26th District Crime Report: 9.3 – 9.9

26th District Crime Report

September 3, 2014- September 9, 2014

Below is a breakdown of crimes committed in the 26th District in the neighborhoods that make up PSA #2 and PSA #3

  • There were Zero (0) homicides reported during this time period:
  • There were Zero (0) rape reported during this time:
  • There was One (1) robbery-point of gun during this time : 1100 Leopard (9/8)
  • There were Two (2) robberies other weapon during this time : 100 W Girard (9/4), 1800 Front (9/9)
  • There were Zero (0) Aggravated Assault other weapon during this time :
  • There was One (1) Aggravated Assault with a gun during this period: 600 W Girard (9/4)
  • There were Six (6) residential burglaries during this period : 2300 Gaul (9/3), 2500 Sergeant (9/5), 1900 Albert (9/5), 1600 8th (9/8), 400 E Flora (9/8), 2500 Cumberland (9/9)
  • There were Nine (9) theft from autos during this period: 1700 Blair (9/5), 200 Oxford (9/5), 2200 American (9/5), 1400 Marlborough (9/6), 2500 Aramingo (9/6), 1000 Hancock (9/7), 2400 Amber (9/7), 1300 Front (9/8), 2500 Aramingo (9/8), 2500 Jasper (9/9)
  • There was One (1) stolen vehicles during this time : 1100 Susquehanna (9/6)
  • There were Six (6) thefts during this period : 2600 Thompson (9/3), 1200 Hope (9/5), 1900 7th (9/5), 1000 Hancock (9/6), 900 Marshall (9/8), 400 E Wildey (9/9)

26th District Crime Report – 8.27 to 9.2

26th District Crime Report

August 27, 2014- September 2, 2014

Below is a breakdown of crimes committed in the 26th District in the neighborhoods that make up PSA #2 and PSA #3

  • There were Zero (0) homicides reported during this time period:
  • There was One (1) rape reported during this time: 1800 E Boston (9/1)
  • There were Two (2) robbery-point of gun during this time : 1700 Delaware (8/27), 1400 5th (9/1)
  • There was One (1) robberies other weapon during this time : 1100 Susquehanna (8/27)
  • There were Three (3) Aggravated Assault other weapon during this time : 2600 Webb (8/30), 2100 Dauphin (8/31) X 2
  • There were Two (2) Aggravated Assault with a gun during this period: 1900 Darien (9/1), 1900 9th (9/2)
  • There were Five (5) residential burglaries during this period : 2600 Aramingo (8/27), 100 W Norris (8/28), 2300 Hazzard (8/28), 1100 4th (8/29), 1200 Columbia (9/1)
  • There were Nine (9) theft from autos during this period: 1100 Marlborough (8/28), 2100 Hazzard (8/29), 900 Front (8/29), 1000 Lawrence (8/29), 400 Moyer (8/29), 200 W Girard (8/29), 1000 Delaware (8/30), 1800 York (9/1), 500 E Thompson (9/1)
  • There were Eight (8) stolen vehicles during this time : 900 W Norris (8/27), 900 5th (8/27), 1800 Leithgow (8/29), 2300 Firth (8/29), 900 3rd (8/30), 2400 Aramingo (8/30), 200 Turner (8/31), 2000 Trenton (9/1)
  • There were Six (6) thefts during this period : 100 W Girard (8/27), 1900 5th (8/27), 200 Berks (8/27), 1800 Frankford (8/29), 1300 Palethorpe (8/29), 2000 Richmond (8/30)

26th District Crime Report – 8.20 – 8.26

26th District Crime Report

August 20, 2014- August 26, 2014

Below is a breakdown of crimes committed in the 26th District in the neighborhoods that make up PSA #2 and PSA #3

  • There were Zero (0) homicides reported during this time period:
  • There was One (1) rape reported during this time: 2400 Cedar (8/23)
  • There was One (1) robbery-point of gun during this time : 2300 Front (8/22)
  • There were Two (2) robberies other weapon during this time : 500 Berks (8/24), 500 Master (8/25)
  • There were Five (5) Aggravated Assault other weapon during this time : 600 master (8/20), 1700 Marshall (8/21), 1100 Crease (8/23), 700 W Jefferson (8/24), 2500 Oakdale (8/24)
  • There was One (1) Aggravated Assault with a gun during this period: 2100 Sergeant (8/25)
  • There were Seventeen (17) residential burglaries during this period : 2500 Albert (8/20), 1700 Hancock (8/21), 2000 Susquehanna (8/21) X 3, 2000 Amber (8/21), 2400 Cumberland (8/22), 2000 Arizona (8/22), 2100 Oakdale (8/23), 1200 Leopard (8/23), 900 Penn (8/23), 2400 Cumberland (8/24), 2400 Letterly (8/24), 2600 Belgrade (8/25), 200 Cambridge (8/25), 2100 Lehigh (8/26)
  •  There were Twenty five (25) theft from autos during this period: 2100 Albert (8/20), 1700 Howard (8/20), 400 Master (8/21), 2100 E Norris (8/21), 1800 Hazzard (8/21), 100 W Jefferson (8/22), 100 E Allen (8/22), 1300 Lawrence (8/22), 1300 Columbia (8/22), 200 W Berks (8/22), 200 Poplar (8/23), 1100 Delaware (8/23), 900 New Market (8/23), 1700 Memphis (8/23), 100 Berks (8/23), 1900 Cumberland (8/23), 1000 Bodine (8/24), 1100 Lawrence (8/24), 1100 Germantown (8/24), 2400 Hagert (8/24), 900 Orianna (8/25), 100 Laurel (8/25), 1200 Front (8/25), 2300 Mercer (8/25), 900 American (8/26)
  • There was Nine (9) stolen vehicles during this time : 2500 Sepviva (8/20),1000 Marlborough (8/20), 2000 Trenton (8/21), 2500 A St (8/21), 1300 Columbia (8/23), 2100 Hazzard (8/24), 1700 Frankford (8/26),2500 Gaul (8/26)
  • There was Nine (9) thefts during this period : 1900 Front (8/20), 2600 Albert (8/20), 600 Thompson (8/22), 2500 Water (8/22), 1300 Berks (8/23), 100 Thompson (8/23), 1800 Front (8/24), 2300 Frankford (8/25), 1200 Leithgow (8/26)

