Police activity week of 02-02-09 through 02-08-09

02-02-09 08:39 Hours Ptl. D. Schiazza – Criminal Mischief- All Others
100 Block W. Albemarle Ave. Victim reports that someone attempted to steal his Sirius Satellite radio from his vehicle while it was parked on the street. The victim reported that the vehicle was locked when he discovered the attempted theft at 08:30 hours. The victim believes someone attempted to steal the radio because he discovered that the holder to the radio was broken. Value $50.00


02-02-09 13:15 Hours Ptl. D. Schiazza – Disorderly Conduct
100 Block Green Ave.-(PWHS) – Call for two students fighting at the high school. Offenders were in Vice-Principals office on arrival. Both juvenile offenders will be cited for disorderly conduct.


01-02-09 23:15 Hours Sgt. J. McCaughan – Driving under the influence
N. Wycombe Ave – Observed a vehicle slowing traffic, stopping for an extended period of time at stop signs, swerving inside of the lane of travel often hugging the right side of the roadway along the curb. Vehicle was stopped; defendant was advised of reason for the vehicle stop but was unresponsive. Defendant appeared to under the influence of a controlled substance. Defendant did fail sobriety tests. Defendant was transported to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital for blood test. Defendant placed under arrest for driving under the influence.


02-02-09 23:05 Hours Ptl M. Mugler – Criminal Mischief to Auto
Unit Block Bartram Ave.-On arrival spoke to victim who showed me the rear window of his 2003 Honda Pilot. The window was broken out and there was a rock on the floor of the hatch back. The window valued at approximately $200.00.


02-04-09 12:42 Hours Ptl. Kevin Kienzle – Theft $200 & Over Retail Theft
100 Block of E. Baltimore Ave. (CVS) – Received radio call for theft that just occurred at the CVS. On arrival the store employee pointed out the offender running through the parking lot. This officer told the offender to stop and the offender continued to run towards Union Ave. this officer pursued the offender on foot, the defendant was told numerous times to stop and continued to flee. The offender was taken to the ground with the police department issued taser and handcuffed. Stolen items were recovered and defendant also found to have on his person items used in the packaging, possession and injecting of illegal drugs. Offender/defendant’s criminal history revealed that he has more than three prior convictions for retail theft.


02-05-09 15:22 Hours Ptl. C. Brown – theft $200 & over from buildings
Unit Block Scottdale Rd – Victim called to report the theft of numerous tools from his business garage/suite. The victim added that the last time he was inside the garage was sometimes last week; however numerous employees have access to the garage. When he went to unlock the door this afternoon he noticed that the door knob was loose and appeared to have been tampered with. The victim suspects a former employee. The victim will provide a list of the missing items.


02-06-09 15:36 Hours Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Stolen Property-Possessing-Motor Vehicle
200 Block Crawford Ave.-Police received a radio dispatch for a 911 hang up for 200 block of Crawford Ave. A second call was placed and the caller reported a suspicious occupied vehicle parked in front of his house. This officer responded and located a gray 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera . The hood was up on the vehicle and two black male juveniles were looking at the engine under the hood. Upon seeing the police car the male juvenile/offender closed the hood and began to walk away from the vehicle north bound on Crawford. The other male known only at the time as “breeze” began walking south on Crawford. Writer challenged “breeze” as he walked away from the vehicle. “Breeze” turned and reached into the front of his pants to grab for something. This officer ordered both individuals to put their hands on the can and not to move. At this time assisting officer D. Schiazza arrived. Writer began to pat down “Breeze” and ask him for his name, etc. While attempting to put “Breeze” in the back of a police car, “Breeze began to run south on Crawford east on Essex, south on Hansell, east through the alley, crossed Maple, east continuing east bound and then finally south on Wycombe Ave. toward Powelton where writer lost sight of him. Officer Schiazza was able to immediately take the other juvenile into custody and stood by the vehicle. It was later learned that the vehicle was stolen out of Upper Darby Township on 1-30-09. Offender was returned to police headquarters and processed for receiving stolen property. A juvenile petition has been completed. His father did respond to police headquarters at 2130 hours to take custody of him.


02-06-09 17:52 Hours Ptl. D. Schiazza – Disorderly Conduct
W. Baltimore & Runnemede Aves. – Dispatched for a report of a fight on a SEPTA bus. Spoke with the bus driver who reported that the offender had been involved in a fight with another passenger. Victim reported she was punched by the offender. Both the bus driver and the victim reported that the offender had been calling the victim and other passengers on the bus ethnic slurs. The offender had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, unsteady on her feet and her speech was heavily slurred. The offender was placed under arrest and handcuffed. The offender/defendant was issued three citations for disorderly conduct, harassment and public drunkenness and housed in police custody overnight.


02-07-09 05:09 Hours Sgt. J. McCaughan – Disorderly Conduct
100 Block E. Plumstead Ave. – The victim called to report that the offender pounded on the back door and yelled until waking the victim. When the victim answered the door the offender forced his way in and began arguing with the victim. I was able to make contact with the victim who wanted the offender arrested for a Protection from Abuse violation. The PFA does not evict the offender from the residence it only prevents him from stalking, harassing and abusing the plaintiff who was in bed sleeping. The offender appeared to be manifestly under the influence of alcohol and or a controlled substance was arrested for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness and returned to police headquarters and place in a cell until he sobered up.


02-07-09 20:02 Hours Ptl. T. Selimis – Robbery -Armed-Firearm Highway
200 Block N. Wycombe Ave-Best Quality Pizza – At approximately 2002 hours police were advised that Upper Darby had an armed robbery in the 200 block of LaCarra Dr. Shortly after that police were dispatched to the area of Wycombe and Powelton Ave for the Upper Darby Officer chasing a black male that just committed an armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver out front of Best Quality Pizza, N. Wycombe Ave. Police dispatcher advised the description of the offender being chased is approximately 6′, wearing a dark green colored hoodie, black t-shirt with a light colored design and dark jeans. The Upper Darby officer stated as he was driving past Best Quality, he observed two male’s struggling outside which appeared to the officer as a robbery in progress. The officer stated as the offender observed him he began running on Wycombe towards Powelton. The officer observed a silver revolver with a long barrel. Two other Upper Darby officers were in the area of Wabash and E. Essex when they observed a black male, walking away from the front of a home on 100 block of E. Essex where they observed him on the front porch of the residence. The offender approached the officers and asked where the nearest Korean store was located. The officer observed the offender to be breathing heavy, sweating profusely and fitting the physical description of the offender. The offender was then taken into custody. The robbery victim did identify the offender at the person who robbed him. Clothing worn by the offender was recovered thy Upper Police Sergeant, these items were taken as evidence. The weapon was recovered; chrome .357 Magnum Colt Trooper MK III in the rear of a property on the 200 block of N. Maple Ave. Offender taken Upper Darby police then took custody of the offender and housed him at their police station.


02-08-09 14:12 Hours Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Burglary-No Force- Residence Day
Unit Block S. Wycombe Ave. – The victim stated that he left his apartment this morning around 10:30 hours to go to the auto show downtown. When he returned to his apartment around 14:00 hours he discovered his silver Gateway Model MX6436 lap top computer missing from the living room. The victim has lived in the apartment for approximately one year and over the past several months has suspected someone with a key has been entering his apartment as he has been missing money over that time. There were no signs of forced entry on the door and no one else but he and the landlord has a key. Value of item under $1,000.