Police activity week of 04-05-10 through 04-11-10

04-04-10 22:00 Hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Sex offense
The complainant came to Lansdowne Police Headquarters along with her three daughters and her cousin. The complainant came to report that her daughter had been sexually assault by her ex-husband. The complainant stated she resides in Tennessee and her ex-husband along with her daughters resides in Lansdowne. The complainant stated that her ex-husband had primary custody of the children. The complainant is court ordered to give one week notice to the ex-husband if she wants to spend time with the children. The complainant stated she had the three daughters for the weekend and while driving from Tennessee to Lansdowne to drop off the girls, tow of the girls stated they did not want to go home. The complainant stated both girls told her that their father had touched the one girl in her private area.
This officer conducted interviews on each juvenile individually. The mother was advised to have the girls examined by a Doctor. Children & Youth services were notified. And this investigation will continue.


04-05-10 18:35 Hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Assault
100 block McKinley Ave. – Police responded to report of a domestic assault in progress. Police dispatcher indicated that they were receiving multiple calls that a male was assaulting a female with a cane. On this officers arrival I observed the offender choking the victim. This officer ordered the offender to remove his hands from the victim and the offender refused to comply. This officer, after several verbal commands to stop were disregarded, did have to forcibly subdue the offender. As a result of this struggle this officer did sustain a lower back injury and the offender sustained minor scrapes and abrasions. The offender will be appropriately charged.


04-06-10 11:50 Hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Fraud
200 block Glentay Ave. – The victims arrived at Lansdowne Police Headquarters to make a report. The female victim stated on March 27, 2010 at approximately 1040 hours she left her residence and dropped her check book accidently out front of her home. Both the victim and her husband’s names were on the checks. Later that evening she called her bank to put a freeze on her account. At that time the victim discovered on 3-31-10 that the amount of $48.78 was removed from her account and paid to Cricket Communications. The victim stated she did not make the transaction nor did she authorize anyone to make the transaction.


04-06-10 17:04 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Assault
Lansdowne & Baltimore Aves. – Police responded for a report of a self inflicted stab wound to the leg. On arrival the offender was observed bleeding from the lower portion of his left leg. When asked how the laceration occurred the offender appeared confused and unable to answer. The offender had a difficult time standing on his own power answering basic questions like his name and address. Due to the condition of the offender he was transported to the hospital by paramedic 105 in ambulance 19-7. While enroute to the hospital, the offender who was strapped down to the stretcher suddenly became combative and grabbed the victim by the arm and began to squeeze and twist. On arrival at the hospital the offender attempted to jump off the stretcher and had to be restrained by this officer and several members of the hospital security staff. Photographs were taken of the injuries to the victim.


04-08-10 17:05 Hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Theft-Under $50-Retail Theft
E. Baltimore Ave. (Rite-Aid) – Responded to Rite Aid for a shoplifter in custody. On arrival Loss Prevention Agent had the offender in the office, he showed me a pregnancy test and other items valued at $41.30, that the offender attempted to leave the store without paying for. The offender was returned to police headquarters, processed and released with a citation.


04-09-10 15:15 Hours – Disorderly Conduct – Ptl. L. Doyle
N. Wycombe Ave. (Best Quality Pizza) – Received a call for a disturbance at Best Quality Pizza. On police arrival this officer observed a black male shouting outside the store. This officer asked the offender what was going on and he began shouting at this officer. At this time the offender was walking backwards in the middle of the street thus creating a hazardous condition for him and the drivers. This officer, Sgt. Eidell and Ptl McGinnis & Ptl. Craig were all on scene trying to block traffic and get the offender off the street. The offender became very hostile and physical. Ptl. Craig injured his right thumb while trying to detain the offender. The offender was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was charged.


04-09-10 15:45 Hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – theft-$50 to $200-From Auto
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. (Dollar Tree) – the victim stated that he was doing construction work at the Dollar Tree. The victim parked his 2000 Jeep Wrangler in the rear parking lot this morning. The victim stated that since his vehicle has a soft top and had been cut once before, he left the doors unlocked. At the end of his work day the victim discovered his car stereo had been taken from the vehicle. Other valuables in the vehicle were not touched.


04-09-10 19:57 Hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Harassment by Communication
Unit block W. Greenwood Ave. – The complainant wanted to report her son’s being harassed. The complainant added that this is an ongoing problem involving numerous juveniles that attend PWHS along with her sons. These calls are received on the son’s cell phone. The complainant was advised to contact her cell phone carrier regarding reporting harassing phone calls. This officer will follow up with PWHS regarding the incident.


04-10-10 22:09 Hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Public Drunkenness
W. Marshall Rd. – Report of a black female waking in the area crying and asking people for money. ON police arrival the offenders appeared upset, a strong odor of alcoholic beverage could be smelled emanating from her persona and breathe. The offender was unsteady on her feet. The offender was unsure of what town she was in or where she came from. After obtaining family members address from the offender, she was transported to their home. A citation will be mailed.


04-10-10 23:45 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Driving under the influence
100 block N. Lansdowne Ave. – Police received a report of a vehicle blocking the driveway of an apartment complex. On this officers arrival I observed the offender behind the wheel of the vehicle passed out. The vehicle was running and the keys were in the ignition. This officer attempted to wake the offender several times, once awake the offender was confused and appeared to be under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. The offender was sacked to step out of the vehicle to perform some field sobriety tests. The offender was unsteady on his feet. The offender failed the field tests. Suspected marijuana was found in the offender’s vehicle in plain sight. The offender was taken into custody, processed and released to his mother.


04-11-10 01:51 Hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Public Drunkenness
200 block Drexel Ave. – Report of a suspicious white male walking around looking disoriented. On police arrival, a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage could be smelled emanating from his person and breath. The offender was unsteady on his feet and spoke with slurred speech. The offender was place into custody, transported to police headquarters and issued two citations. This officer later transported the offender to his residence.