September 24, 2009


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The following crimes are from the week of Sept. 13 to Sept. 19, 2009.

Sept. 13. 7900 block Winston Road. Between 12 p.m. on Sept. 12 and 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, an unknown person pried open the rear window to the dining room and stole the following items: two Sony HD television sets, a collection of silver coins, yellow earrings and a quilt.

Sept. 15. 7800 block Roanoke Street. Between 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 7 a.m. on Sept. 15, an unknown person broke into four vehicles: one 2003 Chrysler Cruiser from which one pair of sunglasses was taken but recovered; one 2009 Toyota Corolla; one 2006 Honda Accord and a 1999 Honda Civic.

Sept. 16. 7900 block Winston Road. Complainant states that he left his vehicle unlocked on the night of Sept. 15 and the following morning he noticed that things were moved around inside of the car but nothing was taken.

Sept. 16. 8700 block Germantown Ave. Complainant, who is a SEPTA bus driver, was assaulted inside of his bus. Complainant and offender were on highway when police arrived. The left side of complainant’s face was bloody and offender had blood on  his clothing. Complainant was taken to Chestnut Hill Hospital and offender was taken to Northwest Detectives.

Sept. 17. Unit block E. Abington Ave. Between 7 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 8 a.m. on Sept. 17, an unknown person entered an unlocked 2000 Mercury and stole a global positioning system.

Sept. 17. 8200 block Ardleigh Street. Complainant states that an unknown person entered a 2003 VW Passat and stole change. It was not known how entry was made.

Sept. 17. 8000 block Roanoke Street. Complainant states that an unknown person ransacked a 2006 Honda and stole change. Car door was left unlocked.

Sept. 17. Unit block Woodale Ave. Complainant states that an unknown person entered his  unlocked blue Audi. Nothing was taken.

Sept. 17. Unit block W. Abington Ave. Complainant states she heard alarm of  her 2000 Volkswagen go off, and when she went out to check, she noticed her passenger side door open. Nothing was taken.

Sept. 17. Unit block W. Willow Grove Ave. Complainant states that an unknown person entered her unlocked Volkswagen and stole change.

Sept. 18. Unit block Newton St. Police responded to radio call of burglary alarm and found front door glass broken and door open. Complainant arrived and stated that a silver bracelet with turquoise stones was missing from bureau in the master bedroom.

Sept. 18. 8700 block Prospect Ave. Complainant states that an  unknown person gained entry to home by prying rear screen door open. Costume jewelry was stolen.

Summary — Twelve crimes for week: three burglaries, one aggravated assault and eight thefts from vehicles. Keep in mind that locking the doors to your vehicles will help keep your valuables safe. Keep windows locked and doors secure. It’s nice to get fresh air in but it may also help the burglars.

Town Watch, 215-248-1320.

If you have been the victim of a crime and would like information, service or support, call Northwest Victim Services, 6301 Germantown Ave., Second Floor, Suite One, 215-438-4410. The service is free.