Police activity week of 09-06-10 through 09-12-10

09-06-10 03:18 hours – Ptl. D Schiazza -Curfew law – male
E. Essex Ave – While on patrol this officer observed the offender riding his bicycle west on E. Essex and Green Avenue. This officer stopped the offender because he appeared to be under the age of 18 years and in violation of the Lansdowne Borough Curfew ordinance. Upon speaking with the offender this officer immediately recognized him as the person who had been stopped and issued a written curlew warning for violating the curfew on 09-05-10. This office then transported the offender to the police station where his mother was contacted and advised of the violation. The offender was issued a non-traffic citation for the curfew violation and released to his mother along with his bike.


09-06-10 10:42 hours – Ptl. C. Brown -Theft-$200 & over-from buildings
200 block W. Greenwood Ave. – The victim stated that on 9-6-10 she discovered her Acer laptop missing. The victim added that the laptop was last viewed on the front room floor on 9-3-10 at approximately 1800 hours. The laptop case and cords were not taken. The victim added that one of the dining room windows was pushed up; this window is usually unlocked and slightly ajar. This officer observed smudge marked on the outside frame of the dining room window, but no forced entry was observed. The victim stated that two of her son’s friends, were found inside his bedroom on 9-3-10 at approximately, her son was not home at this time. The victim was advised to follow up with her son.


09-08-10 12:36 HOURS – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Robbery-strong arm-highway
Unit block E. Stratford Ave. – Police received a call for a robbery that just occurred on E. Stratford Avenue in the area of N. Wycombe Avenue. The victim was on his way home from school when he noticed a group of eight black males walking the same direction as him. The victim stated that the group gave him an uncomfortable feeling so he walked across the street to the other side as if he was going toward the Wawa store. When the victim crossed the street one of the males said, “Don’t worry, we ain’t gonna hurt you.” or something close to those words. As the victim continued to walk he noticed that two of the males split off of the group and were now following him. The two males approached him and the one male asked him what he had in his pockets and then to give him what he had in his pockets. The victim refused and stated he didn’t have anything on him, the larger of the two male offenders took the victim’s wallet, cell phone and Trans pass from his right pocket. The offenders were last seen running east on E. Stratford towards N. Maple Avenue.

A witness to the incident called police after she observed the subjects running south on N. Maple towards LaCrosse and possibly towards Baltimore Avenue. Another witness, the victim’s grandmother, saw the subjects running south on N. Maple and stated that they were very excited asking each other what they got and gathering around to see. The witness saw one subject holing up a cell phone for the rest of the group to see. At this time the witness didn’t know that her grandson was just robbed.

Lansdowne picked up the group on the CVS parking lot. Several of the males ran around the east side of the store. Eventually, after several foot pursuits by police officers, the offenders were taken into custody. Sgt. McCaughan, Sgt. Donegan, Officer Selimis, Officer McDermott of the Lansdowne Police, Upper Darby police officers and East Lansdowne Officers apprehended the offenders. The offenders were returned to Lansdowne Headquarters to be interviewed, processed and charged.


09-08-10 14:04 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Burglary-no force-residence-day
Unit block clover Ave. – The victim called about a burglary at his residence that occurred between 1130-1400 hours on this date. The victim left his residence at apporoxmately 1130 hours and when he returned at 1400hours, he discovered the rear deck gat open and the rear door to the home wide open despite closing it when he left. The victim stated he left the door unlocked when he left. Missing from the home was his brother’s Nintendo X-box 360.


09-08-10 22:23 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Theft- $200 & over from buildings
Unit block Owen Ave. – The victim reports her wallet and keys missing from the kitchen area of her apartment by the back door. Missing is a Louis Vuitton wallet, $300 cash and her driver’s license. Also taken were her car and apartment keys. The victim did let a person into her apartment to use her bathroom. She knows this person through Narcotics Anonymous. Investigation to continue.


09-09-10 13:53 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Counterfeiting-using
Unit block W. Marshall Rd. – Police were dispatched to the unit block of W. Marshall Road, the Mar-win Market for theft discovered. Police sake with the store manager who stated counterfeit money was just passed to one of his cashier’s. The cashier stated a black female approximately 15-19 years old, 5’5″ tall, 120 to 140 lbs, wearing a blue cloth covering her hair, pink sweat pants, light colored shirt and silver rimmed glasses bought a soda and paid with a counterfeit $20.00 bill. The cashier checked the bill using a counterfeit detection pen. The pen showed the money was counterfeit. The cashier stated to the actor that it is a counterfeit and to give her back the change she received and to leave the soda. The actor handed back the money and left the store and never said anything about the bill one way or another. The store had received two other counterfeit bills. All evidence was turned over to police. Investigation to continue.


09-10-10 09:49 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Criminal mischief to automobiles
Unit block Willowbrook Ave. – The victim reports that trim is missing from rear bumper of a 2006 Pontiac GTO. The value of the missing trim is approximately $500.00.


09-10-10 15:24 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft-under $50-retail theft
Unit block E. Baltimore Ave. – Police responded to the Rite Aid store for call of a shop lifter in custody.
On police arrival made contact with the Rite Aid loss prevention officer. The offender was observed by the loss prevention officer concealing merchandise in her handbag. The offender was taken into custody. All merchandise was recovered totaling $26.47. The offender was returned to police headquarters processed, cited and released.


09-10-10 16:32 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis -Theft-$50 to $200- bicycles
100 block Drexel Ave. – On police arrival at scene this officer made contact with the victim who states his Huffy mountain bike, chrome in color, valued at $160.00 was stolen off his rear porch.


09-10-10 21:20 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Disorderly Conduct
Madison Rd. – While on routine patrol in the area of Gladstone Train Station this officer did observe an occupied red Toyota Corolla parked at the other end of the parking lot, closest to the wooded area. This officer did conduct a vehicle investigation and while speaking to the male in the driver’s seat, this officer did detect a strong odor of burnt marijuana. The driver and passenger were asked for identification.

The offender’s were in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Both were transported to police headquarters where they were charged with disorderly conduct.


09-11-10 00:01 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Disorderly conduct
Unit block E. Stratford Ave. – At 0001 hours this officer was on patrol in the unit block of N. Lansdowne Avenue. At this time I observed a black male exit a Dodge Durango from the rear passenger seat and instead of walking into the Wawa store, the male walked behind towards the rear of the building. This officer observed the black male walked out of the parking lot onto e. Stratford Avenue. This officer observed the male standing in the driveway of a residence urinating. This officer did conduct a pedestrian stop. The male stated his name and date of birth. The offender did admit to having a small amount of marijuana on his person. The offender was returned to police headquarters and cited for disorderly conduct.


09-11-01 10:51 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Burglary-forced-entry-nonresidence
100 block W. Baltimore Ave. – Police responded to a theft discovered. The reporting party stated that a garage had been broken into. He stated that approximately $300.00 worth of copper pike was stolen.

The reporting party is a technician and mechanic employed by a business that rents the garage to store materials.