Police activity week of 08-23-10 through 08-29-10

08-23-10 10:35 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Criminal Mischief to automobiles
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – The victim in this report is employed by the William Penn School District. The victim’s office is located in the Administration building of the PWHS. The victim called today to report an act of vandalism/attempted motor vehicle theft that occurred on Thursday, 08-19-10 between 0800 and 1745 hours. The victim parked her 2009 Hyundai Sonata on the rear lot behind the building at 0800 hours. The vehicle did not move all day. The victim did not discover the dame to the vehicle until over one hour later when she arrived home and parked in the driveway. It was then her husband noticed the dame to her hood. The victim went outside and discovered the dents in her hood. It appears that the unknown actor/s had attempted to pry open the hood in an effort to reach either the vehicle batter or the engine area of the vehicle. The vehicle is equipped with an alarm system but no one heard the alarm going off that day. It is clear that whatever tool the actor/s used dented the hood from underneath the hood. The cost to replace the damaged hood is $1200.00.


08-24-10 18:15 HOURS – Sgt. B. Eidell – Driving under the influence
Owen and W. Stewart Aves. – While on routine patrol officers received information from an undercover officer about a wanted subject, who was observed getting into a black 1999 Lexus GS300. This vehicle was last seen raveling east on Berkley Avenue toward Owen Avenue. Officer Craig did pull over the above vehicle at the intersection of Owen & W. Stewart Aves. The offender was driving the above vehicle while his girlfriend was in the passenger seat. While speaking with the offender an odor of alcoholic beverages was detected on his breath and body. The offender also admitted that he had just smoked marijuana before driving the vehicle. A check of the offenders driving records determined that he was driving while suspended for DUI. The offender also had three active bench warrants issued of Delaware County. The offender wsa taken into custody, returned to police headquarters. The offender was processed for DUI and constable transport was notified relative to the active bench warrants.


08-25-10 08:35 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Burglary-forced entry-nonresidence-night
200 block E. Plumstead – Police were dispatched to the Fill Your Belly Deli to see the man for a burglary discovered. On arrival met with the victim’s. One victim arrived at the store this morning at about 0700 hours. The door was locked. After unlocking the door and entering the victim followed his normal routine. The office door was closed but not locked as usual. Inside the office the victim went to use the computer and found it missing. The entire computer set-up was taken including a CRT type monitor, tower type CPU, keyboard and mouse along with all of the cables and cords. Also missing were a pair of hair clippers, four pieces of deli meat/cheese, about 5 Amoroso rolls from the previous day. About $5.00 in US coins were taken from the register and an unknown number of canned drinks. This is the second burglary of the business this year. After thinking over the situation for a short time, the victim left and returned to his residence where he alerted his brother. They returned to the store and called police.

Point of entry seems to be a back window. Detective Sergeant was notified and will continue the investigation.


08-26-10 09:34 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Theft-under $50- retail theft
100 block E. Baltimore Ave. – Police were dispatched to the CVS for a retail theft that just occurred. On police arrival the manager told me that he saw a black female enter the store carrying a cloth bag that was empty. The woman was described as about 18 years of age with braids in her hair. The manager later saw the woman with pampers Swaddlers disposable diapers. The manager then saw the woman approaching the exit. She was no longer carrying the diapers, but there was something in the bag about the size of the diapers. The manager also told me about an older woman who approached him while he was watching the younger woman. The manager stated the older woman asked him a lot of questions and it seemed like she was trying to distract him.

The manager approached the younger woman as she was leaving the store. The older woman who ads ked the manager a lot of questions seemed to be with the younger woman. The woman did not go to any of the registers and made no effort to pay for any merchandise. The manager saw the two women get in a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Officer J. Garrity of the UDPD saw the described vehicle leave the Wawa on N. Lansdowne Ave. Officer Garrity confirmed the license plate number of the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The manager was transported to the scene of the traffic stop. The manager positively identified the two female occupants of the car as the ones in the store. Both women were taken into custody and will be charged appropriately.


