Crime Report: September 2022

9/30
Theft
35XX Calumet St.
3:22AM
Complainant has surveillance video of offender taking Boxwood bushes ($100) and various ornaments ($20) from the front of his home.

Theft
3300 Henry Ave. (Allegheny University)
12AM
Complainant returned from his night shift job to discover the rear passenger window of his daughter’s 2013 Kia Soul was broken and the interior contents were in disarray. Parts of the dashboard were also broken. At time of report, it appears that only $5 of change was missing.

9/28
Theft
5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park Apts)
3PM
Complainant reported that he last saw his black/red 2020 Triumph motorcycle ($7500) on 9/28 at 3PM. TOW File was checked – negative results.

9/21
Theft
Kelly Dr. & Falls Rd.
5PM
Complainant returned to his parked 2018 Chevrolet Silverado to discover that the front passenger-side window was smashed and several items were missing: 2 cellphones (Android and iPhone, $2000) and 2 wallets which contained bank cards, IDs and $195 cash. A fraudulent charge of $800 was made using compl’s Citibank card at a Walmart on Columbus Blvd.

9/14
Theft
3600 Fisk (Frank’s Pizza)
6:50PM
Offender took bottle of Gatorade ($5) and left store without paying. When employee yelled for offender to stop, offender ran southbound on Fisk.

Robbery
4168 Ridge Ave. (A Plus gas station/7-11 store)
12:24PM
Complainant (owner of 7-11) witnessed an unknown male enter the store, take merchandise (potato chips and candy, $25), and leave without paying. Compl approached the male outside to retrieve the merchandise. The male pushed him back, pointing a pocket knife at him and chasing compl back into the store. Male fled in an unknown direction. Offender: Black male/blue jeans/ red & black sneakers/black-hooded red shirt.

9/13
Theft
Warden Dr. & Midvale Ave.
11PM
Complainant parked his vehicle at listed time. When he returned on 9/14 at 10:50AM, he noticed the rear passenger-side window had been broken ($100) and $300 cash was missing from vehicle.

Theft
34XX West Coulter St.
4PM
Complainant parked her 2020 Mazda CX5 at listed time. When she returned later, she noticed the passenger-side window had been broken and $2 in change was missing from vehicle.

9/12
Theft
5400 Wissahickon Ave.
12PM
Complainant reported his vehicle stolen. It was parked on highway at listed address and was last seen on 9/10 at approximately 12PM. Compl noticed it missing on 9/11 at 10:15AM. Tow file check was negative. Keys were not with vehicle.

Theft
30XX Midvale Ave.
9AM
The driver’s-side rear window of complainant’s 2022 Chevy Silverado was broken and his firearm (black Sig Sauer 9mm, $900) was missing from the center console.

9/10
Theft
5400 Wissahickon Ave.
12PM
Complainant reported his vehicle stolen. It was parked on highway at listed address and was last seen on 9/10 at approximately 12PM. Compl noticed it missing on 9/11 at 10:15AM. Tow file check was negative. Keys were not with vehicle.

9/8
Theft
Lincoln Dr. & W. Rittenhousetown Ln. (Wissahickon Parking Lot)
2:51PM
Complainant parked her 2017 red Toyota Prius at 2PM. When she returned at 2:51PM, the passenger-side window was damaged and her black purse (containing a credit card) was missing.

Theft
2979 W. School House Ln. (Alden Park Apts.)
1PM
Complainant had Amazon packages delivered to his apartment complex mail room. He received a delivery confirmation but was unable to locate them in mail room area.

9/7
Theft
3400 Bowman St.
6:30PM
Complainant reported theft of the catalytic converter ($580) from his 2008 Lexus RX at the 39th district window. Unknown person stole it at listed time/date.

Theft
3300 Fox St.
5:30PM
Complainant parked his vehicle ($5000) at listed time. When he returned, it was missing.

9/6
Theft
5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park Apts)
9PM
Complainant parked her 2021 Mitsubishi at her apartment complex at listed time. When she returned, the catalytic converter ($2000) was missing.

Theft
3601 Midvale Ave. (Rite Aid)
5:02PM
Witness, a store employee, saw 2 unknown offenders (#1 white male/ 6’1”/ blue hooded sweatshirt & hat; #2 white female/ 5’5”/ army jacket) place over-the-counter medications into a bag and leave store without payment. Offenders fled in a white Nissan Altima with a Delaware tag.

Theft
4258 Ridge Ave. (Shell gas station/Dunkin Donuts)
12:31AM
Witness (store clerk) saw offender bring hammer into store and heard him say “I’m not here to hurt you! I’m here for the money!” The offender then proceeded to throw the slot machine ($1000) to the ground and hit it repeatedly with the hammer. He was unsuccessful at getting any money out of it before fleeing the scene. Offender: Black male/dark complexion/6’1”/gray hoodie, black pants, white mask.

9/5
Theft
3531 Scotts Ln. (McDevitt Recreation Ctr)
2:36AM
Complainant parked her 2005 VW Passat in lot. When she returned at 6PM that day, she noticed that her driver-side window was shattered ($500). Car interior had been ransacked, but nothing was missing.

9/4
Theft
3531 Scotts Ln. (McDevitt Recreation Ctr)
8:49PM
Complainant had parked his 2017 Subaru Impreza in lot. When he returned, he noticed that his passenger-side front window was shattered ($500) and a GPS device ($100) was missing.

9/2
Simple assault
4116 Ridge Ave. 
3:35PM
Complainant was engaged in an argument with her boyfriend while their vehicle was in motion. She suddenly exited the vehicle and ran while offender chased and caught her. He took her cellphone and smashed it. Compl entered listed address seeking shelter. When police arrived, they observed injuries to both of her eyes and a bite mark on her forehead (from an altercation on 8/29 during which offender kicked compl, causing her to fall down a flight of stairs before choking her and threatening to kill her.)

9/1
Theft
36XX Eveline St.
4:30AM
Catalytic converter ($300) was stolen from complainant’s vehicle at listed time.

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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