Dundalk Ave., 1100 block, Oct. 6, 2:35 a.m. The victim told police that she was in front of the liquor store when the suspect walked up, punched her in the head and face, and took her purse. He fled on foot toward Steelton Ave.
S. Linwood Ave., 200 block, Oct. 6, 9:18 p.m. A man said that he was on his bike when three young men approached. One threw a bike in front of the victim’s bike and said, “Give me your money.” The victim handed over his wallet; the suspects fled north.
Eastern Ave., 4000 block, Oct. 7, 11:57 p.m. The victim said that the female suspect was observed shoplifting and set off the store alarm. She was asked to come back inside; when she refused, the victim grabbed her arm. The suspect tried to throw her items into an SUV; she failed to do so, and the vehicle fled. After a struggle, the victim brought the suspect back inside the store and called the police, who arrested her.
S. Ann St., 600 block, Oct. 8, 12:55 p.m. The victim said that she was looking at some jewelry in the store when a man approached and said, “What are you going to get me?” The victim replied, “Nothing.” The suspect then told her to “Give me a cigarette, or give me your money,” and the victim, frightened, pulled out some mace. A second suspect approached, and both men began demanding money. The victim was about to mace them when they walked away. They were found and arrested; neither has a fixed address.
N. East Ave., unit block, Oct. 9, 8:20 a.m. The victim told police that she was about to enter her home when a man came up behind her, placed a gun to her back, and demanded money. She started screaming; the suspect fled.
E. Fayette St., 2700 block, Oct. 9, 11:46 p.m. The victim said that he was walking home from the tavern where he had bought beer when the suspect approached and displayed a knife. Without a word, he took the wallet from the victim’s hand and fled.
N. Kenwood Ave., 600 block, Oct. 10, 5:41 p.m. The victim said that while he was in the rear yard, three suspects approached and demanded money. One punched him in the head and tried to go through his pockets; the victim managed to escape into his home. The suspects fled; one was arrested.
Eastern Ave., 3100 block, Oct. 11, 2:50 a.m. A woman reported that while she was walking, she saw a gray van pull up and double park. A man got out, placed his hand over her mouth, and slammed her to the ground. She reported that she began screaming and kicking, and yelled at him to take her purse, which he did. The suspect then ran back to the van. A description was put out and the van and two suspects were found and arrested.
N. Clinton St., 100 block, Oct. 11, 12:07 p.m. A woman told police that while she was walking and talking on her cell phone, she noticed someone behind her and stopped to let him pass. The suspect grabbed her and placed a plastic bag which contained a hard object to her neck. he told her not to move, took her purse, and fled. As he fled, he dropped the plastic bag, which contained an air soft gun. The gun was recovered and submitted.
Albemarle St., unit block, Oct. 12, 2:45 p.m. A woman said that she was outside of her place of work talking on her phone when two young men approached. One tried to take her phone; she held on. The suspects fled.
Eastern Ave., 4500 block, Oct. 7, 6:30 a.m. The tenant above the gallery entered and saw a backpack and water bottle that did not belong. She called her landlord, who had a locksmith respond. The police also responded. There was no sign of forced entry; the suspect had used barrel containers to enter a hole in the storage area, and then climbed through a window into the gallery. No property was missing, but a humidifier had been moved and plugged in. The backpack contained personal objects and mail.
Watson St., 900 block, Oct. 7, 7:15 a.m. Someone tried to get inside by cutting the rear screen; no entry was made.
Kane St., 1700 block, Oct. 7, 9:22 p.m. The victim was outside on the phone when the suspects approached and asked for a light. She said no, and one of the suspects walked around her into her home. She asked him what he was doing in there; he replied, “You are going to light my cigarette?” and slapped her on the arm before fleeing. Nothing was taken.
N. Ellwood Ave., 200 block, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. A woman was home when someone tried to pry open her bedroom door. She screamed her husbands name, and she heard the suspect flee. She found that several rooms had been ransacked, and some clothing and jeans were stolen. The suspect had broken in through the basement door.
S. Eaton St., 200 block, Oct. 6, 12 a.m. The victim was working in the kitchen when she saw the handle to the house’s rear door turn. She reported that the suspect discovered her presence and fled.
S. Ellwood Ave., 1100 block, Oct. 8, 12:30 p.m. Someone broke in via the kitchen window and took a laptop.
S. Robinson St., 400 block, Oct. 10, 7:30 a.m. Someone entered through an unsecured rear basement window, took electronics, and left.
Fleet St., 2100 block, Oct. 10, 12:30 p.m. Someone entered through an unsecured rear second-story window, accessible via the fire escape. The suspect(s) left black footprints and handprints throughout the property, but nothing was reported stolen.
N. Streeper St., 600 block, Oct. 10, 5 p.m. The victim’s neighbor reported that she observed the victim’s ex-boyfriend attempting to pry open the window to the victim’s house. The neighbor advised the ex that she was calling the police; he fled.
E. Baltimore St., 2900 block, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. A man reported that upon returning home, he found that his basement door had been forced open and his property was missing.
Fait Ave., 3100 block, Oct. 12, 3:56 a.m. A woman said that she heard movement downstairs while she was in bed. She went downstairs and observed a figure, who fled. The suspect had come in through the rear kitchen window.
Joplin St., 1600 block, Oct. 6, 2:30 p.m. A woman said that her ex-boyfriend got drunk and got into a dispute with her. She said he pushed her backward over a dog crate and she fell, struck her head and passed out. When she awoke, he was over her with a knife. She threatened to call the police; he left. He came back; she did call the police. He was arrested at the scene.
E. Fayette St., 3000 block, Oct. 6, 5:39 p.m. Officers responded to a discharge call, and found a crime scene but no victim. A short time later, Eastern District officers responded to the 700 block of N. Duncan St. and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his foot.
Silver Ct., 200 block, Oct. 7, 2:30 a.m. A man reported that he was staying with his father when his girlfriend came over. While the victim was leaving, his girlfriend reportedly threw beer on him and maced him. He went back into the house; she fled. A warrant was issued.
Eastern Ave., 3200 block, Oct. 6, 8:15 a.m. A man reported that he was inside the store when a juvenile opened the door and threw part of a brick at him, hitting him in the back. The juvenile fled; the victim refused medical attention.
S. Conkling St., 300 block, Oct. 8, 12:30 a.m. The suspect opened the bar to the door, and the bartender recognized him as a patron who had been banned from the establishment for several years. She informed him that he was banned, and he waved a knife at her in a threatening manner. He fled. Patrol stopped and arrested him about a block from the bar. The knife was recovered.