Police activity week of 04-12-10 through 04-18-10

04-12-10 17:45 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft-$200 & Over-Bicycles
100 block N. Highland Ave. -The victim reported that his GT Avalanche bicycle, yellow in color, men’s large with grip shifters was stolen from his garage. The victim does not know if the garage was locked at the time of the offense.


04-12-10 18:30 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – MV Theft
100 block S. Lansdowne Ave. – The victim reported her green 1998 Plymouth Voyager van was stolen from the parking on s. Lansdowne Avenue sometime between 1130 hours and 1820 hours. The victim is not sure if the vehicle was secure or not and stated that there may have been a spare key in the vehicle.


04-12-10 20:33 Hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Disorderly Conduct
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. (Wawa) – Responded to the Wawa store for a shoplifter in custody. The offender did have merchandise on his person. The store manager wanted the offender cited for disorderly conduct. The offender was taken into custody and will be charged appropriately.


04-13-10 15:38 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Drive Under Influence
100 block E. Plumstead Ave. – Police received a report of a possible drunk river at the pantry One store. The caller stated that the subject was attempting to enter a black Chevrolet Blazer parked on the parking lot. This officer located the vehicle parked in front of the store. The offender was seated in the driver’s seat and was trying to place what looked like a regular house key into the ignition of the vehicle. The offender kept trying several keys and was oblivious that this officer was standing outside of his window. This officer knocked on the window to get his attention and opened up the driver side door after the offender started blankly at this officer and then tried to put the key in the ignition again. The offender was advised of the report and the he appeared to be under the influence. The offender was shaking uncontrollably and his eyes were glassy and pinpointed. The offender was asked if he was under a doctor’s care for anything and he stated he was taking SOMA, but that it wa a non-narcotic. The offender was asked several times to provide his license, registration and insurance for the vehicle and each time the offender would open his wallet and then lose track of what he was doing and try to put the keys back in the ignition. After failing field sobriety test, they had to be stopped for the safety of the offender; the offender was placed into police custody. The offender had on his person a prescription of the “SOMA” for 10 tablets, there were only three left in the bottle. The offender was placed under arrest and will be charged appropriately.


04-13-10 – Ptl. M. Mugler – Theft-$200 & Over- From Buildings
100 block Shadeland Ave. – Responded to the Travers Food Market for report of a theft from the safe. Missing bank bag from the safe found in the ceiling in the bathroom. Missing from the bank bag was $1,100.00. Suspect in the offense is a recently hired employee. Investigation to continue.


04-14-10 11:27 Hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Weapons-Possession-Knife
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police responded to PWHS attendance office for two male students in custody after school security officers reportedly found knives on both males. The school conducted a random search of senior students entering the school today. The first offender had concealed in his waistband a silver pocket knife and a large metal chain was found inside his backpack. The second offender was searched and found several needles, of the type used for tattooing, and a pair of scissors inside of his back pack. Both will be charged appropriately.


04-14-10 10:12 Hours – Sgt. Brian Eidell – Theft-$50 to $200- Bicycles
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. (Wawa) – Victim stopped at Lansdowne Police Headquarters to report the theft of her bicycle from the Wawa store.


04-14-10 22:00 Hours – Ptl. L. Doyle – Disorderly Conduct
Burmont Rd. – While on routine patrol this officer observed what seemed to be a cell phone light coming from the Lansdowne Swim club parking lot. This officer observed two teenage male’s one black male and one white male standing in close proximity to each other. The two males upon seeing this officer began to run. Both males were eventually taken into custody and returned to police headquarters. Both parents were contacted. Both males were cited for disorderly conduct and issued curfew warnings and released to their parents.


04-16-10 00:38 Hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Drive Under the Influence
S. Lansdowne Ave. – The offender’s vehicle was stopped after this officer observed his erratic driving.
Once stopped the offender appeared to be drowsy and disoriented. The offender failed two sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for driving under the influence.


04-16-10 – Ptl. T. Selimis – Drug Equipment Violations
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police were dispatched to the PWHS for a student in custody for possession of drug paraphernalia following a random security check. The offender had in her possession a pair of 4 ½” blade scissors, a comb with a 4″ metal pick, three lighters, one cigar, two pornographic digital video disc movies and one clear apple stamped bag containing 80 new glassine bags commonly used for packaging illegal drugs. The offender was taken into custody and will be charged appropriately.


04-16-10 – Ptl. M. Mugler – Theft-under $50 from automobile
100 block W. Plumstead Ave. – The reporting party states her husband’s vehicle was ransacked overnight. The only items missing were approximately $2.00 in change from the console. The reporting party states her husband may have left the vehicle unlocked.


04-17-10 13:52 Hours – Ptl. M. Mugler -Theft- $200 & over from automobile
Madison Rd. – While this officer was on patrol in the rear of the Gladstone Towers at the SEPTA Train station the reporting person , who was walking her dog, yelled across, “I think someone broke into this car officer, the window is shattered.” This officer did respond and checked the vehicle; the passenger side glass was shattered. Was able to contact the owner, who stated that vehicle was parked there overnight. Missing from the vehicle was a hot pink I-pod Nano and charger.


04-18-10 15:31 Hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Theft – $50 to $200 bicycles
200 block W. Albemarle Ave. – The reporting person came to police headquarters to report her son’s bike had been stolen today. The bike was taken from in front of their home. Bike is a 20″ boys “Rip Claw with a black seat and red frame.