Northwood Burglar Apprehended

Officer Kennelly lead the 15th police District PSA1 meeting on January 28th at Aria Hospital with about 30 residents attending.

He reported that an individual was arrested in connection with the recent string of Northwood burglaries on January 7th and since that time similar burglaries have not been a problem.

This is not to be confused with the “Theft from Vehicles” which is another crime category.  The picture below is of one that occurred last weekend in Northwood.  Lock your car doors.  Don’t leave any valuables or anything that this crook thinks may be valuable, in plain sight.

theft from vehicles northwood

No arrest has been made yet in the homicide that started off the new year in Frankford on the 4600 block of Penn Street.

Cell phone thefts are a major problem says Officer Kennelly.  Don’t be an easy target.  When you are out in public, holding your cell phone and talking makes it too easy for a thief to grab it and run.  Tell your kids to keep them in their pocket when out in public.

The truck parking problem around Harding Middle school continues.  There are no truck parking signs on Ditman Street which are being ignored.  Advice from Kat Hardy of Senator Tartaglione’s office:

A lot of phone calls about the tractor trailer parking on Ditman Street at the corner under “no trucking parking anytime” post.  We will be working on it at the office all day but we need everyone to call 911 when you see a violation. Do not call the 15th, we were told to call 911. They will send an officer out to ticket the truck. The more calls, the sooner we can get this tractor trailer towed. That’s how it works. 
It’s not safe for the kids crossing the street trying to get to Harding school and it’s just against the law.
We (Frankford ) have to do our part. We asked for no tractor trailer parking on that street, we got it,  now let’s all try to make it happen.  All it takes is for one tractor trailer to start.  Before we know it they are lined up again.

Cars parking on the sidewalk by the used car dealers on Torresdale Avenue between Church and Margaret has been going on for years.  It creates a danger for pedestrians who have to walk in the street to get by. Officer Kennelly will refer it to Roll Call.

Ronald Ryan of Town Watch Integrated Services discussed town watch and the benefits of implementing that program in Frankford.

Officer Staten talked about the Philly Cheers program which is being held at Aria Hospital again this year with the first session on February 27th.  This is a good program for kids aged 8 to 17.  It is held on Saturdays from 9 AM to noon with breakfast and lunch served free of charge  You can get more information at this link.

The next meeting of the 15th District PSA1 will be held on February 25th at 7 PM at the Bridesburg Recreation Center at 4625 Richmond Street.