Crime Report: August 2023

8/21
Theft
Lincoln Dr & W Rittenhouse St.
6:10PM
When complainant returned from a jog at 7:05PM he found the passenger window of his green 2022 Ford Bronco smashed and several items missing: work computer ($1750), sunglasses ($125), and backpack ($25). Window damage estimated at $500.

Theft
36XX Vaux St.
11AM
Complainant parked her red 2014 Hyundai Elantra ($5,000) at listed location and entered Mifflin School. When she returned after school, the vehicle was gone.

8/20
Theft
2979 W School House Ln. (Alden Park apartments)
12AM
Unknown person stole complainant’s blue 2012 Hyundai Elantra ($10,000), which contained two child seats ($500). No video surveillance available.

Theft
5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls)
3:30PM
While complainant was sitting in lobby of apartment building, an unknown person took her purse, which contained medication and assorted IDs ($100).

8/19
Theft
3640 Stanton St. (The Residences at 3640)
11PM
Complainant parked and locked his blue 2011 Hyundai Sonata ($15,000) at listed time. When he returned at 3AM on 8/20, the vehicle was gone. Negative results on tow file check.

Theft
3502 Scotts Ln. (Sherman Mills apartments)
10:50PM
Complainant parked his white 2017 Hyundai Elantra ($14,500) in the lot at listed location. When he looked out the window at 12AM the following night, the car was gone. Vehicle was previously recovered in the 26th District on 8/19. Driver side front window was broken and dash/steering column was destroyed during previous theft.

Theft
2991 W School House Ln. (Falls Village apartments)
1PM
Complainant parked his gray 2017 Acura MDX ($30,000) at listed location. When he returned the following day at noon, the car was gone. Tow file results negative. Video surveillance available at time of report.

8/18
Theft
4201 Henry Ave. (Thomas Jefferson University)
7:30PM
Complainant parked her white 2001 Hyundai Accent at listed time. When she returned at 7:30PM, the passenger-side window was smashed and several items were missing: AirPods, credit cards, denim purse, driver’s license, lacrosse equipment. Total: $400.

8/17
Theft
35XX Sunnyside Ave.
11PM
Complainant parked her white 2023 Kia Soul in rear of location around 11PM. When she returned, the rear windshield and ignition were damaged.

Theft
5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls)
9PM
Maintenance supervisor witnessed former employee (offender) enter the property and remove appliances (refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwaves, totaling $2200 in value). Offender fled scene in a 2010 GMC Sierra with a PA registration. Security footage of incident exists and is available upon request.

Theft
35XX Sunnyside Ave.
8PM
Complainant parked his 2019 Hyundai sedan ($15,000) in rear of residence at 8PM. When he returned the next day at 11AM, his car was missing and shattered window glass was on the ground. No surveillance or witnesses of incident at time of report.

Theft
4328 Ridge Ave. (Falls Bridge Lofts apartments)
7:30AM
Complainant parked his blue 2014 Hyundai Sonata ($10,000) at listed time. When he returned at 10:30AM, his car was missing. No surveillance or witnesses of incident at time of report. Tow file check negative.

8/16
Theft
5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park apartments)
8:30PM
Complainant parked her black 2015 Grand Cherokee ($30,000) at listed location. When she returned the following morning at 6:30, the vehicle was gone. No video surveillance or witnesses.

Vandalism
34XX Crawford St. 
9:19AM
Complainant entered her vehicle to discover it had a broken ignition/steering column. No video surveillance or witnesses.

8/15
Theft
3500 Cresson St.
9:30AM
Complainant reported break in to his gray 2008 Hyundai Elentra at unknown date/time. The rear passenger side window was smashed and ignition/steering column was so damaged that vehicle is inoperable.

Theft
3550 Indian Queen Ln.
7:40AM
Complainant approached her 2013 Hyundai Tucson to go to work but discovered the rear driver’s side window smashed and damage to ignition/steering column (rendering vehicle inoperable). Nothing was missing from inside the car.

8/14
Theft
5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls)
11:08AM
Complainant states offender took his dog after an ongoing argument and drove away. (last seen at Wissahickon and Rittenhouse.) Complainant advised to obtain protection from abuse order.

8/13
Theft
35XX New Queen St.
9PM
Complainant reported his silver 2019 Kia Rio ($38,000) stolen from its parking spot between 9PM on 8/13 and 10:10AM on 8/14. Police observed broken glass on ground in area where vehicle had been parked.

Aggravated assault
Fox St. offramp of Roosevelt Boulevard
5:15PM
Complainant states that offender pointed a black handgun at her and threw tomatoes and cans at her and her passenger during a road rage incident.

