Thursday, May 23, 2013
A man stops another man from breaking into his car.
A Mt. Airy man thwarted a car break-in on his own car on May 12, police said. On May 12, at around 6:18 p.m., a man went outside of his home in the unit block of East Gorgas Lane where he observed someone trying to break into his car, police said. The owner of the vehicle yelled at the man trying to gain access to the vehicle, and the man fled toward Germantown Avenue. The owner of the vehicle discovered that the handle to his front door had been pulled off, but nothing else was taken, police said.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A man is shot with a BB gun while walking on Stenton Ave.
A man told police that he was shot with a BB gun while walking in the 6900 block of Stenton Avenue on May 11. At around 8 p.m., a man was walking home when a red sedan pulled along side him and fired a BB gun at him, police said. The car then sped off.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Three men leave in a U-Haul truck after burglarizing a home.
A woman returned to her home after a few days away on the 400 block of East Pleasant Street on May 7, to discover her home had been burglarized. Burglars entered the home after they forced open a dining room window, police said. A witness told police that three men left the scene in a U-Haul moving truck. Police value the stolen items at more than $1,700, and they include a laptop, 50-inch television and a 32-inch television.
Monday, May 20, 2013
A woman returns home to find her apartment ransacked.
A woman returned home on May 8, to discover that her apartment had been ransacked, and $1,800 worth of items had been stolen, police said. A Mt. Airy woman told police that she returned to her apartment in the 100 block of East Washington Lane at 11:30 p.m., on May 8, to discover that her front door had been pried open and several rooms had been rummaged through, police said. Police reported a safe stolen as well as a computer monitor and a flat screen television. The safe contained a passport, personal paperwork and various jewelry, police said.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A man's vehicle breaks down and is taken while the owner searches for help.
A man reported his car stolen near the intersection of Johnson Street and Germantown Avenue, on May 5, at approximately 8 p.m. The man told police that the car had broken down, and that he had pulled it over to the side of the road. The man told police that the engine was blown. When he returned to the vehicle later the same evening, it had been stolen, police said.
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Bad Week for Jewelry: According to two separate reports from Roxborough Patch, over $13,000 in jewelry was reported missing in the past few weeks. Incidents include a $3,000 diamond ring and $10,000 in other miscellaneous jewelry. Read the full incident reports here and here. Rat in the Mouse House: Because nothing is sacred, TE Patch has a report about a burglary at Chuck E. Cheese that took place in May. According to reports, an unknown person used a pry bar to bash their way into the kids restaurant, and left without taking any money. Get the full story here. A Crummy Freelance Gig: According to a report from Media Patch, a woman reported being scammed out of $11k after agreeing to photojournalism freelance work and was never paid. The …
Friday, May 17, 2013
A woman wakes up to find her outdoor furniture missing.
A Mt. Airy woman told police that her porch furniture had been stolen overnight the morning of May 7. The woman, who lives in the unit block of Gowen Circle, last saw her furniture the night of May 6, at 10 p.m., police said. The next morning she went to take her dog for a walk at 7 a.m., and the furniture was gone, police said. Police valued the furniture at $600.
The teen was last seen in the company of an adult male.
Chester and Montgomery counties have issued alerts for a 13-year-old girl from Reading, who was last seen Wednesday. Destiny Hernandez is described by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as an endangered runaway. Destiny may be in the company of an adult male. She has a scar on her left hand. When Destiny was last seen, she had red and orange highlights in her hair. -according to her missing poster. Hernandez is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information should call the Reading Police Department at (610) 655-6116.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
YouTube celeb Caleb Lawrence McGillvary has been arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department at a Greyhound Bus Terminal. He is accused of killing a New Jersey man.
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, a.k.a. Internet celeb "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker," was arrested at the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Philadelphia Thursday evening by members of the Philadelphia Police Department, New Jersey authorities announced. McGillvary has been charged with the homicide of Joseph Galfy Jr., 73, which occurred Sunday in Clark, N.J. McGillvary will be processed in Philadelphia and returned to New Jersey in the coming days. His bail was previously set at $3 million and he will be lodged in the Union County Jail in Elizabeth, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. "I am grateful for the overwhelming response and dedicated effort by the public and law enforcement that led to this arrest," Romankow said…
A man uses a hole to gain access to a business on Germantown Avenue.
A man broke into the offices of the Philadelphia Sunday Sun located at 661 Germantown Ave. by creating a whole in the wall, police said. The general manager of The Sun was walking to the upstairs kitchen on May 5, when he discovered a hole in the wall between his property and the property located at 6659. Someone used the hole to gain access to the The Sun's office from an adjoining abandoned property, police said. It is unknown if anything was taken at this time.