Police activity week of 06-08-09 thru 06-14-09
06-08-09 16:10 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Burglary-Forced Entry-Residence Day
Unit block N. Wycombe Ave. – Respond to a residence on the unit block of N. Wycombe Ave. for report of
a burglary. Upon arrival the victim stated that her bedroom was ransacked and her jewelry box was
laying in the middle of the bed empty, also a water container with change which was in her bedroom
was found on the kitchen floor. The victim’s daughter’s jewelry was also missing. The victim returned
home and all of the doors were locked but the kitchen window and screen were wide open. The victim
did close the screen and partially closed the window prior to police arrival. This officer and Sgt. J.
McCaughan did observe footprints in the rear yard and the cellar door leading up to the kitchen
window. The water container was returned to police headquarters to be processed for
fingerprints. The victim was advised to make an itemized list of all her missing belongings. It
should be noted that both victims suspect a person whom they both know. The suspect has
been in their home before and had also been in the victim’s aunt’s home in Philadelphia which
was recently burglarized.
06-08-09 19:16 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Criminal Mischief
200 block E. Plumstead Ave. – Received a call for a domestic outside listed location with the
male reportedly breaking windows out front. Upon arrival this officer did discover the front
window broken with a blood trail leading into the stairwell. Police did make contact with the
tenant in the entrance. The tenant stated that there was a black male passed out in the
hallway. Police did search the apartment complex and did not find anyone. Police again
made contact with the tenant outside apartment #1. The tenant stated that his two friends
were in the apartment. This officer and Sgt. J. McCaughan did observe a female inside
the apartment with blood on her. Police did locate the offender laying on a mattress in
the bedroom. The offender was conscious but was incoherent and appeared to be under
the influence of alcohol and or drugs. The female stated they were drinking and go into
an argument and the offender accidentally fell into the front window breaking the
window. The offender was placed into police custody and placed under arrest.
06-08-09 23:12 Hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Burglary-Forced Entry-Residence unknown time
100 block E. Baltimore Ave. – The victim reports his apartment burglarized and several
items missing including a safe. The victim reported that he believes that the actors/gained
entry through the rear bedroom window. This officer spoke to the landlord who stated he was
in the apartment building until approximately 1830 hours on this date and did not see anyone
or anything suspicious on the rear fire escape that leads to the victim rear bedroom
window. Investigation to continue.
06-09-09 11:30 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft-$200 & over-all other
Unit block Windermere Ave. – The victim states she had several unauthorized transactions from
her savings account. The victim suspects a friend with whom she had stayed the night. The
officer did contact the bank and requested surveillance photos from the ATM
machine. Investigation to continue.
06-09-09 13:51 Hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Narcotics-Possession
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police dispatched to PWHS for report of student in custody for
possession of drugs. The assistant principal advised the offender was taken to his office for
throwing snap caps onto the floor. The offender was instructed to empty his pockets and the
offender pulled out seven small bags of a green leafy vegetable matter that resembled
marijuana. The police were called to respond to the school. The offender was taken into police
custody and transported to police headquarters. The juvenile offender will be charged with
possession of drugs. The juvenile after being processed was released to his mother.
06-09-09 13:20 Hours – Ptl. M. Mugler -Theft-$200 & over-all other
100 block N. Union Ave. – The victim stated that someone stole his oil tank located outside of
his property. The tank was empty but there was 125 gallons of oil stolen from another tank
that is directly next to the one that was stolen. Both tanks are on the south side of the property
outside of the garage. Even though the stolen tank was empty the suspects would have had to
use a very large truck.
06-10-09 08:48 Hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Theft- $200 & Over- Bicycles
100 block Glentay Ave. – the victim called the Lansdowne Police Headquarters to report her gray
land rider deluxe bike as stolen. The time frame for the theft is unknown; the victim noticed the
bike missing this morning.
06-11-09 09:49 Hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Burglary-Forced entry-Residence Day
100 block E. Marshall Rd. – The complaint reports hearing banging inside the residence on E.
Marshall Rd then the alarm sounded. On scene the front of the residence was secure, upon
approaching the rear there was evidence that someone had unsuccessfully attempted to enter
a basement window and a kitchen window was found wide open with items inside disturbed. Other
officers were summoned and the residence was entered via the kitchen window. The inside of
the residence was checked with negative results. Inside the residence a computer desk in a
second floor bedroom was damaged and several rooms & jewelry boxes appeared to have been
gone through. Upper Darby cars were advised of the incident immediately and flooded the
areas. Off. Oreskovich did observe a black male approximately 18 yoa on the Marshall Rd field, as
he approached the male; the male ran and was lost in the area of the Park Lane
apartments. The victim will make a list including values of the missing items.
