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Philadelphia Gay News www.epgn.com Apr. 18-24, 2014

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Gayborhood Crime Watch The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between March 31-April 6. Information is courtesy of 6th District Capt. Brian Korn; Stacy Irving, senior director, Crime Prevention Service; Center City District; the Police Liaison Committee and Midtown Village Merchants Association. To report crime tips, visit www.phillypolice.com or call 215-686-TIPS (8477). Follow the Sixth District on Twitter @PPDBrianKorn.

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INCIDENTS — Between 11 p.m. March 29 and 9 a.m. March 31, someone stole two secured bicycles from outside 417 S. Juniper St. — Between 5-7:15 p.m. April 1 (reported April 3), someone stole an unsecured bicycle from the rear-gated area outside 124 S. 13th St. — At 9:15 p.m. April 3, a Chinese-food delivery worker who was called to a residence in the 1000 block of Clinton Street was approached by a male with a handgun, who demanded the keys to his electric motor bike. The suspect fled on the bike, heading south on 10th Street. He was described as a 35-year-old black male, 5-foot5, with a dark complexion, about 150 pounds, clean-shaven and wearing a baggy white jacket and jeans. The bike was black with a silver basket. — At 2:15 a.m. April 5, a complainant was punched by an unknown person while getting into a cab at Time Bar, 1315 Sansom St. NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS — At 3:45 p.m. March 31, a woman was walking and texting in the 1100 block of Walnut Street when she passed a group of three to five teenagers. One of them slapped her iPhone from her hand and then pushed her out of the way as she went to retrieve it. The teen stole the phone and fled. Sixth District bicycle patrol Officer Downey apprehended a suspect in the 900 block of Clinton Street, and the phone was recovered in the 200 block of South Eighth Street. The 17-year-old male suspect with a Southwest

Philadelphia address was charged with robbery and related offenses. — At 1:55 p.m. April 1, members of the Citywide Vice Unit conducted an investigation in the Lucky 18 Massage and Spa, 258 S. 10th St., that resulted in the arrest of a 45-year-old woman, who was charged with prostitution. — After receiving community complaints, the Sixth District Narcotics Enforcement Team set up surveillance in the area of 13th and Spruce streets April 1. At 2 p.m., the officers observed an illegal narcotics transaction outside the Parker/ Spruce Hotel, 261 S. 13th St., and they confiscated a quantity of crack, marijuana and narcotics pills. The alleged seller, a 46-year-old male with a Francisville address, was charged with illegal narcotic sales, while the alleged buyer, a 47-year-old female with a West Philadelphia address, was charged with possession of illegal narcotics. — On April 2, Sixth District Officers Crichton and Erwin arrested three males on the roofs of buildings in the 100 block of South 11th Street and the 1100 block of Walnut Street. The three men, ages 20 and 21, all with Upper Darby addresses, were charged with nighttime prowling. — On April 3, Sixth District Officers Ferrero and Grant set up surveillance in the area of Juniper and Walnut streets and at 12:40 p.m. observed a male steal an unattended bicycle. The 54-yearold suspect with a homeless-shelter address was charged with theft. — On April 7, the Sixth District Narcotics Enforcement Team set up surveillance in the area of 10th and Market streets and observed an illegal narcotics transaction. The alleged seller, a 51-year-old female with a South Philadelphia address, was charged with illegal narcotic sales. — At 8 p.m. April 6, a complainant left an iPhone briefly unattended inside the Starbucks at 1201 Chestnut St. and it was stolen. Police were notified and the phone was tracked to the Marriott Hotel, 1201 Market St., where the suspect was apprehended and the phone recovered. The 43-year-old homeless suspect was charged with theft. ■

PGN April 18 - 24, 2014  

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