Police activity week of 04-27-09 through 05-03-09

04-27-09 13:12 Hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Harassment
100 block Marlyn Ave. – This officer was dispatched for a disorderly female call. Through investigation it was learned that the defendant was in violation of a PFA (Protection from Abuse Order). The defendant was arrested for this violation.


04-28-09 00:06 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Driving under the influence
N. Lansdowne Ave. – This officer stopped a vehicle for making aa left turn on red from E. Essex Ave. onto N. Lansdowne Ave. The driver was arrested for DUI, drug possession and forgery related offenses for possessing a fraudulent insurance card. The defendant was transported to the hospital where he submitted to two vials of his blood to be drawn for chemical analysis.


04-28-09 04:48 Hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Public Drunkenness
Unit Block W. Plumstead Ave. – The complainant, Lansdowne Police Parking Enforcement officer while working night shift, observed a white male in the driver seat of a tan Mercury van. The male attempted to pull his collar up over his face and then ducked down in the seat. The parking enforcement officer did notify the Sergeant on duty to respond. On this officers arrival the defendant was found to be publicly intoxicated and cited for Public Drunkenness.


04-27-09 22:20 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Burglary – Attempt- Residence Day
200 Block N. Wycombe Ave. – The victim reported that he left his apartment at approximately 0900 hours on 4/27/09 and when he returned at approximately 2215 hours he discovered that unknown person/s did use some type of prying tool to force his apartment door open. Once gaining entry the actors ransacked the apartment going through drawers, boxes and closets in every room. The victims are compiling a list of stolen property and will turn it in sometime on 4/28/09. This officer will follow up.


04-28-09 10:00 Hours – Sgt. Eisenhart – Fraud, Credit Cards, ATM
Unit Block of N. Wycombe Ave. – The victim came to police headquarters to state she was a victim of identity theft. The victim noticed unauthorized charges on her bank Visa check card that she did not authorize. There were several unauthorized charges. The victim believes the actor to be her ex-boyfriend. The victim did confront the ex-boyfriend yesterday and allegedly he admitted that it was him and told her “take it as far as you can get.” The victim did state that she was willing to prosecute and willing to appear at the court hearings. Investigation to continue.


04-29-09 16:15 Hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Theft-$50 to $200 – Bicycles
200 Block N. Maple Ave. – The victim came to police headquarters to report the theft of his silver Motobecane bicycle. The victim added that he last viewed his bike in his backyard secured with a chain to an outdoor table on 4-24-09. When the victim exited his home this afternoon he discovered that the bike and lock were missing. The victim advised that no damage was sustained to the outdoor table.


05-01-09 13:02 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott -Theft- Under $50. -All Other
Unit Block N. Lansdowne Ave.(Modern Nail Salon) – Complainant stated that at approximately 11:30 hours this date a light skinned black female was in the salon for a pedicure that cost $30.00. When the pedicure was complete the female stated that she had left her money in her vehicle and left the salon to retrieve it. The female did enter a blue vehicle and drove away without paying for the service. The complainant did state that he does not know the females name but that she has been in the salon before. The complaint did not want to pursue criminal charges but did not want the female back in the salon.


05-01-09 13:43 Hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Theft-Under $50-Retail Theft
Unit Block E. Baltimore Ave. (Rite Aid) – Report of theft from Rite Aid. This officer responded and spoke to the loss prevention officer who stated that he was on his way into the store from his lunch break when he observed a female in the last isle of the store concealing merchandise. The female immediately made the complainant as the loss prevention officer and ran past him and out of the store, tripping the sensors at the door. The Complainant did give chase and observed the female leaving in an older model possible Pontiac, last seen heading east on Baltimore Ave. Police did check the area with negative findings. The only thing taken for sure was a bottle of Ambesol.


05-01-09 17:51 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Burglary-No Force- Nonresidence-Unkown time.
100 Block N. Lansdowne Ave.- Report of a burglary discovered. On this officers arrival was met by complainant who stated that her son’s apartment was burglarized. The complainant stated that he son’s flat screen to, DVD player and cable box were missing from his bedroom. The complainant stated he son has not stated in the apartment since March, the complainant further stated that her son was unable to talk with police because he was at work, but she did not know his occupation. This officer did speak with the apartment manager via telephone. The manager stated that the tenant owed $4000 and in fact and was in the process of being evicted. The apartment manager stated she had a mutual verbal agreement with the complaint to pay owed rent on today’s date. The complainant was unable to provide a contact number for her son. Nothing else was reported missing to this officer. This officer did not observe any signs of forced entry and the apartment was in order. The burglary is still under investigation due to the fact that the owner has not contacted police about his missing property.


05-01-09 21:39 Hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Theft- Attempted-Retail Theft
Unit Block W. Baltimore Ave (Blockbuster Video -The police were dispatched to the Blockbuster for a theft that just occurred by two juvenile black males. On arrival, police spoke to the store manager who stated the two black male’s we in the area of the game section and the next thing she knew they walked out and the door alarm activated. The Manager will do inventory tomorrow to check if anything was taken and will call the police when completed.


05-01-09 23:08 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Disorderly Conduct
200 Block Glentay Ave. – Radio call for a hang up at Glentay Ave. On police arrival this officer did observe the offender in the middle of the street yelling at her boyfriend. This officer did advise both parties to separate and move out of the street. This officer did speak with the owner of the home and she stated she did not want the offender to stay at the residence any longer. This officer did have the offender call her father to take her back to her parent’s home. Upon the offenders fathers arrival this officer instructed the offender to go home with her father and not return for the rest of the night. After the offender and her father left, this officer advised the boyfriend to go in his residence for the night. As this officer was leaving the area I did observe the offender walking back to the residence shouting obscenities and refusing to leave. The offender did have a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her person. The offender was placed into custody and returned to police headquarters where she was placed in a holding cell for the night. The offender was cited for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.


05-01-09 22:05 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Liquor law -Underage-Purchase, Consumption, Possession
Scottdale Rd. (Hoffman Park) – While on patrol, this officer observed several people in Hoffman Park walking away from an area down by the creek behind the baseball field that is popular for underage drinking parties. It was after hours of park operation. This officer pulled into the parking area and shined the spotlight on the group which consisted of several male and females that appeared to be juveniles. The group started fleeing from the park in several directions and this officer was able to detain four people. There was s strong odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from the group and everyone appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. Three others were found in area of Bonnies plants. All were returned to police headquarters, a small amount of marijuana and several cans of beer were found in their possession. All cited for underage drinking and two also cited for disorderly conduct. All, except one adult, were released to their parents.


05-02-09 11:58 Hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Theft- Under $50- From Auto
200 Block Berkley Ave. – Victim stated unknown actor removed the Pa registration plate from her dark blue Chevrolet Cavalier. I advised the victim to call PennDot to arrange for a new tag and report the theft.


05-03-09 18:44 Hours – Ptl D. Schiazza – Theft-Attempted-From Auto
S.Lansdowne Ave – Spoke with the victim who reports that she discovered that the right front passenger side window of her vehicle had been broken. Her glove box had been rifled and left open. The victim does not believe that any ting was stolen from her v4hicle. The vehicle was locked. The estimate to replace the window is approximately $200.00