Police activity week of 05-18-09 thru 05-24-09

05-18-09 08:10 Hours – Ptl. K. Kienzle – Burglary-Forced Entry-Nonresidence-Unk time
Unit Block S. Lansdowne Ave. – On police arrival the ticket agent at the Lansdowne Train Station stated that sometime over the weekend the station was broken into. The agent stated that unknown actor/s made entry through a window, threw papers inside the building, then caused damage to a credit card machine. This incident was also reported to SEPTA police.


05-18-09 14:00 Hours – Ptl. K. Kienzle – Theft-$50 – $200-Auto parts & accessories
Unit Block Owen Ave. – Victim came to police headquarters to report the theft of the PA license plate from her vehicle.


05-18-09 14:50 Hours – Ptl. K. Kienzle – Assaults-other (Simple)
100 Block Green Ave. (WPHS) – At approximately 14:50 hours the Lansdowne Police were dispatched to Essex & Green Avenues for a large fight. On police arrival faculty members and school district security officers were attempting to gain control of the situation. Two security officers were attempting to keep a juvenile, later identified as the offender, separated from a larger group. The offender was highly agitated and was talking on a cell phone. School district Officer Blair indicated to this officer that the juvenile needed to be detained in order to control the situation. This officer gave the offender verbal command, who at first was compliant and then began to yell , the offender pushed off the police vehicle and turned around toward this officer with his right arm raised in a position to throw a punch. The offender was ordered to place his hands behind his back, the offender moved away from the police vehicle and towards this officer. The offender was subdued and placed under arrest for assault. While this officer was in the process of handcuffing the offender the offenders brother attempted to interfere, the brother was also returned to police headquarters and cited for disorderly conduct.


05-19-09 12:54 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – theft-$50 to $200 from buildings
Unit Block N. Lansdowne Ave. – Police dispatched for a report of a suspicious black female who stole a package on Saturday. This officer made contact with the complainant, U.S. Post Office Post Master and the witness a U.S. Postal carrier. The witness reports he delivered a package to unit block of N. Lansdowne Ave., he left the package in the hallway of the south apartment building. The witness reported that he observed a black female with the package that he had just delivered. The witness thought that something was not right but did not contact the police and contacted the Post master on Monday. The Post Master contacted the victim who stated he did not receive the package that was delivered on Saturday. The Witness stated he observed the female walk up the driveway of a home on the 200 block of Wayne. This officer did contact the black female observed by the witness and she stated she did not take any package. The female did consent to a search of her home and nothing was located. Advised the Post Master and the witness that police would not prosecute at this time due to lack of proof that the suspect took the package.


05-20-09 00:34 Hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Driving Under the Influence
Lansdowne Avenue @ Scottdale Road – Police received a call for vehicle driving recklessly on the roadway. This officer made a vehicle stop on a Buick Park Avenue on S.Lansdowne Ave. The operator of the vehicle was observed to have bloodshot glassy eyes. The driver/defendant did fail field sobriety tests. The defendant was placed under arrest for driving under the influence.


05-20-09 12:57 Hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Disorderly Conduct
100 Block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police were dispatched to Penn Wood High School for an assault. Police radio advised the assault just occurred when a black male came into the school and hit a female. The defendant was last seen running out of the school, wearing a black shirt, black pants and a black and white White Sox baseball hat. On arrival at the school police made contact with the Assistant Principal and the victim. The victim states the defendant came into the school and began cursing and yelling at her about seeing another guy. The defendant began pushing the victim. Security approached and asked the defendant if he went to the school at which point he took off running. The defendant will be issued citations for disorderly conduct by mail.


05-20-09 21:05 Hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Trespassing of Real Property
Belmont Ave. (Belmond Park) – While on patrol this officer observed two males playing basketball in Belmont Park. This officer made contact with the males. The males told this officer that their friends told them about curfew and that the police come and tell you when it’s time to leave the park. They told me that in spite of hearing about curfew, they did not know what time curfew was. This officer explained the difference between curfew and the closing times for the park. This officer also made the males aware of the times of curfew and the closing of the parks. Due to the unusually high number of complaints in this area as well as past criminal activity, this officer transported each boy home and released them to their parent/s. This officer advised the parents of the reasons for the stop.


05-21-09 04:40 Hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Burglary-Attempt-Nonresidence-Night
Unit Block N. Lansdowne Ave. – While this officer was on patrol I was stopped by the owner of the Regency Café. The owner reported that on 5/14/09 at approximately 0400 hours he discovered an attempted burglary at the café. The owner observed that someone had attempted to pry open the front door of the café. The owner observed damage to the front door and the lock to the front door. The owner reported that the alarm had been activated but the alarm company had not been notified of the alarm activation. This officer advised the owner he should have reported the attempted burglary to the police in a more timely fashion.


05-21-09 14:37 Hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Narcotics-Possession-Marijuana
100 Block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police were dispatched to the high school for an unwanted subject refusing to leave. On police arrival we made contact with School Security, he advised a male three times to leave school grounds to which he refused. The defendant is not a student and does not have permission to be on school grounds. The defendant was placed into custody. At this time police were informed that there may be three more unwanted subjects in the high school parking lot. The security officer had detained two more defendants in front of the main school entrance. Assistant Principal and the Phys Ed teacher observed the two defendants pass a bag of suspected marijuana. The two defendants were placed in custody.


05-22-09 14:18 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Burglary-Forced Entry-Residence Day
Unit Block Windermere Ave. – Police dispatched for report of a suspicious black male wearing an orange shirt. The witness states she observed the male around houses on unit block of Windermere, the witness then observed the male walk away from the property with what looked like a cable box or a laptop computer with the wires still connected. Officer Kienzle stopped a male fitting the description and the suspect was transported to Lansdowne Police Headquarters. The victim stated that a Playstation 3 game systems and a portable PSP. This is an ongoing investigation.


05-22-09 19:07 Hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Assault-Knife or Cutting Instrument
100 Block E. Plumstead Ave. – Police dispatched for a report of a stabbing with the actor fleeing the scene. The victim states that his roommate stabbed him with a pair of yellow pliers after the two began fighting. The actor/defendant was located and placed into custody. The victim was transported to the hospital for his injuries.


05-24-09 16:58 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Burglary-Forced Entry-Nonresidence
100 Block S. Lansdowne Ave. – Report of a burglary discovered in the storage area of the apartment complex. Victim reports padlock missing from his storage locker along with stools and stereo parts.