26th District Crime Report: 8.13 – 8.19

26th District Crime Report

August 13, 2014- August 19, 2014

Below is a breakdown of crimes committed in the 26th District in the neighborhoods that make up PSA #2 and PSA #3

  • There were Zero (0) homicides reported during this time period:
  • There was One (1) rape reported during this time: 2400 Sergeant (8/13)
  • There were Two (2) robbery-point of gun during this time : 1200 7th (8/15), 100 Ellen (8/18)
  • There was One (1) robberies other weapon during this time : 200 E Thompson (8/18)
  • There were Five (5) Aggravated Assault other weapon during this time : 2500 Edgemont (8/14), 1200 2nd (8/16), 1300 10th (8/17), 1800 Mutter (8/17), 1200 7th (8/19)
  • There were Two (2) Aggravated Assault with a gun during this period: 1500 5th (8/13), 2400 Emerald (8/19
  • There were Seven (7) residential burglaries during this period : 2100 Hazzard (8/13), 1900 6th (8/13), 2500 Amber (815), 2600 Harold (815), 100 W Thompson (817), 2600 Coral (817), 2400 Frankford (818)
  • There was Fourteen (14) theft from autos during this period: 2500 Lehigh (8/13), 1300 Susquehanna (8/14), 1000 Leopard (8./14), 1000 Delaware (8/14), 300 Cambridge (8/15), 500 W Girard (8/15), 400 Master (8/16), 2000 Fletcher (8/16), 900 Frankford (8/17), 2000 Arizona (8/17), 1000 Leopard (8/17), 2400 Cedar (8/19), 1800 Howard (8/19), 800 Belgrade (8/19)
  • There was Seven (7) stolen vehicles during this time : 2300 York (8/14), 200 Richmond (8/15), 2600 Edgemont (8/15), 300 Master (8/16), 1000 Germantown (8/16), 1400 4th (8/18), 2000 Trenton (8/19)
  • There was Nine (9) thefts during this period : 900 Frankford (8/13), 2600 York (8/13), 2100 Huntingdon (8/14), 1800 Howard (8/14), 2600 Emery (8/14), 2600 York (8/14), 900 2nd (8/14), 1200 Front (8/15), 2300 Tucker (8/19)

26th District Crime Report: 8.6 – 8.12

26th District Crime Report

August 6, 2014- August 12, 2014

Below is a breakdown of crimes committed in the 26th District in the neighborhoods that make up PSA #2 and PSA #3

  • There were Zero (0) homicides reported during this time period:
  • There was One (1) rape reported during this time: 1800 Harold (8/7)
  • There was One (1) robbery-point of gun during this time : 200 E Allen (8/9)
  • There was Three (3) robberies other weapon during this time : 180 W Girard (8/6)
  • There were Four (4) Aggravated Assault other weapon during this time : 2100 E Dauphin (8/8), 2400 Sepviva (8/11) x 2, 800 Almond (8/11)
  • There was Zero (0) Aggravated Assault with a gun during this period:
  • There was Eight (8) residential burglaries during this period : 2300 Boston (8/6), 2000 Hazzard (8/6), 800 Almond (8/7), 1600 Front (8/8), 2400 Sergeant (8/9), 2400 Tulip (8/10), 1000 Front (8/11), 2100 Hazzard (8/12)
  • There was Seven (7) theft from autos during this period: 2200 Richmond (8/8), 2600 Mercer (8/9), 1200 Hancock (8/10), 1300 Front (8/11), 2200 Gaul (8/11), 2000 Trenton (8/11), 2400 Jasper (8/12)
  • There was Three (3) stolen vehicles during this time : 500 W Thompson (8/7), 2600 Sepviva (8/8), 100 Oxford (8/12)
  • There was Seven (7) thefts during this period : 2600 Frankford (8/6), 2500 Cumberland (8/7), 1300 Delaware (8/7), 1200 Columbia (8/8), 1300 Beach (8/8), 2600 Cedar (8/12), 2300 Frankford (8/12)

