Thursday, December 13, 2012
5th District Police host annual party for local school kids.
Magic and tinsel were in the air, as Dobson Elementary School students celebrated Christmas a little early with Philadelphia Police on Wednesday. For the 44th year, the 5th District police department hosted its annual Christmas party for second grade students at the Manayunk public school. Miss Green Bean—part clown, part magician—dazzled the boys and girls with a holiday-themed act; Santa and Mrs. Claus rode into the station astride a Philadelphia Fire Department engine; and all the kids received at least two presents, thanks to donations from residents and local businesses. "We would really like to thank all of the businesses and citizens in the 5th District for their generous donations. Otherwise, we never would be able to host this …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Roxborough resident detained for illegal possession of firearm.
Philadelphia Police arrested a Roxborough resident with a criminal record Nov. 7 for illegal possession of a firearm following an incident earlier this month. Officer Christine O'Brien said police arrested Matthew Loiseau, 21, after he threatened a woman in Roxborough, wielding a gun in public. According to police records, Loiseau approached a woman Nov. 4 before 6 p.m. at 6400 Ridge Ave. The woman told police Loiseau pointed a gun at her and asked where her boyfriend was. He fled the scene, she told police. The woman filed a police report and officers from the 39th District arrested Loiseau at his home on 200 Greenough St. Nov. 7. O'Brien said Loiseau has a criminal record, making it illegal for him to be in possession of a weapon. He …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Philadelphia Police say officers apprehended one teen for allegedly breaking into car.
Philadelphia Police say two officers allegedly caught Roxborough teens in the process of breaking into a car. At 11:30 p.m. Nov. 5 the officers patrolled the 4400 block of Silverwood Street. Police said the officers observed three teens casing out vehicles. One teen, a juvenille, then broke into a white 2006 Mazada Tribute, when police approached them. The three teens fled the scene, but police were able to catch the one who broke into the car at 4500 Wilde St. The other two escaped. Police followed up with the vehicle owner and confirmed that the teens were not allowed to enter his car. The teen was arrested and processed at Northwest Detective Division. As a minor, police did not disclose his name.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Maris Street resident says phony energy company scammers attempt robbery.
Suspicious so-called alternative energy company sales people attempted to rob one Maris Street home, the Roxborough resident told Patch. Alex Gross, from the 600 block of Maris Street, said Monday evening three, African-American phony sales people in their mid-20s approached his home in what he called a robbery attempt. At 6:30 p.m. Gross said a young black woman knocked on his door carrying a binder. Two young men paced around behind her. Gross described the encounter: "She asked me if I was in charge of the PECO bill at my house, I said no. She asked if that person was available and I said no...and then she said 'yes they are, they're right behind you. Look behind you, over there!' "And so, hearing about such attempts before, I just …
Friday, November 9, 2012
5th District asks residents to pitch in for annual party.
A longstanding tradition for the 5th District Philadelphia Police Department is its annual Children's Christmas Party for Roxborough students. In fact, the 2012 holiday party installment will make it 44 years the precinct has held the event. Leading up to the Dec. 12 party, Police Captain John Cerrone asks residents to pitch in and donate gifts for the school children, usually from Shawmont Elementary School. In an October letter to residents, Cerrone made his case: Fifth District Police Officers, in cooperation with local businesses, will hold a fun-filled Christmas Party for boys and girls from our local schools. Past support from citizens and businesses like yours have made this party a joyous success. Won't you help? People may donate …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Police say man kicked by unknown offender.
Philadelphia Police reported an aggravated assault on the 100 block of Cotton Street earlier this month. Early Oct. 7, police responded to the Manayunk street following an altercation between two men. At 12:30 a.m., a man told police an unknown offender kicked him in the head and face. The man didn't know the person who kicked him or why it happened. By the time police arrived, the man had fled. Police said the man who was kicked was transported to Albert Einstein Hospital and was not seriously injured. Northwest Detective Division officials interviewed both the man and another witness. No arrests were reported and a detailed description of the assailant was unavailable.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Ridge Avenue conflict resulted in aggravated assault, police said.
A Ridge Avenue traffic incident resulted in one person getting sprayed with a harmful substance, Philadelphia Police reported. While driving along the 9100 block of Ridge Avenue in Andorra, a man told police he was involved in a traffic dispute Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. According to his police report, the man said he "accidentally cut off" another motorist, who was driving a tan Ford Crown Victoria with a disability tag. The other driver then pulled his car up to the person's vehicle, rolled his window down and sprayed him with an unknown substance in the man's face and mouth. The alleged sprayer continued southbound on Ridge Avenue. Police said the man, who was victim of the aggravated assault, refused medical treatment and to be interviewed …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
No arrests reported in drug-related incident.
While reportedly under the influence of drugs, one woman struck her sister with a picture frame, Philadelphia Police said. Officers responded to the 400 block of Krams Avenue Sept. 15 on report of domestic dispute at 9 a.m. One woman told police, while both she and her sister were under the influence of drugs, they engaged in a physical altercation. The woman's sister hit her over the head with a picture frame, police said. The blow resulted in bruising to her upper right arm and abrasions to her stomach. She also reported head and back pain. However, she refused medical treatment. She told police that she and her sister often abuse drugs. No arrests were reported at the time.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Two teens caught stealing bikes from Manayunk homes.
Philadelphia Police said they arrested two teens in early September for stealing at least six bikes from Manayunk homes. At 10:30 p.m. Sept. 12 two police officers observed two teens lurking around homes along the 4000 block of Dexter Street. Police said one teen stood guard, while the other stole bicycles from people's homes. When officers confronted the teens, they found five bicycles in their possession on the 100 block of Markle Street, police said. One neighbor, who reported witnessing the bike thefts, positively identified the two teens as those who took her bike. Three residents that day reported six bikes missing. Police found four of those bikes, initially, and later an additional three bicycles at another location, in their …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Residents report quality of life disturbance on Cotton Street.
Although party houses sometimes feel like the norm in Manayunk, one Cotton Street property went too far, neighbors said. Constant noise, public vomiting and urination, and destroyed furniture was the scene Manayunk Neighborhood Council member Hilary Langer described at the civic's Wednesday meeting. "This is the story most Friday and Saturday nights—and it's one, I know, happens on many Manayunk streets—but it's at a house right next to us," Langer said. Darlene Messina, who shared more information in an email to Patch, said she's "sick, tire and angry," with the ever-present problem. "We arrived home Friday night @ 12:05 a.m. and found vomit along our steps and violently smashed furniture all over the porch, sidewalk, and some of it …