The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Oct. 2 to Oct. 8, 2017.

Oct. 2. Theft from vehicle on the 7800 block of Devon Street at approximately 5 p.m. A man told police he parked his 2012 Grey Acura with Pa. Tag HJH6381. When he returned, he observed things thrown all around the vehicle. There were no visible signs of entry. Taken was $5 in cash.

Oct. 2. Auto Theft on the 7800 Winston Road. A man told police he was renting a 2016 black Nissan Altima from Enterprise Rental and sometime between Oct. 1 at 10:30 p.m. and Oct. 2 at 5 a.m. when an unknown person took the vehicle without permission. The vehicle is valued at $20,000.

Oct. 5. Theft on the 8700 block of Germantown Avenue at approximately 12 p.m. on Oct. 3. A woman told police she left her purse on the couch, and the following items were stolen from her purse: American Express credit cards, Wells Fargo debit card, learner’s permit, house keys and $50 in cash.

Oct. 6. Theft from vehicle on Oct. 5 at approximately 12:45 p.m. on the unit block of Valley Green Road. A woman told police that she parked her 2008 blue Honda in the upper parking lot of Valley Green Road. She returned to find the rear passenger side window broken and the listed items taken: one backpack containing various bank cards, IDs, and a digital camera. The items are valued at $850.

Summary: Four crimes for the week – one auto theft, two thefts from vehicles and one theft

If you have been a victim of crime and would like services or support, call Northwest Victim Services at (215) 438-4410. For more information, call the 14th District Headquarters at (215) 686-3388.


  • Barry Wahrhaftig

    Yet another theft from vehicle in the upper lot on Valley Green Rd. The week before I arrived at the lot and saw police talking to two scared young women who just had their car window smashed and items stolen. It happens quite often. Can’t something be done to address this situation? How about some CCTV camears, or increased police patrols? [I never see police there, BTW]. How about signs warning people to not leave valubles visible on car seats?

    • Jason Smith

      It’s amazing how people park there cars with personal items in the city. I agree about the CCTV camera’s. This is lame that the police continue to let this happen

      • Barry Wahrhaftig

        I would agree to both points, but I’d say don’t leave anything like a cell phone, laptop, purse visble wherever you park. No police around except when someone gets robbed. There should at least be signs warning people in the upper lot.