Neighbors in Action: The Resource Exchange

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Photo credit: The Resource Exchange, Philadelphia

When giant works of art, dramatic theatre productions, or Hollywood movies whisk through Philadelphia, they leave a lot of stuff behind. They leave great memories and good ideas; they also leave behind fabric, feathers, yarn, tables, lamps, art, and a million of other odds and ends

And as anyone who has ever gone to a furniture, craft, or art store knows — those things they leave behind can cost a lot. The Resource Exchange, on 1701 N 2nd St in South Kensington, gathers up those beautiful leftovers, sorts them, picks just the best, and arranges them in a cheerful and artful way at their store. It’s the perfect spot for folks sprucing up their home, doing a craft, starting a construction project, or creating art — and who don’t want to spend a fortune to do it.

Far from being a disorganized thrift store, the Resource Exchange is carefully curated so that as you roam the aisles, there are little pops of inspiration. In one corner, a stack of photos and a stack of frames suggests a wall of decoration you could make; in the next room, a collection of red paint calls to you; over on the far wall, you can buy fabric at a fraction of the usual cost in patterns that you can rarely find.

Visit for selfish purposes only — the Resource Exchange is a pleasure to peruse and a real asset to have in the neighborhood. But you can also feel good about any purchase you make. In a single year, the nonprofit Resource Exchange saves 630 tons of waste from ending up in the landfills — through a mixture of reuse and recycle.

For when you visit: The Resource Exchange is at 1701 N 2nd St and is open 10 am – 6 pm Wednesday through Saturday and 12 – 4 pm on Sunday. 

26th District Crime Report: 7.30 – 8.5

26th District Crime Report
July 30, 2014- August 5, 2014

Below is a breakdown of crimes committed in the 26th District in the neighborhoods that make up PSA #2 and PSA #3 (8/1)

  • There were Zero (0) homicides reported during this time period:
  • There was One (1) rapes reported during this time: 1300 Eyre (7/30)
  • There were Zero (0) robbery-point of gun during this time:
  • There were Four (4) robberies other weapon during this time: 300 Master (7/30), 1800 Front (8/1), 100 E Lehigh (8/3), 2200 Cedar (8/4)
  • There were Four (4) Aggravated Assaults with a gun during this time: 1600 Marshall (7/30) X 3, 1500 5th
  • There were Three (3) Aggravated Assault other weapon during this period: 200 E Girard (8/1), 300 W Berks (8/4), 2600 Memphis (8/4)
  • There were Seven (7) residential burglaries during this period : 2400 Frankford (7/30) X 2, 1200 Colona (7/30), 100 W Norris (8/1), 2500 Tulip (8/3), 2700 Albert (8/3), 1500 Marshall (8/5)
  • There were Four (4) Theft from Autos during this period: 100 E Lehigh (7/30), 1200 Fletcher (8/2), 2700 Huntingdon (8/3), 2600 Kensington (8/4)
  • There were Six (6) Thefts during this time : 2600 Kensington (8/2), 2400 Kensington (8/2), 2400 Kensington (8/4) X 2, 200 Gordon (8/4), 1500 5th
  • There were Six (6) Stolen Vehicle during this period : 2400 Sepviva (7/30), 1300 Frankford (7/30), 2400 Almond (8/1), 100 Wildey (8/3), 2600 York (8/4), 2300 Coral (8/5)(8/4)

Oops! Forgot My Lunch! or, Why I Go to Buzz Cafe Nearly Every Day

This is not a business showcase. This is not meant to be free advertising for anyone, or anyone here at SKCP favoring any one coffee shop over another. This is just me, Ross, telling a story: a story about lunch.

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This is Buzz Cafe. Some of you may know it, but it’s easy to miss where it is; tucked away on the sleepy little corner of Howard & Berks Streets. While I was building our 2014-15 Business Directory, I stumbled upon this place and got some lunch here. That, my friends, was a wise decision.

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Now, I don’t consider myself to be a food expert. But I am a coffee nerd, and I have a taste for the finer things in life–as long as they can be purchased for less than $10.

 

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Not only does Buzz have delicious food (get the chili, which is more meat than anything else, or the chicken asiago panini which has an aoli that will blow your mind) they have great, fresh, well-made coffee.

Upstairs

 

Aside from these obvious bonuses, Buzz has a great vibe. There are always people in an informal lunch meeting, plenty of light and open seating, and sometimes the owners’ kids running around cheerfully. They even have upstairs seating that’s better suited to larger parties or when you require quiet.

 

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At the end of the day, as much as I know I should bring my lunch to work and save a few dollars, I always end up leaving it in the fridge somehow. That’s the reason why, if you find yourself trekking more than a few blocks for coffee or lunch, you need to check out Buzz. It’s delicious, affordable, and it’s close!

Happy eating,
Ross