The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21, 2018.
Regarding a major increase in car break-ins: Lt. Schmid from the 14th District told the Local that extra officers have been assigned to patrol the area including several who are undercover. Police have also obtained video images of multiple suspects.
The police urged all residents to report any break-ins through the 911 system immediately to help them collect evidence and work to stop the thieves.
There will a meeting for Chestnut Hill and the near-by neighborhoods that are part of Patrol Service Area No. 4 on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m., at the John F. McClosky School, 8500 Pickering St.
Oct. 15. Theft from vehicle on the 7600 block of Stenton Avenue at approximately 7:30 a.m. A woman told police that an unknown person broke the window of her 2016 blue Fiat Pa. tag# KBZ-5137 and took her handicap placard
Oct. 16. Theft from vehicle on the 7600 block of Stenton Avenue. A woman told police that at approximately 1:30 a.m. her 2010 Silver Dodge Charge Pa. license plate no# HZF-5577 was broken into and her handicap placard was taken. The driver side front window was broken. However, she fixed it prior to the police arrival at 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 16. Theft on the 8800 block of Germantown Avenue. A woman told police that an unknown person took her little black coach wallet out of her big pocketbook at approximately 12 p.m. on Oct. 5, which was hanging on the door in her office. The person then used her credit cards at Family Dollar and Macy’s. The person also used a taxi service and an ATM machine. The total value was $544. Taken was one black Coach wallet, one Pa. driver’s license, one Capital One card, Kohl’s card, Costco Card, Discover Card, PNC bank card and TD bank card.
Oct. 17. Theft from 200 block of West Highland Avenue. A man told police that between 12 a.m. on Oct. 16 and 10 p.m. on Oct. 17, an unknown person went into his top dresser drawer in his bedroom and took the following items: $215 in cash, PNC checks No. 8822, 8836, 8876 and 8890. Multiple healthcare aides have access to the home and bedroom. No signs of forced entry. The items are valued at $215.
Oct. 18. Theft from vehicle on the 200 block of East Hartwell Lane. A man told police that between 9:15 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 6 a.m. on Oct. 18, an unknown person smashed his right rear window and rummaged through his car. Nothing was reported taken at this time. The owner needed to leaver prior to a crime scene officer being able to print the car.
Oct. 18. Two other thefts from vehicles were reported on the 8100 and 8200 block of Ardleigh Street on Oct. 18. Nothing was reported taken from the owners of the vehicle reported under the same DC no. No other information available except owners’ phone numbers.
Oct. 18. Theft from vehicle on the 8200 block of Germantown Avenue at approximately 12:01 a.m. A man told police he parked his car, and when he returned to his vehicle the passenger side front window was smashed and his Silver Macbook Air 16’ was taken. The vehicle is a 2014 BMW , Coupe with Pa. tag KML5002. The item is valued at $1,200.
Oct. 18. Theft from vehicle on the 8300 block of Ardleigh Street. A person told police that between Oct. 17 at p.m. and Oct. 18 at 8 a.m., an unknown person broke the rear view passenger side window and took one Burberry Coat valued at $800.
Oct. 18. Theft from vehicle on the 8200 block of Ardleigh Street. A man told police that he secured his car sometime around midnight; When he returned to his vehicle at 9:30 a.m., the passenger side front window was smashed and approximately $10 in change was taken from his 2015 Silver Subaru Outback with Pa tag JWY-7644.
Oct. 18. Theft from vehicle on the 200 block of West Meade Street. A woman told police that between Oct. 17 at approximately 9:30 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 11:45 a.m. an unknown person broke her right side front passenger window and removed the following items: one North Face backpack, one Macbook Pro and passport. The owner recovered the backpack at Ardleigh Street and Gravers Lane. The items are valued at $1,250.
Oct. 21. Theft from vehicle on the unit block of West Willow Grove Avenue reported at approximately 9 a.m. During the overnight hours, two driver side wheels on a black 2017 Mercedes SDN were taken. Vehicle on blocks. The items are valued at $4,000.
Summary: 12 crimes – two thefts and ten thefts from vehicles.
If you have been a victim of a 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.