Crime Report: December 2023

12/12
Theft
37XX Calumet St. 
1PM
Complainant parked his 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe ($30,000) at his residence. When he returned, the car was missing. Tow file checked with negative results.

9/4 (reported 12/12)
Theft
38XX Vaux St. 
5PM
Complainant was involved in an accident and his vehicle was totaled. He stated that the tag was taken from the vehicle, but he’s received tickets regularly in the mail from PPA since the accident.

12/11
Theft
3601 Midvale Ave. (Rite Aid pharmacy)
4:50PM
Employee witnessed unknown offender (Black female, about 40 years old, green jacket, gray pants, black shoes) passed all points of purchase without providing payment for medicine and ($200). Surveillance video is available.

Theft
34XX Conrad St.
1:43PM
Complainant left her vehicle unsecured and an unknown offender removed a pair of surgical loupes (magnifiers mounted to lenses of glasses for surgery — $1,400) from the car. No witnesses, no surveillance video at time of report.

12/10
Theft
Midvale Ave. & Wissahickon Ave.
3PM
Complainant parked his red 2019 red Honda Accord Sport at listed location. When he returned to the vehicle the next morning, it was missing all 4 wheels and tires. (Approx. $1600)

Theft
3601 Midvale Ave. (Rite Aid pharmacy)
4:05PM
Police responded to a report of theft. Upon arrival, the offender was gone, along with stolen items (sex products and fitness pills. $205.85). Offender: Hispanic male, dark hair wearing a black hat, tan pants, and gray and white sneakers.

12/9
Theft
5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park Apts.)
12AM
Complainant worked out at apartment gym at listed location and left his duffle bag in locker room. When he returned to retrieve it, the bag was gone. It contained a Burberry wallet, iPad and AirPods ($3000).

Theft
W. Rittenhouse St. and Lincoln Dr. 
11:30AM
Complainant returned to his vehicle to discover passenger-side front window smashed and several items missing from vehicle: AirPods ($300), Dell computer ($1000), gold wallet ($300), and green leather bag ($300). No video surveillance available.

12/8
Theft
5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park Apts.)
10PM
Unknown offender broke passenger-side window ($200) of complainant’s black 2019 Kia Forte between 10PM on 12/8 and 10AM on 12/9 and attempted to steal it, resulting in damage to steering column ($500). Unknown at time of report if video surveillance available.

Theft
3601 Midvale Ave. (Rite Aid pharmacy)
4:57PM
Offender grabbed several bottles of Dove body wash ($142) and walked out of the store without paying. Offender: Black female, black head wrap, black jacket, gray pants, black shoes.

Theft
2979 W School House Ln. (Alden Park Apts.)
2AM
Complainant’s silver 2014 Kia Rio ($10,000) was stolen sometime between 2AM on 12/8 and 7:30AM on 12/10. Vehicle contained (2) phone chargers ($20), clothes dryer ($500) and various clothing ($100). Apartment building surveillance not available at time of report.

12/7
Arson
36XX McMichael St.
9:45AM
Police responded to a report of an explosion. Upon arrival police, found a blue 2020 Infinity on fire. Engine #35 extinguished the vehicle fire and fire marshall deemed this incident arson. Vehicle connected to an endangered missing person from Camden (NJ). Surveillance of incident showed (2) black males, both with thin build and wearing black clothing and face masks, fleeing from the scene.

12/6
Burglary
5720 Wissahickon Ave. (Valley Greene Apts.)
7:28PM
After noticing that the deadbolt lock on the outside door of her apartment was bent, complainant searched her possessions and determined a bag of documents that was in the bottom drawer of her dresser was gone. Bag contained her passport, birth certificates, vehicle registration, shareholder paperwork, and social security card.

12/4
Theft
35XX Indian Queen Ln. 
5:20PM
Complainant flagged down police in reference to the theft of his 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee ($20,000). Police spotted and pursued the stolen Jeep. Upon activating lights and sirens, the offender exited the vehicle and fled. Police captured offender after a brief foot pursuit. They recovered a black Glock 19 9MM with (14) live rounds from the vehicle.

Theft
2979 W School House Ln. (Alden Park Apts.)
1PM
Complainant parked his vehicle in the Alden lot and went inside to pick up his girlfriend, who would accompany him to a shooting range. When they returned to the vehicle, they discovered that the rear passenger window was broken and his girlfriend’s Glock 22 ($350) was missing.

Theft
5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park Apts.)
12:45PM
Unknown offender broke the rear passenger-side window ($500) of complainant’s 2020 Acura TLX while it was parked in Alden lot. Compl. unsure at time of report if anything missing from vehicle interior.

Theft
3601 Midvale Ave. (Rite Aid pharmacy)
12:06PM
Employee witnessed unknown offender (black male, tall, wearing all black clothing, with facial hair, approx 35 years old) passed all points of purchase without providing payment for monster drinks and toiletries ($335.88). Surveillance video available.

12/3
Vandalism
35XX Calumet St.
12AM
An unknown person broke the driver-side rear window and steering column/ignition of complainant’s 2023 Kia while it was parked at listed location. Video from Ring doorbell camera not available at time of report.

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