Police activity week of 12-20-10 through 12-26-10

12-20-10 15:04 hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Robbery-strong arm- highway
E. LaCrosse Ave @ Sycamore park – Lansdowne police were notified by Yeadon Officer Fagan of a robbery that occurred in Lansdowne earlier in the day. Spoke with the victim who explained he was walking by the park in Lansdowne and two black males come up on him cursing and yelling at him. The one male, wearing a green jacket hit him across the chin with a small black handgun and knocked him to the ground. The suspect took the victims Nextel flip phone and $2.00 out of his pocket. The second male stood there while this was happening. As soon as they took his phone and money both subjects ran away on foot. The area was checked with negative results.


12-20-10 16:01 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Criminal Mischief to automobiles
100 block E. Plumstead Ave. – police received a report of a criminal mischief which just occurred within the last two minutes, the actor broke out the front passenger window of the victim’s 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier. Police searched the area with negative results.

The victim stated she knows the actor. The victim does wish to prosecute the actor and promised to appear at all hearings. This officer will follow up on the investigation.


12-20-10 18:14 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Robbery-armed-firearm-highway
100 block E. Greenwood Ave. – Police were dispatched for the report of an armed robbery that just occurred with a weapon. The two black male actors were last seen on foot towards Union Avenue. On arrival this officer spoke to the husband of the victim who stated “They just robbed my wife and ran up the street towards Union Avenue. Spoke to the victim who stated she was in the driveway of her residence and two men wearing ski masks came up and knocked her to the ground. The shouted “Give me your money or I’ll kill you.” The men ran when the husband came to the door.

The actors were apprehended and the victim did identify both as those involved in the robbery. Both offenders were taken into custody and will be charged appropriately.


12-20-10 18:28 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Burglary- no force-residence
Unit block Eldon Ave. – the victim called to report a burglary occurred at her residence sometime between Friday, December 17 at 1430 hours and Monday, December 20th at approximately 1820 hours. Her residence was left unsecured and unattended.


12-21-10 11:20 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Disorderly conduct
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police responded to PWHS for a report of a student in custody for threatening a teacher. The principal stated there was a fight starting between a pregnant female student and a male student and the offender was breaking it up. However, when the victim, a teacher, arrived on scene and started to disperse the crowd, the offender refused to leave. When ordered to leave by the teacher the offender threatened the teacher and attempted to attack him, but was restrained by other students. The offender was transported to police headquarters issued a citation for disorderly conduct and released.


12-21-10 19:12 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft-under$50-retail theft
Unit block E. Baltimore Ave. – Received a report of a shoplifter at the Rite Aid. The offender was taken into custody. The offender was stopped in the store for eating merchandise and then concealing other merchandise. The offender admitted to eating the food and that she had no intention of paying for the items. The offender has four previous arrests for retail theft and numerous active warrants out of several different courts. The offender was placed in a cell overnight so that she may be brought before a magistrate in the morning to answer the charge of retail theft.


12-22-10 11:13 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – theft-$00 & over-From auto
200 block N. Maple Ave. -The victim reported that at about 10:15 hours he went out to his vehicle, which was parked in the rear of his property, to put his computer and other items in the car for work. About an hour later the victim returned to his unlocked car and discovered he vehicle had been entered. Missing was his computer bag w/lap top and two hard drives and at least two pairs of sin glasses.


12-23-10 14:53 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Disorderly conduct
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – Police received a call for theft discovered. Once out the complainant/store manager reported that several customers complained to her that their receipts were lower than the amount charged by the cashier. The manager pulled the offender off the register and counted out her till, which was slightly over. The offender did admit to the manager that she was under ringing and pocketing the difference. The offender again admitted doing this in front of this officer. In lieu of criminal charges the manager requested a disorderly conduct citation be issued.


12-24-10 10:24 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – DUI – Assault
Union & Baltimore Aves. – Police were dispatched to Baltimore & Union Aves for a domestic in progress, with a black male banging on the window of a dark Saturn and a black female in the vehicle with the male trying to choke her. Both offenders were eventually apprehended, both had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from there person. The female was charged with DUI and the male was charged with simple assault.


12-24-10 11:57 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Burglary-forced entry-residence day
200 block N. Wycombe Ave. – On arrival this officer was met by the victim, who is also the owner of the property. The victim stated he had approximately 200 feet of copper piping stolen from his basement. The victim stated at at approximately 10-:20 hours he heard someone banging on the pipes in the basement. He went down to the basement and observed a white male, white hair, 5’6′ tall in his early fifties standing in his basement. The unknown male stated he was a plumber hired by Century 21. The victim was satisfied with the response and went back upstairs. The property is currently for sale with the realty company being Century 21.

The victim responded back to the basement to discover the male gone along with his copper piping.


12-24-10 12:57 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Assault
200 block Jackson Ave. – Police received a name and number from the radio room. This officer spoke to a registered nurse at DELCO hospital. The Nurse reported an assault victim. She stated the female was in the emergency and was assaulted by her husband.

Responded to the hospital and spoke to the victim who stated her husband punched her in the nose, yanked her off the bed and began choking her. The offender/husband did allow the victim and her juvenile children to leave the house with a family friend. The victim dropped the children off at a friend’s home and went to the hospital, where police were called. The offender/husband will be charged on a criminal complaint.


12-24-10 18:19 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – DUI
W. Marshall Ave. – Police were dispatched to the area of W. Marshall Road & Ardmore Avenue for a motor vehicle accident. The driver/offender had driving up on the lawn of a property on W. Marshall and was standing outside the vehicle on police arrival.

Upon speaking to the offender this officer detected a strop odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the offenders person. The offender was so unsteady on his feet that this officer felt having him perform any field sobriety tests would be hazardous. The offender was placed into custody and returned to police headquarters. The offender will be charged appropriately.


12-26-10 08:43 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft-$00 & over-auto
Unit block S. Union Ave. – A member of the Lansdowne Fire Company discovered that t snow plow that they were storing at a property on S. Union Avenue was stolen. The snow plow was last seen when it was stored in the fenced in yard behind the properly in early spring and was discovered missing this morning.


12-26-10 14:00 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft- $00 & over from buildings
11 bolck Powelton Ave. – The victim reported that she picked up a male friend last night at approximately 2200hours and he stayed the night. The victim fell asleep at approximately 0400 hours and when she woke up at 1030 hours she discovered her friend was gone. She went to get her phone to call him and discovered that it was missing along with $700.00 from her purse and top dresser drawer. She later found her vehicle door unlocked with the keys on the front seat and her Tom Tom navigation system missing.

The victim has been dating the offender for approximately a month.