Crime Report: August 2022

4530 Kelly Dr. (Schuylkill River Trail parking lot)
Complainant parked her 2021 Toyota RAV4 at listed location. When she returned, she discovered that her rear window had been broken and several items were missing: Movado watch, diamond bracelet, diamond earrings, Michael Kors bags, clothes, and her PA driver’s license. (Value: $3300)

3515 Midvale Ave. 
Police responded to location for a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, they conducted a security check at location (construction site) and encountered offenders inside property on the second floor. Offenders (two Black males) were arrested. Complainant has security footage of offenders entering property with object in hand.

3601 Midvale Ave. (Rite Aid)
Loss Prevention Officer witnessed offender fill shopping basket with allergy medicine and leave on foot without paying. Last seen on Midvale headed toward Vaux. Video available. Offender: white male, 55 years of age, 5’6″, average build, white hair, maroon shirt, and jean shorts. Stolen items: Xyzal, Claritin, Breathe Right, Zyrtec, Allegra, and Navage. (Value: $1900)

36XX Stokley St.
Complainant parked his 2006 Camry ($10,000) at listed time/location in preparation for working overnight at 2940 Midvale. At 9:30 on 8/27, compl. noticed his vehicle was missing. No one was authorized to have vehicle and compl. had car keys with him. Police checked tow file – negative results.

3300 Henry Ave. 
Offender (former employee) used his keys to access the school. He then engaged in a verbal argument with complainant over whereabouts of his cellphone. Offender balled his fists and lunged as if to hit compl. but instead grabbed compl’s cellphone ($100) and fled in black 2008 Chrysler Town and Country. Compl had no injuries. Police advised her to obtain PFA order.

Aggravated assault
Henry & Midvale Aves.
Complainant was in a near collision with offender’s vehicle while driving at location. Offender #1 (passenger) pointed a black handgun at compl stating “I got something for you.” Offender #2 driver) also pulled a black handgun and pointed it at compl. Offender #2 then yelled “Call the cops. My dad is a captain.” Offenders fled in blue GMC SUV. Surveillance video available.

Offender #1: Black female, approx. 25-30 years old, dark shirt, yellow head scarf
Offender #2: Black male, approx. 25-30 years old, blue shirt

Roosevelt Blvd. & Ridge Ave.
Complainant left 2008 red Chevrolet Impala ($3,000) on shoulder of Roosevelt Blvd. after vehicle incurred flat tire. When compl. returned at 10AM on 8/25, vehicle was missing. Tow files checked, negative results.

39XX E. Netherfield Rd.
Complainant ordered a Samsung Galaxy 4 watch ($409). FedEx delivered it at listed time. Compl’s Ring camera recorded a Black male exiting a vehicle, stealing the package from compl’s porch, and fleeing in the vehicle. Compl has the video file on his phone.

4530 Kelly Dr. (Schuylkill River Trail parking lot)
Complainant parked his vehicle in trail lot and went for a run. When he returned, he discovered his driver-side window had been smashed ($700). He could not tell at time of incident if anything had been taken from his car. No witnesses or surveillance cameras in area.

Lincoln Dr. & Wissahickon Ave. 
Complainant parked her 2017 Chevy Cruz at listed location. When she returned, her back window was smashed ($350) and her black wallet ($50) was taken, which contained credit cards and ID.

3300 Henry Ave. (Eastern University)
Complainant parked his 2006 Honda Accord in a lot on 7/15. when he returned on 7/16, he noticed that the catalytic converter ($500) was gone.

4177 Ridge Ave. (4th Street Cookies)
Police responded to location for a burglary report. Upon arrival, store manager encountered front door lock forcibly broken. He stated offender took several items (cash register, $350; HP laptop, $1500; cash $500) NWDD notified. scene held. Offender fled southbound on Ridge Ave.

36XX Calumet St.
Complainant was working as a Lyft driver and picking up passenger (a witness). When she unlocked the door to let passenger into her black 2016 Nissan Sentra, a male who was a passenger in a small red car with two other occupants opened her front passenger door and asked for $5. She stated she didn’t have it and her passenger told him to close the door. Offender became upset and pulled out a black gun and pointed it at compl and demanded $5. Compl fled location. She stated red vehicle followed her but she got away.

35XX Calumet St.
Complainant claims unknown offender removed 2 plants ($80) from the pots he owns in front of his house. He has video and believes offender is his neighbor.

36XX Fisk Ave.
Complainant was packing her silver BMW X4 ($52,000) for an upcoming trip when she was approached by offender #1. He offered to help compl pack her vehicle. As he began helping, he asked compl to give him a ride to the bus stop. Compl felt uncomfortable and told offender #1. He then grabbed his side and said “gimme your keys, I have a gun,” as he grabbed compl’s hair and took the key fob. Compl was outside vehicle at the time. A second unknown black male got into compl’s vehicle and drove it away. Vehicle contained iPhone 11 ($1000), Apple watch ($300), purse ($25), and bank and credit cards. Offenders: #1 Black male (approx. 17 years old, thin build, light eyes, camouflage shorts, black surgical mask, black hoodie, black short curly hair

4268 Ridge Ave. 
Complainant stopped at Shell gas station at listed location. As he exited the store and got into his vehicle, several offenders surrounded the car. Offender #1 got into his front passenger seat and asked for money. The compl felt threatened and gave male $10 and told them to get out. Offender #2 told compl to give him his wallet or he would shoot him. He then punched the compl on the right side of his face (no bruising) and grabbed the compl’s wallet ($100). A third male was standing with other offenders and fled in a silver Chevy Trax with PA tags. Compl’s wallet contained credit cards and IDs. Offenders also took keys to compl’s 2008 Acura TL and apartment. Police processed compl’s vehicle with negative results. Compl contacted Shell to obtain security footage, which was posted by PPD:

3300 Henry Ave. (Founded Pizza)
Complainant, an employee of Founded Pizza, threw water onto offender who then attempted to fight compl. Compl said he was pushed and punched in the face. Offender stole a bottle of Gatorade ($3) as she left the store. She then damaged a security camera outside ($300).

