Police activity week of 03-22-10 through 03-28-10
03-22-10 13:47 Hours – Sgt. D. Donegan – Forgery
100 block E. Plumstead Ave. (Peppers Pharmacy) – On this date approximated Dr. Finkle from Presbyterian Hospital called this officer and advised that a suspect passed a fraudulent prescription to obtain 100 Percocet’s at Peppers pharmacy. The doctor stated that an employee from Peppers called him today inquiring about the prescription and the Doctor advised that he did not sign the prescription for the suspect. The Doctor advised that about three weeks ago he had some prescription pads stolen from his office.
03-22-10 22:15 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – MV theft
100 block E. Stewart Ave. – The victim states she had fallen asleep around 20:30 hours and when she awoken, she discovered her 2004 Grey Ford Explorer along with her wallet containing her identification and MAC cards were missing. The victim reports that before she had fallen asleep her boyfriend was inside her apartment and was not there when she awoke. The victim states she did not give him permission to take the car or her wallet and she wanted him prosecuted. The victim did contact her bank to cancel her MAC cards.
03-23-10 11:07 Hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Disorderly conduct-Public Places
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police received a call of disorderly students now located in the attendance office of the high school. On police arrival the complainant stated that the offenders were all involved in a fight inside the hallway of the high school. All offenders with the exception of one, who left the high school prior to police arrival, were transported to police headquarters. All offenders will be cited for disorderly conduct. One offender was heard threatening to shoot another and once investigation is complete that offender may have a juvenile petition completed for the threat. Those in custody were released to their mothers.
03-23-10 10:04 Hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Criminal Mischief to Automobiles
Unit block e. Stewart Ave. – On police arrival the victim stated that her son parked her vehicle next to the residence at approximately 01:30 hours intact. When they returned to the vehicle later that morning they discovered that unknown actors had removed the driver’s side headlight, cracked the driver’s side rear view mirror and punctured the front drivers side tire causing it to go flat. The victim and her son denied knowing who may have damaged the vehicle or having any disputes with any individuals at this time.
03-23-10 15:43 hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Disorderly Conduct-Disturbing the Peace
Ardmore Ave. – This officer was responding to a 911 hang up call from the unit block of Ardmore Avenue, as this officer made a left onto Ardmore Avenue a white Mitsubishi was viewed stopped on Ardmore Avenue blocking the roadway. A black male was viewed leaning inside the driver’s window and appeared to be hitting the driver. Two other occupants exited the vehicle and were standing outside the vehicle yelling. At this time this officer requested additional officer’s and instructed all occupants to exit the vehicle and put their hands on the vehicle. The offender ignored this officer’s request and continued to yell at and walk towed the driver in an aggressive manner. After being warned of the repercussion of not following this officer’s order, the offender finally complied. The offender was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters and cited and released.
03-23-10 15:42 Hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Assaults -Simple
200 block N. Wycombe Ave. – At approximately 15:42 hours Lansdowne officers were dispatched to N. Wycombe Avenue for a fire alarm. On police arrival it became known that the fire alarm was activated after an assault had occurred. The victim is the property manager of the complex and stated that a tenant had assaulted her in the hallway. The victim stated the offender approached her and punched her in the nose. The victim stated she turned her head away and the offender punched her again in the back of the head. The victim had a minor scratch in her nose. The victim refused medical attention. The offender was lying on the floor of the hallway and was being treated by ambulance and paramedic personnel. The offender appeared to be manifestly under the influence of drugs. The offender was transported to the hospital. Based on information received from the victim a warrant will be issued for the offender.
03-24-10 10:07 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Fraud-Credit Cards
100 block E. Baltimore Ave (CVS) – The complainant he manager of CVS Pharmacy reported that two actors came into the store and attempted to use what she suspected was a stolen credit card. The mananger believes that it is stolen because the same couple used a stolen credit card previously with a different name on it. Darby police are investigating the theft of this card, no report was made with Lansdowne Police on the use of the card until today and details weren’t available. This officer will attempt to follow up with Darby Police.
