Police activity week of 08-09-10 through 08-15-10

08-09-10 20:34 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Disorderly Conduct
E. Essex Ave. – Police received a call to see the complainant in reference to a fight involving her daughter. On arrival the complainant indicated that her daughter was previously charged with instigating a fight which resulted in a victim being assaulted. Tonight the complainant reports the victim came up to her and punched her in the face causing a nose bleed. A disorderly conduct citation will be issued.


08-10-10 00:27 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Burglary-no force-residence-night/Assault
200 block Bryn Mawr Ave. – Lansdowne police were dispatched to the 200 block of Bryn Mawr Avenue for a report of an unwanted subject on location. While enroute to the call the nature of the call was upgraded to an assault that jus occurred. Once on location this officer was met by the victim. The victim’s face appeared red and she had scratches on her neck and both cheeks. The victim states she was in her living room watching a movie with friends when the offender walked in the front door uninvited and attacked her punching her several times about the head and neck. All present confirmed the victim’s version of the incident. The victim does want to prosecute. The offender was arrested.


08-10-10 01:51 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Simple Assault
200 block Green Ave. – Police were dispatched for a report of a domestic. On police arrival we were met by the victims/offenders on the front porch of the residence, both had disheveled stretched out clothing, giving the appearance that they were involved in a physical altercation. Upon speaking to the victim/s offenders both admitted to being involved in an argument that turned physical and each blaming the other for causing the argument to escalate. The couple’s 14 year old son was in his bedroom when the fight began and did not see who started the fight, but did see them wrestling around the living room and attempted to separate them. Officer did make multiple attempts to resolve the situation providing alternatives to immediate incarceration but the female insisted upon being arrested. Both were returned to police headquarters and housed till morning to go before the judge.


08-10-10 1723 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Disorderly conduct
200 block W. Albemarle Ave. – Police dispatched for a report of a theft attempt of a bike. The actor was described as a black male wearing a brown shirt and wearing a green and purple back pack. Police made contact with the complainant and the victim. Both reported that over the past two or three weeks a boy who is an acquaintance to the victim has been taking the victim’s bike. According to the complainant and victim the victim recovered the bike from the male.

According to the complainant today she observed the actor walk up her driveway pick the bike up and straddle as if he was about to ride off on it. The complainant confronted the male and he took off running. The actor/offender was located later in the shift and will be cited for disorderly conduct. The offender was released to his foster mother.


08-12-10 12:35 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft-$200 & over from buildings
100 block E. Baltimore Ave. – the complainant called after catching an employee steal money from the safe in the manager’s office. The theft was caught on tape and the complainant made a copy of the DVD for the police. The offender fled in a white Chrysler Sebring before police arrived. $00 is missing from the safe. Investigation to continue.


08-12-10 11:38 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft-under $50 from buildings
Unit block W. Marshall Rd. – The victim reported that she was shopping at the Mar-Win Shop-n-Bag when she accidently left her wallet at the counter while checking out. The victim realized she left her wallet within minutes after leaving and returned to the checkout and asked the employee who checked her out, if she saw the wallet. The employee stated that there were two women in line behind her and that after they checked out the employee saw the wallet on the counter and thought it belonged to them so she said, “Hey, don’t forget your wallet.” The two women were described as a black female around 50 years of age and a black female around the age of 30. The employee stated that the older of the two women picked up the wallet and placed it in the shopping bag.

The employee and the victim both believed at the time that the older woman taking the wallet was a mistake that she must have thought it belonged to the younger woman and that once they got home and discovered it, they would return the wallet. It has been two days now and the wallet hasn’t been returned so the victim decided she should report the theft.


08-12-10 19:09 hours – Ptl: L. Albertoli – Burglary-attempt-residence-day
200 block N. Highland Ave. – Police were dispatched for report of an attempted burglary discovered. The victim reports that his wife and two daughters left the home at 0830 hours, the victim left at about 10:00 hours. The victim states his 18 year old son was at home asleep for most of the day because he works nights. The son left the home at 1630hours. Upon returning home the victim noticed that an inside back door on the northeast side of the house was ajar. It appears the actors broke the glass and reached in and unlocked the deadbolts and door. There were items on the floor preventing the door from opening more than a few inches. It does not appear entry was made. There was nothing missing at the time of the initial report.


08-13-10 14:00 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – MV theft-other vehicle-commercial
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – the victim came to Lansdowne headquarters to report that a Big Tex dual wheel trailer was missing from behind the Lansdowne Movie Theater. The victim reported that he last saw the unit on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at approximately 2130hours and discovered it missing this morning August 13, 2010 at approximately 0800 hours. The unit was parked behind the theater because they were using it for cleaning out the theater.

The victim thought that it was possible that Aqua or a sub-contractor working for Aqua took the trailer by mistake. Aqua had been doing work in the area and also had been storing equipment in the area where the trailer was parked. This officer attempted to contact the manager in charge of the Aqua work in the area by phone, but received his voice mail. This officer left the manager a message advising him of the report and asked him to contact this officer. The victim advised me that if it was an Aqua worker or sub-contractor that took the trailer by mistake he just wanted the trailer returned.


08-13-10 17:20 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft- $200 & over- from buildings
Unit block S. Maple Ave. – the complainant reports that two or three Nintendo DSI game systems were missing from her enclosed porch along with Nintendo games. The games belonged to her son and nephew. The complainant went away last weekend and the key to the home was given to a neighbor who took care of her dog while she was away. Investigation to continue.


08-15-10 14:50 hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Burglary-Forced-entry-residence-night
100 block E. Plumstead Ave. – Upon police arrival he victim stated that she left her residence on 8-13-10 at approximately 17:30 hours, when she returned today she discovered the rear door unlocked ant that unknown actors had entered her residence and removed $400.00 in cash from inside a box located on a bookshelf n her upstairs bedroom. The right rear window screen was found on the ground below the window and had been cut. Two dresser drawers were found opened in the victim’s bedroom and the TV unplugged and placed on the floor.

The victim stated that numerous expensive items were located through the home but were not removed, including two laptops in plain view. The victim believes this burglary was committed by her nephew, who was recently put out of the home. The victim would not provide this officer with the suspect’s identity because she did not want to upset her family. The victim added that she did leave the rear kitchen windows open on 8-13-10.

The victim stated that her nephew was last inside her home on 8-12-10 and was aware that she would not be home on 8-13-10.