08-26-10 21:00 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft- $200 & over-all other
Unit block Sayers Ave. – The victim reported that someone stole a money order for $500.00 from her mailbox on Sunday, August 15, 2010 between 19030 and 20100 hours. The victim reported that the money order was her rent payment and that she placed it in the mailbox for her landlord at approximately 1900 hours on Sunday and advised her landlord that it was ready for pick-up. When the landlord came over to pick up the money order at 21—hours, it was missing. The victim reported the theft to Western Union the following morning.


08-26-10 22:24 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Criminal Mischief- all other
11 block E. Baltimore Ave. – The victim called for police after receiving an alarm at his business, and finding his front store window smashed out. The alarm company contacted the victim approximately ½ hours before he called police. The victim had been receiving false alarms lately so he requested that the alarm company contact him before notifying police.

It appears that two very large rocks were thrown through the windows; both rocks were found inside the store. There are no security cameras in the store that cover the front of the store and would have captured the images of the actor/s. The victim stated that he has only had no problem with a customer lately. The victim stated the he would board the windows up himself so writer did not call or a board up service.


08-28-10 02:35 hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Public Drunkenness
E. Marshall Rd. – While on routine patrol the offender’s were viewed riding a bike on e. Marshall Road. Both stated that they were 17 years of age. A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage could be smelled emanating from both offender’s breath and persons. There were taken into custody and transported to police headquarters. The offender’s were cited for public drunkenness and issued curfew warnings. Both released to adults.


08-28-10 16:45 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Disorderly conduct
N. Wycombe/Powelton Ave. – On this date at approximately 16:45 hours, while in full uniform this officer was at Powelton and N. Wycombe Avenue securing a crime scene. The area around Powelton and N. Wycombe was completely shut off to the public with yellow police tape around the entire intersection. While on location the offender approached this office on N. Wycombe at Powelton and asked if he could walk his dog through the taped off area. This office informed the offender that the area was a crime scene and that he and his dog would have to walk around the area. This officer observed the offender walk south bound on N. Union Avenue until he reached Ron’s Care Car, 198 N. Union Ave, and then proceeded to walk through the parking lot towards N. Wycombe Avenue. It should be noted that the parking lot to Ron’s Car Care was shut off to the public with yellow police tape around the entire parking lot. The offender later stated to Ptl. Doyle “I knew what I did was wrong, but I did it anyway”. The offender will be charged with disorderly conduct.


08-29-10 08:57 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Burglary-forced entry-residence-night
Unit block N. Rigby Ave. – Police received a call of a burglary discovered. Police met with the victim, she indicated that he was out for the night and upon returning to her apartment found the air conditioner that belongs in her daughter bedroom window, on the floor. The window is next to the rear door/fire escape. The window was found closed and the rear door, that she is sure was locked was found closed but unlocked. The victim the checked the rest of the apartment and discovered that , all of her laundry was gone through and scattered on the floor, a picture of her was torn up and left on the bed, a kitchen hand towel was burned on the carpet in front of the interior entry door damaging the carpet. The victim suspects her ex-boyfriend and father of her two year old daughter. Since the ex-boyfriend recently got out of prison and has been harassing her by phone.


08-29-10 14:32 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Disorderly conduct
Unit block Mansfield Rd. – Police received a call for a solicitor in the area. The solicitor was described at a white male, 5’8″ wearing a black t-shirt and tan cargo shorts. Police stopped the offender at Eldon and Marshall. The offender did admit to knocking on the front door of a home on Mansfield and asking the resident for money. The offender was transported back to police headquarters and issued a citation for disorderly conduct. The reporting party stated the offender knocked at her front door and told her that his girlfriend’s social security check was late and he needed money. The reporting party replied “no” and immediately called police. It should be noted that the offender asked the reporting party if he could clean her gutters approximately 2-3 weeks ago.