On Friday, 8-22-14 at 7:38 am, an elderly male responded to a knock on his front door. When he opened the door the female offender handed him a card that stated “I CAN HELP YOU”. The female attempted to get into the home while grabbing the complainant around the waist area, the complainant was able to push the female out of his doorway but the offender took his wallet.

Everyone is reminded to use caution when someone knocks on your door.

Offender is described as a black female in her late 30’s, 5’7”, 130 lbs, dark skin, curly hair, white t shirt, dark jeans.

This may be the same female who knocked on a door on at 100 Porter Street where the female offender asked an elderly woman for a glass of water, the resident allowed the offender inside her home and her purse was stolen. Report taken 8-22-14 at 9am.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Detectives at 215-686-3013 or submit a Tip at refer to DC# 14-03-049193.

P/O Michael Duffy #7441
3rd District Crime Prevention Officer


On 06/18/14 the Complainant reported that at 4:05pm she heard a knock on the door (on the 1900 block of South 10th Street) and when she answered the door there was a male wearing a white hard hat stating there was a gas main leak and he needed to check her house. The male was able to convince her to go to the basement with him to turn on the faucets. While in the basement she heard footsteps upstairs. #1 offender attempted to keep her downstairs by standing in front of the steps, but she pushed passed him and went up to the 1st floor where she observed a second male in her living room. When the Complainant asked the second male what he was doing in her house the 1st male stated that he was his boss. The 1st male spoke Spanish to the 2nd male, complainant believes that the male stated “I believe she understands”. She picked up the phone and the males fled the location.

Offender’s Description:

#1 Spanish/Mexican Male, Late 20’s, 5’06-5’07, 145 lbs, dark complexion, white hard hat, black and white checkered shirt, black pants, black belt, black shoes, black leather gloves

#2 Spanish/Mexican Male, mid 40’s, 5’09-5’10, 275 lbs, dark complexion, black baseball hat, black t-shirt, black shirts, black socks, black shoes, black leather gloves


*Ask to see the person’s identification before you allow them in your home.

*Look to see if there is a public utility truck nearby.

*If you’re not convinced they are legitimate workers, Call 911 to have police

investigate the person prior to letting them in your home.


The Greater Philadelphia region is a cold place to be during the winter, especially if you do not have a warm coat.
Be part of the Greater Philadelphia Cares 17th Annual Winter Coat Drive.

Last year over 130 businesses, civic groups and individuals collected 6000 new and gently used coats that were distributed throughout the region…and EPX donated 79!

Every year, thousands of men, women, and children in the Greater Philadelphia region live through the cold winter season without a coat to keep warm. You may help provide them with this basic necessity. This event is a reminder that there are thousands of people whose only holiday wish is a warm coat for their children, parents, or themselves.

Bring your new or “gently used” winter coat(s) to the January 6, 2014 EPX General Membership meeting held at the Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School!

At our last general meeting (on the 6th of May) it was announced during the Public Safety report that there have been a spate of burglaries in our area recently; typically, the perpetrator had gained access to houses by way of front door mail slots. The good news is, it appears that Philadelphia Police apprehended the culprit. Read the following article out of the South Philly Review here.

To the Editor:

The article (“East Passyunk eases drivers’ parking dilemmas,” Sept. 27) failed to mention the involvement of the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association (EPX) in brokering the arrangement with Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School.

The EPX board is thrilled about the booming eateries and shops on East Passyunk Avenue and has worked in partnership with many of them. Paradiso, Alphabet Academy and Cantina Los Cabillitos have all won our community service award for their outreach to the neighborhood. In addition, EPX maintains a great working relationship with the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corp. (PARC), and the East Passyunk Avenue Buisness Improvement District (EPABID). These relationships have helped our neighborhood thrive.

EPX heard about the need for parking lot space from PARC and the EPABID and saw the opportunity for revenue, in the way of tuition funds for Neumann-Goretti. The arrangement we brokered was a triple-win: First, we were able to assuage the constant parking complaints of the neighbors who are impacted by the success of the restaurants along the business corridor. Second, the business community, led by EPABID and PARC, gains access to ample parking space a block-and-a-half from the avenue, and third, a well-respected neighborhood institution gains much-needed scholarship funds.

For six years, EPX has striven to meet the needs of its residents. Parking has, and sadly, will always be a concern in our area. This partial parking solution was an EPX idea, and we are very proud of that fact.

Joseph F. Marino and Darren Fava
Co-Chairs, Board of Directors
East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association

Free ID Cards for Kids
Thursday November 8, 5-8pm
11th & Wharton
A representative from New York Life will be in the 3rd Police District providing free ID cards that include your child’s photo & digital fingerprints. Parents must register by November 2, contact Antonell DeFelice at 610-608-9336 for an appointment.

