Crime log: Feb. 24, 2021

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Feb. 1 through 14

As reported by Northeast Detectives. Does not include homicides, sexual assaults, narcotics offenses or other specific crimes investigated by special police units. All locations listed by block, not by exact address.

2nd Police District

There were 11 robberies. Kenneth Jenkins, 30, was arrested Feb. 9 following a robbery with a handgun at a department store at 2300 Cottman Ave. Robberies on the street involved handguns happened at 1400 Kerper St. (Feb. 4), 900 Princeton Ave. (Feb. 5), 1300 Passmore St. (Feb. 6), 900 Saint Vincent St. (Feb. 8), 6000 Lawndale St. (Feb. 8), 600 Anchor St. (Feb. 11) and 7300 Bustleton Ave. (Feb. 14). Other robberies happened at 5800 Rising Sun Ave. (Feb. 4), a retail location at 2100 Cottman Ave. (Feb. 14) and a doctor’s office at 2300 Cottman Ave. (Feb. 5), all of which involved handguns.

There were 12 aggravated assaults, which resulted in four arrests. Assaults on the street took place at 2300 Cottman Ave. (Feb. 4, Alex Gavin, 22), twice at 1400 McKinley St. (Feb. 5) and twice at 1100 Princeton Ave. (Feb. 6) and 5200 F St. (Feb. 8), all of which involved handguns, an incident with a knife at 4500 Roosevelt Blvd. (Feb. 10), and an assault with another weapon at 1100 Englewood St. (Feb. 4, Durrell Downing-Wright, 38). There were domestic assaults at private residences at 1100 Gilham St. (Feb. 7, David Ahamefula, 18) and 7900 Langdon St. (Feb. 1, Imani Brookins, 22), and an assault with another weapon at 900 Sanger St. (Feb. 11, Miguel Berrios, 26). An assault took place at a restaurant at 7800 Castor Ave. on Feb. 5.

Edwin Santiago, 40, was arrested Feb. 3 following the burglary of a private residence at 2100 Disston St. Other burglaries happened at a private residence at 600 Adams Ave. (Feb. 12) and an attempt at public housing at 5500 Hill Creek Park (Feb. 9).

There were 44 thefts, which targeted 19 vehicles (including five stolen vehicle tags and a stolen car phone), 17 businesses, seven street thefts and a hotel/motel. Two arrests were made.

7th Police District

A gas station at 13000 Bustleton Ave. was robbed with a knife on Feb. 7.

There were six aggravated assaults, which resulted in four arrests. Assaults including incidents with handguns on the street at 400 Hoffnagle St. (Feb. 4, Jamar Gantt, 36) and 500 Tomlinson Road (Feb. 8); domestic assaults at apartments at 1200 Fuller St. (Feb. 13, Robert Corsaro, 39) and 13600 Philmont Ave. (Feb. 14); a domestic assault at a private residence at 9100 Old Bustleton Ave. (Feb. 10); and a domestic assault at a factory/warehouse at 8400 Bridle Road (Feb. 6, Joseph Pizzileo, 27). 

An apartment house at 2000 Michener St. was burglarized Feb. 11.

There were 24 thefts, which targeted 11 businesses, six vehicles (including three stolen vehicle tags), five street thefts, a private residence and an apartment house. Two arrests were made. In addition, three vehicles were reported stolen, and three were recovered. 

8th Police District

There were two robberies. Jessica Bates, 35, and John McLeish, 34, were arrested Feb. 4 after a robbery on the street at Morrell Avenue and Keswick Road. A vehicle parked at 2600 Welsh Road was robbed with a handgun Feb. 8.

There were eight aggravated assaults, which resulted in three arrests. Assaults happened at apartment houses at 8500 Marsden St. (Feb. 9, Barry Smith, 35), 12000 Abby Road (Feb. 3, Kameryn Stevens, 23) with a handgun and 8700 Frankford Ave. (Feb. 14) with a knife. Other assaults included domestic assaults at private residences at 8000 Crispin St. (Feb. 1, Marcus Cruz, 59) and 8700 Torresdale Ave. (Feb. 5), an assault with a handgun at a shopping center at 1400 Franklin Mills Circle (Feb. 7), an assault with no weapon on the street at 9500 Leon St. (Feb. 1) and an assault at a prison facility at 8100 State Road (Feb. 3). 

There were three burglaries that happened at an apartment house at 2600 Willits Road (Feb. 2), a gas station at 12000 Roosevelt Blvd. (Feb. 8) and a bank at 2500 Welsh Road (Feb. 1), as well as an attempt at a private residence at 9400 Kirkwood Road (Feb. 4).

There were 30 thefts, which targeted 15 vehicles (including two stolen car phones and a vehicle tag), 10 businesses, three street thefts, a private residence and a hospital. Two arrests were made.

15th Police District

There were nine robberies, all of which took place in the street. These happened at 4400 Oakmont St. (Feb. 7), 6600 Torresdale Ave. (Feb. 10), 4200 Magee Ave. (Feb. 3) and 3000 Nesper St. (Feb. 7), which involved handguns, 4800 Oxford Ave. (Feb. 2) which involved a knife, and 7400 Frankford Ave. (Feb. 3), 7600 Cottage St. (Feb. 5), 6900 Keystone St. (Feb. 11) and 4100 Elbridge St. (Feb. 7), which did not involve weapons.

There were 16 aggravated assaults, which resulted in three arrests. Blessen Sessay, 19, was arrested Feb. 1 following a domestic assault and two assaults with handguns at a private residence at 3300 Meridian St. Matthew Hoffman, 24, was arrested Feb. 3 following a domestic assault at 1400 Rosalie St., and Raymond Zheng, 26, was arrested Feb. 11 following a domestic assault on the street at Disston Street and Brous Avenue. Assaults on the street with handguns happened at 4100 Torresdale Ave. (Feb. 7), the intersection of Princeton Avenue and Marsden Street (Feb. 6), twice at 1800 Sanger St. (Feb. 8) and 4100 Greeby St. (Feb. 10); an assault with another weapon at 4300 Cloud St. (Feb. 2); an assault with no weapon at 6200 Charles St. (Feb. 12) and a domestic assault at 2000 Fraley St. (Feb. 8). Other incidents include a domestic assault at an apartment house at 6400 Marsden St. (Feb. 8), a domestic assault at a private residence at 3200 Teesdale St. (Feb. 3) and an assault with a knife or other weapon at a mental institution at 7900 State Road (Feb. 9). 

There were nine burglaries, which targeted private residences at 3500 Oakmont St. (Feb. 3), twice at 1300 Arrott St. (Feb. 3 and 4), 3100 Glenview St. (Feb. 8) and 3500 Shelmire Ave. (Feb. 8). Other burglaries happened at an apartment house at 1400 Sellers St. (Feb. 4), a retail location at 4300 Aramingo Ave. (Feb. 10), an office building at 7500 Torresdale Ave. (Feb. 3) and outside at 4100 Aramingo Ave. (Feb. 3). 

There were 67 thefts, which targeted 27 vehicles (including 11 stolen vehicle tags), 22 businesses, eight private residences, seven street thefts (including a pick-pocketing), an apartment house, a SEPTA elevated station and a bicycle. Five arrests were made.