39th District: The copper-pipe thefts continue

39th District Crime Blotter: Aug. 19 – Aug. 25

August 19, 2011

5000 block Schuyler St. – radio, CD and Bluetooth stolen from 1994 Honda CRV.

5600 block Pulaski Ave. – Bobcat 250, trailer, 2000 welding cable, two miller welder machines stolen from construction site sometime between 3 p.m. Aug. 12 and 7 a.m. Aug. 19.

200 block Roberts Ave. – copper pipes stolen from air conditioning units on the roof of property. Offender was spotted by two employees at 10:30 a.m. He fled westbound on Roberts Ave. after employees yelled after him.

4300 block Wissahickon Ave. – T-mobile HTC Sensation phone stolen from Kroc Center.

W Glenwood Ave./N. Broad St. – Garmin GPS system, Droid cell phone, Bluetooth, workbag, tireknocker and straps stolen from tractor trailer.


August 20, 2011

500 block Manheim St.complainant was delivering mail when he was approached by three males and they shot their paintball guns at him. He was hit multiple times in the face, arms and back. Offenders fled in a red Saturn SUV.


August 21, 2011

100 block W. Seymour St. – Dewalt nail gun stolen from vehicle.

100 block W. Logan St. – 2000 Ford Taurus stolen on highway while complainant stepped out of her car for five minutes to argue with a friend.

Wayne Ave./W. Logan St. – complainant said offender struck him on the head with a pipe after a verbal altercation.

3700 block N. 17th St. – 12 gauge single shotgun, 20 gauge semi automatic and 12 gauge semi-automatic stolen from property.

2600 block Seltzer St. – complainant was walking eastbound on Seltzer Street from 27th Street when he was shot on the left leg and right side of his back. Complainant was sent to the hospital.

2300 block W. Allegheny Ave. – three bundles of copper wire stolen from property under restoration.

N. 20th St./W. Clearfield St. – Google G2X cell phone, $80 in cash and food stolen from delivery driver. The two offenders fled southbound toward Toronto Street.


August 22, 2011

4700 block Wissahickon Ave. – 325 mg Percocets, 10 mg Diazepam, Lugzana pill, 1 mg Ativan pills stolen from daycare facility between 3 p.m. Aug. 18 and 7 a.m. Aug. 19. Surveillance video shows one employee exiting room with items.

100 block W. Ashmead St. – two 32″ flat screen TVs stolen from property between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. No forced entry.

400 block W. Abbottsford Ave. – 1996 Buick Century stolen.

1600 block W. Tioga St. – 2003 Pontiac Montana stolen.

Napa/Clearfield St. – 1993 Ford Crown Victoria stolen.


August 23, 2011

2700 block N. 24th St. – copper pipes stolen from property’s kitchen, bathroom and basement.

4200 block N. Carlisle St. – copper pipes stolen from property. Witness saw offender stealing pipes and said offender had permission to be in property.

1800 block Brunner St. – two flat screen TVs and kitchen sink pipes stolen from property.

4900 block Knox St. – 2005 Dodge Magnum stolen.

2000 Rowan St. – several yards of copper pipes stolen from property, which is under construction.

5400 block Wayne Ave. – black model HTC and HD7 cell phone stolen. Complainant was walking northbound on 5400 Wayne Ave. talking on his cell phone when three males jumped on complainant, punched him in the face and stole his phone.

N 17th St./W. Atlantic St. – 2002 Buick LeSabre, car keys, $60 and $15 in cash stolen from two complainants inside Chinese store. The two offenders, who held the complainants at gunpoint, took the car keys, money and drove off in complainant’s car.

2900 block N. Croskey St. – 2001 Ford Taurus stolen from repair center.


August 24, 2011

3600 block Calumet St. – two gold rings, a diamond ring, a class ring and several gold-colored necklaces stolen from property.

N. 23rd St./W. Tioga St. -1995 Honda Accord stolen after complainant left vehicle in same location for three weeks without registering it.

N. 27th St./W. Clearfield St. – pocketbook containing laptop and wallet containing PA state ID and social security card stolen while complainant sat on bench with pocketbook next to her.


August 25, 2011

N. 19th St./W. Atlantic St. – copper pipes and air conditioner stolen from property.

3100 block W. Lehigh Ave. – two radiators stolen from property between 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and 8 a.m. Aug. 25.

1600 block W. Bristol St. – complainant said her boyfriend, the offender, pushed her onto their second floor bed, punched her several times in the face and stomach, and bit her in the left arm and right thigh, causing her to bleed. Complainant is eight months pregnant and refused medical treatment.

2700 block N. Dover St. – Acer laptop and wireless router stolen from property. Witness said he or she saw complainant’s two ex-roommates leaving the property with multiple bags.

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