Crime Report: April 2023

4/16
Aggravated assault
34XX Midvale Ave.
4:48PM
Complainant called police after her next-door neighbor sprayed an unknown chemical in her face. When police arrived, they saw no visible injury to the complainant, despite her insistence that her face was burning. Compl. refused assistance from medics.

4/15
Theft
36XX Stokley St.
9PM
Complainant parked his gold 2012 Lexus RX350 ($20,000) at listed location. When he returned the next day at 8AM, the car was gone. Vehicle contained a picnic table, chairs and a suitcase. Complainant is in possession of the vehicle key but lost spare key. He didn’t give anyone permission to use the vehicle. No surveillance of the incident available at time of report.

4/14
Theft
37XX Merrick Rd.
6AM
Complainant noticed damage to the steering column of his 2011 Kia. Appeared that unknown person(s) attempted to steal the vehicle. No witnesses or surveillance available at time of report.

3/12 (reported 4/12)
Burglary
35XX Scotts Ln.
1:58PM
Complainant saw a male wearing a yellow hat, tan jacket, black hoodie, blue jeans and black/white shoes enter the alleyway between her house and her neighbor’s. He attempted to pry open the side window to her house. Compl’s neighbor also witnessed the offender and she took pictures of him. Offender was unable to gain entry to compl’s home.

4/9
Theft
35XX Indian Queen Ln. 
2:30AM
Complainant last saw his dark blue 2001 Ford Explorer ($1000) at listed location on 4/9 at 2:30AM. when he returned to the location at 1PM that day, it was gone. Tow file checked with negative results.

4/7
Theft
Frederick and Stanton Sts. 
12:58AM
Witness called 911 for unknown black males with flashlights breaking into gray 2017 Hyundai Elantra in the parking lot at the corner of Frederick and Stanton streets. Upon police arrival, three unknown black males exited the vehicle and fled on foot jumping over the parking lot wall and running west on Stanton Street toward Ridge Ave. Taser deployed ineffectively at one of the males. Vehicle had broken passenger side rear window and steering column housing. Attempted to contact the owner with negative results. Battery terminal disconnected by police.

4/6
Theft
5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls) 
3PM
Complainant believes he left his work bag outside of his vehicle on 4/6. On 4/12 the contents of the bag were given to him, but the bag and his Glock 43 pistol ($800) are still missing. Compl. Not sure if the bag or weapon were left inside or outside of his vehicle.

4/2
Theft
4027 Ridge Ave. 
4PM
Complainant states he parked his 2011 Ford F150 ($5000) at listed location while he went out of town. When he returned, he noticed that the vehicle was gone.

4/1
Theft
5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls)
8:30PM
Complainant noticed the window on her 2021 Kia Sportage had been broken out on the night of 3/31. She taped up the window and left her vehicle at 8:30PM on 4/1. When she returned to the location at 7:15AM on 04/2, the vehicle was gone. Tow file checked with negative results.

Theft
3300 Cresson St. (East Falls train station)
5PM
While complainant was visiting his sister on New Queen street, he parked his black 2018 Hyundai Elantra ($11,000) on Cresson street at 5PM on 4/1. When he returned to the location the following day at 10:20 AM, the vehicle was missing but compl. did find its steering wheel on the ground in the vicinity. Tow file checked with negative results.

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