Police activity week of 08-16-10 through 08-22-10

08-15-10 2126 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Burglary-attempt-residence-night
Unit block Eldon Ave. – Police received a burglary attempt that just occurred. This officer was met at the front door of the residence by the victim. The victim stated he was inside the residence and heard the front outer screen door open and a light knock on the door. When the victim started to open the door black male, caramel complexion between twenty-five and thirty years old, wearing a white shirt and carrying a black semi-automatic handgun and a larger black female, light skinned with makeup on. Both suspects were wearing white latex gloves. The suspects attempted to force their way inside the residence. The victim was able to deflect the weapon and block entry long enough for his daughter and wife to come to his assistance. The victim’s wife who was in the kitchen, took a butcher knife and stabbed the male actor in the hand which resulted in both actors fleeing and the victim closing & locking the door and calling 911. Responding officer check the area with negative results. The knife was seized for evidence and blood evidence wsa collected from the door and door jamb as well as the hood of the victim’s Nissan, which was parked in the driveway.

This officer did observed a blood trail from the door of the residence along the sidewalk to the driveway and between both cars and ending in the street. In the street a container of plastic zip ties was located. The victim’s indicated that they have never seen the actors before, but feel they could identify them if given the opportunity. All evidence turned over to the detectives division. Investigation to continue.


08-16-10 02:00 hours – Ptl. L. Doyle – Disorderly Conduct
Scottdale Rd (Hoffman Park) – While on routine patrol this officer was checking the pavilion at Hoffman Park. This officer observed a figure stand up, near the pavilion bench, and shied his eyes from the light of the police vehicle. This officer approached and observed a male standing next to a woman who was lying down on a bench under the pavilion. This officer asked the two questions about who they were, where they were coming from and how they got to Hoffman Park. The male was uncooperative. This officer detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on the person of the male. When asked how much he had to drink, he stated none. The offending male was very unsteady on his feet. This officer explained that the offender was not allowed to be in that park after dark. Because the offender was unable to answer basic questions and he wsa suspected of being under the influence of alcohol, this officer placed the offender into custody. The offender was cited for disorderly conduct.


08-16-10 10:59 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Criminal Mischief to Auto
Unit block S. Lansdowne Ave. – Victim reports she went to church at approximately 1600hours and when she returned home she discovered her right front side window of her car smashed. Nothing was missing from the vehicle. The damage is estimated at $200.00.


08-16-10 17:20 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Theft-$50 to $200- bicycles
Unit block S. Lansdowne Ave. – This officer responded to the Lansdowne Library for a report of theft discovered. On arrival this officer spoke with the victim. The victim reports that on this date approximately 1710hours he parked in bike in the bike rack in front of the library, but did not lock it. When he came back to the bike, 5 minutes later he discovered the bike had been stolen. Bike described as a silver and red Hyper Vortex valued at approximately $91.00.


08-16-10 19:15 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Theft-$200 & over-auto accessories
S. Lansdowne Ave. – The victim reports his vehicle had been broken into. The right rear passenger side window had been broken and his black LCD television/radio had been stolen from the vehicle.


08-17-10 09:43 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Theft-$200 & over from auto
Unit block Scottdale Rd. – Police responded for a report of criminal mischief discovered. On police arrival this officer spike with the victim who reported that when he arrived at the warehouse he rents he discovered that the actor had broken the right front passenger side window of a white Ford Econoline 350 van and the left front operator side window of a silver /gray GMC sierra. The victim reported that several hand and power tools were discovered to have been stolen from the vehicles.

The victim also reports that he discovered that two screws had been removed from the garage door control panel to the warehouse where he stores his equipment. The property owner may have a video of the area that police could view. Investigation to continue.


08-19-10 04:56 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Burglary-forced entry- residence- night
200 block N. Wycombe Ave. – Police received a report of a burglary interrupted. The victim reports an adult black male with a beard, wearing a white t-shirt and shorts with a blue stripe was inside her living room when she confronted him.. While responding to the call this officer observed an adult black male riding a bicycle south on N. Highland Avenue toward E. Baltimore Avenue. This subject was wearing a white t-shirt and gray basketball shorts with a blue stripe down the sides. This officer stopped the subject who was later identified as the actor in this burglary. The offender was arrested and will be charged appropriately.


08-19-10 10:37 hours – Ptl. C. Brown – theft-$200 & over from auto
100 block E. Essex Ave. – The victim stated that unknown actor/actors removed her wallet from inside her vehicle. The victim added that the vehicle was parked in her driveway on 8-18-10 at approximately 1800 hours. When the victim returned to her vehicle this morning she discovered that it had been rifled through and her wallet missing. The victim contacted her bank to cancel her bank card and was advised that charges were made to her card in the amount of $546.00 during the evening. The card is now deactivated. The victim was provided with and Identity Theft packet and instructions.


08-19-10 18:00 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Disorderly Conduct-no arrest
100 block E. Plumstead Ave. – Police were dispatched to the Pantry One for a report of an indecent act, a black female was reported to have urinated in the parking lot. Police dispatch advised that the female got into a gray van that made a left towards Lansdowne Avenue. This officer checked the area and did not locate the female or the vehicle. Spore to the complainant who reports that t a back female entered the store and asked to use the restroom. The complainant told the woman she could not use the restroom because he does not allow the restrooms to be used by customers. The female left the store and then reentered the store went behind the counter and washed her bands. According to the complainant she then told him he should go clean the parking lot and she left. The complainant then walked out to the parking lot and saw a puddle. He thinks the female urinated in the parking lot. This officer advised the complainant that he could ban the female from the store and to call the police if she shows up and causes anymore problems.


08-21-10 00:23 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Public Drunkenness
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – The defendant was passed out in his vehicle in the driver seat on the Papa John’s parking lot. The defendant was lying across the steering wheel causing it to sound continuously. The defendants’ car keys were on the floorboard and there was an empty of Cognac on the floorboard also. The defendants was woke up and he denied drinking, stated that he just worked long hours. The defendant’s clothes were disheveled with his shoes off and his pants unbuttoned and halfway down. The defendant was given a PBT test and registered .116 BAC. He was cited for public drunkenness and driven home where he was released to his wife.


08-21-10 22:38 hours – Ptl. L. Doyle -Disorderly Conduct
Nyack Ave. – While on patrol in the area of Nyack & Sayers Avenues, this officer observed what looked to be one person standing near a park bench in Hayes Playground. Because it was dark out and the park is closed after dark, this officer approached the subject, noticing it was three subjects. Two black males and a child. One of the suspects saw this officer walking toward him and the suspect proceeded to walk behind a tree for a slit second and return to the picnic table.

This officer did pat down the two suspects for weapons, for officer safety, before checking the immediate area where they were sitting. This officer checked behind the tree where the one suspect had walked and found a small sandwich bag filled with a green leafy matter laying on top of the trash can located right behind the tree. This officer placed the suspect/offender under arrest and transported him to police headquarters where he received a citation.