Crime Report: January 2023

1/17
Burglary
4300 Ridge Ave. (Ridge Flats)
8:53PM
Police responded to location for a burglary in progress. While clearing the premises, an offender was located on the 5th floor and detained. Witness (construction supervisor) verified that the offender didn’t have permission to be on the property.

1/16
Theft
3400 Kelly Dr. (Near Twin Bridges parking lot)
5:15PM
Complainant parked his red 2006 Ford Freestyle at listed time. When he returned at 5:45PM, he discovered that the passenger-side window had been broken and several items were missing: a brown purse, a black purse, two Algeria driver’s licenses, and $140 cash. (Value: $190) No surveillance camera footage available at time of report.

1/13
Theft
28XX Midvale Ave.
12AM
Complainant parked her 2014 Ford Escape at listed time. When she returned, she discovered that the passenger-side window had been shattered and several items were missing: rechargeable car battery, cleaning kit, Michael Kors tote, car seat cover, Spotify gift card, Water Pik. Value: $520

1/12
Theft
4168 Ridge Ave. (Sunoco/7 Eleven)
7:30AM
Witness (store manager) reported to police that male offender refused to pay for two donuts (chocolate and glazed) and a 24-ounce coffee (value: $5.47) he consumed. He said he had no money and refused to leave store. He was taken into custody by police.

1/11
Theft
3300 Fox St.
8:27PM
Complainant discovered the catalytic converter ($1200) was missing from his 2009 Kia Spectra at 8:15PM on 1/11. He had parked and secured the car at 5:30AM that day. No surveillance camera footage available at time of report.

Theft
2979 W School House Ln. (Alden Park Apts) 
6:26AM
Shortly after parking and securing her 2017 Hyundai Elantra in complex’s parking lot, complainant received notices on a phone app that the car was moving (vehicle was equipped with tracking device). Police located the car at 7026 North Broad St. It had a broken steering column and rear passenger-side window. Compl is using private tow service to recover the vehicle.

11/1/2022 (reported 1/11/2023)
Theft
3629 Midvale Ave. (Midvale Avenue Automotive)
12:10PM
Complainant left his gold 2002 Toyota Camry ($5000) at shop for servicing. Owner of the shop relocated vehicle to the street and advised compl. to pick it up. Compl. states he last observed his vehicle parked at this location on 11/1/22 at about 12:10PM. All tow files checked with negative results.

1/9
Theft
33XX W. Penn St.
2:42AM
Complainant looked out of her window because she heard a sawing noise and saw offender stealing the catalytic converter ($800) from her 2008 Acura TSX. When she yelled at them from the window, the offenders got back in their car and drove away in an unknown direction. Police provided report to the compl to reference her insurance company.

1/8
Theft
28XX W. Queen Ln.
9:09 PM
Complainant had exited his Lyft ride at 7:44PM when he noticed his iPhone 12 ($900) was missing. He contacted the Lyft driver who said the phone was not in his car. Compl tracked the phone and it last pinged at 29th & Hunting Park Ave. Compl lost contact with it after that.

1/7
Theft
36XX W Earlham St.
12:01AM
Complainant parked his 2011 VW Jetta at listed time. When he returned at noon the following day, he noticed that the car’s catalytic converter ($500) was missing. No surveillance camera footage available at time of report.

1/3
Theft
4116 Ridge Ave. (In Riva restaurant)
6:35PM
Complainant was eating her meal when she realized her wallet (containing bank cards, IDs, and $60 cash) was missing. Shortly thereafter, she received text message alerts that someone was attempting to process a $400 purchase at Target at 4000 Monument Rd. Compl. suspects that a man who had been sitting behind her when she was seated (and left while she was eating) is to blame.

3502 Scotts Ln. (Sherman Mills apartments) 
8AM
Complainant parked his vehicle at listed time. When he returned at 10:58AM, he noticed wires hanging below the vehicle and his catalytic converter ($1000) was missing. Apartment complex cameras show 3 unknown Black males (all wearing hoodies and face coverings) removing the converter and fleeing in a light-colored Ford 500 truck.

Burglary
4300 Ridge Ave.
7AM
Complainant (company foreman) reported several items missing from construction site: 15 air conditioner units ($3000), electrical wire ($35,000), 15 exhaust fans ($17,000), various mechanical equipment ($4000). He last items at 2PM on 12/30. The cameras on site were unplugged. Chains, locks, and lockboxes also were tampered with.

Burglary
3259 Cresson St. (Franklin’s East Falls)
12:15AM
As the complainants exited the restaurant and entered their car, they were approached by an unknown offender who robbed them at gunpoint of a green and red Gucci Watch ($1000) and a silver and gold Rolex ($20,000). Offender then fled on foot.

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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