06-11-09 13:00 Hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Assault to Rape-other forcible means
100 block N. Wycombe Ave. – This officer received a call from the victim in reference to an
alleged rape that occurred In Lansdowne on Wednesday. The victim stated she lives and attends
school in Philadelphia. Yesterday she was visiting her aunt in Lansdowne; she went to visit a male
friend. On her arrival at the friend’s home there were two other males present. The victim stated
she had consensual sex with the male friend. After approximately 20 minutes after her friend left
the bedroom a second black male came in the room and forced sex on the victim. This investigation
will continue and has been referred to Sgt. D. Donegan.
06-11-09 19:00 Hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Burglary-Attempt-Residence Day
100 block s. Lansdowne Ave. – The victim stated that upon returning home she noticed that a chair
on her outside patio was knocked over and a mop inside by the patio was knocked over. The victim
stated nothing else appeared to be tampered with and nothing was missing.
06-11-09 23:48 Hours – Ptl. C. Brown – burglary-No Force-Residence-Night
100 block E. Baltimore Ave. – Upon returning home the victim discovered that unknown actors had
ransacked and burglarized the residence. The rear kitchen door was found open, a small cut visible on
the rear screen door allowing access to the door lock inside. The victim was advised to prepare a
list of stolen items.
06-12-09 07:25 Hours – Ptl T. Selimis – Assault -Hands, Fists, Feet
200 block E. Marshall Rd. – Original call was for vehicle blocking the drive way. The offender and
members of his family became aggressive towards the complainant and the police. The situation
escalated when the offender/defendant and his family members were advised they were under
arrest, the offenders/defendants were aggressive toward police posturing as if to physically attack
police. Sgt. McCaughan did call radio for an officer assist and three members of the family were
arrested and transported to police headquarters. Two offenders received citations and were
released; the third offender/defendant was processed and housed in a cell.
06-12-09 10:50 Hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Disorderly Conduct
100 block Green Ave. – PWHS – Report of disorderly subject at the high school. On arrival was
informed the offender was disorderly in the hallway at the school and when approached by
security became aggressive and was taken into custody by the school security. Police did take
the offender into police custody returned him to police headquarters. The offender was
charged with disorderly conduct and released to his guardian.
06-12-09 19:33 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – theft-under $50 – bicycle
100 block Ardmore Ave. – the victim left his bike resting against the Essex avenue side of
the snack bar while he was playing on the fields at Ardmore Avenue School. When he returned
his bike was missing. The bike is a 20" boy’s Huffy Rocket, red with blue, white and black
accents. Another juvenile told the victim that he saw a juvenile riding the bike east on East
Essex. No further description or information available.
06-13-09 05:39 Hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Criminal Mischief to Automobiles
300 block N. Maple Ave. – The victim reports that he parked his 1996 Plymouth voyager in
the front parking lot yesterday evening. This morning he returned to the vehicle and discovered
the driver’s side view mirror had been broken.
06-13-09 22:22 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Disorderly Conduct
200 block Congress Ave. – Report to assist the off duty officer chasing a black male,
5’10", wearing a white shirt and silver shorts south bound on Congress toward Marshall
Road. The caller believed the male actor was trying to break into something. On arrival
made contact with of duty Spring City Boro Officer Wyatt who stated the actor was with
a group of juveniles who threw rocks at the front plate glass storm door at a home on the
200 block of Congress and then fled the scene. Responding UDPD officer Garrity observed
a suspect matching the description with a friend at Plumstead and Wayne. The offenders
were taken into custody and identified by the victim. Offenders issued citations for
disorderly conduct and released to family members. The window did not break.
06-14-09 01:48 Hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – M.V. theft-Autos-Driveway
100 block Midway Ave. – Sgt. Eisenhart, Off. Albertoli and this officer were dispatched to 100
block Midway for a report of a hit and run accident. On arrival we discovered that the striking
vehicle from this hit and run accident had been stolen from home on Midway. The juvenile
actor/defendant was taken into custody and he was positively identified as being the operator
of the striking vehicle. The actor/offender was transported to Darby Borough Police Station
where he was processed. The actor/offender was then transported to his residence where
he was released to his mother. A juvenile allegation petition was later completed against
the offender then filed with the District Attorney Office.
06-14-09 16:14 Hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Liquor Law -Other-Adult
Eldon Road – While on routine patrol this officer observed two white males and one white
female on the sidewalk on Eldon rd. One offender was observed holding a bottle of vodka
and drinking same. The other two offenders were observed drinking out of containers. The
offenders were asked what there were doing and they stated doing work at the house. All
there were in possession of alcoholic beverages on the street. One offender was found to
have an active Philadelphia warrant. All three were returned to police headquarters; two
were cited for liquor law violation and released. The third offender was also cited and
released to the Philadelphia Warrant Squad.