footage captured an employee at SuperFresh taking a customer’s iPad on April 29, police said. A man was shopping at the SuperFresh located at 7162 Ridge Ave., when he left his iPad in a shopping cart, police said. The man asked the cart boy if he’d seen it, and police said that the cart boy responded “no.” Store surveillance video later showed that the cart boy was in possession of the iPad, police said.