Police activity week of 05-10-10 through 05-16-10

05-09-10 01:16 Hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Driving under influence
N. Lansdowne Ave. – The offender’s vehicle was observed by this officer with the rear bumper detached and dragging on the ground, the vehicle failed to stop for the steady red traffic signal at the intersection of N. Lansdowne & W. Greenwood. The vehicle was stopped; the offender had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath and person. The offender failed all three sobriety tests and was taken into custody for DUI.


05-10-01 14:31 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Burglary-forced entry-residence day
Unit block Elberon Ave. – Victim reports her apartment door was forced open and that it appeared that an actor/s search through her apartment. Missing from the residence were eight rolls of paper towels and a bag of detergent tablets.


05-11-10 07:22 Hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Theft-under $50 from auto
100 block W. Albemarle Ave. – Victim’s vehicle rummaged through. Only thing missing from vehicle was approximately $3.00 in coins. The victim believes that she locked the vehicle when she arrived home yesterday. No signs of forced entry into the vehicle.


05-11-10 10:17 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft-under $50 from auto
200 block Ardmore Ave. – The victim reported that her vehicle was broken into sometime overnight and was concerned that the offenders may have damaged her door locks because her remote will not lock the doors now. The victim’s vehicle was ransacked and taken was loose change and a cup full of arcade gaming tokens worth about $25.00. The issued with the door lockers was solved. It was discovered that the rear hatch door on the vehicle was not shut properly and if it is not closed completely, the doors will not lock. This is why the vehicle was unlocked overnight when the victim believed that she locked it with her key fob.


05-11-10 12:40 Hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Theft-$50 to $200 from auto
100 block Glentay Ave. – Police were dispatched to 200 block Glentay Ave. for a theft from a vehicle that just occurred. The actor was last seen wearing a yellow hoodie and dark pants going through the complainant’s vehicle. The actor then left, last seen through the park towards Shadeland Avenue. The victim stated he observed the actor in his vehicle and there was a black bike lying next to the actor. The actor rode the bike through Belmont Park towards Shadeland Avenue. The victim described the male as 5’5″, 150 lbs, thin build. Taken from the victims vehicle was black/gray Nokia phone. The neighbor exited his residence and stated his aunt’s black mountain bike was missing from the garage. While checking the area this officer observed the neighbor walking out of the rear of a residence pushing a black mountain bike. The neighbor stated he was walking cutting through and found his aunts bike tucked under some bushes to the side of the pathway.


05-11-10 12:40 Hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Theft-$50 to $200 bicycles
200 block Glentay Ave. – Police were dispatched for the report of a theft in progress with a subject inside a vehicle. Upon gathering flash information, it was discovered that the offender stole a bicycle from a neighboring rear garage. The offender used the bicycle to flee the area. The victim’s nephew located the bicycle in the bushes. The bike is a black Boulder 500 Giant mountain bike worth approximately $100.00


05-11-10 15:47 Hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Theft $50 to $200 bicycles
Unit block W. Marshall Rd. – Victim arrived at police headquarters to make a report of her daughters stolen bike. The victim stated he daughter went to Mar-Win Market on 5-8-10 and placed her bike on a pole with a black chain around it but not locked. The bike was a purple mountain bike, unknown make or model. The daughter realized that she forgot her bike the following morning and checked where she left it and discovered it was stolen.


05-11-10 21:44 Hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Burglary-no force-residence-night
100 block Blackburn Ave. – Police responded to 100 block Blackburn Avenue to investigate a report of trespasser in the building. Inside the building this officer and assisting officers located the offenders. The offenders had been evicted from this residence by Pennsylvania State Constables. Inside the residence the offender had spread out blankets and pillows and it appeared that they were preparing to spend the night inside the building. When the offenders were evicted they were placed on notice that they were no longer allowed to enter the residence. The offenders entered the building in defiance of the eviction order and they were using the property, electricity and heat to the exclusion of the owners and at a financial cost to the owners. The offenders were arrested and transported to police headquarters to be charged appropriately.