03-24-10 18:47 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Narcotics-Possession
Unit block W. Baltimore Ave. – This officer observed the defendant walking east on W. Baltimore Avenue, he appeared to be staggering and unsteady on his feet. As I drove past the defendant, he turned and looked at me and he appeared to be wide eyed and was very animated with exaggerated body movements. As soon as I passed him, he created a hazardous condition by cutting across the traffic on W. Baltimore Avenue in the area of Owen Avenue. This was not at a crosswalk, it was rush hour and traffic was heavy. This officer saw several vehicles traveling westbound break hard as a result of the defendants crossing the street at this location. This officer stopped the defendant on the parking lot of the Lansdowne Plaza, he appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance, his eyes were wide, constricted and glassy. The defendant immediately reached into the left side of his front pocket on a gray hooded sweatshirt that he was wearing. The defendant was advised to take his hand out of his pocket and after hesitating he complied. In the front pocket, visible to this officer, was a glass cylindrical pipe commonly used for smoking crack cocaine. The pipe was confiscated. In a search incident to arrest Officer K. McDermott did recover a small orange tinted glassine bag containing a white powder like substance from the defendant’s front hoody pocket that is suspected to be crack cocaine. The substance was sent to the Pa State Police Lab for chemical analysis. The defendant was arrested and charged appropriately.
03-24-10 19:46 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Burglary-No Force- Residence Day
Unit block E. Plumstead Ave. – On police arrival the victim stated that her two mountain bikes were missing from her garage. The two bicycles were last seen in the garage at approximately 08:30 hours on 3-24-10 by her niece. The garage door was shut by unlocked. The victim did not observe anything else from the garage.
03-25-10 16:35 hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Theft- $200 & Over-Bicycles
Unit block W. Stratford Ave. – Police spoke to the complainants who stated his girlfriend’s blue and gray mountain bike was taken from their garage sometime after 06:30 hours. The lock on the garage was ripped off. Value of the bike $400.00.
03-26-10 08:20 Hours – St. K. Kienzle – Burglary-Attempted-Residence-Day
300 block Barker Ave. – Police responded to an audible alarm sounding in the residence. ON police arrival police the victim stated that the alarm panel displaying the error message. “telco” meaning that the telephone had been cut. This officer checks the house with the resident and found the basement door ajar and a piece of gray wire on the floor. The victim stated that the piece of wire was not there before and the door was shut and locked. The victim stated that the dead bolt lock on the rear door was probably not engaged, but the knob was locked. Other then the know being loose, there was no obvious signs of forced entry. The victim stated that nothing seemed to be missing or out of place. The actor may have heard the alarm and fled. The victim was advised to contact her alarm and phone companies and verify that the line had indeed been cut and to repair the system.
03-26-10 09:54 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Disorderly Conduct
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police were dispatched to the high school for a report of a disorderly subject refusing to leave. The offender was located in front the high school. This officer advised the offender to leave the area. The offender seemed very agitated and this officer advised her to calm down and this she would be transported home. The offender declined and was standing in front of the school cursing. The defendant was taken into to custody and will be charged with disorderly conduct. The offender’s foster mother was notified and after being processed the offender was transported to her home.
03-26-10 13:07 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Forgery
100 block E. Plumstead Ave. (Peppers Pharmacy) – Police responded to the pharmacy for a report of a phony/counterfeit prescription. The complainant reports that the offender tried to pass a phony prescription. The complainant did contact the doctor, whose name was on the prescription, the doctor had not written a prescription for the offender. Information received was that a doctor in the same officer building had written a prescription, but not for the amount on the phony prescription. The complainant did contact the offender to pick up the prescription and the offender was arrested at the pharmacy and will be charged appropriately.
03-27-10 00:22 Hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Disorderly Conduct
Scottdale Rd (Hoffman Park) – This officer observed a white male walking east on the shoulder of the roadway who appeared to be visibly intoxicated. This officer conducted a stop in from of Hoffman Park and asked the male for identification. While speaking to the offender, this officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his person and breath. The offender stated he had not been drinking. The offender was returned to police headquarter since he was visibly intoxicated and out past curfew.
