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April 2017

35XX Indian Queen Ln.
Complainant viewed her home security camera footage and witnessed offenders removing packages from her front porch. Compl found her opened packages a few yards away. Nothing was taken. Description: Two juvenile black males, thin builds — one wore black hoodie with tan pants, the other wore gray hoodie with blue jeans.

3520 Indian Queen Ln.
Complainant, a wire tech for company, stated that between 1/30/17 and 4/19/17, unknown person(s) took copper wire from cellphone tower, which is fenced in. No security camera. Compl stated he makes random inspections. Value: $2000

Merrick and Dobson Sts.
Complainant discovered passenger side window of her Honda smashed in and driver-side airbag stolen. Police notified. Compl. checking area for surveillance camera footage.

Thanks to Jen A., from the East Falls Nextdoor forum, for this report.

Theft (Auto)
3550 Scotts Lane
Owner parked 2016 silver Toyota RAV4 on the street near his residence at 6PM. When he returned to the spot, the vehicle was gone. Negative results on police tow file check. Value: $24,000

5500 Wissahickon Ave. 
Complainant received delivery confirm from Amazon on 4/2 but boxes were missing from his residence. On 4/10 residence coordinator, in checking on well being of another resident, entered that person’s apartment and discovered missing items and Amazon packaging with compl’s address. Stolen items: Brown box, cat sack, book, pet raincoats, bell, and Handson base layer. Value: $163

2700 Kelly Drive 
Unknown person(s) smashed rear driver’s side window of complainant’s 2014 Chevy Cruze and stole white Jansport backpack (with flowers) that contained laptop computer and college textbooks. Value: $700

March 2017

34XX Ainslie
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

5500 Wissahickon Ave. 
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

3201 West Schoolhouse Ln. (PhilaU)
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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December 2016

5400 Wissahickon Ave. (Apartment complex)
Complainant arrived at location (her secondary residence) to find 2nd and 3rd floors ransacked with items strewn about in every room. Offender(s) entered residence by rear deck, using a ladder on the property (deck doors were unlocked). Offender(s) exited through front door. Complainant stated she visits property a few times a year but it is mostly vacant. Stolen items: 1 gold ring, 1 watch, 8 sheet sets, handbags, & 1 basket of costume jewelry. Value: $4,300

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November 2016

28XX Midvale Ave.
Complainant left his house at 10:45AM. When he returned at 2:30, he found a front window pried open and several items missing, including a Dell laptop, miscellaneous jewelry, and silverware. Value: $500

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October 2016

4300 Kelly Drive 
Offender approached complainant from behind and stole her bike while it was parked. Offender rode northbound. Description: Black male, between 16 and 20 years old, 5’7”, blue hoodie, gray sweatpants.  Value: $630

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September 2016

3000 West Schoolhouse Ln. (Penn Charter)
Passenger-side window of complainant’s vehicle was smashed and a GPS unit was stolen. Value: $500

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Crime Report

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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. For the latest community info about the 39th (and the Philly PD), check out Officer Joe Lukaitis’ Twitter feed.

If you notice suspicious activity, please call 911 immediately. Also call the 39th district Crime Prevention Officer Joseph A. Lukaitis at 215-686-2751 or email him.

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. (Thank you Marilynn Shaffer for this info!)

NOTES: Please click on addresses below to see location on Google map. (To protect privacy, map locations of residences are approximate.)

August 2016

4500 Kelly Drive (Schuylkill River Trail parking lot)
Complainant left her purple/burgundy Mongoose bike at 1:40PM. When she returned, it was missing. Value: $50

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