Mark Mroz, community relation officer in the 2nd Police District, spoke at last week’s Rhawnhurst Civic Association meeting.
Mroz announced that Capt. James Kimrey has been transferred to the 5th Police District in Roxborough.
The new commander is Capt. Marc Metellus, recently promoted from lieutenant. Metellus will hold a captain’s town hall on March 15 at 6 p.m. at the Philadelphia Protestant Home.
Mroz mentioned that an 11-year-old in a stolen car crashed the vehicle in the vicinity of Northeast High School.
In a recent two-week period in the 2nd district, there were 72 cars stolen, including 24 Kias and 23 Hyundais.
Mroz said both companies have recently come up with software to make it harder for people to steal the cars. He recommends that people buy The Club.
The officer also encourages people to sign up for the Civilian Police Academy. CPA meets Wednesday nights for nine weeks at the Philadelphia Police Academy, 2838 Woodhaven Road. The next class will begin on April 23. For more information, contact Cpl. Megan Fabrizio at 215-934-4147 or Megan.Fabrizio@phila.gov.
Anonymous crime tips are being accepted at 215-686-TIPS or tips@PhillyPolice.com.
In other news from the Feb. 15 meeting:
• Shere Anderson, a clean block officer for the city sanitation department, said there are about 300 block captains in the 2nd Police District. To become a block captain, call her at 215-685-3973.
• State Rep. Ed Neilson will hold a shredding and e-cycling event on April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the parking lot of St. Katherine of Siena Parish, 9700 Frankford Ave.
• Aides to City Councilman Brian O’Neill said they welcome calls about illegally parked trucks and boats, hitched or unhitched. The vehicles are subject to ticketing and towing. To report illegally parked vehicles, call O’Neill’s office at 215-685-0438. ••