Police activity week of 01-24-11 through 01-30-11

01-24-11 – 16:29 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft-$200 & over-from buildings
Unit block S. Maple Ave. – The victim reports two flutes are missing from the home. The flutes were last seen in the house on Friday 1-21-11 and noticed missing today at approximately 1730hours. No forced entry into the home.


01-25-11 17:20 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Forgery
Unit block E. Greenwood Ave. – the victim came to Lansdowne Police Headquarters to report that two checks were cashed without his authorization. The victim stated that the actor forged his signature on the back of the checks and cashed them at the bank. Investigation to continue.


01-26-11 12:31 hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Disorderly conduct
100 block Blackburn Ave. – Police dispatched for a report of a theft that had just occurred. Delcom advised that two black males took shovels from the victim’s front porch. After speaking with the victim police checked the area initially with negative results.

Approximately one hour later Officer Selimis saw the two males and conducted a pedestrian stop. The shovels they had were the ones taken from the victim. The victim did identify the two offenders as the ones who stole the shovels. The offenders were transported to police headquarters. Due to the extremely low value of the shovels, the offenders were given disorderly conduct citations and released. The victim explained he was fine with the citations since the shovels were returned.


01-26-11 20:25 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Driving under the influence
W. Baltimore Ave & Scottdale Rd – Officer McDermott and this officer responded to the intersection of W. Baltimore Avenue & Scottdale Road for a report of an unconscious female slumped over inside the vehicle. The offender was found unconscious in the operator’s seat of the vehicle. The offender was placed under arrest for DUI.


01-29-11 00:00 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Assaults-other simple
100 block W. Plumstead Ave. – Police were dispatched for a domestic between girlfriend & boyfriend.

On arrival the mother of the male involved in the domestic stated he had left the house. The girlfriend stated the boyfriend punched her on the right side of the neck. This officer did not see any marks, redness or bruising at this time. The girlfriend was returned to police headquarters to make a statement. The girlfriend was provided with 3 statement forms and 2 pens and asked to write down her statement. When this officer returned a short time later, the girlfriend had left the station.


01-30-11 01:30 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Drive under influence
E. Baltimore @ Wycombe Ave. – While on routine patrol this officer did observe a dark colored vehicle proceed through a steady red traffic signal. The vehicle was stopped. The driver had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath and body, along with slurred speech. The offender was taken into custody and processed for DUI and giving false information to police.


10-28-11 – 20:00 hours Ptl. C. Craig – Assaults-other simple
Unit block N. Highland Ave. – The reporting party came to police headquarters to report an assault earlier in the day. The RP and her aunt had been arguing and at one point she turned away and the aunt came behind her and struck her in the left side of her face, was pushed to the ground by the aunt. While the aunt was on top of her she attempted to pull her hair out and repeatedly punched her. There was swelling under the left eye of the RP. This investigation will continue.


01-30-11 21:33 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – All other vandalism
100 block E. Plumstead Ave. – The victims reported what they believed was an attempted burglary. On this officers arrival discovered both door locks had visible hardened glue in the key hole. No entrance was gained to the home. This was an obvious case of criminal mischief.