Police activity week of 11-08-10 through 11-14-10

11-08-10 00:09 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Assault- knife or cutting instrument
Unit block E. Greenwood Ave. – Police were dispatched for a report of a stabbing, further information was provided that it may have occurred at approximately 1745 hours. On arrival, police found blood on the flooring of the front porch area and there was blood on the door knob of the storm door. The storm door was shut, but the interior door was open. This officer and Officer McGinnis were the first responding officers. The victim answered the door, he was wearing latex gloves that appeared to be bloody and he had a laceration on the right side of his neck that appeared to be several inches long. The victim was asked if the person who cut him was still on location and he said no. The victim was then asked if he lived alone, or if there was anyone else at the home and he stated that it was just him and his dog. The victim stated that he just put his dog away upstairs.

Medics started treating the victim immediately for his laceration, which appeared to be the top of his left hand and to the outside of his neck on the right side. The victim did not report any other injuries. The victim was asked what occurred and he stated that he took his dog for a walk and approximately 5 minutes after he returned to the house, he heard his doorbell ring. The victim answered the door and found what he described as a white male, approximately 6’2″ and 250 lbs standing on his porch. The victim stated that he stepped out onto his front porch to speak to the person and that person was rambling on and making no sense.

The victim was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for treatment. Sgt. Rutherford was called to process the crime scene. Chief Kortan and Mayor Young were both called and notified of the incident. Investigation to continue.


11-08-10 06:09 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Criminal mischief to auto
100 block E. Plumstead Ave. – On scene the reporting party reported that sometime overnight all four tires on his work vehicle were flattened. The vehicle was parked in the lot at the corner of Plumstead & Maple Avenues. The tires were inspected and appear to have been knifed in the side wall. The reporting party indicated that another company vehicle that was parked in Upper Darby was also damaged.


11-08-10 09:48 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Burglary-forced entry-nonresidence-unknown time
100 block N. Union Ave. – This officer responded to Ron’s Car care for a report of a burglary discovered. Upon arrival, this offer came in contact with an employee who was inside the shop. The employee stated that he came to work this morning around 0920 hours and discovered the front door to the business slightly ajar. He pushed it open and noticed that the door frame was broken. Upon entering the office, he discovered desk drawer contents strewn about the floor and the safe door left wide open with its contents missing. He used the business phone to call police.

This officer did check the interior of the shop for an actor with negative findings.

This officer checked prior incidents and did not see any report for alarm activation at the shop. This officer advised the owner to make an itemized list of missing equipment, etc and turn it in to the police department. Investigation to continue.


11-08-10 15:59 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Burglary-forced entry-residence day
Unit block Owen Ave. – Police responded for a report of a burglary discovered. Upon police arrival I spoke with the victim who reported her daughter discovered their apartment door had been forced open when she returned home from school at approximately 1505 hours. The victim reported that the apartment was last known to be secure at 0740hours. The door jamb of the apartment was damaged. The victim reports her laptop computer was stolen, Dell Latitude Model D630, value $1200.00. The daughter reports jewelry missing from her bedroom and approximately $32.00 in change. The victim was advised to provide the police department with an itemized list of anything else she discovers missing.


11-08-10 15:32 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Theft-under $50-retail theft
Unit block E. Baltimore Ave. – Dispatched to Rite Aid Store for a report of a theft discovered. Once out, loss prevention agent showed me video of a white male actor at the pharmacy counter. The male is with a white female who is a pharmacy customer. The female is known to the pharmacy staff. Due to HIPPA regulation, the pharmacy could only provide the customer’s name. The male and female are at the counter with an employee. When the employee leaves the counter, the male can be seen clearly looking around inside the pharmacy area. It appears that the male is checking the location of the employees. The male then picks up a copy of “The Pill Book” from a display on the counter. The male can be seen looking through the book and then turning abound. The male is then seen looking through the book and putting it under his arm. The male keeps the book under his arm as he walks to the front of the store. At the front of the sore, the male goes past all points of sale and leaves by the front door with the book under his arm. The loss prevention agent spoke with all employees on duty and confirmed that the male did not make any effort to pay for the book. The book is valued at $8.00 and is a thick paperback guide to medications in pill form.


11-09-1- 12:19 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Criminal mischief to auto
100 block Blackburn Ave. – This officer responded for a report of criminal mischief discovered. On arrival the victim reported that at approximately 1145 hours her neighbor discovered that someone had scratched the front hood of her vehicle, 2008 Hyundai Elantra. The victim reported that she had parked the vehicle in her rear alley on 11-07-10 at approximately 1730 hours and that the scratches were not on the front hood of her vehicle at that time. This officer observed what appeared to be the letters “YC” on the front hood of the vehicle. At the time of this report there are no suspects or witnesses to this criminal mischief offense.


