The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Sept. 30, 2019 to Oct. 6. Please note the dates in bold listed below are when the crimes occurred, not when they were reported.
July 1. Theft from vehicle on the 200 block of West Chestnut Hill Avenue at approximately 8 p.m. A man told police that an unknown person went entered his car and took his iPhone 6.
Sept. 29. A woman told police that a package was delivered to her home on Sept. 29, via FedEx and was stolen by unknown person.
Sept. 30. Theft from vehicle on the 500 block of W. Willow Grove Street at approximately 7 p.m. A man told police that an unknown person entered his unlocked vehicle and took one Dell laptop (valued at $1,600) and one iPhone 7 (valued at $900).
Sept. 30. Theft from vehicle on the 7800 block of Devon Street. A woman told police she parked her unlocked car at the above location on Sept. 29 at approximately 11 p.m. When she returned on Sept. 30 at 9:30 a.m., she found the glove box ransacked. Nothing was reported taken.
Sept. 30. Theft from vehicle on the unit block of North Station Lane. A man told police he parked his car at the above location at approximately 9:30 p.m. When he returned to his vehicle, it was in disarray and the passenger side door was left open. There were no signs of forced entry. Five dollars in cash was taken.
Oct. 1. Robbery on the 7700 block of Stenton Ave. A woman told police she was smacked in her face and kicked in her ribs/lower body by an unknown male. After assaulting the woman, the unknown male took the woman’s iPhone 10 and her purse with miscellaneous items inside. Police were able to track the woman’s stolen cell phone to the area of 515 Cresheim Valley Road in Springfield Township. Springfield Township Police stopped the male and Philadelphia Police bought the woman to the location where she positively identified the male and recovered her belongings. Philadelphia police arrested the man, Karl Dargan, 34, of the 2600 block of North 31st Street.
Oct. 2. Theft from vehicle on the 9600 block of Germantown Avenue at approximately 11:30 a.m. A woman told police she parked her 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe at the above location and when she returned at 1 p.m., she noticed an unknown person broke her front passenger side window and took her navy blue pocketbook off the front seat with the following items: credit cards, gift cards, debit cards, driver’s license, insurance card and checkbook. The woman told police that $3,300 was charged on her cards.
Oct. 4. Theft on the 7700 block of Germantown Ave. An employee told police that two men entered the store, took “several” boxes of Nexium and left without paying for them.
Oct. 5. Theft from vehicle on the 800 block of Wolcott Drive at approximately 2:30 p.m. A man told police that his car was parked at the above location, and an unknown person broke the driver’s side window and took his laptop (valued at $800).
Summary: Nine crimes for the week and one arrest – one robbery, six thefts from vehicles and two thefts
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 about crimes in your neighborhood, call the 14th District Headquarters at 215-686-3140.