4249 Ridge Ave. 
Complainant parked his 2022 Ford Maverick at listed time. When he returned an hour later, the license plate was missing from the vehicle.

4024 Ridge Ave. (East Falls Beverage)
Complainant left his 2005 Buick Grand Marquis ($3000) running while making a purchase at beer store. While he was inside, an unknown Black male offender took vehicle and fled southbound on Ridge Ave.

2967 School House Ln. (Alden Park Apts)
Complainant, while dog sitting for the offender, uploaded a photo of the dog onto Instagram. Compl states the offender became irate because his girlfriend saw the photo on social media. Offender then came to compl’s apartment, took the key fob to compl’s car and half her house keys. Police advised compl about protection from abuse orders and provided her with contact numbers.

4201 Henry Ave. (Jefferson University)
Complainant parked his vehicle at location while he was working. When he returned after work, the vehicle was gone.

4168 Ridge Ave. (A Plus station)
Complainant left engine running while was filling a tire on his black 2018 Chevy Impala ($16,000). He felt the vehicle shake and then saw vehicle take off. Compl states a white sedan had followed his vehicle southbound on Ridge Ave. prior to incident. Police checking traffic camera at Ridge and Midvale Avenues.

5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls)
Complainant parked at listed location. When she returned to vehicle, she saw a Black female with brown hair and a blue t-shirt inside the car. She asked offender to leave. Offender took compl’s black iPad ($400) with her when she left. No signs of forced entry to vehicle.

7/8 (Reported 8/8)
5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls)
Complainant left a television ($620) in the building’s mail room to be picked up by FedEx as a store return. Compl was later informed the television was picked up at 3:12PM on 7/10 by an unknown male who told a mailroom employee he was authorized to pick up the TV. Male took the TV and left in a red vehicle. Video surveillance is available.

Lincoln Dr. & W. Rittenhousetown Ln. (Wissahickon Parking Lot)
Complainant parked her Ford Escape at 3:15PM. When she returned at 5PM, the passenger-side window was damaged and her navy blue Longchamp purse ($200), which contained $70 cash, was missing.

5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park Apts)
Offender (complainant’s boyfriend) took compl’s keys to apartment and would not give them back. He stated stated compl is no longer welcome in his apartment and that he does not have her keys. Both parties were advised to file private complaint.

3000 W School House Ln. (Penn Charter school)
Complainant parked her 2005 Dodge Caravan ($3500) on W School House Lane and proceeded to her cousin’s house for dinner. When she returned, her car was missing.

Aggravated assault
5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park Apts)
Police responded to a radio call for a person with a gun at listed location. A juvenile had made 911 call stating he was being held hostage by the boyfriend of his mother. Upon arrival, SWAT gained entry to the apt, secured the offender, and spoke to the child’s mother, who claimed her boyfriend had thrown a remote control that bruised her eye and hit her with a toy bat. The offender was arrested.

2967 School House Ln. (Alden Park Apts)
Complainant parked her 2015 Dodge Durango in the Alden Park lot. When she returned at 9AM on 8/6, she noticed there was damage to the passenger side front, her rear window had been smashed, and the rear passenger-side door was missing ($500).

4530 Kelly Dr. (Schuylkill River Trail parking lot)
Complainant parked her 2015 F150 in trail lot. When she returned, she discovered her driver-side window had been broken and her purse (containing credit cards and IDs) was missing. Offender attempted to use cards at Target for a $206 purchase. Pictures of offender were provided to compl by neighbor across the street.

5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls)
Complainant got into a verbal dispute with offender. Offender went through her purse and left with the keys to her 2016 Mazda CX9. He doesn’t have her permission to drive it.

Kelly Dr. & Calumet St.
Complainant returned to her Honda Fit to find rear passenger window broken ($500) and her purse missing, which contained an iPhone 10 ($500) and a Kindle ($200).

4225 Ridge Ave. (Sweet Dreams & Fairytale Daycare)
Complainant (supervisor) closed the daycare at midnight on 8/1. When she arrived on location at 5:30AM, she noticed her desk drawers were open and movie tickets and $200 were missing. The back door to the daycare was open and the lock was pried open. Daycare does have cameras.

Wissahickon & Midvale Aves.
Complainant parked his 2010 F150 truck at listed location. When he returned the next day at 10:30AM he heard a loud noise when he started the truck and discovered the catalytic converter ($800) was gone.

2991 W. School House Ln. (Falls Village apts)
Complainant parked her 2007 Toyota Prius at listed location. When she returned on 8/2 at 12:30PM, she noticed her catalytic converter ($800) was missing. Security cameras on location.

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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