Police activity week of 05-25-09 thru 05-31-09

05-25-09 22:23 Hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Public Drunkenness
Belmont Ave. (Belmont Park) – Police were dispatched to Belmont Park for a report of woman screaming for help. Police officers arrived and found all three offenders next to the monkey bars. There were two small children with all of the adults. The three offenders were placed under arrest for Public Drunkenness and Violation of Borough Ordinance regarding hours of park operation. The children were turned to the sister of one of the offenders.


05-26-09 06:46 Hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Criminal Mischief to Autos
200 Block Hansell Rd. – the rear windshield of victim’s 2003 Dodge Intrepid was completely shattered. The value of the windshield is approximately $300.00. No suspects or further info at this time.


05-26-09 12:02 Hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – theft-$50 to $200- from Auto
Unit Block W. Albemarle Ave. – The victim reports that his brown leather wallet had been stolen from his vehicle. The vehicle was unlocked. The victim reported that the wallet was returned to him by a couple that resides on the odd side of Owen Ave. The couple informed the victim that they found his wallet in the storm drain located at this intersection. Missing from the wallet was his Capitol One Visa credit card and $25.00 Sears gift card were missing from his wallet. The victim reported that on the date of this report at approximately 0950 hours he discovered that his Capitol One Visa card had been used for two unauthorized transactions at the N. Lansdowne Avenue Wawa. The victim put a hold on his account. Investigation to continue.


05-27-09 13:33 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Burglary-Forced entry-Residence Day
100 Block E. Stewart Ave. – Police dispatched for report of a burglary attempt discovered. On arrival spoke to the victim who stated the door to the master bedroom had been kicked in. Police officers checked the entire home to make sure the actor was still not inside and they were not located. Victim found the rear door to the home unlocked, it was locked when he had left the home. Victim will make a list of missing items. Investigation to continue.


05-28-09 08:34 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft-$50 to $200- From auto
Unit block E. LaCrosse Ave. – Victim reports his vehicle had been rifled. Missing from vehicle were bank statements. Advised victim to contact his bank. Unknown if vehicle was unlocked.


05-28-09 08:50 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft-Under $50 from Auto
Unit block E. LaCrosse Ave. – Victim states someone rifled through his vehicle overnight. Missing from vehicle was loose change. Unknown if vehicle was unlocked.


05-28-09 11:30 Hours – Ptl. K. Kienzle – Theft-$200 & over-Bicycles
Unit block N. Maple Ave. – Victim states sometime overnight unknown actor took his Trek model 750 white mountain bike from his porch. The bike was secured with a very thick chain and lock.


05-28-09 09:05 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft-$50 To $200 from auto
200 block N. Highland Ave. – Victim reports theft from his vehicle. Missing a Pioneer Car Radio Face Plate, the vehicle title and his work identification. Victim states the vehicle was locked but one of the windows to the vehicle was cracked open.


05-28-09 10:55 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft-under $50-from auto
200 block Wabash Ave. _ Victim reports her PA registration plate had been stolen from her backyard. The victim explained that she has been receiving parking violation notices from the city of Philadelphia for the registration plate since 2007 and that the registration plate has been missing since then or before then. This officer checked PennDot status of the registration plate it comes back as a dead registration. I advised the victim I would take her report but in the future to make reports in a more timely matter.


05-28-09 13:27 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Theft-$200 & over-All other
200 block N. Wycombe Ave. – Victim states her cell phone was stolen. The victim states her “best friend” was over her apartment on 5-21-09. The friend asked the victim to borrow her cell phone and never returned the phone. The victim did not have any contact info on her friend. The victim did not want to pursue any charges against the friend and T-Mobile requested a report in order to issue the victim a new phone.


05-29-09 05:55 Hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – theft-$200 & over-from auto
100 block S. Lansdowne Ave. – Victim reports that sometime overnight both side windows on the Freightliner Tractor that he drives for a living were shattered and the truck was entered. The victim reported that a Garmin GPS unit and a bag of books were removed.


05-29-09 09:15 Hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Disorderly Conduct -Harassment
100 block of Green Ave. (PWHS) – This officer received a complaint at police headquarters from a parents and a student at PWHS. There is an ongoing problem between the complainant/victim and a female at the high school. This officer did speak with the Assistant Principal who confirmed the ongoing disputes. This date the complaint and the defendant had a dispute in the parking lot of the school. The defendant was attempting to engage the victim in a fight. The defendant will be cited for disorderly conduct and harassment.


05-30-09 01:51 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Driving Under the Influence
S. Union Ave. – This officer observed a silver Saturn Aura traveling west on E. Baltimore. Despite having a green light, the vehicle came to a stop in the left turn lane. After a moment, the vehicle proceeded straight and then made a wide, slow, left turn to travel south on S. Union without signaling the turn. This officer pulled the vehicle over. As this officer approached the vehicle I noticed the driver had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person and her eyes appeared to be glassy. The defendant failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody and her vehicle was towed. The defendant will be charged with DUI.


05-29-09 20:55 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft- $200 & over from building
100 Block Austin Ave. – The victim reported that her Dell Inspiron computer was stolen from her bedroom. While speaking to family members it was discovered that the mother is possibly addicted to crack cocaine and has numerous people in and out of the house while her husband is at work. It appears that one of these “guests” may have taken the computer.


05-30-09 20:57 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Driving Under the Influence
Unit block Nyack Ave. – the victim reported that she was the victim of a “road rage” incident where a brown Jeep Cherokee attempted to run her off the road in the area of N. Lansdowne & W. LaCrosse. The victim stated that she was traveling east and stopped at the posted stop sign and had her right turn signal on, signaling that she was making a right turn. The victim stated that the Jeep Cherokee passes her on the right side and made a right turn as she was making a right turn forcing her to enter the oncoming lane of traffic. The operator of the Jeep was a white male. The victim followed the Jeep to Nyack Ave where the operator parked the vehicle in the driveway at a home on unit block of Nyack. This officer knocked on the door of the residence and the defendant answered the door. The defendant appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance, the defendant was leaning on the door frame for balance, he eyes were glassy and when he spoke his speech was slurred. The victim did identify the defendant as the operator of the vehicle. The defendant was taken into custody and will be charged with DUI.


05-31-09 01:40 Hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – theft-$200 & Over from Auto
200 block of Scottdale Rd. – Police were dispatched to 200 block Scottdale road, Gladstone Towers, apartment A building, for suspicious conditions. The complainant observed two males looking into vehicles and getting into a dark blue Honda Civic. Dispatch also advised the complainant saw actors getting into a black pickup truck with an extended cab. Police checked the area with negative results.
This officer took a statement from the complainant. At approximately 0333 hours Upper Darby Police apprehended a white male for an incident in Upper Darby. The complainant did identify the male as one of the white males from The Gladstone Towers parking lot. The black truck was a stolen vehicle. There was stolen property recovered from the pickup truck. The defendant was transported to police headquarters and will be criminally charged.


05-31-09 06:05 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Motor Vehicle Theft
200 Block Scottdale Rd. – the victim called to report his 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck was stolen sometime overnight. The victim stated that his vehicle was locked and that he had an extra set of keys under the seat. The victim parked the vehicle at 1500 hours Saturday and when he came out this morning at 0600hours he discovered that it was missing. The victim was advised that the vehicle was recovered while being used in a crime. The vehicle was towed to the imp9ound lot and may need to be processed before being released.