The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the one week period between Feb 28 and March 7.
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the one week period between Feb 28 and March 7. (Some crimes that occurred on dates earlier than the current period may be included.)
Feb. 28 Robbery. An offender brandished a gun at the counter of a drug store in Market Square, located on the 7700 block of Crittenden. The offender demanded money from the cashier and fled with $700 in a white bag.
March 1 Burglary. A resident of the 300 block of E. Willow Grove Avenue went to North Carolina for seven weeks and returned to find approximately $1,200 worth of items missing.
March 3 Theft. A complainant had her purse stolen without her noticing while shopping at the Acme on the 7700 block of Stenton Ave. Her credit card company notified her that her card had been used at a Sunoco and a clothing store.
March 4 Theft from auto. A complainant had a purse stolen from her car while it was parked by the Wissahickon Trail entrance on Valley Green Road.
March 5 Auto theft. A complainant parked his car in the rear of his property located on the unit block of E. Chestnut Hill Avenue and awoke to find it missing.
March 6 Theft from auto. A complainant had their car window smashed and credit cards stolen. The offender tried to use one of the credit cards at an electronic store for $680.
March 6 Theft from auto. A complainant had their car window smashed and items, including a coat, purse and glasses, stolen.
March 6 Theft from auto. A complainant who parked their car at the Wissahickon Trail entrance on the 1000 block of Kitchens Lane had their window smashed and items, including a backpack, wallet and makeup bag, stolen.
Feb. 27 Motor vehicle theft. A complainant parked a car on the 200 block of E. Hortter Street and returned to find it missing.
Feb. 28 Theft of motor vehicle parts. A complainant found the license plate missing from his car, which was parked on the 200 block of W. Hortter Street.
March 1 Burglary. A man illegally entered a grocery store/deli on the 500 block of Carpenter Ln. Police were called to investigate and found the man in the room just as he was jumping out the window to flee in a rear alley way.
March 1 Burglary. A complainant who works for a retail store on the 500 block of Carpenter Ln returned to work on March 3 to find the cash register open and $900 missing. She previously last worked on March 1 and believes she left the door unlocked.
March 1 Aggravated assault. While attempting to stop an offender, victims, who were officers working for the Violent Drug Task Force, had their car run into by the offender on the 100 block of W. Weaver Street.
March 2 Burglary. A complainant told police that somebody broke the lock to her backyard gate, located on the 100 block of E. Gorgas Ln. Then the offender broke into the complainants shed and stole various items including drills, drill batteries, a flashlight and a jigsaw.
March 2 Theft. A complainant put $40 in wallet and now can’t find it.
March 2 Aggravated assault. A complainant’s wife showed up at his apartment on the 200 block of W. Sedgwick Street 10 minutes after a verbal dispute over the phone. The complainant’s wife tried to enter the house, but the complainant held the door shut. Eventually he opened the door, and found her wielding a box cutter, so he quickly closed the door again. The wife then threw rocks at his windows and slashed his tires.
March 3 Theft from auto. A complainant had a laptop stolen from a car while it was parked at the corner of Kitchens Lane and Wissahickon Avenue. The rear window was smashed.
March 5 Aggravated assault. A complainant told police that he let an offender into his house on the 300 block of E. Phil Ellena Street who proceeded to hit him, causing a gash to his left eye.
March 5 Theft. An offender left the liquor store on the 7200 block of Germantown Avenue with a bottle of whisky without paying for it.
March 5 Aggravated assault. A transgender male was beaten by an offender who accused him of having an affair. The victim, who was struck in the back of his head and right arm, had to be transported to Roxborough Hospital.
March 6 Theft of auto parts. A complainant had the catalytic converter stolen off a rental vehicle while it was parked on the unit block of W. Johnson Street.
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.