Bad employee relations: Boss beats worker with snow shovel
E. Fairmount Avenue, 3500 block, November 14, 10:30 p.m. A woman told police she was out walking when a man pulled a gun and said, “Give me your purse.” He fled with her purse, phone, bi-fold wallet and driver’s license.
E. Lombard Street, 1900 block, November 13, 9:50 p.m. A man told police he was grabbed from behind by a man who pulled him to the ground, took his phone and then fled in the company of a second man.
Dundalk Avenue, 1800 block, November 13, 4:30 p.m. A woman told police a male suspect, whom she described as wearing sunglasses and a ripped shirt, had reached for his waistband as though implying he had a gun, and told her, “Give me your money.” The woman, who was waiting for a bus at the time, handed over her purse and $15 cash.
S. Ponca Street, 1000 block, November 21, 6:30 p.m. A teenager told police she was out with a male friend when a group of teenaged boys surrounded them and told the girl he would rip her friend’s face off if she resisted. He took her cell phone and fled.
E. Fayette Street, 3200 block, October 21, 1:15 p.m. A man told police two teenaged boys had entered his electronics business and started grabbing merchandise. The worker grabbed his phone to call 911, and one teenager said, “Why are you calling them? All we want is this laptop.” He called the police and the suspects fled, yelling, “We’ll be back.”
S. Macon Street, 300 block, October 21, 1 a.m. A woman told police she and her boyfriend were sitting outside on some steps when a man ran up, put a gun to the boyfriend’s head and took their computer and phone, then fled.
E. Lombard Street, 1800 block, November 15, 8:15 a.m. Police were called to a school when a student refused to surrender his 7-inch pocketknife. The student was arrested.
S. Macon Street, 400 block, November 15, 12:13 a.m. A woman and man told police they heard an argument in front of their house, and saw a man pointing a gun at the window. The man with the gun went away and came back with a steak knife, which he threatened the woman with when she went outside to confront him. She sustained a scrape. Police arrived and arrested the assailant, as well as another man involved in the incident.
E. Fayette Street, 3200 block, November 14, 2:50 p.m. A man told police he and his boss had become involved in an argument, and that he had tried to walk away when his boss began beating him with a snow shovel, orange in color. The boss was arrested, although no snow shovel was recovered.
Leakin Street, 700 block, November 13, 12:21 a.m. Police broke up a group of people fighting. A bystander told them she had seen one man in the group throw a bottle at a woman’s car, breaking the window. Two of her friends (a man and woman) were out walking when the group attacked them. The man was treated at a local hospital.
S. Broadway, 200 block, November 13, 3:55 p.m. Police responded to a report of property damage and found a man throwing bottles at a restaurant window. It was revealed that several weeks ago, the management of the restaurant had asked him not to return to the premises, but that he had come back tonight under the influence, trying to buy alcohol, which the restaurant refused to serve him. He flew into a rage, punched an employee, then left and returned with rocks and bottles, which he began throwing at the restaurant window. He was arrested.
S. Mason court, 200 block, November 19, 3:15 p.m. Someone entered a home through a front door and took a TV and a phone.
Holabird Avenue, 6500 block, November 18, 11:30 a.m. Someone entered a home through a front door and took a safe and a B.B. gun.
Gough Street, 2200 block, November 18, 12:03 p.m. Someone broke into a home through a window. It was not immediately known if anything was taken.
Boston Street, 2300 block, November 17, 12:06 p.m. A woman was home when she heard noises in her house. She went to investigate and found a glass slider door open.
E. Baltimore Street, 2200 block, November 17, 4:45 p.m. Someone entered a home through a front door and took electronics.
N. Bethel Street, 400 block, November 16, 6:45 p.m. Someone entered a home through the window and took electronics valued at $1,170.
E. Pratt Street, 800 block, November 16, 4:30 a.m. Someone broke a window to gain entry to an office supply store. It was unclear whether any property had been taken.
Gough Street, 6800 block, November 14, 4:30 a.m. A woman found a window on a relative’s house forced open and broken, but it was unclear whether anything was taken.
Aliceanna Street, 1700 block, November 13, 4 a.m. Someone broke the glass door of a store and stole various items.
Aliceanna Street, 1700 block, November 19, 2 p.m. Someone cut a chain lock and stole a mountain bike.
Pulaski Highway, 3100 block, November 18, 7 a.m. Someone stole contractor scaffolds.
E. Lombard Street, 3800 block, November 17, 1:15 p.m. A man was stopped and arrested for trying to leave a grocery store with two containers of crabmeat and a bag of shrimp. The seafood was returned to the store.
Umbra Street, 600 block, November 17, 11 a.m. A woman told police someone had entered her rear yard and taken three bags of crushed aluminum cans.
Lloyd Street, 100 block, November 16, 12:30 p.m. A woman put her cell phone down during a home inspection, and someone took it.
Holabird Avenue, 6600 block, November 15, 1:39 a.m. A convenience store worker told police a man had run around the counter, grabbed three cartons of Kools, and ran out.
Lighthouse Point, 2700 block, November 14, 7 p.m. Someone took $1,200 worth of scratch-off tickets. A suspect was named to police.
Eastern Avenue, 4900 block, November 11, 3 p.m. A patient walked away from a hospital with a telemetry monitor valued at $4,000.
Folcroft Street, 400 block, October 28, 2 p.m. Someone took a box from a doorstep. The box was filled with glass, and was valued at $580. UPS was contacted and said the box had been delivered.
Larceny from Auto
Designer sunglasses: 1
Handicap hang tag: 1
Pocket knife: 1
Women’s panties: 2
Jewelry (diamond): 3 pieces
Cowboy hat: 1
Air freshener: 1
Holiday crime prevention tips
With the holiday season approaching, police are warning residents of several things:
Do not leave curtains open to display holiday decorations such as lit trees, lights, nativity scenes, etc. Thieves will also take the oppotunity to look in and may return when residents are not home.
Keep doors and windows locked, even if leaving the house for only a few minutes at a time.
Put timers on lights when not at home, and have neighbors take in mail, newspapers and other deliveries.
Neighborhood Watch was compiled by Mary Helen Sprecher.