Crime 7/24/13


O’Donnell St., 5600 block, July 14, 1:30 a.m. Officers responded to the location and found the female victim suffering from two black eyes and a bloody nose. She said she had been drinking at the nightclub with another female, who she knew only by name. The female suspect cursed at her and threatened to harm her, allegedly, and then started to punch her in the face. The victim got away, but the suspect took her purse and fled. The victim was transported to the hospital.

Baylis St., 1400 block, July 14, 5:35 p.m. A woman told police that she was walking when a silver minivan double parked. A male suspect got out, said something to her, and grabbed her purse and her phone. He ran back to the van, which drove off.

E. Pratt St., 1900 block, July 16, 4:15 p.m. The complainant was behind the counter working when the suspect entered the store. He walked around for a minute before leaving without buying anything. He then came back and asked if the store had deodorant or body spray. The clerk said no. The suspect then pulled out a gun and told her to “put them up.” The victim removed the cash from the register and threw it at the suspect.

S. Chester St., 400 block, July 16, 8:15 p.m. A man told police that he was walking the block with ear buds in and his phone in his hand, when three young males approached and demanded his phone. The man told the to “get the [expletive] out of here.” One of them pulled out a small knife, so the victim ran away and called the police. No property was taken.

S. Conkling St., 1200 block, July 16, 9:40 p.m. A man told police he was walking when five young males approached him from behind. One of them hit him in the back of the head, and they surrounded him. They demanded his property. The victim handed over $5 and a black phone. The suspects fled. During and area canvass with an officer, the suspects were found and identified on the 3500 block of Hudson St. All were arrested.

N. Central Ave., 100 block, July 17, 12 p.m. A woman told police that she was in her vehicle waiting for the light change when a man came and stuck a gun in her vehicle through her open window. It wasn’t pointed directly at her. He did not say anything, but he took her phone and went north, out of sight.

E. Fayette St., 1500 block, July 18, 7:49 a.m. A woman told police that she was stopped at a red light at Fayette and Caroline streets when two men approached her vehicle from either side. The man that approached the passenger side reached in her window and grabbed her by the hair in an attempt to grab her phone. She tried putting up the window, and the report ends here.


N. Spring Ct., 200 block, July 14, 9:20 a.m. A woman left to walk her dogs, and returned home to see a man leaving her house by the front door. He had taken a red wallet containing IDs, cash, and a Social Security card. He fled on a bike. The victim became irate while in the patrol car helping an officer look for the victim. She left the car and also refused to wait for the crime lab.

S. Potomac St., 100 block, July 14, 12:05 p.m. A woman said that she was home when she saw someone slide open the unlocked basement window. The suspect saw the victim and fled on foot.

Eastern Ave., 3200 block, July 16, 2:35 a.m. Officers responded to the cafe and mart for a burglary report, and found the front door glass broken and a rock on the floor of the establishment. A store worker reviewed security footage and saw a man taking cigarettes and lottery tickets before fleeing.

Fleet St., 2000 block, July 16, 10 a.m. A woman returned to her two-days-per-week residence and found the door open and damage around the lock. She called the owner, who advised her to call the police. Stolen was a jar of change, three inoperable rifles, a DVD player, stereo system, video game system, laptop and smart TV.

N. Luzerne Ave., 100 block, July 16, 4 p.m. An unknown suspect broke the plywood that was covering the vacant property window and gained access. The suspect took 60 feet of copper pipe.

S. Oldham St., 400 block, July 16, 5 p.m. An unknown suspect forced the rear, second-story window and took the following from the complainant’s grandson’s room: a Playstation, XBox, games for both systems, and a laptop. The grandson said he had been hanging out with someone who said he “felt like breaking into a couple of houses.”

Dundalk Ave., 1600 block, July 16, 11 p.m. A man was home when heard a noise upstairs. Upon investigation, he found his nephew—who had been told to stay away from the house—hiding in the bathroom. The man went downstairs to call the police, and his nephew escaped. No property was taken.

N. Potomac St., unit block, July 17, 11 a.m. An unknown suspect broke the window of the basement door to gain entry, and took power tools from the vacant home.

Cassell Dr., 300 block, July 17, 2 p.m. A man told police that the suspect entered the business through the front office door, which is restricted to the public, and took a laptop before fleeing.

S. Regester St., 100 block, July 18, 6:25 a.m. A man said that he was in bed on the second floor when he saw a man on the second floor. The victim chased the suspect out of the house. A cellphone was taken; the victim had left a front window unsecured.

N. Lakewood Ave., 100 block, July 18, 6:40 a.m. A woman told police that while at work, the alarm company called to tell her that the alarm was sounding at her home. The woman returned home to find that the front window—which had been left unsecured—was open. Stolen was a diamond ring.

S. Macon St., 600 block, July 18, 8 a.m. A man came home to find the inside of his dwelling damaged. There was a hole in the wall, a broken backdoor, and cut suits and shirts.

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