The following crimes are from the week of July 22 to July 28, 2012.July 23. 8300 block Shawnee St. Complainant states that at 8 a.m., an unknown person stole a 48 x 48 inch slab from his driveway.

July 23. 7600 Stenton Ave. Between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., someone damaged the door and lock to an apartment. The renter left his apartment to inform apartment manager and when he returned he found a young, black male trying to open door. When the would be burglar saw the apartment owner he fled down the hall to rear fire stairs. Offender, black male, 20 – 25 years old, black shorts, black socks and sneakers.

July 24. 100 block E. Hartwell Lane. Complainant states she was walking across the street at Hartwell and Ardleigh when two black males ran up to her from behind, knocked her down and took her purse. Both men ran down the street, jumped into a small burgundy sedan and fled northbound on Ardleigh Street. Taken was a Coach bag with heart monitor, one phone, a gray cloth wallet, cash, Pennsylvania driver’s license, credit cards and debit cards. Pocketbook was recovered at Vernon and Cheltenham avenues. One of the men was described as wearing a tan t-shirt, dark colored shorts. There was no description of the accomplice..

July 24. 7800 block Stenton Ave. Complainant states he parked his white 2001 Ford E-250 Cargo truck at 12 p.m. on July 24. When he returned, he found the rear,m passenger side window smnashed and his Honda power washer missing.

July 28. 7600 block Crittenden Street. Complainant state sthat he got into a verbal altercation with another man over landscaping work and that the man punched him in the face. Complainant suffered injury to his nose and was transferred to Chestnut Hill Hospital emergency room. Xray showed broken nose.

July 26. 100 block Hilltop Road. Complainant reported a silver 2010 Hyundai Accent, Pennsylvania tag HYMO 349 stolen between 9 p.m. on July 23 and 10:20 a.m. on July 24.

July 27. 400 block E. Abington Ave. Complainant reported a blue, T Mobile Galaxy Phone stolen between 1:30 and 1:55 p.m.

July 28. 200 block E. Hartwell Lane. Complainant states that three black men came up to him and his friend and said, “Give me your money and your phone.” The complainant said he handed over his items and the three men fled toward the train tracks. The three men were described as follows: First, 16 – 20 years old, wearing an orange hat, white shirt, khaki pants and had a silver knife. Second, 16 – 20 years old, wearing white shirt and khaki pants. Third, 16 – 20 years old, wearing a white shirt and khaki pants. Reported at 8 p.m.

July 28. Germantown and Southampton avenues. Complainant states that six black men came up to him and demanded his money and phone. One of the men was described as wearing tan cargo pants. No description of other five offenders.

July 28. 7 Valley Green Road. Complainant states that when he returned to his vehicle he noticed the following items missing: a debit card, a Visa card, money, Canon camera and two Samsung cell phones.

Summary – 10 crimes for week: one aggravated assault, three robberies, one burglary, one stolen vehicle, two thefts, two thefts from vehicles.

Town Watch.

If you have been the victim of a crime and would like information, service or support, call Northwest Victims Service, 6301 Germantown Ave., Second Floor, Suite One, 215-438-4410. The service is free.

  • Fed Up

    Typical of these thugs to gang up on a person 2, 3, and 6 against a single person (and at least in one instance a lady). Real tough guys we’re dealing with here. Where are the police, anyway?? With all this talk of AVI, the City better watch out or else its going to lose a lot of tax-paying people in Chestnut Hill who prop up the finances of this corrupt city to the suburbs…at least you get police protection and decent schools for the extra money you pay.

    • Jkl1247

      I live a block from two of the incidents on this list. Have not seen a police officer on our street in the past week since the incidents took place.

  • ml1234

    sounds like it’s open season on the residents of Chestnut Hill. Time for some police presence for all those taxes. Need to create some fear, only thing that works as a deterrent. Maybe Rudy Guiliani would do some consulting work.

  • Mike

    Maybe if CH threatened to secede from Philly and join Montgomery County it would “encourage” more police presence at the dictat of our illustrious City Council/Mayor/Police Commish…is that even possible?

    • Joe

      The commish lives five minutes from Chestnut Hill in arguably an area as affluent as most of CH…he knows the issues there and in CH. And CH already pulled the secession card over the years.

  • Guest

    This is pathetic. It sounds like the same people and they are targeting the same streets. Why not get cops in the area to discourage this type of behavior? Is this the second aggravated assault in a few weeks? Last week or the week before they had someone get held up with a BB gun. It makes me not want to walk around in my own neighborhood during the day!

    I agree- I wish this neighborhood wasn’t part of Philly. We would have more and better police and much better schools. I feel like the only reason CH is part of Philly is because they need the tax money.

  • Jj

    I am moving out of CH ASAP! I love this part of the city, but CH is soon going to become just another casualty of a city run by democrat hand outs.

    • Joe

      Yeah, because CH wouldn’t have met its demise decades before the present considering trends in Germantown and Mount Airy the last five decades. CH is definitely doomed…sure.

  • SniffYa

    So sad to read these reports. I up and moved my wife and two young children out of CH a year and a have ago. Glad I did. The cancer is slowing working its way up Germantown Ave.

    • Joe

      And when something happens on Melody Lane in Suburban Township, PA, what then?

      • SniffYa

        I guess guard towers and dobermans.