April 2016

4/24
Burglary
37XX Stanton Street
5:30AM
Complainant states she heard a noise in her basement and her dog was barking. She found her basement window broken and messages on her cellphone from her husband (who is separated from compl) threatening to kill her. Nothing taken and no arrest.

Theft from vehicle
33XX Ainslie Street 
2AM
Between 2AM and 7:15AM, unknown persons gained access to complainant’s vehicle and ransacked it. PA tag was taken. Value: $36

Theft from vehicle
33XX Ainslie Street  
1:52AM
Complainant states that as she was leaving her house, she observed three black males (age unknown, wearing dark clothing) ransacking her car. Males fled in unknown direction and nothing was taken.

4/13
Burglary
39XX Netherfield Road 
8AM
Complainant states that between 8AM and 5:15PM, unknown person(s) gained access by breaking window at rear of home. Laptop in her living room was stolen. Complainant has home security service but failed to activate alarm before leaving the home. No security cameras. Latent prints discovered – negative results. Value: $500

4/11
Burglary
4328 Ridge Avenue
4:30PM
Construction site supervisor noticed gate on Ridge Avenue had been cut and opened. While going through the site with complainant, supervisor noticed that compl’s laser level and cement tamper were missing from a large hole where foundation was being built. Also noticed inside the structure that a large toolbox had been broken into and power guns stolen. Detectives checking with East River Bank to determine if any security cameras were facing the construction site. Value: $8900

Theft
3822 Ridge Avenue (Laurel Hill Cemetery)
4PM
Two bronze doors weighing approx 600-800 pounds (similar to those in the photo below) were stolen from the Kelly-Hastings mausoleum between the hours of 4PM and 9AM. Doors were removed with unknown object. Value: $25,000.

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The Police Department needs assistance from the public with information regarding this theft. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Northwest Detective Division at 215-686-3353 or call 911.

4/10
Theft
37XX Henry Avenue
10AM
Complainant states that at 10AM, unknown person(s) removed three 10” brown copper downspouts from his house, taking two from the front of the house and one from the side. Value: $300

Theft
35XX Warden Drive
9AM
Complainant states that between 9AM and 12PM unknown person(s) removed three copper downspouts from his house, taking only one and leaving the other two damaged on the ground. Value: $200

4/9
Fatal accident
Schuylkill River Trail (at N. Ferry Road)
2:30AM
VW sedan ran off the roadway at Kelly Drive and ended up upside down in the river in about six feet of water. Police recovered the body of a 25-year-old man from the car.

Carolyn Card Sutton, of Penn Street, was on the scene at about 4AM with her camera:

The car went airborne into the river. Rescue was there in a minute, but he was submerged; don’t know whether he had some medical event or he drowned.”

Sutton also noted that the car had severely damaged the smallmouth bass sign along the river wall.

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EastFallsLocal CAROLYN CARD SUTTON disaster on Kelly Drive divers

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Also, we took some “aftermath” pictures from later this morning:

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Check out Carolyn’s Facebook page for more

4/8
Theft
4201 Henry Avenue (PhilaU)
1PM
Complainant states that unknown person took his Apple Macbook from his dorm room between 1 and 2PM. No arrests. Value: $1500

4/7
Aggravated assault
3300 Henry Avenue
11:55AM
Offender (36-40 year old black male) placed at Gaudenzia house by court order, became aggressive with staff. Attacked one staff member with broom handle, then attacked complainant, punching him in the back of the head numerous times.
 


Burglary
3601 Midvale Avenue 
(Rite Aid)
4:04AM
Police responded to burglary alarm. Discovered rear door forced open and unknown number of prescriptions taken. Complainant witnessed two offenders on videotape (unknown ages. Both wore gloves and dark clothing with hoods. Offenders drove dark colored vehicle). Value of stolen items: $5,000

 

4/6
Theft
34XX West Queen Lane
4PM
Complainant states a delivered package was stolen off of his front steps. Contents of the package were unknown at time of report due to high volume of wedding gifts delivered recently. Witness (neighbor) observed offenders (two black males, approx. 14 years old with bookbags) take package. Value: $100


Attempted burglary
3601 Midvale Avenue
(Rite Aid)
12:01AM
Between the hours of 12AM and 7AM, unknown person(s) attempted to make forced entry with unknown object. Pry marks evident on outer door near knob and lock. No entry made.

 

4/5
Theft
4201 Henry Avenue (PhilaU)
5:15PM
Complainant states he took laptop with him to campus gym and unknown person stole it. Campus security is also conducting an internal investigation. Value: $1,000

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