The offends mother was notified. The offender was cited and transported home to his mother.
03-27-10 10:56 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Assaults-other assaults (simple)
100 block Woodland Ave. – Responded to a report of a physical domestic. On arrival police met the vim on the porch. The victim stated her boyfriend assault her during a domestic. The victim had visible injuries and was transported to the hospital. The offender was taken into custody and will be charged appropriately.
03-27-10 15:17 Hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Driving Under the Influence
Shadeland Ave. – Police were dispatched for a report of a hit & run accident with the operator of the striking vehicle attempting to flee the scene. The defendant was located on the sidewalk along with his girlfriend. The girlfriend stated that she was operating the vehicle when an unknown individual walked into the roadway causing her to swerve and strike a police. Prior to police arrival on the scene two witnesses advised police that a white male wearing a white hat exited the vehicle and walked out of the area after he crashed into the pole and that there were no other occupants inside the vehicle. The girlfriend was advised of the repercussion if she made a false report to police, she then stated that she let the defendant drive to the store in the listed vehicle. Shortly after he left the residence he called her cell phone and stated he was cut off by another vehicle and hit a telephone pole. The defendant told the girlfriend to say she was driving because he does not have a valid driver’s license. The girlfriend states the defendant self medicates with Xanax and took one last night. The defendant was issued a field test and failed. The defendant was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters and will be charged appropriately.
03-28-10 00:20 Hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Public Drunkenness
Baltimore @ Highland Ave. – While this officer was traveling west on east Baltimore Avenue and approaching N. Highland Avenue I observed a white male staggering on the sidewalk falling into Baltimore Avenue, almost being struck by two motor vehicles. The offender was placed into custody and transported to police headquarters. He was placed in to a cell to await sobriety and was issued citations for public drunkenness.
03-28-10 03:45 Hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Disorderly Conduct
Unit block E. Stewart Ave. – This officer we flagged down by a passing motorist who stated that there were four males, who seemed to be intoxicated in the area of E. Stewart. They were placing furniture in the middle of the roadway. This officer responded to the area and observed four white males walking west on E. Stewart Avenue. This officer and Officer McGinnis conducted a stop of the four males and while speaking to hem detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from their person and breath. All four offenders were returned to police headquarters and fill be cited. All four were released to the father of one of the offenders.
03-28-10 06:48 Hours – Ptl. McGinnis – Criminal Mischief to Autos
Unit block E. Stewart Ave. – The victim indicated that some time overnight an unknown actor did throw a brick through the rear window of the listed motor vehicle. The vehicle was parked in the rear of the property and two other vehicles were not damaged. The victim’s daughter indicated that she heard a noise at around 3:30am but did not see anyone or suspect anyone.
03-28-10 06:31 Hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Disorderly Conduct
Unit block Sayers 1st flr – Police received a third call to the unit block of Sayers Avenue for a loud party. This officer had been at this address on two prior occasions and had warned the offender that t third call would result in his arrest and his party being shut down. This officer thought that the party had ended after the second call. On arrival for the third time music could be heard playing from inside the apartment. Made contact with the offender and advised him of the third call and that he would be cited for disorderly conduct. The offender was also advised that the party was over and that everyone inside had to leave. The offender advised that the only persons still inside his apartment were a few guests that were from the DC area and were spending the night/morning. This officer advised the approximately eight people on location that the party was over and that they should all go to sleep. There were warned that a return call would result in everyone present being arrested. The offender will be cited via mail for disorderly conduct.
03-28-10 07:52 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Criminal Mischief to Auto
Dudley Ave. – While on a domestic call with the victim he reports he observed his ex-girlfriend vandalize his vehicle. When this officer confronted the victim with the fact that the vehicle damage was observed earlier this morning by Sgt. Eidell at approximately 0440 hours the victim changed his story. The victim reported that he observed his ex-girlfriend around his vehicle this morning. The left driver side window of the vehicle was shattered along with the front wind whiled of the vehicle .This officer made contact with the ex-girlfriend who denies damaging the vehicle.