Police activity week of 12-13-10 through 12-19-10

12-13-10 19:37 hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Theft under $50-Retail theft
Unit block E. Baltimore Ave. – Police received a report of a theft from the Rite Aid. Upon arrival the witness advised that a white male, now located in the pharmacy department, was viewed leaving the store with merchandise that was not paid for inside his shirt sleeve. The offender was detained. The offender removed the merchandise from his sleeve and turned it over to the witness prior to police arrival. The offender was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. A records check revealed that this is the offender’s second retail offense.


12-14-10 12:03 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Burglary-forced entry-residence-unknown time
100 block E. Plumstead Ave. – the victim stopped by his property to check on the property, the house had been unoccupied since August due to a house fire, and removed stereo equipment. On at least two previous occasions an unknown actor/s had entered the property through a basement door, but nothing was reported missing. Today the victim discovered actor/s entered the property and removed copper piping and damaged walls. The estimated damage to the property is $1,000.


12-14-10 12:23 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Disorderly conduct
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Two female PWHS students reported fighting at the high school. Both juvenile females will be cited for disorderly conduct.


12-14-10 16:02 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Theft- $50 to $200 from buildings
Unit block E. Stewart Ave. -The victim reported that some of her mail has been stolen from her mailbox at her residence. One of the items taken was a debit card. The victim was informed by the bank that there were three withdrawals from the account totaling $100. Also missing from the mail is a pay check and a PECO bill. All three withdrawals were made from Wawa on N. Lansdowne Avenue.


12-15-10 01:47 hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Driving under the influence
N. Lansdowne Ave. – This officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed south on Lansdowne Avenue. The vehicle failed to stop for the steady red signal for north & south bound traffic for Lansdowne Avenue. The vehicle stopped in the middle of the intersection causing this officer to suddenly engage the brakes of the patrol vehicle to prevent being struck.

A traffic stop was conducted; the offender exhibited glassy, bloodshot eyes and had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from her person. The offender was taken into custody, was processed and will be charged appropriately.


12-15-10 11:42 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli -Theft-$50 to $200
Unit block S. Wycombe Ave. – Scrappers were reported to have taken cyclone fencing and left in an older model pickup truck possibly blue or green in color. The fencing was rolled up at the rear of the building and was not intended for trash or disposal.


12-16-10 19:41 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Disorderly conduct
Unit block E. Windermere Ter. – Victim discovered his Christmas tress was stolen from the rear of his residence and then called police. Due to the snow the victim was able to follow a trail from where his tree was talent to the front of a nearby residence.

This officer and the victim spoke to the resident of the apartment; the resident stated he purchased the tree from man on W. Baltimore Avenue. The resident returned the tree to the victim and apologized.

The offender was eventually located and the offense will be handled appropriately.


12-16-10 21:25 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft- $50 to $200 all other
Unit block E. Baltimore Ave. – the victim reported that he was working at the Christmas tree sale lot on unit block of E. Baltimore Avenue when his Samsung Cell phone was stolen as it lay unattended on a work table. A suspect was interviewed and investigation to continue.


12-18-10 14:28 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Disorderly conduct
100 block E. Baltimore Ave. – report of a male soliciting outside of the business. This officer observed the offender asking customers for money in front of the store. The offender was taken into custody, and did give this officer false information. Once the identity of the offender was established he was cited and released.


12-18-10 17:01 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Burglary-no force-residence-unknown time
Unit block Bryn Mawr Ave. – The victim stated that she had three down spouts stolen from her garage at some point in the last two weeks. The attached garage is located directly behind the residence and is only accessible through a side door that does not lock. The victim currently does have contractors at her home.


12-19-10 18:50 hours – Ptl. C. Craig -Burglary-attempt-residence-night
100 block N. Lansdowne Ave. – the owner of the property reports that someone had attempted to pry a window on her front porch open. This officer did observe the window in question and the outside storm window did have damage. No entry made to the property.