August 2016

8/30
Theft
4500 Kelly Drive (Schuylkill River Trail parking lot)
1:40PM
Complainant left her purple/burgundy Mongoose bike at 1:40PM. When she returned, it was missing. Value: $50

8/29
Vehicle Theft
33XX Tilden St.
6AM
Owner parked his 2011 Jeep Wrangler at 6:30PM on 8/28. When he returned at 6AM on 8/29, it was gone. Value: $29,000

Theft
4168 Ridge Ave. (Sunoco gas station)
2:03AM
Complainant got into verbal argument with a male (black, age 36-40). Male took her phone during the argument. Police stopped male and recovered phone. Compl refused to press charges or speak with detectives.

8/27
Theft
5700 Wissahickon Ave.
3:05AM
Three unknown males approached complainants from behind and told them to take out all their valuables. Offender #1 held black handgun to first complainant’s neck while stealing his wallet (contained $80 cash and 5 credit cards), second offender held unknown object to ribs of second complainant, whose identification card was stolen. Offenders fled east on Stafford Street. Value: $80

Description: Offender #1: Black male, age unknown, 5’9”, thin build, white bandanna over face and white hoodie. Offender #2: White male, age unknown, 5’10”, thin build, black bandanna over face and “sharp” looking nose. Offender #3: Male of unknown race and age, 5’9”, medium build, bandanna over face.

8/25
Theft
3600 Midvale Ave.
9PM
Unknown persons stole catalytic converter from complainant’s 2007 Honda between 9PM on 8/25 and 4:45PM on 8/26, causing damage to exhaust system and wires. Vehicle was parked in SEPTA parking area. Value: $1500

Theft
34XX West Schoolhouse Ln.
3:57AM
Four black males (ages 18-22 years old) broke into two of complainant’s vehicles, ransacked them, and stole loose change from both. Compl has video of the break-in and claims that the offenders came from the PhilaU campus across the street. (Ravenhill) Value: $10

8/23
Theft
28XX West Queen Ln.
10:30PM
Unknown persons entered complainant’s secured vehicle between 10:30PM on 8/23 and 1AM on 8/24 and stole $250 cash, GPS, computer tablet, and a wallet containing debit/credit cards. Value: $600

Vehicle Theft
32XX West Penn St.
12:30AM
Owner parked vehicle at 12:30AM. When she returned at 8AM, it was gone. Two bicycles were abandoned at the location. Value: $4,000

8/22
Theft
4235 Ridge Ave.
4PM
Unknown persons entered complainant’s unlocked vehicle between 4 and 4:15PM and stole a Samsung cellphone and glasses. Value: $650

Vehicle Theft
34XX West Penn St.
12AM
Owner parked his Nissan Altima at listed location at midnight. When he returned at 7AM, it was gone. Police checked tow files, negative result. Value: $15,000

8/21
Theft
4000 Gypsy Lane (Gypsy Lane Condos)
7:30PM
Complainant secured vehicle at 7:30PM on 8/21. He noticed change holder missing from center console when he returned at 9:45AM on 8/22. Value: $6

8/18
Theft
4300 Dobson St.
12:38AM
Police responded to report of male breaking into several cars. Complainant pointed out offender, who was in compl’s vehicle. Offender fled police on foot onto Merrick before being apprehended. Compl stated offender had no permission to be in his vehicle. Nothing stolen from vehicles.

8/16
Theft
5450 Wissahickon (Charter Court Apartments)
8AM
Unknown person(s) stole complainant’s laptop computer from her apartment between 8AM and 4:30PM. No signs of forced entry. Compl states that exterminator was in the unit that day. Value: $800

8/12
Vehicle Theft
44XX Ridge Ave.  
6:30PM
Complainant left keys in her vehicle at 6:30. When she returned at 6:40, the car was gone. Value: $10,000

8/9
Robbery
3624 Conrad St.
7PM
Offender (black male, pointed a black metal revolver with brown wooden handle at complainant and said “Give me all that or I’ll have to shoot you.” Offender stole white iPhone headphones, an iPhone 5C, and $16 cash before fleeing. Value: $336

Theft
5450 Wissahickon (Charter Court Apartments)
5PM
Unknown person(s) took complainant’s red and white Cannondale mountain bike from a bike rack in the garage area near her apartment. Value: $400

8/5
Theft
34XX Coulter St.
5:10PM
Unknown person(s) removed tags from complainant’s license plate when her vehicle was broken down at listed location. Value: $40

8/4
Burglary
2979 West School House Ln. (Alden Park apts)
4PM
While complainant was away from her home on vacation between 7/31 and 8/4, she was contacted by a neighbor saying her front door was ajar. When she returned, she noticed several items had been stolen from the living room and bedroom area: 54” LGTV, MacBook laptop, and a gold-and-diamond bracelet. One latent print was recovered from the scene. Value: $6500

8/3
Theft
36XX Indian Queen Ln.
7:30AM
Unknown person(s) entered complainant’s unlocked vehicle between 7PM on 8/2 and 7:30AM on 8/3 and stole two T-Mobile tablets. Value: $700

Theft
4501 Kelly Drive
7AM
Complainant states that several items were taken from her vehicle: purse, wallet, multiple credit cards, vehicle and house keys, social security card, PA ID, and cellphone charger Value: $150

8/2
Theft
44XX Riverview Ln.
8PM
Unknown person(s) entered complainant’s unlocked vehicle and stole a blanket between 4:30PM on 8/2 and 5:50AM on 8/3. Value $140

Theft
2900 School House Ln. 
6PM
Unknown person(s) smashed passenger-side front window and stole white Apple MacBook between 6PM on 8/2 and 8AM on 8/3. Value: $200

Theft
2900 School House Ln.
6PM
Unknown person(s) smashed passenger-side front window and stole black Versace glasses between 6PM on 8/2 and 8AM on 8/3. Value: $350

Theft
2900 School House Ln.
4:30PM
Unknown person(s) smashed passenger-side front window and ransacked complainant’s vehicle between 4:30PM on 8/2 and 7:30AM on 8/3. Nothing taken.

Theft
2901 School House Ln. 
4PM
Unknown person(s) smashed passenger-side front window and ransacked complainant’s vehicle between 4:30PM on 8/2 and 5:20AM on 8/3. Nothing taken.

8/1
Burglary
5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park Apartments)
2:30PM
Complainant left apartment at 2:30PM on 7/29. When he returned at 11:45PM on 7/31, he discovered pry bar marks on front door and parts of latex gloves in the apartment. Apartment was ransacked and following items stolen – Apple laptop, Apple iPad, 1 ring, 3 Gucci belts, 1 Rolex watch, 1 pair Prada sunglasses, and 1 pair Gucci rainboots. Value: $25, 375.

Theft
Vicinity of Bowman and Conrad Sts.
5PM
At least two cars broken into and ransacked between 5PM on 8/1 and 8AM on 8/2. $5 in coins stolen. More details from Nextdoor post by Andrew R. and email from James C.

Hey all. Just wanted to let everyone know that we had a few cars broken into and ransacked on Bowman St last night (bottom block). I think it was just kids as they didn’t really take anything (that we know of) but made a mess. They even broke my 1 year old daughters sunglasses into a bunch of pieces. I must have left my door open since i dont see forcible entry. Doesn’t sound like me though. I made a report to the police. Wanted to make everyone aware. – Andrew

My wife’s car and a neighbor’s car were both broken into last night on Bowman near Conrad. As far as she can tell nothing was taken and they even left the easy pass that I tell her not to leave in there. They didn’t break a window (like in our old hood of Northern Liberties). They kind of just through the glove box papers all over the seat. – James

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