Police activity week of 05-04-09 thru 05-10-09

05-04-09 11:28 Hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Drug Equipment Violations
Bryn Mawr Ave @ Windermere Ave – Police received report of a suspicious person knocking on the door asking for a “John Smith”. When the homeowner asked what address he was looking for, the suspicious male said 4416, with no street name. The homeowner stated that the male left his residence and walked east on Drexel towards Lansdowne Avenue. This officer observed a male matching the description of the call waking east on Bryn Mawr Avenue. At this time this officer did conduct a pedestrian stop of the suspicious male. The male gave his name and a date of birth. This officer asked the offender if he had anything in his pockets that he shouldn’t have, such as weapons, drugs, to which he stated no. While doing a pat down search for officer safety, I did feel a long thin object with a round handle in his right front pant pocket to which the offender stated that it was a screwdriver. In the offenders left front pant pocket I did feel a small tube like object and the offender stated it was a straw used to snort cocaine. Pair of black cloth gloves was also recovered from the offender’s right rear pant pocket. The area where the offender was located and where he originally was previously had been burglarized in the daytime hours. The offender was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.


05-04-09 19:30 Hours – Ptl. K. Kienzle – Theft-$50 to $200-From Auto
100 Block E. Plumstead Ave. – Victim came to police headquarters to report the theft of one of her hub caps. The victim stated that she parked her vehicle at 11PM on May 3rd and discovered her hub cap stolen on May 4th at approximately 12PM. The victim stated that she saw the hub cap in place when she parked the vehicle and is sure that it was removed while parked. The victim has no idea who would take one single hub cap or why. Approximate replacement cost $55.


05-05-09 14:08 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Weapons-Possession-Knife
100 Block Green Ave (PWHS) – Police were dispatched to PWHS for a report of a female student in possession of a knife. On police arrival at the school, this officer was directed to the assistant principal’s office where the defendant was in the office. The defendant did admit to having a small knife in her handbag. The defendant was placed into custody. While the defendant was being placed in the back of the patrol vehicle this officer did advised the defendant that I was going to search her handbag. This officer asked if there was anything in the handbag that might injure me. The defendant sated that she had a second larger knife in her handbag. A search of the bag revealed a large butcher knife with a blade measuring 8 ¼ inches. The defendant was returned to Lansdowne Police Headquarters and the appropriate charges were filed.


05-05-09 15:05 Hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Burglary-No Force-Residence-Day
Unit Block Windermere Ave. – This officer responded to Windermere Avenue for a report of a burglary discovered. This officer spoke to the reporting party who states that when she arrived home, she observed her front door partially open and the back door open as well. There were no signs of forced entry into the residence and this officer spoke with the victim who stated that she would compile a list and value of all the items that were missing.


05-05-09 14:40 Hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Disorderly Conduct
100 Block Green Ave.(PWHS) – This officer and assisting police units were out at the PWHS as a result of a call from the school in reference to a student with a knife. On arrival the officers learned the defendant was in the assistant principal’s office. The defendant was one of the sisters that was reportedly going to be involved in a fight after school. This officer spoke to other involved parties and it was ascertained the juvenile sister of the defendant for the weapons offense had left the school and was walking east on E. Essex Ave. At this point this officer’s intention was to stop the juvenile and hear her version of the incident. This officer planned on issuing her a stern warning about fighting in school and to advise her that her sister was under arrest. This officer observed the offend walking east on E. Essex Ave and asked the juvenile what her name was and she ignored me, I asked a second time and she ignored me again. At this point I exited my vehicle and approached her and asked her a third time. She stated that I would need to talk to her father. This officer then advised the juvenile that she was under arrest for disorderly conduct. The juvenile was issued a citation for disorderly conduct and released to her mother.


05-07-09 10:20 Hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Disorderly Conduct
100 Block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Responded to PWHS for report of a disorderly subject in the attendance office. Upon arrival spoke with Asst. Principal Brunner who reported that the offender had been using her cellular phone in class then refused to relinquish the phone when told to do so by her teacher. Brunner reported the offender then began to yell, scream and curse. The offender was returned to police headquarters and issued a citation for disorderly conduct. The offender was released to her Aunt.


05-07-09 11:33 Hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Burglary-Forced Entry- Residence- Unknown time
Unit block Nyack Ave. -This officer responded to Nyack Ave. for report of theft of serviced after being called by Lansdowne Borough Code Enforcement Officer Gould. The home is vacant and there was an extension cord plugged into an outlet and the cord went out the window to the home next door. CEO Gould and this officer went to the home next door to make contact with the resident. No one was home. CEO Gould determined the power is out in the building. Both CEO Gould and this officer left a note for the resident to call ASAP. The extension cord was removed from the building.


05-07-09 16:00 Hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – All other Vandalism
Belmont Ave.(Belmont park) – Unknown citizen reported graffiti to Parks and Recreation Director who in turn call police to document the damage. Located graffiti covering both sets of sliding boards and play area as well as park benches. All graffiti photographed.


05-08-09 15:47 Hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Theft-$50 to $200-All Other
100 Block Drexel Ave. – This officer responded to 100 block of Drexel Avenue for a report of a theft discovered. On arrival this officer spike with the victim. The victim discovered that his two tan metal Cabala chairs were stolen from his front porch. The estimated value is $100.


05-09-09 06:33 Hours -Ptl. K. Kienzle – Criminal Mischief to Automobiles
100 Block S. Lansdowne Ave. – Victim stated that sometime between 1730 hours yesterday and 0625 hours today, the driver’s side front window of his white Ford was shattered. The object used to damage the vehicle was a marble thrown through the window by unknown actor/s.


05-09-09 15:28 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Criminal Mischief to Automobiles
100 Block Nyack Ave. – Complainant stated that the driver side tires were slashed on wife’s vehicle. The complainant stated he left the vehicle at his business at approximately 1700 hours on yesterdays date and observed the tires slashed at approximately 0700 hours on today’s date.