03/08/08 Crime report from Bella Vista Town Watch



  • Dial 911 to report all crimes and suspicious activity
  • Helpful crime prevention tipscan be found at the Philadelphia Police Website
  • Narcotics related complaints (anonymous) can be reported via the web
  • Roll Call Reports can be submitted via the web (Bella Vista is in the 3rd Police District)
  • Complaints re: LCB Licensed Establishments:  Local Police (911) should be called as LCE states "Disturbances caused by patrons departing licensed premises such as loud noise, disorderly behavior, public urination, illegal parking, etc. must be handled by your local police department."
  • Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (LCE) enforce the liquor laws of Pennsylvania inside licensed establishments.  
    "Any citizen can file a complaint if they feel that liquor laws are being violated at a licensed liquor establishment or other location.  All complaints are completely confidential.  Liquor Enforcement Officers investigate all complaints that relate to activities taking place inside of licensed liquor establishments.  Liquor Enforcement Officers also investigate allegations of sales of alcoholic beverages without a liquor license."  The Philadelphia office contact number is (215) 726-6200  
    Additional information on filing complaints etc. can be found on the web

A regular report of crimes occurring in our neighborhood and locations near by compiled by the Crime Prevention Committee of BVTW.  During the period February 19 to March 6, 2008, there was one robbery, one agg assault, two burglaries, two thefts, two thefts from auto and two stolen vehicles in Bella Vista. 

  • 2/23, 4:40 p.m. - South Street State Liquor Store - offender shoved clerk in the process of shop-lifting bottles.

Ag Assault

  • 2/21, 11:49 - 9XX South Street, complainant threatened with small black handgun by three black mails in SUV.  Complainant refused to provide more information to police.


  • 2/19, 6:40 a.m. - 9XX Washington Ave, Beauty shop entered though hole cut in roof.  ATM cut open.  Cash taken.  Offender identified.
  •  2/19, 12:25 p.m. 9XX Washington Ave. Store entered through hole in wall from adjacent premises.   ATM cut open, register and safe opened.  Offender identified.


  • 2/20, 8:30 a.m. - 5XX Fitzwater, purse containing cell phone, keys, credit cards taken from desk. 
  • 2/24, 3:00 p.m. - 7XX South Darien St., computer taken during real estate open house.

Theft from Vehicle

  • 2/25, 9:47 a.m. - 8XX South 9th Street, window broken, cash taken.
  • 2/25, 12:00 a.m. - 10XX Bainbridge, CD's, jewelry, credit cards taken.

Stolen Cars

  • 2/23, 6:45 - 8XX Bainbridge, silver 2005 Chrysler Pacifica PA GCD0428.
  • 3/03, 10:03 a.m. - 10XX South Street, white 1994 Honda Accord taken from Super Fresh garage.  
Please note: This report has been compiled by abstracting police district weekly crime stats.  Every attempt has been made to insure the accuracy of this report.

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