10-09-10 1850 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Criminal mischief to auto
100 block W. Baltimore Ave. – Police were dispatched to see the man for a domestic dispute not in progress. Once out I had a difficult time locating the complainant because all of the buildings have four clearly labeled door bells (A thru D). None of the buildings had a number (except 9E). After a call back, the complainant stepped out.

The victim reported that he parked his car on the driveway at the north end of the building at about 0330 hours when he returned home from work. At about 1730 hours the victim drove the car to get something to eat and discovered that both left side tires were flat. The victim took the car to the Sunoco in East Lansdowne. The mechanic told the victim that the tires appeared to have been maliciously slashed. The victim showed me a picture of the front tire. There was a large hole or cut in the sidewall. The cost of each tire is estimated at $165.00 or $330.00 total.
The victim suspects that the tires may have been slashed by his ex-girlfriend. The victim reports that he recently began dating a new woman.


11-09-10 19:44 hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Theft-under $50-retail theft
Unit block E. Baltimore Ave. – Police were dispatched to the Rite Aid store at 1944 hours for a report of a shoplifter in custody. On police arrival I spoke to the Loss prevention officer. He explained that the suspect concealed an action figure in his school bag attempting to steal the item. The suspect has been in the store on prior occasions according to the loss prevention agent. The action figure was value at $5.99. The complainant did not want the suspect charges due to his young age. His mother came to take custody of the child. The loss prevention officer advised both the child and the mother that he was no longer permitted in the store.


11-10-10 16:35 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Disorderly conduct
Unit block s. Wycombe Ave. – the defendant was cited for disorderly conduct after refusing to leave the property listed after business hours.


11-10-10 17:28 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Narcotics-possession-morphine, heroin
100 block W. Greenwood Ave. – Police were dispatched for an unconscious subject. This officer responded along with Mercy Fitzgerald paramedic and Lansdowne Fire Dept. Ambulance personnel.

On arrival the patient was found to be in the driver’s seat of gold Chevrolet, in the drive way at the rear of the residence. The patient/defendant appeared to be semi conscious. The defendant was asked questions about her identity and what medical problems she suffered from. The defendant was not able to answer. This officer observed a black pocketbook on the passenger’s side front seat and opened it to look for identification and possible indicators of medical problems. Inside the pocketbook were three blue tinted plastic baggies containing a white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine, ten clear plastic baggies containing a white powdery substance wrapped in blue wax paper stamped with the words “Bulls Eye” suspected to be heroin, four clear plastic baggies containing a white residue suspected to be cocaine, three clear plastic baggies commonly used in the packaging of illegal drugs, five pieces of blue wax paper commonly used in the packaging of illegal drugs, a piece of plastic drinking straw approximately two inches long, commonly used to ingest illegal drugs and a mint green tablet stamped with the word “Watson 503″ suspected to by Hydrocodone. Also inside the pocketbook was $80 cash and miscellaneous papers, including a PA photo Id associated with the defendant. This officer seized the $80 cash. The defendant was helped form the vehicle by emergency responders and taken to a hospital. After exiting the vehicle three more pieces of blue wax paper commonly used in the packaging of illegal drugs were observed on the driver’s seat. Defendant will be charged appropriately.


11-10-10 21:28 hours – Sgt J. McCaughan – Drive under the influence-drugs
Unit block Ardmore Ave. – this officer and Officer Craig responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle parked on Ardmore Avenue. The vehicle was reported to be idling with the lights out. The vehicle was located, it was running and appeared to be occupied by at least two people.

The operator of the vehicle was observed to have very glassy eyes and appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance. The actor was not very cooperative and had to be asked several time for his driver’s license, registration and insurance for the vehicle. The actor provided his driver license on the third request and his registration on the fourth request, but never provided his insurance card. This officer had the actor exit the vehicle and while doing so, Off. Craig did see a small glassine bag containing a vegetable matter, suspected to be marijuana, in the center console area. The actor was taken into custody and in a search incident to arrest, a pack of EZ wider rolling papers, commonly used in the ingestion of marijuana were seized from his right front coat pocket. While retrieving the suspected marijuana, Off. Craig did seize three additional bags of suspected marijuana from the center console that were covered by the defendant’s wallet. The defendant will be charged appropriately.


11-10-10 21:04 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 was met by the victim who reports that someone had gotten into her apartment, which was locked- and had written all over the walls. The victim reports that a section of carpet was ripped out of one of the back bedrooms and also that the burners on the store had been removed.

The victim states that when she left her apartment last night at approximately 1900 hours, she did lock the apartment and that the only person who could possibly have a key is her ex-boyfriend. The victim stated that during an incident last night the ex-boyfriend had taken her keys and when she struggled to get them back, all of the keys had fallen off of the key ring. She did not realize that she did not have all of her keys. The victim states she believes that the writing on the wall was done by the ex-boyfriend because she is familiar with his style of writing. The victim states that her garage door does not open now and when Sgt. J. McCaughan and this officer went into the garage, we observed that the wires had been ripped out of the garage door opener.

