Crime Report: October 2022

10/19
Theft
4530 Kelly Dr. (Schuylkill River Trail parking lot)
6:06PM
Complainant returned to her rental vehicle (2022 Ford Explorer) and discovered the right rear passenger window smashed and several items missing from inside: Lenovo laptop ($2,000), tablet ($600), and a white wallet containing passport, IDs, and bank cards ($400).

10/18
Theft
3732 Midvale Ave. (Golden Crust Pizza)
7:27PM
Owner of store witnessed offender grab the tip jar (containing $45) from the sales counter and flee west towards Kelly Drive. (She has video of the incident.) Police surveyed surrounding area with negative results. Offender description: White male, mid 20’s, black jacket, green hoodie, navy blue baseball cap (backwards), and black pants.

10/16
Theft
42XX Ridge Ave. 
2:30PM
Complainant parked his 2014 Jeep Cherokee at listed location between 2:30 & 4:30PM on 10/16. Upon returning, he discovered the front driver’s side window damaged and the interior of the vehicle ransacked. (No items taken.) Surveillance video possibly available from nearby camera.

Theft
5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park Apts)
12AM
Complainant parked her 2009 Honda CRV in Alden Park parking lot. When she returned at 4:30PM, she discovered that the catalytic converter ($1000) was missing.

10/14
Theft
36XX Midvale Ave.
10PM
Complainant’s husband parked his wife’s gray 2019 Hyundai Tucson at listed location. When his wife accessed car on 10/15 at 8AM, she noticed that the catalytic converter ($800) was missing.

Theft
4055 Ridge Ave. (Dobson Mills Apts)
4PM
Complainant was returning to his 1995 Ford Mustang (in Dobson’s parking lot) when he saw two unknown white males sawing the catalytic converter off of the vehicle. Compl called 911 and police arrested both males and impounded electric saw and jack. Compl has video footage of theft attempt.

10/13
Theft
4201 Henry Ave. (Jefferson U)
10:30PM
Complainant parked his red 2018 Honda Accord ($20,000) in JeffU parking lot. When he returned on 10/15 at 10AM the car was gone. He believes he dropped his keys by the car and that’s how it was stolen. Lot has cameras.

Theft
31XX Midvale Ave. 
10PM
Complainant parked his gold 1995 Mercedes Benz S320 ($8,000) on Midvale Ave. When he returned the following morning at 7AM, the car was gone. Police checked tow file, negative results.

10/9
Theft
4842 Ridge Ave. (Legacy Youth Tennis Ctr)
8:27AM
Complainant discovered that the front passenger window of his 2019 Subaru Forester had been smashed and the interior of the vehicle had been ransacked. $2 in change missing.

10/8
Theft
37XX Heritage Dr.
9AM
Between 9AM on 10/08 and noon on 10/10, an unknown person removed the catalytic converter ($1200) from complainant’s 2007 Honda Accord.

Burglary
36XX Stanton St.
1:01AM
Complainant states that offender took an Amazon package from the front steps outside listed location. Offender took the package and went down the alleyway next to the property. Moments later offender returned with the package and placed it back on the steps. Package was cut open but nothing was taken from it. The package appeared to be rummaged through according to compl. Offender then went behind the location and placed a ladder up to compl’s second floor rear window, and lifted the screen but was unable to open the locked window. Offender then appeared to go into the rear yard of the neighbor’s property at 3649 Stanton St. Events captured on complainant’s ring doorbell camera. Offender: Unknown black male dark complexion, black hair, beard no mustache, wearing a blue vest with tan shoulders and a light gray hoodie underneath. Offender also wore dark gray jeans with rips at the knee.

Burglary
36XX Stanton St.
1:15AM
Offender entered complainant’s house through the kitchen window in the rear, took out food from the refrigerator, and ate it in the kitchen. He then grabbed keys to compl’s 2021 Subaru Forester, exited through the back door, and drove off in vehicle. Compl was able to track car through Subaru Star Link system. It was recovered at 206 Rittenhousetown Ln., unoccupied and with no damage. Vehicle was released to compl. House and vehicle were processed with negative results. Ring doorbell captured the events.

10/7
Burglary
5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls)
12:30PM
Complainant left her apartment on 10/7 at 12:30PM. She returned at 7:34PM when she began to receive alarm alerts on her cellphone. When she arrived, she found her apartment ransacked and $30,000 in cash was missing from her dresser. Police observed damage to complainant’s front door. Complainant has cameras in her apartment and her apartment building has cameras as well. No information on possible offender at time of report.

Theft
Fox St. and W. Queen Ln.
12:36AM
Complainant was involved in an auto accident at the listed location that was handled by SEPTA police. Compl. States his firearm (black Smith & Wesson M&P 40. Value: $500) was inside the center console at time of accident. When compl. went to Collision Star on Mermaid Lane in Wyndmoor, he noticed firearm was missing from vehicle.

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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