Crime Report: July 2023

5450 Wissahickon Ave.
Complainant reported his maroon 2007 Chevy Impala stolen after he had left it parked on the street at listed location.

5450 Wissahickon Ave.
Complainant left his 1972 Washburn acoustic guitar ($1100) in a gray soft case outside of listed location. When he returned the next day, it was gone.

9/30/2021 (reported 7/22/23)
33XX Midvale Ave.
Complainant sold her 2016 gold Honda CR-V to listed offender two years ago with her license plate on vehicle. Compl. has since been receiving violations in mail for tow charges. She contacted offender, who claimed he took license plate out of her name but vehicle database file still lists compl’s info.

4041 Ridge Ave. (Dobson Mills apts.)
Complainant parked her gray 2016 VW Jetta ($5,000) in garage at listed time. When she returned at 8:30AM the next day, it was gone. Negative results on tow file. No surveillance cameras or witnesses to incident.

5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park apts.)
Unknown offender broke the rear passenger window and stole the front fender and hood of complainant’s 2019 Jeep Compass Trailhawk. Surveillance may exist, but no access to video at time of report. No witnesses.

3318 Creswell St.
In reviewing their Ring camera video, complainant witnessed offender approach their front door, steal mail from their mailbox, and leave. Compl. believes offender (a neighbor) is fixated on them (and possibly delusional) as they have previously left notes at compl’s door. Police advised the compl to contact the Postal Inspector’s Office. Police will reach out to a Crisis Intervention Response Team (CIRT). Note: Philadelphia’s recently launched CIRT program is a type of co-responder program that pairs police officers and civilian mental health professionals to respond to people in crisis.

Aggravated assault
5450 Wissahickon Ave.
Complainant was walking southbound on Wissahickon Ave to her home, when an older model black SUV pulled up and two males got out. Offender #1 had a tan handgun and demanded the complainant unlock and hand over her iPhone 14 Pro ($800). When she refused, he pistol-whipped her on the right side of the face. Offender #2 had a black handgun and punched the complainant twice in the face. Offenders took compl’s phone, wallet (with $370 cash), and her Honda car keys ($250) before driving away northbound on Wissahickon Ave. Complainant refused medics. Both offenders were Black males (20-29 years old) with thin builds and dark complexions. Both were about 5’9” and wore all-black clothing.

5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls apts.)
Three separate incidents at listed location: Complainant #1 parked his white 2013 Volkswagen CC Sport. When he returned, he noticed that the rear passenger-side window was broken and $180 missing from the center console. Compl. #2 parked his white 2020 Chevrolet Malibu at same location. He returned to find the passenger-side window broken and $500 missing from center console. Compl. #3 parked his blue 2023 Ford F150 listed location and also found his passenger-side window broken when he returned. A pair of yellow sunglasses were missing ($50). Damage estimate: $300. Police on location were unable to get prints due to contamination of the scene.

3510 Scotts Ln. (Sherman Mills)
Complainant received notice that Amazon packages were delivered to listed address. When he went to retrieve them, they were missing. Stolen items: BITVAC dental flosser, sensory toys, lymphatic drainage support, Fire TV stick, bath toys, collagen balm, remote cover, liver cleanser, underwear, black seed oil ($178.77).

3600 W School House Ln.
Complainant parked her 2020 white Hyundai Accent at listed time. When she returned, she discovered that the rear passenger window had been smashed and there was damage to the ignition and steering column. Missing items: $20 in cash and a gold necklace ($200). Multiple neighbors have Ring doorbell cameras available.

2938 W School House Ln.
When complainant returned to his parked car at listed time and date, he noticed the inside had been ransacked. Only missing item was vehicle registration paperwork ($50). No damage to vehicle – compl. Had left it unlocked.

Henry Ave. & School House Ln.
Police found a 2021 Kia Forte unoccupied at listed location with front-end damage, damage to rear window and steering column. Police contacted owner who wanted vehicle towed by North Central Towing to 2630 W. Dauphin St.

5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park Apts.) 
Complainant discovered back window and steering column broken on white 2021 Hyundai Venue. Nothing inside vehicle was taken.

3404 Conrad St.
Complainant, a Lyft driver, had several highly intoxicated passengers inside his silver 2018 Toyota 4Runner. While compl. attempted to help a female in the backseat who was vomiting, an unknown passenger took his wallet from the car’s center console. Complainant noticed his wallet missing after he dropped these passengers off at 34XX Conrad St. No surveillance available at time of report.

Aggravated assault
34XX Sunnyside Ave.
Complainant heard glass break and observed a male inside his 2013 silver Hyundai Sonata. Complainant tackled one male when offender #2 shot him once in the right side of his chest. offenders fled on Sunnyside St. Police and medics arrived on location and transported compl. to Temple Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. Offenders: #1: unknown black male wearing a black shirt and gray shorts inside an unknown white vehicle #2: unknown driving the white vehicle armed with a gun.

3629 Midvale Ave. (Midvale Automotive) 
Complainant parked her gray 2016 Honda CRV ($17,000) at listed location. Vehicle was missing when she returned at 8:30AM on 7/8. No one has permission to use the vehicle. No video evidence available in the area.

5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls)
Complainant received notice that a package ($100) was delivered by UPS to lobby of listed location on July 5th at approx. 7:03PM. Compl. searched lobby but couldn’t find it. There is no mailroom on premises.

35XX Henry Ave.
Between 7/6 at 9PM and 7/7 at 7AM an unknown person stole a gray 2013 Mazda 3 ($20,000) from listed address. Vehicle was being used by reportee while owner is deployed overseas for an extended period of time. No surveillance of this incident available at time of report.

33XX Wiehle St. 
Between 7/2 at 3PM and 7/3 at 7AM an unknown person entered complainant’s took a safe containing complainant’s loaded Glock 43 ($600) and his permit to carry from his gray 2017 GMC Yukon while it was parked and then set this vehicle on fire. Fire deemed intensional by Fire Marshal and extinguished by Engine 35. No video surveillance available at time of report.

Lincoln Dr & W Rittenhouse St. 
Complainant parked her black 2014 Hyundai Sonata and went for a jog. When she returned the passenger-side front window had been smashed with an unknown object and several items were missing from the car: HP laptop ($500), leather wallet with credit/debit cards ($100), iPhone SE ($400).

33XX Tilden St. 
Complainant parked her 2012 Hyundai Accent and left it unlocked. When she returned she saw that that the steering column had been broken in an attempted theft. No surveillance or witnesses to incident at time of report.

34XX Vaux St.
When compl returned to her parked 2019 Hyundai Kona she found that the driver-side rear window had been broken as well as the steering column in an attempted theft. No surveillance or witnesses to incident at time of report.

Read last month’s crime report HERE

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