Police activity week of 05-17-10 through 05-23-10

05-17-10 00:00 Hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Disorderly conduct
Unit block Willowbrook Ave. – Police responded to an anonymous complaint of illegal drug activity. On police arrival a silver van which matched description given by the complainant was parked in front address on Willowbrook Avenue. There was a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by six people. The driver/offender had a strong odor of marijuana on her breath and person and appeared to be under the influence of marijuana. The offender will be cited for disorderly conduct and released. The other subjects were released. The vehicle was towed.


05-18-10 00:46 Hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Public drunkenness
S. Lansdowne Ave. – Police received an anonymous report of an unconscious person at the corner of S. Lansdowne & W. Baltimore Avenue at the bus stop. On police arrival Ambulance 19 was on location and the crew members were attempting to wake up the offender, who was lying on the wooden bench at the bus stop. After shaking the offender several time he finally at up. The offender had a sweater over his head and his arms were out of the sleeves and under the sweater. This officer advised the offender, who had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and body, to stand up and put his arms in the sleeves. The offender did not comply and was told a second time. When the offender still failed to comply I felt that he was too intoxicated to understand what I was saying. At this point this officer advised him that he was under arrest and to place his arms behind his back. It was only then that the offender began placing his arms in the sleeves. This officer did take the offender into custody and returned him to police headquarters. The offender was issued a citation of Public Drunkenness and allowed to take a pre-paid cab ride home.


05-19-10 08:43 Hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Burglary forced entry – residence-day
200 block N. Wycombe Ave – the victim reports that his apartment was burglarized. The victim left for work at 0500 hours on 5/18/10 and returned home at 1800 hours. The victim noticed his digital counting coin bank with $43.00 in change was gone from the top shelf of his entertainment center. Also missing were his cell phone and a navigation unit. It appears that someone used a thin metal object to push the latch in the latch on the door and gain entry to the unit. Total value of missing items is $164.00.


05-19-10 13:52 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Theft- $200 & over-retail theft
Unit block E. Baltimore Ave. (Rite-Aid) – On arrival this officer was informed by the district manager of Rite Aid that a black male had purchased store merchandise with four counterfeit $100.00 bills. The offender is seen on the surveillance tape purchasing one American Express gift card valued at $100.00 and one Green Dot MoneyPak card valued at $250.00. The total amount of store merchandise purchased with the counterfeit bills including taxes was $363.66.


05-21-10 19:36 Hours – Ptl. L. Doyle – Burglary-no force-nonresidence-day
200 block Hansell Rd – Victim stated while she was at work her niece, who lives with her, texted the victim and stated the victim’s television was missing. Upon returning home from work the victim stated the niece told her she believes the person who stole the TV is a male the niece is currently dating. The victim states she believes the suspect has keys and security code to her apartment as she came home once and found him in her living room. The niece was unable to give and information on the suspect except that he is between homes staying in Sharon Hill and Upper Darby. Upon further investigation Sharon Hill Pd informed Off. Craig that the suspect is wanted out of Lower Merion for rape and a string of burglaries. This officer informed the victim to call the police when the suspect returned but not to alert him that police were coming. The victim never called the Lansdowne Police back.


05-22-10 02:10 Hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Narcotics-possession
Unit block E. Baltimore Ave. – While on routine patrol this officer observed a black male staggering west on Baltimore Avenue. The offender was observed staggering from one side of the sidewalk to the other side several times, falling once into a fence. This officer did conduct a pedestrian stop and the offender identified himself. The oftener was placed into custody and returned to police headquarters. During a search police recovered 19 small blue plastic glassine bags of green leafy vegetable matter field tested positive for marijuana. The offender will be charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.


05-22-10 03:34 Hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Assaults- simple
Unit block E. Plumstead Ave. – Police were dispatched to the unit block of E. Plumstead for a domestic involving a male and a female. On location spoke to offender and indicated he and a female were arguing and it became physical which resulted in the offender biting the victim on her arm leaving puncture marks, others small abrasions an redness on her arms and neck were evident. The suspected was confronted with what the victim stated and responded with “I couldn’t hit her so I bit her.” The offender was immediately taken into custody. He will be charged appropriately. While in custody the offender was adamant that his actions were in self defense and that the victim/offender was the aggressor which is why he was injured. The male offender had a lump on his head ans was bleeding from above his left eye. Based on the above stated facts this officer requests a summons be issued for the female offender.


05-22-10 – 04:33 Hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Disorderly Conduct
100 block S. Lansdowne Ave. – Police received a call for a suspicious person banging on a door in the hallway of the apartment building. The offender located was manifestly under the influence of alcohol, she did not have keys to her apartment and banging on the door disturbing the neighbors. The offender continued in this course of anion even after being threatened with arrest. The offender was then arrested and held in a cell to sober up and will be released with a citation for disorderly conduct.


05-23-10 0035 Hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Liquor Law Violation
100 block W. Greenwood Ave. – Received a report of three males attempting to enter vehicle. All three males were located and taken into custody. All three had a strong odor of alcohol on their person. The reporting party could not identify the male who attempted to enter the vehicle. All three were charged with under aged drinking and released to their guardians.