Police activity week of 10-04-10 through 10-10-10

10-04-10 09:53 hours – St. K. Kienzle – Burglary-forced entry-nonresidence
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – Police responded to a burglary discovered. On arrival the store’s owner stated that as he arrived to open the business he found the store in disarray. The owner stated the burglary occurred sometime between 1800 hours on Friday 10-01-01 and 0940 hours this date. It appears the store alarm system did not notify the monitoring station because the actor/s cut the phone line. Entry was made through the rear door. The store owner will complete an inventory of stolen items and they will be added to this offense.


10-04-10 10:12 hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Theft- $200 & over from buildings
Unit block N. Rigby Ave. – The victim stated that on 9-25-10 he paid the suspect, former employee, to complete a contracting job. The actor had access to a work garage and tools owned by the victim. On 9-28-10 the victim discovered some tools missing from the unlocked tool box. The actor denies taking any tools. Investigation to continue.


10-05-10 07:53 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Narcotics-sale
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – On Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at approximately 0753 hours, Lansdowne Police were dispatched to PWHS for a student in custody for possession of marijuana. On arrival police made contact with the assistant principal. The student was present and had been handcuffed by a school security officer. The assistant principal stated that the offender was signing in abs “late for school” when an odor of marijuana was detected on his breath and person by the school resource officer. The student was brought to the assistant principals and the student was observed to have blood shot eyes and slurred speech. The Asst. Principal checked the student’s jacket and found a plastic bag which contained 12 clear plastic bags of green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana. The juvenile offender was placed into police custody, processed and transported to the juvenile detention center.


10-05-10 13:50 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – theft- $200 & over -auto accessories
100 block E. Baltimore Ave. – the victim came to police headquarters to report that the electric over hydraulic pump was stolen off of his white Ford dump truck. The last time the victim recalls the pump was on the truck was Friday, October 1, 2010 at approximately 15030 hours and he discovered it missing this morning at approximately 1100 hours.

The victim suspects an acquaintance of his may have taken the pump. The victim states the acquaintance/suspect had recently just been telling the victim that he needed one for his dump truck. The victim also reported that the acquaintance/suspect texted him this morning and asked him if he had gone to work today. The victim also reported that he found a hat that belonged to the suspect on the truck.

The victim stated he called the suspect and told him that he better return the pump or there would be hell to pay and the suspect implied to the victim that he was going to return it. The victim did not want the police to contact the suspect at the time of this report and wanted to try and get the pump himself. The only information that the victim could provide was the suspects’ name and telephone number. The victim only wanted the police to document his report at this time.


10-05-10 14:48 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Theft-$200 & over-retail theft
Unit block E. Baltimore Ave. (Rite-Aid) – Police received a call for police information at the Rite Aid. On arrival the loss prevention officer gave this office a copy of surveillance footage from yesterday’s date. This officer was informed by the store manager that the tape was in regards to a retail theft that took place yesterday at approximately 1940 hours. The store manager reported that three cartons of Newport cigarettes were stolen from the store.

The cashier stated that t white male approximately 5’6″ in his mid twenties with blond hair, scruffy beard, dressed in all black approached her at the front counter and asked for two cartons of Newport’s. When the cashier scanned the two cartons the actor then asked for a third carton. The total of the three cartons came to $202.00 at this point the actor handed a debit card to the cashier. When the cashier attempted to scan the debit card it wsa denied at this point the actor took the three cigarette cartons along with the debit card and fled out the front door. The store manager stated he observed the actor enter the passenger side of a dark SUV type vehicle last seen traveling east on Baltimore Avenue. No further information was provided. It is unknown why the theft was not reported on yesterday’s date. The surveillance footage was handed over to Detective Rutherford.


10-06-10 10:41 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Criminal mischief
Unit block Mansfield Ave. – The victim reported that her residence was damaged between Saturday, October 2nd at 0500 hours and Tuesday October 5th, 2010 at 1700 hours while she was away. The victim reported that unknown person/s did put some type of cement or glue in her front and side door locks and turned on her water spigot and let it run while she was away. The water from the spigot poled around the foundation and found its way into the basement causing water damage to property that she had stored. The victim stated that she tried to free the lock mechanism last night by spraying WD-40 into it. When she checked the locks this morning, it appeared that the actor/s returned overnight and put some type of grout material into the lock. The victim thought that it was possible that whatever was in the lock reacted with the WD-40 but spoke to several people and nobody she knew believed that anything would react with the WD-40 that way. From my examination of the lock, this officer also belies that the actor/s returned overnight and placed something else in the lock mechanism. The victim stated she went to sleep at 2100 hours last night and discovered the new damage at 0900 hours.

