Burglary: Belgrade and Hewson

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First floor apartment at 715 Belgrade was broken into sometime yesterday, or Monday night.
Police took report last night, when I guess the renters came home and realized.

"Je Suis Prest"

cme2niteudig's picture

Thanks for the info.

When the axe came into the forest, many of the trees said " At least the handle is one of us "

newtofishtown's picture

I just moved here. I hope this is not the norm.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

codergrrl's picture

You live in a major city. There are no picket fences around here.

"Je Suis Prest"

bozoloper's picture

codergrrl wrote:
You live in a major city. There are no picket fences around here.

there are lots of spacemonkeys, though.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

codergrrl's picture

bozoloper wrote:
codergrrl wrote:
You live in a major city. There are no picket fences around here.

there are lots of spacemonkeys, though.

My first thought as well.

"Je Suis Prest"

jbette01's picture

codergrrl wrote:
bozoloper wrote:
codergrrl wrote:
You live in a major city. There are no picket fences around here.

there are lots of spacemonkeys, though.

My first thought as well.

Most of the time I dont like to encourage the fake accounts, but when they talk about food I cant say no.

Leo's picture

codergrrl wrote:
You live in a major city. There are no picket fences around here.

…unless they're covering a sidewalk.

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codergrrl's picture

Any new on this, 26th District?

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Landj's picture

newtofishtown - my fiance and i moved here in november. the only problems that we have had are with our direct neighbors who have a serious drug problem. from what i have found there are mainly drug problems, young kids acting like they have no parents problems and people coming from outside of the area to steal tires.

rims get stolen. tires get flattened. a few robberies here and there. i carry mace. you can get it at the army/navy store downtown for pretty cheap, i think$13. i havent had to use it.

it is philadelphia. its not the safest city on the map. just keep your doors locked. dont open them for strangers. typical things that you shouldnt do in a city or anywhere really.

i love living here. the farmers markets. people on the streets have been friendly. you can park a car without restrictions or $! :)

dan

jbette01 wrote:
Most of the time I dont like to encourage the fake accounts, but when they talk about food I cant say no.

The fun thing is watching them adapt their strategy.
At first they cross the line immediately.
The next fake account they push the limit for awhile before crossing the line.
The next fake account they post something productive before pushing the limit.
The next fake account they try being less obvious and try to bait others.
etc.

Godwin was basically a Nazi.

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Landj wrote:
newtofishtown -
it is philadelphia. its not the safest city on the map. just keep your doors locked. dont open them for strangers. typical things that you shouldnt do in a city or anywhere really.

Great advice.

Burglaries have consistently been a problem in the Fistown area. This particular burglary entry was made by breaking a window. Best advice I can give is to keep all your doors and windows locked and secure your valuables as best you can.

26th District's picture

Also, whether you are new to the area or been here your entire life, keep an eye on each others properties. If you see something or someone that appears out of place give 911 a call. We would rather come a running and not be needed than not be called at all.

Landj's picture

also, get renters or homeowners insurance. most homeowners that goes without saying. we rent. this is our first time getting renters insurance and it really, really gives us peace of mind.

we got a great policy from geico. they go on the honest program. they dont give you money, they replace your items which is just fine for us.

we paid $183 for the year. $250 deductible for $15k property and $100k liability.

that seriously helps us sleep better whenever we are away for a couple of nights.

sandi

After my block has had a recent rash of crime, my husband has come to the realization that he would like to install security cameras free of charge at least to our immediate block. He can order at discounted and bulk rates, he may be willing to install free or discounted to the extended neighborhood as well!

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26th District wrote:
Also, whether you are new to the area or been here your entire life, keep an eye on each others properties. If you see something or someone that appears out of place give 911 a call. We would rather come a running and not be needed than not be called at all.

Is this comedy hour? Every time I have EVER called 911 the cops take hours to even think about coming, if they even come at all. Crime would go down by leaps and bounds if they would just enforce quality of life issues. I just don't get it.

c0llins's picture

Also, we need police that are PROACTIVE, not reactive.

bigtuna's picture

Have a security alarm installed....worth the money..

Jayallday's picture

One time a FedEx truck hit my truck a block from the police station and it took hours the police to come around

Wherever you go, there you are

c0llins's picture

Jayallday wrote:
One time a FedEx truck hit my truck a block from the police station and it took hours the police to come around

I would have walked over to the station and lost it.

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c0llins wrote:
Jayallday wrote:
One time a FedEx truck hit my truck a block from the police station and it took hours the police to come around

I would have walked over to the station and lost it.

Depending on the officer behind the window, he may have threatened to arrest you for failure to disperse.

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c0llins's picture

I'd deal with it. I wouldn't be able to help myself.

rinobio's picture

The 26th have a thankless task. I have actually had a 99.9% positive experience with them save the one loony cop who argued the shadester on my corner "had rights to stand to there for no explicable reason all day every day" *sigh*

2014 york's picture

They don't really do accidents unless it involves one of their cars. I saw an accident involving a police car on Girard at 2nd about a month ago. There must have been 20 cruisers at the scene and everyone seemed busy investigating. Unless there is serious injury to a person it's an insurance issue.

Kenzo's picture

Insurance companies really like to see police accident reports. It ticks them off to no end when you send up a damage claim and there's no report they can pull which has the PO's opinion on who's fault it was.

If your accident occurs on private property, you're not likely to get an officer to come out. But if you're unfortunate to be blocking an intersection; say on Aramingo, you will get a cop to come out and a report will be genned afterwards. At best, you might be able to satiate your insurer with the tow operator's report and your version of the facts but that's life.

To make up for that, they just jack up rates in Phila County and threaten to cancel policies more often.

Lucky that Pennsylvania is not an SR-22 state or we'd all be screwed.

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codergrrl's picture

Just because the police do not come out anymore, it would be beneficial for anyone in an accident to go to the district and give a report anyway. Documentation.

"Je Suis Prest"

Kenzo's picture

sandi wrote:
After my block has had a recent rash of crime, my husband has come to the realization that he would like to install security cameras free of charge at least to our immediate block. He can order at discounted and bulk rates, he may be willing to install free or discounted to the extended neighborhood as well!

If anybody knows the renters in 715, you can contact Guardian Security to put in an alarm system that's "landlord friendly", as in--no drilling into the walls. The wireless systems are becoming more common and most security dealers got landlord-friendly stick-um sensors. You can move the system with you when you move out as all the components are wireless. Get the door and window sensors and a motion detector to watch the center staircase and where your TV is at.

Having insurance to replace your stuff is great, but it doesn't do much to deter B/E. On top of that, if you have a system, you can get a very nice discount on your annual insurance premium on your homeowners and on most rental policies.

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austen's picture

Kenzo wrote:
On top of that, if you have a system, you can get a very nice discount on your annual insurance premium on your homeowners and on most rental policies.

Yes, and most likely if you have a mortgage, your lender has "preferred" security companies. You'll get the discount on your homeowners and a discount on installation and monthly fees.

ronchito's picture

Kenzo wrote:
...-no drilling into the walls.

Unless your doors are recessed into the frame (just went thru this with my new security system). "5 minute setup" became a week-long process with two different drill bits needed. Not sure if my house is unique in that regard, though.