Police activity week of 03-16-09 through 03-22-09

03-16-09 08:51 Hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Theft -Under $50-Auto Parts
200 Block N. Lansdowne Ave. – The victim called Lansdowne Police headquarters , she wished to report that the PA license plate had been stolen sometime overnight. The victim parked her 2006 Saturn Relay in her driveway last evening at 20:00 hours. She came out at 08:45 hours this morning and the license plate had been removed from her vehicle. The PA registration was entered into NCIC.


03-16-09 11:15 Hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Criminal Mischief to Autos
100 Block E. Essex Ave. – On 3-16-09 a member of the Lansdowne Borough highway department arrived at Lansdowne police headquarters and advised Police that a black male, approximately 6′, wearing blue jeans and a dark coat was attempting to slash tires on a green Dodge Stratus in the parking lot next to Penn Wood High School. Police arrived & observed black male wearing blue jeans, blue hood over his head, black coat and was riding a bicycle away from the area of Jackson & E. Essex Ave. The witness approached police and stated that the black male just rode off on a bicycle on E. Essex Ave. Officers approached the male and identified him as the subject. The witness did respond and identified the subject as the person who was attempting to slash the tires. The witness stated they observed the subject stab tires on a vehicle in the lot. Police retrieved a large kitchen knife with a black handle on a patch of grass in the parking lot near where the actor was observed. The subject was placed into custody and charged with D.C. vandalism and Drug violations. The subject had a confirmed active warrant out of Bensalem Township.


03-16-09 14:40 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Public Drunkenness
E. Plumstead Ave. – Police received a call for a possible wanted subject. A subject was sitting on the sidewalk across from Peppers Pharmacy. Police arrived and found this subject sitting on sidewalk, he appeared to be manifestly under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance. This was confirmed when police got close enough to smell him and detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and person. The subject had glassy blood shot eyes, slurred speech and had difficulty maintaining his balance while standing. He was taken into custody for public drunkenness and processed and arraigned for the burglary charges from another offense.


03-16-09 12:46 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Burglary-Forced entry – Residence- Night
100 Block E. Plumstead Ave. – The victim called the Lansdowne Police Department to report a burglary that occurred at his home last night. The victim came to headquarters and gave a written statement alleging that a known subject broke into his home by entering through a window on the front porch. The victim stated that he was asleep in his room when he was awakened by a disturbance. When he woke, the victim found this subject in his room rummaging through his dresser drawers. The victim stated that he grabbed the subject by his jacket and that he saw that he had a prescription bottle in his hand. The subject allegedly struck the victim in the head and was able to slip out of his jacket and run out of the residence. The victim checked the dresser drawer and noticed his prescription of Xanax and $170.00 that he had place in the drawer before going to bed was missing and that his wallet appeared that it was rummaged through. The victim reported that the defendant has a history of drug and alcohol use and that he has been stealing from the victim and his uncle to support his habit. Police arrested the defendant on public drunkenness charges at 14:44 hours and had him processed for these charges.


03-16-09 21:48 Hours – Ptl D. Schiazza – Disorderly Conduct
Unit Block Ardmore Ave. – Police responded to unit block of Ardmore ave for a report of a domestic disturbance in which the complainants son was reported tearing up the house. On arrival the complainant reported that her husband was holding down her son because he was out of control. When we observed the father holding the offender on the floor and paint was spilled all over the floor. We immediately separated the offender from the father and placed the offender in handcuffs. The complainant & her husband reported that the offender began to fight after they confronted the offender about money that was missing. The offender reported that he does not get along with the father and that his mother always takes his side. He was transported to police headquarters where he was issued a citation for disorderly conduct and released to his mother.


03-18-09 20:27 Hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Criminal Mischief-All Others
200 Block Jackson Ave. -Victim stated that she was in the kitchen along with her young son and a neighbor at approximately 2023 hours. They heard a loud crash coming from the front room area where the daughter was resting on the couch, she ran into the front room grabbed her child and ran out of the room and called police. She added that an unknown actor broke the front side window with an unknown object causing the glass to shatter; glass from the window landed on top of the daughter but did not injure her.


