Police activity week of 06-01-09 thru 06-07-09

06-01-09 07:30 Hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Burglary-Attempt-Residence-Night
100 Block E. Essex Ave. – On police arrival at the location this officer spoke with the owner of the property, who was visibly upset. The victim stated that this is the fourth time that someone has attempted to break into her residence through her rear basement door. The exterior basement door is an ornamental metal door, with Plexiglas windows that are secured to the door with metal screws and plastic clips. The actor/s force the windows inward far enough that the screws pull out of the metal and the plastic clips break. The interior wooden door, with four glass panes, is locked with a deadbolt lock and is also alarmed. The actor/s did not get through the exterior door but they did break several of the plastic clips. This officer did process the scene and advised the victim that police would increase patrols in the area in an effort to catch whoever is responsible.


06-01-09 16:30 Hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Burglary-Forced Entry-Residence Day
200 Block Braddock Ave. – This officer and officer McGinnis responded to the location. The victim states that when he returned home today at approximately 1630 hours he observed that t rear screen window lying on the floor inside his kitchen. Upon checking his residence, he observed that several bureau drawers in the master bedroom had been dumped and their contents thrown on the floor. While checking through the contents he believes that nothing is missing from his room at this time. The victim stated the son’s middle room was also ransacked, missing is an Apple Macbook, Motorola Razor II cell phone, a Nikon Colpix S550 digital camera and an Apex DVD player. The son states that he does have a LoJack feature on his Apple Macbook which he did activate by filing a form on line with them. Investigation to continue.


06-02-09 12:00 Hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Disorderly Conduct
Scottdale Rd @ Hoffman park – Located three actors yelling & screaming at each other. This officer did advise all parties to not say anything to each other. The offender continued to yell insults and one of the other parties, being told for the fourth time by this officer that he said another work and he would be under arrest. At this time the offender did again call one of the actors a obscene word. I attempted to place the offender under arrest and he did pull away from me. The offender was subdued and taken into custody by this officer and Off. R. McCaughan of the Clifton Heights Police. The offender was transported to police headquarters and issued a citation for disorderly conduct and released.


06-03-09 16:17 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Burglary-Force Entry-Residence Day
200 block Jackson Ave. – On police arrival this officer was met by the victim. The victim stated her house was broken into and pointed out pry marks on the side of the front door and doorway. All three bedrooms were ransacked. The victim stated the only thing missing was approximately $600.00 taken from a clear plastic envelope located in the top dresser drawer. This officer and Sgt. Eisenhart did observe that the pry marks on the front door and doorway appeared to be old. A jewelry box located on top of the victim’s dresser was taken back to police headquarters to attempt to process for fingerprints.


06-03-09 22:00 Hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Public Drunkenness
100 block E. Plumstead Ave. – this officer observed three black males standing out front of the Pantry 1. As the lights turned off in the Pantry 1 one of the male’s stated they were leaving. This officer advised the males that the store was closed. The three males began walking away from the store. One of the males turned back and attempted to open the door. The male attempted two more times to open the store doors. Again this officer advised the defendant that the store was closed, the male was observed to be unsteady on his feet, and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person along with blood shot glassy eyes. The defendant was asked if he had been drinking and he stated he had a few drinks. The defendant had slurred speech, was incoherent and unable to follow instructions. The defendant was placed under arrest for public drunkenness. Found in the defendants front right pants pocked was a glass jar containing a yellow liquid that had an odor similar to cough syrup? The defendant was transported to police headquarters. The defendant was cited for public drunkenness and held for the night.


06-04-09 09:48 Hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Assault-Knife or Cutting Insturment
Unit block Nyack Ave. – The victim states her boyfriend was inside the apartment and did threaten to stab her with a large butcher knife with a black handle. . The victim stated the defendant also kicked her one year old child. This officer entered the apartment and observed the defendant inside the kitchen area. The defendant stated that he and the victim had a verbal argument but denied threatening her with a knife. Police did examine the child but could not find injuries. The victim advised the police that her name was on the rental agreement and she gave police permission to check the inside of the apartment for the knife. Detective Donegan and the victim began to check the inside of the apartment, a silver edged butcher knife with a black handle was located under the store in the kitchen where this officer observed the defendant standing when the police entered the apartment. The defendant was returned to police headquarters, searched and processed for Terroristic threats, simple assault and related charges.


06-05-09 17:10 Hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Burglary -Force Entry – Residence Day
100 block e. Essex Ave. – the victim came home and noticed her French doors to her front porch had been forced open. The victim found several rooms in the house ransacked. Several found to be missing. The victim will make an itemized list of the missing property.


06-05-09 21:47 Hours – Ptl. K. Kienzle – Assault-Hands, Fists, Feet
Belmont Ave. – Belmont Park – Dispatched for report of an assault. This officer spike to one of the male victims who stated he was walking with the other victim and two witnesses to the incident, when they were approached by five black males. The second victim stated that one of the actors stated “I’m so mad I want to punch somebody!” Another actor stated “do you want to fight.” The second victim stated the five males began to punch him and the first victim in the head. One of the witnesses called 911 on her cell phone and the actors ran through Belmont Park and eastbound on Plumstead Ave. The victims were not able to provide a better description because the actors approached and attacked him and his friend in a short amount of time. The victim stated that he had never seen the actors before.


06-06-09 – 01:47 Hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – theft-$50 to $200 – from auto

Unit block S. Rigby Ave -While leaving the Daniel Pope Karate School the witness observed an actor inside of his friends white Infinity GX. The witness saw the defendant walking away from the car towards him. As the witness and his friend got into their vehicle the witness noticed the defendant walk back to the Infinity and get into the vehicle. The witness confronted the defendant and the defendant attempted to strike the witness. The witness called police. The defendant was placed under arrest for theft from motor vehicle and related charges.


06-07-09 21:19 Hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Criminal Mischief to Auto

100 block E. Stratford Ave. – This officer responded to 100 block of E. Stratford for a report of a vandalism that just occurred to a vehicle. The actors were described as three black males, one wearing a green shirt and tan shorts. This officer made contact with the victim and two witnesses. The witnesses reported that they observed that three black males were near the vehicle and one male threw a rock through the left driver side door window and then ran west on Stratford.