Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Police Service Area
CCRA Police District Advisory Council (PDAC) representative learned of the attempted rape on Saturday morning at Love Park before the media reported on it. There's now a $5,000 reward from the Fraternal Order of Police for a tip that leads to the arrest of a man who police they say attacked a woman in LOVE Park early Saturday morning. Click here for a recent article about the attack featuring a video of the suspected assailant.
At the PDAC meeting, CCRA’s rep also learned of a robbery by knifepoint, at 3 p.m. in Love Park the same Saturday by an African American male in his mid-20s. Due to the two incidents, Love Park, which had previously been patrolled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, is now being patrolled 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days per week.
One more piece of information from the PDAC meeting: On Saturday, 1/11/20, Police took a man into custody immediately following the fatal stabbing of another man experiencing homelessness, at 17th and Sansom. However, Police are still investigating the fatal November stabbing in Rittenhouse Square, while amped-up patrols of the Square and the patrol car remain.
CCRA has been endeavoring to learn more about the attack at Love Park and the police plans to safeguard our neighborhood after 3 violent crimes in 2 months. Let’s hold them accountable-plan to attend the Police Sponsored Town Hall meeting for Police Service Area (PSA) #1 (that’s us!) on February 6, 2020, at 7 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Church, 22nd and Spruce.