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Category: Crime Report (Page 1 of 3)

October 2017

10/18
Theft
4168 Ridge Ave. (A Plus station)
12:30PM
Owner of 2011 Toyota Tacoma went into store to purchase items. When he exited, an unknown male was driving his vehicle southbound on Ridge Ave. Complainant had left his keys in the vehicle. Value: $13,000

Theft
39XX Vaux St. 
Noon (on 9/21/17 – reported 10/18/17)
Compl states offender (compl’s home health aide) is prime suspect with unauthorized transaction using her Citi bank card for $732. Compl also said offender took $900 cash from her house. Offender worked for compl from 9/13 until 9/28. Value: $1632

10/16
Theft
5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park Apartments)
5PM
Complainant was at the gym of his apartment complex. When he returned from the shower, he noticed his wallet had been removed from his clothes and several credit cards, as well as $78 in cash, were missing. Value: $88

Aggravated assault
3749 Midvale Ave. (Falls Tap Room)
10:15AM
Complainant (owner) stated he and offender (female employee) were having an argument over business closing and payment due to offender when offender threw hot coffee at him, striking him in the face. No visible injuries. Compl did not press charges. Female released.

Theft
4300 Kelly Dr.
10AM
Unknown person(s) smashed front passenger window of complainant’s car between 10 and 11:30AM and stole her purse and credit cards. Value: $200

10/15
Burglary
3269 S. Ferry Rd. (Trolley Car Café)
11:21PM
Police arrived to find front doors of café damaged and forced open. Several items tossed about the interior. Black safe was pulled down from a shelf but not opened. Nothing taken. Police discovered blue crowbar at the scene. Value: $4000

10/14
Theft
33XX West Penn St.
6PM
Complainant, mother of vehicle owner, states her son’s 2005 Jeep Liberty was taken. Her son parked vehicle in front of her house while away at college. Value: $4000

Burglary
37XX East Falls Ln.
12PM
Unknown offender(s) took various items of clothing from complainant’s apartment. She stated no one has permission to enter the premises. No signs of forced entry. Value: $190

Theft
34XX West Coulter St.
12:45AM
Complainant discovered her grandchildren’s bikes missing from side porch of her property. She said she heard a commotion from the area at 12:45AM. No surveillance cameras. Stolen: Giant dark blue 18 speed and Specialized dark gray 18 speed bikes. Value: $1300

10/11
Robbery
2991 W School House Ln.
8:10PM
Complainant was walking eastbound on Schoolhouse Ln when one of four offenders approached him from behind and hit him in the back of the head with a fist. Other offenders began hitting him, knocking him to the ground and stealing his iPhone6. Offenders then fled westbound. Police surveyed the area with compl, during which two of the offenders were identified and placed in custody.

10/9
Theft
5100 Wissahickon Ave.
5:30PM
Complainant noticed her 2003 Mitsubishi Galant missing. Value: $3000

Aggravated assault
4168 Ridge Ave. (A Plus gas station)
4:15PM
Offender arrived at complainant’s work, walked into back storage area and began assaulting him with hands and feet. When compl attempted to restrain offender, she pulled a pair of scissors out of her hoodie pocket and began to swing them at compl. He disarmed offender and threw scissors away only to have offender kick, punch, and bite him. Offender then grabbed a knife from the sink area and attempted to stab compl. He suffered a cut hand and bruise on his right arm from bite. Compl transported to police station. No arrest.

Burglary
31XX W. Coulter St.
9:10AM
Complainant left home at 9:10AM. When she returned at 1:35PM, she found the window on her front door open and a fireproof safe (containing documents) was missing. Front door glass was broken to unlock door. No security cameras. Value: $2500

10/7
Burglary
4133 Ridge Ave.
6:35AM
Complainant, employee of East Falls Development Corp. arrived at location and noticed damage to front door around handle and lock. No entry was made. Door still able to lock.

10/8
Theft
5400 Wissahickon Ave.
8PM
Complainant parked his 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle at location at 8PM. When he returned at 9PM on 10/9, it was missing. Police checked tow file, negative results. Compl has only set of keys and said no one has permission to use it. Value: $2500

10/5

Theft

2979 W. Schoolhouse Ln. 

9:55AM

Complainant went to sleep with his tablet in his kitchen. When he awoke, it was gone. No signs of forced entry. Value: $200

September 2017

9/30
Theft
34XX Tilden St. 
9:15PM
Witness called complainant to tell her saw someone in his car. Compl found offender in his vehicle, who fled with Garmin GPS unit. Value $200

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August 2017

8/22
Burglary
5450 Wissahickon Ave. 
3:35AM
Male broke into complainant’s apartment using pry bar and masturbated. Complainant stated that no one had permission to enter her apartment. Witness (security guard) stated that male didn’t have permission to be on premises. Offender arrested.

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July 2017

7/31
Theft
36XX Midvale Ave.
7PM
Between 7PM on 7/31 and 5AM on 8/1, unknown person(s) broke into complainant’s car and stole $100 in cash and two pairs of Nike sneakers. Value: $200

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June 2017

6/22
Aggravated assault
3502 Scotts Ln.
4:34PM
Complainant states offender struck her in the face several times with a rock and also maced her. Compl has multiple cuts and bruises on her face and arms. She was transported to hospital. Offender in custody. Video is available on property.

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May 2017

5/31
41XX Ridge Ave.
Theft
Complainant states unknown person(s) stole his 2012 Diamondback bicycle (Serene) from his rear open back porch between 5 and 9AM on 5/31 Value: $500

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April 2017

4/30
Theft
3500 Cresson St.
8:28PM
Unknown offender grabbed complainant’s iPhone and fled in an unknown direction. Value: $400

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March 2017

3/31
Robbery
34XX Ainslie
6:30AM
A woman was attacked and robbed walking to her car on the 3400 block of Ainslie Street.

Description of person involved – Top: Gray sweatshirt, Bottom: Black sweatpants, Shoes: Black shoes, Age: 30’s, Race: African American, Sex: Male, Other details: Approximately 5’10”

Description of vehicle involved – Color: Dark color, Type: SUV, License Plate: First three letters KHA, Other details: Pennsylvania tags

Thanks to Alison I., from the East Falls Nextdoor forum, for this report.

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February 2017

2/28
Theft
5500 Wissahickon Ave. 
9:45PM
Complainant parked her 2016 Ford Fusion around the corner from her apartment at 9:45PM. When she left for work the next day at 6:50AM, the vehicle was missing. Compl states she left a 2nd set of keys in the car.  Value: $25,000

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January 2017

1/31
Theft
3201 West Schoolhouse Ln. (PhilaU)
11:30AM
Unknown person(s) took complainant’s purse from her desk drawer on the 2nd floor of Archer Hall between 11:30AM and 1:30PM. Stolen items: black wallet, cash, credit and debit cards, checkbook, ID cards. Value: $140

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