Prevent Mosquito Breeding in Your Yard and Home: Mosquitoes are a common summer nuisance. They are not only annoying, but they can transmit West Nile virus, encephalitis, malaria and yellow fever to humans, and heartworms to pets. You can take simple steps to reduce this menace right at home, since mosquitoes can breed right in your own yard.

Standing water means you could be raising mosquitoes! Adult flying mosquitoes often rest in tall grass and shrubs, but they cannot develop there. All mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. Some mosquitoes lay eggs in standing water where they hatch in just a day or two. Other mosquitoes may lay their eggs in old tires, tin cans or other containers. The eggs may hatch weeks or even months later when the containers have collected water. After every rainfall, remember to remove any standing water from your yard and help keep mosquitoes from hatching.

  • Throw out or properly store old tires, tin cans, buckets, drums, bottles, or any water-holding containers so they cannot collect water.
  • Fill in or drain any low places (puddles, ruts) in yard.
  • Keep drains, ditches and culverts clean of weeds and trash so water can drain properly.  
  • Cover trash containers to keep out rain water.
  • Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets.
  • Empty plastic wading/”kiddie” pools at least once a week and store it indoors when not in use.
  • Make sure your backyard pool is properly maintained, especially while on vacation.
  • Fill in tree rot holes and hollow stumps that hold water with sand or concrete.
  • Change the water in bird baths and plant pots or drip trays at least once each week.
  • Keep grass cut short and shrubbery well trimmed around the house so adult mosquitoes cannot hide.


For more information about the West Nile Virus, go to: TT Vector Control Services Environmental Health Services 111 West Hunting Park Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19140 (215) 685-9027

Mulai Teks Bahasa Indonesia

Cegahlah Berkembangnya Nyamuk di Halaman dan Rumah Anda!

Setiap musim panas nyamuk muncul sebagai hama bagi kita! Bukan saja sebagai gangguan, tetapi juga sebagai penyalur berbagai macam penyakit, seperti Virus Nil, radang otak, malaria, maupun demam kuning yang menyerang manusia atau cacing hati yang menyerang binatang peliharaan kita. Bahkan nyamuk bisa bertelur langsung di halaman Anda sendiri!

Dengan adanya genangan air dan tempat becek di halaman Anda, berarti sarang nyamuk bisa hidup dekat sekali dengan Anda! Nyamuk-nyamuk sering senang berkumpul di dalam rumput panjang ataupun di semak-semak, tetapi disitulah mereka tidak bisa bertelur atau mendewasa. Setiap nyamuk memerlukan air supaya bisa berkembang. Ada jenis nyamuk yang biasa bertelur di genangan/kolam air dimana telurnya menetas dalam waktu satu/dua hari saja. Juga ada jenis nyamuk lain yang bertelur di dalam ban roda yang dibuang, kaleng loakan atau kemasan-kemasan bekas lain. Telur-telur tersebut sering menetas dalam jangka waktu beberapa minggu bahkan bulan lagi kalau ada tempat dimana air bisa terkumpul. Langsung sesudah hujan, ingatlah untuk mengosongkan air genangan dari tempat mana saja dimana air bisa terkumpul di halaman Anda, supaya membantu mencegah nyamuk bisa bertelur.

· Buang setiap ban roda mobil yang bekas, kaleng loakan, ember, tong, botol, ataupun apa saja yang bisa mengandung air di tempat sampah tepat atau simpannya dengan baik.
· Isikan dengan tanah/semen atau kosongkan air dari setiap got/selokan di halaman Anda.
· Setiap beberapa waktu bersihkan got/selokan tersebut dari semua rumput liar atau sampah, agar air di sana boleh mengalir dengan bebas. Tutuplah tempat sampah supaya boleh tetap kering/bebas dari air.
· Perbaikilah setiap pipa yang bocor atau keran luar rumah yang rusak.
· Kosongkanlah kolam renang plastik/”kiddie pools” sering, paling tidak seminggu sekali, dan simpannya di dalam rumah/gudang/garasi kalau tidak sedang dipakai.
· Pastikanlah kolam renang Anda terawat/terpelihara dengan baik, khususnya pada waktu Anda pergi lama dari rumah (misalnya, kalau sedang “vacation”).
· Isilah dengan pasir atau semen setiap lobang atau tunggul pohon yang bisa mengandung air.
· Gantikanlah air dari setiap tempat mandi burung, tempat bunga atau “drip trays”, setidaknya seminggu sekali.
· Potong rumput halaman dan ranting semak di sekitar rumah Anda cukup sering, supaya nyamuk tidak bisa bersembunyi di sana.

Untuk informasi lebih lanjut tentang Virus Nil, kunjungilah: atau Vector Control Services Environmental Health Services 111 West Hunting Park Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19140 (215) 685-9027