Man allegedly shot at following vehicle altercation; bystander hit

Written by on March 13, 2013 in Crime - Comments Off


Eastborne Ave., 6200 block, March 4, 8:15 p.m. A man told police he was lying down in his bedroom watching TV when he heard a noise in his living room. He got up to investigate, and when he entered his living room, two men wearing black masks were standing there. One threw him to the ground; the other ransacked the bedroom and took a safe containing $5,000. The suspects fled; they had gained entrance through an unsecured window.


South Wolfe St., 200 block, March 3, 1:43 a.m. A man told police that he heard the suspect breaking into his house via the rear kitchen window. The man managed to apprehend and hold the suspect until police arrived and arrested him.

Elliott St., 3000 block, March 3, 4 p.m. A woman reported that she arrived at her business to find pry marks on her rear door. No entry was made; no property was taken.

Fait Ave., 3100 block, March 3, 5 p.m. A suspect reached in through the rear dog door to unlock the rear door and access the home. Once inside, the suspect took an iPod, two laptops, and a Blackberry. The suspect fled through the same rear door.

S. Highland Ave., 400 block, March 5, 12:20 p.m. Someone broke into the grocery store through the front window and stole $30 from the register and $150 from a donation box.

Claremont Ave., 3700 block, March 7, 2 p.m. A man reported that he was at home asleep when he heard a noise downstairs. He found a woman he knew putting food in a push cart. He argued with her and she left on foot. After she left, he noticed that his wallet and keys were missing from his pants pocket. They were on the floor; $25 was missing from his wallet. He was unsure how she got into the house; there was no sign of forced entry.

S. Highland Ave., 200 block, March 7, 10:30 p.m. A suspect pushed in a poorly-secured plastic front window to gain access to the grocery store. Stolen was $20 from the register and some fruits and vegetables.

N. Front St., 100 block, March 7, 11 p.m. A contractor arrived to work at the church and found numerous doors unlocked. Desks and storage areas had been searched.

S. Washington St., 100 block, March 9, 3:30 p.m. A woman reported that someone got in the house via the fire escape and an unsecured second-floor window. Once inside, the suspect stole a laptop, earring, and external hard drive.

Aggravated Assault

Holabird Ave., 6700 block, March 3, 5:43 p.m. A man reported that while he was walking with his girlfriend, she got angry and hit him in the arm, leg and forehead with a silver cane. She was arrested.

E. Pratt St., 800 block, March 4, 12 a.m. A man said that he was shot at at the corner of Pratt and President streets. He said that two men were arguing and he heard one say, “Get Shorty.” He ran and tripped and fell, doing a somersault after he heard three shots. He later felt a burning in the wound and sought medical attention. The hospital reported that he had an old, unsutured laceration, and he was discharged. The victim was arrested for a separate incident in the Southeast District.

Brown Ave., 6500 block, March 4, 10:30 p.m. A woman reported that she let her ex-boyfriend, also her child’s father, to use her phone. He saw text messages from her current boyfriend, and became angry. The fight got physical, and he reportedly slammed her body repeatedly into a table. She got away and grabbed a baseball bat for protection, but he took it. The report ends here; the ex-boyfriend was arrested.

N. Linwood Ave., 400 block, March 5, 12:50 a.m. A woman reported that during an argument with a man, he picked up a bat and hit her in the back of the head with it. He fled, but was later found by police and arrested.

N. Belnord Ave., 200 block, March 5, 3:25 a.m. A man reported that while he was sleeping, his wife came in and hit him in the face with a cellphone. She then began scratching him. The suspect was arrested on the scene.

N. Caroline St., unit block, March 5, 5:54 p.m. A man reported that while driving his truck, he was cut off and struck a light pole. He got out of the truck to confront the dirt-bike rider who had cut him off. The man on the dirt bike reportedly yelled to a crowd of people, “Get him!” The victim said he grabbed a baseball bat for protection, and then an unknown man pulled out a gun and fired at him six times, striking his legs. A man sitting in a wheelchair at the corner of E. Fayette St. was also reportedly struck in the forearm by a bullett.

N. Luzerne Ave., 200 block, March 5, 10:10 p.m. A woman reported that another woman forced her way into the location, assaulted her, and stabbed her in the leg with a kitchen knife. The victim fled and was chased by the suspect, who was then arrested by police.

N. Bouldin St., 500 block, March 6, 2:25 a.m. A woman reported that during an argument with her boyfriend, he punched her and then struck her in the ribs with a frying pan. She called police; the man was located and arrested.

President St., 200 block, March 6, 10:30 p.m. A woman reported that she was working at the restaurant when the male ordered two margaritas to go. When she informed him that this was not possible, he became upset and hurled a shaker glass at her. He fled.

S. Bouldin St., 200 block, March 9, 3:35 p.m. A man reported that his girlfriend came home and an argument started. She reportedly punched him in the face and bit his fingers. He reportedly then pushed her away. The girlfriend reported that he punched her in the right eye and pulled her hair out. Both were arrested.

Larceny From Auto

Sixteen larcenies from auto were reported during the week of March 3 through March 9 in the Southeast District.

Stolen was cash, wallets, purses, an iPad, an iPod, two Kindle Fires, power tools, a laptop, cell phones, clothing, a garage opener, a checkbook, and credit cards.

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