Police activity week of 09-27-10 through 10-03-10

09-27-10 14:36 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Burglary-forced entry-residence day
200 block W. Greenwood Ave. – The victim reported a burglary at his house that occurred sometime between 0730 and 1430 hours 9/27/10. The victim stated that he left for school at 0645 hours and that his mother stated that she left for work at 0730hours. The victim’s mother left the front door to the residence open because she does not give her son a key to the house. The victim stated that when he came home the front door was locked and he saw his cat in the driveway and his cat is not allowed outside. The victim walked to the back of the residence and discovered that the back basement window was pried off and appeared that someone made entry through this point. Police took up a perimeter around the house until the victim’s father arrived with a key. Police then check the residence and found it to be empty. It was unknot at this time if anything was taken from the residence. The house is in very poor condition, extremely dirty and gives the feel of a hoarder’s residence, making it hard to tell if anything was disturbed or missing.


09-28-10 08:04 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Burglary-forced entry – nonresidence night
100 block E. Baltimore Ave. – On police arrival the complainant reported that upon arriving at his place of work he observed the air conditioner in the office window had been tampered with and was pushed to the side. The complainant then unlocked both locks on the office door and upon entering observed the inner office door had been forced open. Inside the inner office the closet door had been forced and the safe that is bolted to the floor had been forced open. Missing from the shop area only $40.00 in cash. Missing from the office were a Dell lap top and approximately $2,500 in cash and a ledger book.
The scene was secured and turned over to Sgt. Rutherford.


09-30-10 12:41 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Criminal mischief to automobiles
200 block N. Wycombe Ave. – the victim reported that his vehicle was vandalized again sometime overnight. The victim stated that he parked the vehicle at 1700 hours last night and when his son went out to the vehicle at 0200 hours this morning and found a tool lying on the ground next to the vehicle. The tool was a stone cutting chisel. After finding the tool the son checked the vehicle and discovered that someone attempted to gain entry by trying to pry the doors open. The son left the tool outside and it was left in the rain all day.


10-01-10 10:45 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Narcotics-possession
E. Baltimore Ave. – Offender picked up on warranted after information she was in the area. The offender was taken into custody. A search of the offender conducted by Officer Selimis. During this search twenty two tablets of suspected Xanax were located in the offenders change purse/wallet.


10-01-10 16:29 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Theft- $200 & over
Unit block Ardmore Ave. – The reporting party stated that the listed ladder was stolen from the rear of her property at some point between -9-30-10 2100 hours and 10-01-10 0900 hours. The Reporting party further stated the owner of the ladder was contacted. The victim stated that he had loaned the ladder to the grandson of the reporting party. It should be noted that the grandson was stopped by LPD on 09-30-10. At the time the grandson was carrying a 24 foot aluminum ladder and stated to police that it was his ladder and he was on his way to East Lansdowne to do a “gutter job”. This officer spoke to the grandson and he stated that he knew nothing of the theft.


10-01-10 1855 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Burglary-no force-residence-day
Unit block S. Lansdowne Ave. – Police responded for a report of a burglary discovered. On location this officer was met by both victims, along with the possible suspect. The victim reports that he and his wife left their residence at approximately 0800 hours today’s date, 10-01-10 and before leaving they observed their Toshiba laptop sitting on the kitchen table, still plugged in. The victim reports that at approximately 1800 hours he and his wife returned home and the wife noticed the laptop was missing from the table.


10-02-10 12:29 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft-$50 to $200 from building
Unit block e. Stewart Ave. – The victim stead that she was having her roof and gutters replaced on her home and that the copper gutters and down spouts that were on the house were in her yard and she intended to recycle them for cash. When she arrived home today, she discovered someone taking her down spouts and gutters and placing them in the rear of a pickup truck with a wooden box frame built onto the truck bed to hold more scrap. The truck was in the rear of a red pickup truck, but upon further questioning the victim only recalled seeing the rear area of the truck. The victim stated she told the actor that she was going to scrap the gutters herself and he needed to put them back the actor calmly picked up the last down spout, threw it in his truck, hopped in and drove away without saying a anything. The actor was described as a w/m, 35-45 yrs, 5’10″ thin build with a reddish scruffy beard, wearing tan work boots, blue jeans, gray t-shirt and baseball cap. The value of the downspouts is unknown at this time.