39th District Police Captain recovering after hit-and-run

The commanding officer of the 39th Police District is recovering from a broken leg after being involved in a hit and run accident early Sunday morning.

Police say it happened around 3:30 a.m. at the intersection of W. Hunting Park Avenue and Clarissa Street in Nicetown.


Captain Stephen Glenn was stopped at a red light while on patrol in an unmarked car when another vehicle slammed into the back of his sedan and drove off towards Roosevelt Boulevard, police said.

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Glenn was treated for a broken leg at Temple University Hospital and is now recovering at home.

Accident investigators say the car that struck Capt. Glenn’s vehicle is a reddish-rust color Pontiac, Buick or Oldsmobile with a missing grille, shattered passenger side headlight and damage to the front bumper.

Anyone with more information is asked to call the accident investigation unit at 215-685-3180.

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