Sgt. McCaughan did photograph all of the damages that were done insider the apartment. This officer did advise the victim to contact her landlords immediately and make him aware of tonight’s incident. The victim reports that the ex-boyfriend still has personal belongings that are inside the garage.


11-11-10 20:50 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis- Burglary-forced entry-residence-unknown time
100 block E. Plumstead Ave. – On arrival the victim reported that she inherited the residence when her father passed away. The residence has been for sale and vacant for about a year. The victim was last inside the residence in the past week and went through the entire house with an inspector from Lansdowne Code Enforcement Department and everything was ok. Upon entering the house today she discovered the inside basement door which was chained had been forced open. The victim then checked the rest of the house and found a broken basement window on the east side of the residence and most of the copper water supply pipes in the basement gone.


11-12-10 14:05 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Disorderly conduct
100 block Shadeland Ave. – Dispatched to Travers Food Market for a report of an indecent act just occurred- a male reportedly defecated on the back steps of the business. On arrival several witnesses came forth to provide information.

The clerk at the market reported that the actor came into the market through the front door. He had a brown substance on his hands. The defendant asked for a wet paper towel. The clerk got one for him. The defendant then asked her to clean his hand for him. The clerk declined. At this time, another market employee discovered what appeared to be human fecal matter on the back steps of the store. The clerk told me that the defendant was in the rear of the store as we were speaking.

This officer went toward the rear of the stores and met the defendant; he was coming out of the parking area. The defendant does not have a car. There is no public entrance to the businesses from this parking area. I asked the defendant what he was doing and he said that he was just hanging out. I told the defendant that I had reports that he defecated and the defendant told me that “it had to come out”. I asked the defendant where he defecated at and he pointed to a house across the street. I asked him why he did not go home since he only lives a few blocks away. The defendant did not answer. The defendant was placed in the patrol car. After speaking with the business representatives and witnesses, I elected to cite the defendant for disorderly conduct. I advised the defendant that he is no longer welcome in any of the businesses in the shopping center. If he returned, he will be arrested and or cited for trespassing. This officer transported the defendant to his residence. I turned the defendant over to his sister; she is his legal guardian and advised her that I would be filing a citation and how to reply to it. I also advised her that the defendant was not welcome back at the shopping center under penalty of trespass.


11-13-10 080:11 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Burglary-attempt-nonresidence-unknown time
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – On police arrival this officer was met by the reporting party. The RP reported that the lock to the front door had been tampered with at some point between 1600 hours on 11-12-10 and 0745 hours on this date. When the RP arrived at work this morning she observed that the lock was hanging out of the door handle and was not functional, she had to utilize the other door to gain access to the building. The reporting party states that access was not gained into the building and nothing aside or around the exterior of the building appeared to be tampered with. The reporting party had already notified her employer.


11-13-10 23:02 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Narcotics-possession
Nyack & Sayers Aves. – This officer observed a silver Honda Fit sedan traveling east on Nyack Ave. The Honda failed to stop for the posted stop sign at Nyack and S. Wycombe. The operator of the vehicle turned his head left and appeared to look at this officer and then placed his left turn signal on but continued to drive east on Nyack Ave. This officer activated the emergency lights and stopped the Honda in the area of Nyack at Sayers. This officer approached the vehicle and advised the defendant of the reason for the stop and requested his driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance card. The driver’s response to the reason for the stop was “There’s a stop sign on this road?” As this officer was speaking with the defendant, I observed a clear glassine sandwich bag with a small amount of a vegetable like matter, suspected to be marijuana, protruding from the upper left pocket of his jacket. He was asked if he had anything illegal on his person and he stated he did not. This officer then pointed out the sandwich bag and he stated that he didn’t even know he had that in his pocket.

The defendant was advised that he was under arrest and asked to step out of the vehicle. He exited the vehicle and was taken into custody. A search incident to arrest resulted in the seizure of one small, round, red pill imprinted with “OC” on one side and “60” on the other side and another small round reddish colored pill imprinted with “OP” on one side and “60” on the other side. These pills were found between the glassine wrapper and bottom of a pack of Pall Mall Red cigarette, found in his right jacket pocket. The defendant also had a pack of Rizla cigarette rolling papers, commonly used for smoking marijuana, in his jacket pocket. When presented with the pills, the defendant stated that they were his Percocet and that he has a prescription for them. He was advised that they didn’t look like Percocet and that he could call someone to bring his prescription to the station to prove that he legally possesses them.

After being returned to the station and advised he could make a call to have someone bring the prescription in , the defendant stated that he wanted to be honest, the pills were Oxycodone and search of their characteristics through an online pill identifier, identified them as such. The defendant also stated that his father is a surgeon and he has a prescription for Vicodin, but that doesn’t work as good as Oxycodone.
Defendant had a brother that lives on the unit block of Nyack, the vehicle wsa left parked on Nyack Avenue and he was transported to the brothers to drop off the car key.