03-19-09- 02:14 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Public Drunkenness
N. Lansdowne Ave @ W. Stratford Ave. – The complainant, a Crescent Cab Company driver came to police headquarters and reported that he just dropped a white female off in the area of N. Lansdowne & W. Baltimore who paid him with a half of a ten dollar bill and half of a one dollar bill. The complainant also reported that the fare total was $24.00. Just prior to the complainant reporting this officer observed the offender walking north bound on Lansdowne Ave. The offender has been arrested in the past for this kind of behavior. The complainant did identify the offender as the one who did not pay him for the fare. The offender was highly intoxicated and could not pay the complainant the money she owed him. Retrieved from the offenders purse was the other halves of the ten dollar and one dollar bill. Police advised the complainant that they would cite the offender for theft of services if he was willing to go to court. The complainant advised that he did not want police to cite her for theft of services because going to court would be a waste of his time. The offender was placed under arrest for public drunkenness.


03-20-09 01:48 Hours- Ptl. K. Kienzle – Drive Under the Influence
Unit Block of N. Lansdowne Ave. – The Lansdowne Police were dispatched to a reckless driver traveling northbound on Lansdowne Avenue. The complainant reported that the vehicle was a gold Chevrolet Impala and had tuned into the parking lot of the Wawa store at 67 N. Lansdowne Ave. Police responded and observed the Chevrolet driving in the lot. The vehicle had sustained heavy damage to the front right side and had a flat tire. Police conducted a traffic stop at the north side of the parking lot and made contact with the driver. The defendant had a suspended driver’s license. The defendant did fail field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. It was later learned that the defendant’s vehicle had struck a pole in Yeadon Borough. Officer C.J. Schiazza observed the pole and observed a large piece of the Chevrolet Impala still at the scene. The defendant was arrested and processed for driving under the influence.


03-20-09 05:32 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Burglary-Forced Entry-Residence- Night
100 Block W. Plumstead Ave.-Police responded and found the rear kitchen window to the residence open and the rear basement door unlocked. The home was searched and no one was found inside. During the house search police dispatchers reported a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of Drexel Ave. East Lansdowne PD & Yeadon PD responded and located a vehicle on the front law of a home on Drexel Ave. The vehicle was running with the left side door open. The registration for the vehicle came back to the victims address. Contact was made with the burglary victim and a report was filed.


03-20-09 21:28 Hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Theft-Under $50 Retail Theft
Unit Block Baltimore Ave (Rite-Aid)- Dispatched for a theft at Rite Aid. Actor described as a black female wearing a red sweater and brown boots. The actor was last seen in a sedan headed east on East Baltimore Ave. Police spoke with the store staff who stated the described female came into the store and asked where to find children’s Tylenol. The staff directed her to the aisle and watched as she took 3 bottles off of the shelf and concealed them on her person. The actor then went to the far rear of the store and walked to the east wall. The actor then walked up the first aisle and out the front door without ever paying or attempting to pay for the items. The staff went outside to get a direction of travel. The store is going to attempt to have their Loss Prevention agent review the store video tape.
Loss of $20.97.


03/22/09 18:23 Hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Burglary-Forced Entry-Residence-Day
Unit Block E. Baltimore Ave.-Police dispatched for burglary discovered. On arrival police spoke with the victim, his apartment was burglarized. The victim stated he left his apartment at 1550 hours to pick up his girlfriend and arrived back at 1810 hours. The victim stated he observed the frame to his apartment door off and forced open and he observed his bedroom in disarray. Missing one Sony 32″ flat screen television, one Sony Play station, one Nikon camera, one Nintendo Wii, one pair Prada shoes, one pair Gucci sunglasses, one 3-G phone, one blue & gray Dell laptop. Victim was unable to provide any serial numbers of the missing items.