Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Armed Robbers And Increase in Crime Spur Community Safety Efforts

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Armed Robbers And Increase in Crime Spur Community Safety Efforts

On the evening of March 12, a resident of the West Philadelphia community was robbed at gunpoint at the intersection of 46th and Hazel streets. Detective Joseph Murray, one of the West Philadelphia community’s main sources for information on crime, released a statement on Twitter about the robbery, stating that the suspect was wearing a gray hoodie and […]

 

Fishtown: Dealing with crime on West Thompson Street

Two men committed an armed robbery on the 100 block of West Thompson in Fishtown on Tuesday, March 18 at 2:05 a.m. The two suspects approached the victims wielding guns and demanded they empty their pockets. When one of the victims refused to give up his belongings, one of the suspects fired three shots, one […]

 By Coeli Danella and Gillian Francella

Overbrook: Police Step Up Programs to Limit Community Crime

Overbrook: Police Step Up Programs to Limit Community Crime

The 19th Police District in Overbrook is using new platforms to monitor crime throughout the neighborhood. “The captain [Joseph Bologna] is a pit bull,” Jim Connell, lieutenant for Police Service Area 1, said. “He’s always looking for new ways to prevent crime.” Operation SafeCam is crime prevention and investigation tool police are using to identify […]

 By Coeli Danella and Gillian Francella

Overbrook: Crime Prevention Combats Increased Car Thefts

Overbrook: Crime Prevention Combats Increased Car Thefts

In the past month, neighborhood crime reports indicate two robberies, two burglaries and a car theft have taken place in the 19th Police District near Overbrook. The 19th District is being proactive in educating community members on what they can do to ensure their belongings remain secure. “The best thing they can do is take their […]