Crime Report: January 2022

5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls)
Complainant parked his dark gray Toyota Prius at 11AM on 1/23. When he returned on 1/28 at approx. 5PM he heard loud noises from his vehicle and took it to a mechanic who discovered the catalytic converter was cut from the vehicle (value $1400).

5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park Apartments)
Complainant stated that a Black male (Slim Build and driving a Jeep), stole the catalytic converter from his 2021 Mitsubishi Highlander ($1400)

Aggravated assault
3900 Wissahickon Ave. 
Complainant was driving his vehicle when an unknown offender (Black male in his 20s) cut in front of him from a turn-only lane. When compl beeped his horn to warn offender, offender made a u-turn placing his vehicle behind the compl’s. Offender then sped up and intentionally hit the driver’s side of the compl’s vehicle, causing minor damage. (Compl caught the incident on cell video.) No injuries at time of report. Offender was driving silver Nissan Murano with NJ tag.

3502 Scotts Ln.
Police responded to above location for person with a gun. once on location police observed a Black male lying on the ground. Medic 16 transported the male to Temple hospital. At 9:07PM he was pronounced dead by Dr. Decker. Male had 5 gunshot wounds altogether (two in the left arm, two in the back and one in the left buttock). Police observed 6 shell casings and 1 fragment on location as well as 1 green and black Ruger, 1 cellphone and 1 knife. A witness stated he observed 3 Black males, all wearing black hoodies, run northbound on Scotts Lane and enter a gold sedan.

3531 Scotts Ln. (McDevitt Rec. Center)
Police responded to location for a report of theft. Listed complainant stated an unknown person/s broke the front passenger window of his vehicle and took compl’s wallet (value $50).

Rittenhousetown Ln & Lincoln Dr. 
Complainant parked his vehicle and went for a run. When he returned, he noticed the passenger side window was broken and multiple items missing: iPhone 11 and iPhone 12. Credit cards, Dooney & Burke brand handbag, $100 cash, and wallet. ($3000)

5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls)
Complainant parked her white 2020 Lexus, at 1:30AM on 1/5. When she returned at 8AM on 1/15, she noticed her rear passenger side window had been smashed with an unknown object and several items were missing: Chanel sneakers, coat, sweater, hoodie ($2000).

34XX Bowman St. 
Complainant (delivery driver) left her 2021 gray Toyota RAV4 ($25,000) running while delivering Amazon package. When she returned, vehicle was gone. No witnesses or cameras.

5500 Wissahickon Ave.
Complainant parked his black 2014 Cadillac in the parking lot at 9:30PM on 1/12. When he returned at 10AM on 1/13, he noticed that the passenger side window was damaged and $10 in change was missing from center console.

5500 Wissahickon Ave.
Complainant noticed that catalytic converter ($1000) was removed from her 2008 Toyota Prius. No witnesses or surveillance.

3200 Henry Ave. 
Listed witness (employee of business) stated he parked his white 2018 Isuzu work truck at 9PM on 1/11. When he returned to it the next day, he noticed the back lock and latch broken and $1,200 missing from inside vehicle. Employee contaminated crime scene by touching broken areas. Police uncertain at time of report if cameras in the area.

2900 W. School House Ln. (Alden Park Apartments)
Witness stated he saw 3 unknown males take all 4 doors ($2400) off a red 2010 Jeep Wrangler and placed them in the back of a gray Chevy Silverado (w PA plates) before driving off in an unknown direction.

2900 W. School House Ln.
Complainant parked her silver 2019 Chevy Impala at listed time. When she returned at 3:30PM she noticed the rear window on the passenger side was damaged and several items missing: iPhone 12, MacBook laptop, 2 pairs of sneakers ($2,950).

5500 Wissahickon Ave.
Complainant parked her pearl colored 2011 Buick LaCrosse at listed time. When she returned to the vehicle at 5AM on 1/10, she noticed rear passenger window ($100) was shattered and her center console was open. Compl states nothing of value was missing.

2979 W School House Ln. (Alden Park Apartments)
Complainant parked his gray 2015 Nissan Altima in the parking lot of the complex at listed time. upon returning to the vehicle at 2PM on 1/10, he noticed the right rear window damaged and a pair of black & gray Nike Vapormax sneakers ($200) missing.

3300 Conrad St.
Complainant (Instacart employee) was dropping off food at listed location when unknown males drove up in silver SUV with tinted windows and parked in front of compl’s vehicle. Males got out of SUV and entered compl’s vehicle. When he approached it, they pointed a black firearm at him. Males fled southbound in compl’s vehicle, which had his MacBook and Airpods in it ($6000).

Wissahickon Ave./W. Roosevelt Blvd.
Complainant left his white 2004 Mazda MPV ($2000) on shoulder of Roosevelt Expressway (before Wissahickon Ave. exit) after it broke down on 1/4. When he returned to vehicle at 5:30PM on 1/5, vehicle was missing.

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.

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