Crime Report: April 2022

4055 Ridge Ave. (Dobson Mills)
Complainant left her apartment secured. When she returned (between 4:30 & 5PM) she noticed the front door was damaged and open. Compl. observed the apt in disarray and several items missing: diamond necklace ($20,000), one pair Louis Vuitton sunglasses ($100), one pair Prada boots ($1,600), $40,000 cash, two MacBook Pros ($1,300), iPhone Pro Max ($1,200), two Chanel handbags ($7,200), one pair Gucci sandals ($600), two pair Tom Ford shoes ($2,800), one pair Bottega sandals ($900), Bottega handbag ($3,000), Louis Vuitton duffel bag ($2,500), one pair Lanvin shoes ($1,000), Cartier bracelet ($10,000) and Rolex watch ($30,000)

4055 Ridge Ave.
Complainant parked her 1997 red Ford Explorer ($3000) legally on highway outside of Dobson Mills apartment complex. Compl observed vehicle parked during the week of 4/25 but noticed it missing on 4/30. No record of tow per dispatch.

34XX Osmond St.
Complainant parked his black 2003 Honda CRV at listed time. When he returned at 6PM the catalytic converter was missing from his vehicle.

Wissahickon Ave. & W School House Ln.
Complainant parked her silver 2005 Jeep Liberty at listed time. When she returned at 9:30AM the catalytic converter was missing from her vehicle.

5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls)
Complainant stated an unknown person stole the catalytic converter ($800) from his white 2006 Honda CRX 2.

34XX Osmond St.
Complainant noticed a champagne-colored SUV (low profile tires, spoke rims) parked next to his 2008 Honda Element in front of his residence. Compl. then heard a loud noise and, upon opening his front door, he saw a person (description not given) cutting the catalytic converter from his vehicle. Offender fled without the converter after seeing the compl.

36XX Fisk Ave.
Unknown person (persons) cut catalytic converter ($1300) from complainant’s red 2007 Honda CRV.

34XX Cresson St.
Witness states she observed female light several matches and throw them on the couch in front of the house (porch) causing the couch to burn. Act was deemed an arson. Offender attempted to flee from police. After a brief foot pursuit offender grabbed police taser. Taser was deployed twice female arrested and taken to Einstein for treatment.

35XX Scotts Ln.
Upon returning home, complainant found her furniture and room in disarray. She also noticed her green lizard and its orange tank were gone. Compl discovered later that the offender was her cousin (who was staying with her for a few months) when she received text from offender saying that “it’s her lizard now.” Offender was not on location. Police advised compl to file PFA w/eviction at Domestic Violence Intake Unit (1501 Arch St.)

W Rittenhouse St. & Lincoln Dr.
Complainant parked his blue 2019 Toyota Rav 4 at listed location and took his kids for a hike in the park. When they returned, they discovered that the rear passenger side window had been smashed and several items (all left in plain sight in the back seat) were missing: iPad ($300) iPhone 11 ($600), and Kindle reader ($100). Vehicle damage: $200.

34XX Midvale Ave.
Complainant was doing yard work at 7PM. When she came outside at 9PM, she noticed her six-foot magnolia tree ($150) was gone and there were dirt drag marks on the street.

2901 W School House Ln.
Complainant parked his black 2020 Kia Forte ($22,000) on the highway at listed location. When he returned at 4/14 at 8:34AM, the car was missing. Tow file checked with negative results.

42XX Ridge Ave.
Complainant states unknown person broke the front door lock and took cash register drawer containing $160. Compl states he is in process of obtaining video. Prints not possible — scene contaminated.

48XX Ridge Ave.
Complainant parked and secured his black 2009 Chevrolet Malibu ($1000) on the highway in front of his residence at listed time. He noticed the vehicle was gone at 6:30AM the following day. Compl had sold vehicle to “Philly Car Kings” dealership in the NE and it was scheduled to be towed from compl’s residence on 4/7 or 4/8. Manager at dealership states vehicle was not picked up, but he is in possession of the keys. Tow file was checked with negative results.

33XX Indian Queen Ln.
Complainant states she left her apartment secured around 9:30AM. When she returned at 12:28PM she noticed the AC unit was missing. It appeared to have been pushed through the window onto the living room ftoor. All entrances to apartment were still secured, as well as windows. Nothing taken.

34XX Conrad St.
Compl parked her gray 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander at listed location at 12AM. When she returned and tried to start it, she noticed the catalytic converter ($500) was missing. No surveillance cameras in area.

2179 W School House Ln. (Alden Park Apts)
Unknown person took the catalytic converter ($800) from complainant’s white 2007 Honda Element, which was parked in the apartment complex’s parking lot.

Aggravated assault
34XX East Falls Ln.
Complainant states that the offender arrived in front of his house on 4/2 at 3PM. He states a female that was at his house had been having an argument with the female offender (Black female, 5’9”, early 20s, dark skin, thin build) on social media. He states the offender was throwing objects out of her vehicle at the compl. The offender then drove up on the lawn in 2013/14 dark red Chrysler 200 and tried to run over the compl.

41XX Ridge Ave.
Complainant parked her white 2019 Nissan NV200 on 4/1. Complainant has video footage from 4/2 at 4:04AM that shows 2 offenders (#1 male, black hoodie, red shorts. #2 male, gray hoodie) cut the catalytic converter off of her vehicle. Offenders were driving a silver Honda CRV.


From the files of the 39th District. Special thanks to Captain Joseph Busa and the dedicated officers of his command for making this section possible. If you notice suspicious activity, please call 911 immediately. Also call the 39th district at 215-686-3390 and ask for the Crime Prevention Officer. If you have security cameras, please register them with OPERATION SAFECAM – it’s a free service offered by the Police Department. Video captured by your camera may assist in the investigation of a crime.

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