Police activity week of 08-02-10 through 08-08-10

08-02-10 07:35 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Drive under influence
Essex Ave. – Police responded to the report of an accident. On police arrival this officer spoke the operator of one of the vehicles. This person stated she was struck from behind while at a red traffic signal. The female operators stated she called police because the striking driver/offender was giving her expired information and she thought he was under the influence of something because he was saying back and forth and falling asleep while taking to her.

While talking to the offender, he closed his eyes and fell asleep. This officer had to yell “sir” at which time he opened his eyes and appeared startled. The offender’s speech was allured and he appeared to be disoriented. The offender continued to have trouble staying awake while speaking with this office rand was unsteady on his feet and leaned against his truck for balance.
The offender was taken into custody and will be charged appropriately.


08-03-10 20:45 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Assaults-simple
200 block Glentay Ave. – Sgt. Eisenhart, Sgt. McCaughan and this officer responded for a report of a domestic disturbance in which the female offender assaulted and bit her boyfriend and their daughter. On police arrival we spoke to the male victim who reported that his girlfriend assaulted him and their daughter. There were visible signs of injury on the male victim. The offender was then placed under arrest.


08-04-10 14:40 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Theft-$200 & over from buildings
100 block E. Essex Ave. – The victim reported that on Monday 8-2-10 he left a propane tank with a roofers torch and miscellaneous hand tools on the roof of 178 E. Essex Avenue with the intent of repairing the roof today 8-4-10. Upon arrival today all of his tools were missing. The victim spoke with the customer and neighbors and learned that yesterday 8-3-10 the roof of 174 E. Essex was fixed by a Home Depot sub contractor. The victim states he has not been able to contact the worker to inquire about the equipment taken. Borough Code Enforcement has no permit or records on file for either repair. This officer spoke to the sub-contractor who stated his workers have their own tools and would have not need to take any.


08-05-10 01:01 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Disorderly Conduct
Unit block e. Baltimore Ave. – Complainant came to police headquarters to report she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. The complainant stated the boyfriend, choked her, punched her and threatened to break her other arm. The complainant was bleeding from the mouth. The complainant appeared to be intoxicated and had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath and person.

Police took the boyfriend into custody; he also appeared to be under the influence. He admitted the two had been arguing, but stated the complainant got a bloody lip when she fell out of bed. The boyfriend was cited for disorderly conduct and released.


08-05-10 22:16 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Burglary-no force-residence
200 block Wabash Ave. 0 Police responded for a report of a burglary discovered. The victims stated that when they returned home at approximately 2150 hours they noticed that a chair had been moved on their front porch. They reported that when they entered the house they noticed several items missing. The female victim stated she was the last to leave the home in the morning at approximately 9845 hours and that she locked the front door when she left. There were no signs of forced entry into the home. The victims will make a list of the missing items for this report.


08-06-10 22:00 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Assault-Agg., hands, fists, feet
Unit block S. Lansdowne Ave. – Haverford Police Detective Christake responded to Crozer-Keystone Delaware County Memorial Hospital for a report of a 5 month old infant assault victim. Upon arrival he spoke with the victim’s mother and learned that the assault on the 5 month victim actually occurred in Lansdowne. Detective Christake then informed Sgt. Donegan of the Lansdowne Police of the assault. The victim had been transported to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. On 08-06-10 at approximately 2319 hours Sgt. Donegan, Detective Christake, and I arrived at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where we spoke with the victims’ mother about this assault. The victim’s mother reported that on -8-05-10 at approximately 0930 hours she brought the victim to her work place in Philadelphia. The victim’s mother reported that on 0805-10 at approximately 1100 hours the baby’s father picked up the victim from her work place and brought him to her residence on S. Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, Pa. The victim’s mother reported that she returned home to the residence on 08-06-10 at approximately 0230 hours and reported that it seemed like the victim was in a lot of pain. The victim’s mother reported that the baby’s father told her that the victim had fallen off of the couch and fell on a pack of baby wipes. The mother reported that the baby’s father appeared to be mad. The victim’s mother reported that there was bruising on the victim’s face and chest. Emergency room physicians listed several injures to the victim.

This officer spoke with the ADA in Media reference to this case. The ADA advised that we would need paperwork from CHOP that the injuries were not self-inflicted, accidental or consistent with the baby’s father’s story. The offender, the baby’s father, was taken into custody and did while being interviewed admit to injuring the victim. The offender was processed and held for court.


08-07-10 03:31 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Weapons-carrying-possessing
N. Lansdowne Ave. – While on routine patrol in on Owen Avenue near W. Plumstead Avenue this officer heard 4-6 distinct loud pops in rapid succession coming from E. Plumstead Avenue and believed them to be gun shots. This officer observed a dark Buick Skylark traveling at a high rate of speed. This vehicle was stopped and located in the vehicle were four persons. This officer observed, in the back seat floor a sawed off Winchester model 12, 12 gauge shotgun with a black taped stock and 17″ barrel. This was located in plain view between the back seat passengers. All four offenders were arrested and will be charged appropriately.


08-07-10 09:46 hours – Ptl. Selimis – Burglary-attempt-residence-day
200 block E. Plumstead Ave. – The victims stated he left his apartment for approximately one hour while he went to the store. When he arrived home he discovered that the side panel to his air conditioner was punched through, as if someone was trying to remove the air conditioner out of the window. The air conditioner was located in the window to the right of his main door. The victim stated no entry was made and nothing was taken.


08-07-10 11:53 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Burglary-forced entry-residence
Unit block W. Stratford Ave. – The victim stated that sometime between Sunday, August 1st and this morning a 42″ flat screen TV was stolen from the residence. It is unknown how entry was made, but it appears that it could have been through a kitchen window on the west side of the house. The window was found open a few inches, but that was the way it was left. Nothing else appears to be missing.