Feb. 8. Unit block E. Gravers Lane. Complainant states that offender knocked on front door, friend opened, and offenders pushed past everyone brandishing a black pistol and demanding items. Taken was a wallet, cell phone, house keys and money. First offender, black male, 21 – 25 years old, thin build, medium complexion, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. Second offender, black male, 21 – 25 years old. Reported at 8:40 p.m.

Feb. 9. 8800 block Germantown Avenue. Complainant states that she was approached from behind by a white male who grabbed her hand, then pulled her down and raped her. Reported at 6 p.m.

Feb. 10. 8800 block Germantown Ave. Complainant states she hung her coat up at work and when she went back to get her coat it was gone.

Feb. 10. 200 block W. Evergreen Avenue. Complainant states that between 3 p.m. on Jan. 14 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 28, she believes her health caregiver stole money and an unknown amount of silverware from her home.

Feb. 11. Unit block W. Bells Mill Road. Complainant states she parked near park area and when she returned she found two American Express cards missing. Complainant states that both cards were used.

Feb. 11. 8800 block Seminole Avenue. Between 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, an unknown person entered her home and took the following items: one can of dimes, one can of Chinese coins, one can of costume jewelry. Complainant states she found rear door open.

Summary — Six crimes for week: one robbery, one burglary, one rape and three thefts.


  • Anonymous

    Are there any more details about the rape case? I am shocked that at 6 p.m when tons of people are walking home from work, someone would be attacked on a main street with all of those people and all of the traffic. I’m also surprised this wasn’t on the news. I was hoping there’d be a sketch of the attacker as well as more details.

  • http://profiles.google.com/pmazz04 Pete Mazzaccaro

    That rape appears to have been committed on W. Hortter Street in Mt. Airy and later reported at Chestnut Hill Hospital. That’s how the 8800. I’ll try to get more details tomorrow, though it doesn’t appear to be an assailant on the loose or anything like that.

  • Mike

    Any more details on the home invasion on Gravers Lane? I’m surprised the Local doesn’t publish a story about this…it’s kind of big news for our neighborhood, right? This is scary stuff, and we all need to be vigilant and aware to threats to our blocks.

  • Denisegeoff

    Following up on Mike’s question — any more news on home invasion? That’s a block from me.

  • http://profiles.google.com/pmazz04 Pete Mazzaccaro

    No information. I’m short staffed currently and have been trying to catch up. I should have more in the next day or two. I’ll post an update as soon as I can. Just be sure I’m not ignoring the story or anything like that.

    Thanks for the questions.