The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from June 13 to June 27. (Some crimes that occurred on dates earlier than the current period but weren’t reported until later may be included.)
June 14 Shoplifting. Multiple offenders left the wine and spirits store on Germantown Avenue with bottles of alcohol they did not pay for.
June 14 Shoplifting. An offender left the CVS on Germantown Avenue with multiple containers of laundry detergent they did not pay for after stuffing them in a duffle bag.
June 15 Theft from motor vehicle. A complainant who parked her car at the corner of Valley Green Road and West Springfield Avenue returned to her vehicle to find her window smashed and her iphone stolen.
June 16 Theft from motor vehicle. A complainant who parked her car near the Wissahickon Trail parking lot on Valley Green Lane had her car window shattered and with items, including an overnight bag with makeup, stolen.
June 21 Theft. Complainant parked his car at Chestnut Hill Village on Stenton Avenue, when he came back the catalytic converter was missing.
June 25 Theft. Two males stole 11 bottles of Tequila from the liquor store on Germantown Avenue.
June 27 Theft from a motor vehicle. A woman parked her car at the corner of Valley Green and Wolcott Drive, and when she returned the passenger side front window was smashed and her tan wallet with pink and green flowers, which contained $206 and her ID, was missing.
June 27 Theft of service. A manager at the UPS store on Crittenden Street reports that an offender came and got notary service and then left without paying.
June 27 Theft. Complainant put a $2,500 check in the mailbox outside the post office on Germantown Avenue. Later, a woman came to his house and gave him the check, which was torn into pieces. She told him she found it on the ground outside the post office and that she too was a victim of check fraud.
March 16 Burglary. A resident of the 400 block of Slocum Street who was out of town for three months noticed upon her return that her back door was damaged. Two bikes, each worth approximately $3,000, were stolen.
June 4 Motor vehicle theft. A resident of the 300 block of Glen Echo Road returned home after being away for two weeks to find his car missing.
June 10 Motor vehicle theft. A resident of the 400 block of Pleasant Street returned from vacation to find her car missing.
June 13 Theft. A resident of the unit block of West Phil Ellena Street had two bikes stolen off her porch overnight.
June 14 Motor vehicle theft. A resident of the 6800 block of Crittenden Street returned home to find his car missing.
June 15 Shoplifting. An offender stole laundry detergent from a grocery store located on the unit block of West Hortter Street.
June 17 Kidnapping/abduction. While exiting the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union on the 6700 block of Germantown Avenue, a complainant was approached by an offender who told her to give him her money or she’d “get hurt.” When the complainant told the offender she didn’t have any money, they got in her car and forced her to drive to a Wells Fargo and withdraw $2,500 in funds. The offenders fled after she handed over the money.
June 19 Aggravated assault. A complainant, who is a landlord, got into an argument with one of his tenants on the 6600 block of Crowson Street. During the argument, the tenant waved a knife at him. The incident was captured on video.
June 19 A complainant reported witnessing two males, who feld in a gray sedan, steal the catalytic converters off two cars on the 300 block of West Mt. Airy Avenue.
June 19 Motor vehicle theft. A resident of the 600 block of West Johnson Street reported his car going missing from where he parked it in his neighbors’ driveway.
June 20 Theft from a motor vehicle. Complainant stated that when she left work at the Allens Lane Art Center her driver’s side rear window had been broken and items were taken, including a black coach purse, a Santander bank ID and $100 cash.
June 20 Theft. Complainant parked his 2006 Isuzu on the 400 block of East Gowan Street. When he came back three days later the catalytic converter was missing.
June 20 Theft from a motor vehicle. Complainant parked her 2012 Kia Sorento on Hortter Street near Wissahickon Avenue and went for a hike, when she returned the passenger window was smashed and her brown backpack was missing.
June 20 Assault, theft. Two men working on the 500 block of East Hortter Street state that a man came up and asked if he could do some work for them, when they said no the man got angry and punched the complainant several times, then took their work ax and struck him on the side of the head with the blunt side of it. Complainant had a bleeding bump on his head, and the man, who was last seen near 6300 Chew Ave., made off with the ax.
June 22 Theft. Complainant states that her 11-year old son rode his bike to the Family Dollar store at Hortter and Greene Streets, and when he came out of the store his bike was missing.
June 22 False Pretenses/Swindle/Confidence Game. A male complainant/victim stated that an unknown person attempted to use his name to collect monies through IRS taxes, twice. A report was made and the complainant notified his bank of the incident. The incident occurred on the 100 block of West Sedgwick Street.
June 24 Theft. Complainant states that the tags were stolen from his car, which was parked on the 100 block of West Upsal Street.
June 26 Murder and non-negligent manslaughter. While surveying the 200 block of East Hortter Street on another assignment, police observed a burned body on a residence's lawn. Medic personnel pronounced the body dead at 1:46 p.m. The scene was held, no weapons were recovered and no arrests were made. This investigation is active and ongoing with the Homicide Unit.
June 26 Theft. A woman reported that she and her boyfriend had gotten into a dispute over relationship rules, and when he asked to see her phone, she pulled it out, at which point he snatched it from her and fled.
June 27 Theft. A shopper at the Weavers Way on Germantown Avenue said someone stole her credit card while she was shopping. The offender subsequently used the card at several locations.
June 27 Theft from a motor vehicle. Complainants parked their car on Kitchens Lane near Wissahickon Avenue and went for a hike. When they returned, the rear driver’s side window was smashed and items were missing, including a Marc Jacobs purse containing a drivers license and several bank cards, also a Rebecca Minkoff purse containing $400 cash, a pair of $300 sunglasses, a pair of $180 earbuds and several bank cards.
June 27 Possible theft. Police were called to the 6700 block of Musgrave Street. Complainant said an unknown person had been in her house when she wasn’t home, had rummaged through her paperwork and possibly taken a bag of “snacks.”
June 27 Theft from a motor vehicle. Complainant parked his car on the 200 block of W. Upsal Street and later found it with the front passenger window smashed, with two phone chargers and $40 stolen.
June 19 Burglary. Complainant states that someone entered his first floor apartment on the 200 block of W. Walnut Lane through the bathroom window and took five pairs of denim jeans, one pair of McQueen designer sneakers and three pairs of Nike sneakers for a total value of $1,600.
June 24 Shooting. A woman who lives on the 400 block of High Street got a call from her son, who told her that someone had sent him a video on social media that showed they were outside of the house with guns, and intended to kill him. The son was not home at the time, and called his mother to warn her. The mother looked out her window and saw two men trying to get into the house through the window. She fired three shots, striking one man in the shoulder and abdomen. He was later found on the 200 block of Walnut Lane and transported to Einstein Medical Center.