Burglary
5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls)
12:28AM
Complainant left his apartment at approximately 6PM ON 8/12. When he returned at 12:15AM on 8/13, he noticed his front door had been kicked in. Nothing inside the apartment was missing, but a smoke detector, which had been malfunctioning, had been knocked off the wall.

8/12
Theft
3300 Henry Ave. (Falls Center)
10:30PM
An unknown person gained entry to complainant’s blue 2013 Kia Forte between 10:30PM on 8/12 and 12:30PM on 8/13 and attempted to steal it. Offender damaged the car’s ignition and steering column ($500). No surveillance available.

7/9 (reported 8/11)
Theft
2979 W School House Ln. (Alden Park apartments)
8PM
Complainant parked their black 2012 Hyundai Elantra ($12,000) in parking lot on July 9 and left for vacation. When they returned on 8/11 at 10AM, they noticed the car was missing. No video surveillance available.

Theft
3601 Midvale Ave. (Rite Aid pharmacy)
12:37PM
Store manager (witness) witnessed offender take seven boxes of trash bags and two bottles of hair straightener ($126) before exiting the store without paying. Police stopped offender outside of store and secured the items. The manager declined to press charges.

8/10
Theft
3510 Scotts Ln. (Sherman Mills apartments)
1PM
Complainant received delivery notification for Xbox Series X ($300), but package was gone when he attempted to retrieve it. Compl claims package stolen between 1PM on 8/10 and 12AM on 8/11 by offender described as a Black male with blonde hair, black shirt and blue pants.

8/9
Burglary
2979 W School House Ln. (Alden Park apartments)
5:30PM
Complainant returned home to find her front door locked but, inside the apartment, she discovered her closet doors has been opened and several items were missing from her bedroom: desk, laptop, iPad, and TV (total value: $4,000). No surveillance or witnesses at time of report.

8/8
Theft
3300 Henry Ave. (Falls Center)
8PM
Complainant parked her red 2018 Kia Soul ($15,000) in parking lot at listed location. When she returned the following morning at 8:30, the vehicle was gone. Vehicle had Apple Air tag in it, but when compl attempted to track it, it appeared to be offline. Tow file check negative.

8/6
Theft
3300 Henry Ave. (Falls Center)
5:30PM
An unknown person gained entry to complainant’s 2017 Hyundai Tucson between 5:30PM on 8/6 and 7:30AM on 8/7 and attempted to steal it. Offender smashed driver side rear window ($300) and damaged the car’s ignition and steering column ($1000).

Theft
5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park apartments)
5PM
The complainant parked his navy blue 2013 Hyundai Sonata ($5000) at listed location. When he returned, it was missing. Tow file check negative. Stolen value $5000.00. Vehicle has a USC sticker on right side of trunk lid.

Theft
4445 Kelly Dr.
2PM
Unknown person broke passenger side rear window ($200) of complainant’s black 2022 Lexus RX350 between 2 and 4PM on listed date and took her gray Gucci tote bag containing a Fendi wallet (total: $1500)

Theft
5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park apartments)
10AM
The complainant parked her blue 2021 Kia Sportage at listed location. When she returned at 7AM on 8/7, she noticed that the rear passenger window had been smashed and there was significant damage to the ignition/steering column. No items missing from car. Damage estimate $1500.

8/4
Vandalism (multiple incidents)
3343 Conrad St.
10:30PM
Video footage in garage shows offender breaking the windows on 4 separate cars, going through the vehicle and moving on to the next. Besides $20 taken from Civic, nothing missing from vehicles. 2014 Honda Civic (front passenger side window, $150), 2016 Jeep Patriot (front driver side window, $500), 2020 Toyota Corolla (front driver side window, $500), 2000 Jeep Cherokee (front driver side window, $400). Offender: Black male, mid 40s, 6’, 250 lbs, black shirt, pants and sneakers. Also wore a white and black hat.

Theft
2991 W School House Ln. (Falls Village apartments)
5:30PM
Complainant parked his gray 2018 Nissan Rogue at listed location before leaving for vacation. When he returned, several items were missing from the vehicle (which he had left unlocked): black Glock ($500), bullet proof vest ($500), and police radio ($3000).

8/3
Theft
34XX Capital View Dr.
3:45AM
Complainant noticed damage to rear door of her white 2018 Jeep Latitude and two items missing from inside: iPhone 5 and Apple Watch 5 Series (value $1300)

8/2
Aggravated assault
4055 Ridge Ave.
8:45AM
Complainant confronted offender after witnessing him looking into parked car windows. Offender pulled out a knife and said “what are you going to do?” before fleeing the scene on a white bike in an unkown direction. Offender description: Black male, thin build, mid 20s, purple shirt, black pants and white shoes. Also had a black packpack.

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