The damage to the basement area consisted of water damage to the walls, plaster, carpet, and furniture to include a bed frame, end tables, large picture and frame, pillows, linens and other furniture.


10-07-10 16:55 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Criminal mischief to public buildings
Belmont Avenue-Belmont Park – Police were called about a domestic fight between a white male and a white female at Belmont Park. Police made contact with the involved parties. The male stated that the female/offender would not allow him to leave the park. The offender had a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath and person and she appeared intoxicated. The offender was taken home and advised any further calls would result in her arrest. The involved party did not want the offender arrested at this time. Police were called back to the area approximately a half an hour later by the involved party’s mother who stated that the offender was “messing” with the involved parties’ car out front. Police arrived and found the car cover torn and on the ground around the Jeep Cherokee. Police spoke to the juveniles in the park who stated the offender asked him for help in removing a battery from a blue Ford Thunderbird that as under a car cover and that the offender was going to put the battery in the Jeep Cherokee. Police contacted the offender at her home and she admitted to trying to switch the battery out because she was told to leave and she was trying to get the car running so she could leave.

The offender was arrested for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and harassment. While under arrest at the police station the offender did try to rip the security camera out of the cell in Cell #1 and in doing so, pulled the wires out of the camera causing the camera to go blank. The offender will be charged with criminal mischief.


10-09-10 04:50 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Public drunkenness
Black Ave. @ N. Maple Ave. – Police received an anonymous complaint of a subject down at the corner of Blackburn and N. Maple Avenues. The caller indicated that he could not tell if the subject was passed out or sleeping. On police arrival at this location we observed a subject down on the N>W> corner of Blackburn Avenue. This officer shook the listed offender several times with no response. The police were eventually able to wake the offender from his sleep but Officer Craig had to help the offender up onto his feet, as he could not get up on his own. The offender was very disoriented and kept saying that he had done nothing wrong and that he was cold and just wanted to go home. It was obvious that the offender had not been the victim of a robbery since he had $202.00 cash on his person when he was asked for ID. The offender was returned to police headquarters where he was issued a citation for public drunkenness. The offender was transported to his parent’s residence and release to their custody.


10-09-10 16:14 hours -Ptl. C. Brown – Assault- simple
Eldon Ave. – the Lansdowne police were requested to report do DCMH for a report of an assault. Upon police arrival, the victim stated that he was walking north on Eldon Avenue at approximately 1505 hours today, an unknown black male approximately 25-30 years old wearing a white tee shirt and jeans approached him and asked for a cigarette, the victim told the male that he did not smoke. The actor told him to get him a cigarette anyway then proceeded to grab and pull him into the alleyway behind 200 block of W. Albemarle Avenue. The black male kicked and punched the victim about the body. The victim added that other black males and one white male came into the alley from an unknown location and also started kicking and punching the victim. The white male was described as being approximately 18-20 years old wearing a black tee shirt and jeans, the victim stated that he has seem this white male in the area walking his dog and would be able to identify him.

The victim believes the actor rifled though his pants pockets during the assault with nothing discovered missing except a plastic pair of ear buds that were in his ears (no music device was connected at this time).

The victim stated he passed out and when he awoke the actors were gone. The victim walked to his residence and advised his mother of this incident, she later transported him to DCMH for evaluation. This officer observed small circular bruises on the right and left side of the victim’s head.


10-09-10 22:42 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Liquor law -underage drinking
N. Lansdowne Ave. – This officer was traveling north on N. Lansdowne Avenue and was approaching the intersection of N. Lansdowne Avenue and W. Stratford Avenue, when I observed a young Asian male attempting o cross N. Lansdowne Avenue from the west side over to the east side. As this male began to run onto N. Lansdowne Avenue and directly into the path of my vehicle, a second young male grabbed the Asian male by the arm and pulled him back towed the west curb. This officer observed the Asian male and he appeared to be laughing. This officer drove around the block and observed the Asian male staggering east on E. Stratford Avenue next to the south entrance of the Wawa parking lot. This officer did stop the male and asked him how old he was. The offender sated that he was 19 years old. This officer could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverages on the offender and he appeared to be having some difficulty standing upright. He also had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. This officer asked the offender how much alcohol he had to drink. The offender denied drinking alcohol. This officer proceeded to tell the offender to walk back the way he and just come from. The offender could barely walk and staggered into a bush and almost fell into the street. At this point the offender was placed under arrest for underage drinking and returned to police headquarters and given a PBT and registered .250 BAC. The offender was issued a citation and was transported back to his residence.