05-12-10 09:55 Hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Narcotics-possession
Unit block E. Baltimore Ave. – The offenders vehicle was stopped for displaying an expired inspection sticker. A computer check revealed that the offender had an active bench warrant out of Philadelphia on the offender. The offender was transported to police headquarters. Prior to being placed into a holding cell to await transport to Philadelphia this officer searched the offender and located three small pink baggies containing a white powdery substance that later tested positive for cocaine. A search of the offender’s vehicle produced one small pink baggie containing a white powdery substance that later tested positive for cocaine. The offender will be appropriately charged.


05-13-10 08:06 Hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Criminal Mischief
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. -The victim states that someone threw eggs at his apartment door. The victim suspects a neighbor. The victim and the neighbor have had issues in the past. No witnesses to the act.


05-13-10 20:28 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Assaults-simple
200 block Green Ave. – Police responded to report of a domestic dispute that was reported to be physical. On arrival this officer could hear the victim and offender shouting at each other. The domestic was between a mother and a son. The son assaulted his mother after she had asked him to turn out the dining room light. The victim refused medical treatment. The offender was placed into custody, processed and held for arraignment.


05-14-10 06:23 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Criminal Mischief to automobiles
Unit block S. Lansdowne Ave. – Victim states someone broke the window of her vehicle on front passenger side door. The only thing missing from the vehicle were approximately 20 business cards.


05-14-10 09:41 Hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Theft- from auto
200 block Jackson Ave. – The victim states her vehicle was ransacked, missing is small amount of change. The victim states she’s not sure if the vehicle was locked. No damage to the vehicle.


05-14-10 21:51 Hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Disorderly conduct
200 block E. Plumstead Ave – While on foot conducting business checks, this officer heard what sounded like a very loud domestic fight involving several people. This officer could hear several female voices yelling and at least three distinct slapping sounds. While checking the alley a person tried to push past me. This officer escorted the female to the lighted area in front of the building. There this officer found three other females. All three women were very excited and yelling. The women were trying to explain that there was a baby daddy problem and that there was a problem but it was over and not need for the police. One of the females was yelling and interrupting the others. I advised the female/offender to lower her voice. The offender continued yelling and became more agitated and walked into the travel lanes of East Plumstead continuing to yell. Due to the offenders behavior she was taken into custody. The offender did resist arrest and kicked this officer. The offender was returned to police headquarters, cited for disorderly conduct and released to her mother.


05-16-10 11:54 hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Driving under the influence
W. Baltimore Ave. – Police were dispatched to the intersection of Scottdale Road & Baltimore Avenue for the report of an accident that occurred. Upon arrival this officer was met by the offender, he was standing next to silver Mercury Sable. The vehicles rear bumper was noticeably damaged and the offender told me that “I was driving my father’s car and this other car ran into the back of me.” The offender had an odor of alcohol emanating from his person. The offender’s driver’s license was suspended for DUI related offenses. The offender was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. The offender was then transported to the hospital for a blood test. The offender will be charged appropriately.


05-16-10 14:02 Hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Narcotics-possession
100 block Ardmore Ave. (Ardmore Avenue School) – Police were dispatched to the Ardmore Avenue School. Police received a report of two young black male juveniles in the upper school yard on the steps smoking marijuana from a glass pipe. Located the two offenders playing basketball. There were asked if they were just smoking and the one offender replies “No, we are just playing.” Both boys had extremely bloodshot eyes and there was an odor of burnt marijuana in the air. Both denied smoking marijuana. Located on the ground by the steps were several shards of brown and white glass that were crushed along with a bowl. The bowl had a suspected odor of burnt marijuana. Located on the steps was an empty glassine baggie. A search of the one offender revealed a small glassing baggie with green leafy vegetable matters suspected to be marijuana in the one offender’s right front pocket. Both juvenile’s offenders were arrested and transported to police headquarters. One offender was cited and released to his mother. A juvenile petition will be filed on the other offender for possession; this is the offender’s second contact with police in just over 30 days for the same offense. The offender was released to his father.