Crime Report: May 2021

Wissahickon Ave. and Roosevelt Blvd.
Complainant states while traveling northbound on Route 1 toward Wissahickon Ave., an unknown Black male stopped his vehicle in front of compl’s vehicle, got out and tapped on compl’s window with a screwdriver while telling compl to get out. Offender then tried to open compl’s vehicle door, but it was locked. Offender then got back in vehicle and fled northbound on Route 1.

35XX Vaux St.
Complainant parked vehicle at 2AM. When he returned it was gone. Vehicle negative on tow file.

Lincoln Dr. and W. Rittenhouse St.
Complainant parked her vehicle at 9:15AM to go for a walk in the park. She returned to find car window damaged and several items taken (Lenovo laptop and wallet containing credit cards and $5) Value: $605

33XX W Penn St.
Reportee states that his wife’s 2019 black Mazda CX was parked at the listed location at 10:30AM on 5/16. When he checked on vehicle at 8AM on 5/17, it was gone. Value: $20,000

2979 W School House Ln. (Alden Park Apartments — Kenilworth Building)
Complainant states she last saw her child abuse clearance letter in an envelope in her apartment on 5/11 at noon. She noticed it was not in the envelope on 5/18 at 9AM. No one has permission to enter the apt or has keys, compl has been in and out of the apt since the day she saw the letter. No signs of forced entry.

3510 Scotts Ln.
Employee at “Nicck Townsend Salon” found pry marks on the side door frame (damage to door and frame). Nothing was reported taken at time of report.

33XX Midvale Ave.
Tools and ATM parts stolen from complainant’s work van (2015 white Chevy City Express. Compl provided police with surveillance video of offender (male wearing white mask, navy jacket, blue jeans) and offender’s vehicle (green Ford 500). One set of latent prints pulled from scene by police. Value: $1300

5450 Wissahickon Ave.
Complainant noticed one item missing (Walabot Wall Scanner) from his bedroom. no forced entry, no witnesses, no surveillance at time of report. Police processed scene, negative results. Value: $70

5450 Wissahickon Ave.
Complainant parked her vehicle to go for a walk. Upon returning shortly after, she noticed the front passenger side window damaged and several items missing: one black bag containing a wallet, credit cards & ID. Value: $200

44XX Driftwood Dr.
Complainant parked his vehicle (2003 chevy Express van) on 5/1. When he returned at 7AM on 5/2 his window was shattered and door handle, which had been pried off, was hanging detached. Several items were taken from the vehicle (black Michael Kors wallet that contained $60 cash, IDs, and various credit cards. Value: $290). Police requested video footage from the resident management office.

4/30 (reported 5/2)
3300 Henry Ave. (Allegheny University of the Health Sciences)
Complainant was checking into children crisis response. She was in a hospital gown and was going into the bathroom to change but the offender did not allow her to. Offender pushed her to the ground and raped her.

4/29 (reported 5/5)
3667 Midvale Ave.
Complainant (priest of church) parked his 2022 silver Honda Accord at the church’s property at 1PM on 4/29. Other members saw vehicle at 3:30PM. When compl checked for vehicle at 7:30AM on 4/30, it was gone. Value: $21,500

4/11 (reported 5/11)
4168 Ridge Ave.
Complainant states that employee (offender) took small amounts of cash from the register multiple times between 4/11 and 4/17 (totaling $400). Offender has since been fired. complainant states that the incidents were caught on camera.

From the files of the 39th District. Special thanks to Captain Anthony Ginaldi 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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