Police activity week of 07-05-10 through 07-11-10

07-05-10 00:04 hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Criminal mischief
100 block Owen Ave. – the victim stated that he was asleep when he smelled smoke, after briefly checking the residence and finding no fire he went outside and located a fire in the right rear of his backyard. The victim extinguished the fire with his water house and called police.

On police arrival, this officer noted a large burnt area in the grass of the rear backyard, inside the burnt area was a broken brown bottle, cardboard and other miscellaneous debris. A can of “white lithium grease, was located next to the burnt area. A holly bush in the arrear yard located above the burnt area was scorched from the fire.

The victim’s plastic gas container was found knocked over in the grass near the burnt area aw well. The victim stated that his gas container and “white lithium grease”, can was located inside of his shed when last viewed the shed on 0-7-04-10 at approximately 1930 hours. The shed had a master lock attached to it but the lock was not secured. The Lansdowne Fire Department was dispatched to the residence to investigate.


07-05-10 17:45 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Burglary-forced entry-residence day
Unit block Windermere Ave. – Police received a call for a burglary discovered. On arrival police were met by the victims who stated that someone had entered their residence through the kitchen window. Both victims pointed out that the only access to the kitchen window was through the rear porch which is completely screened off from the outside. Police discovered that a section of the screening was cut open which created enough space for access. While speaking with the victims they stated that last weekend a black juvenile male rang the bell of the back door. When the victim went to the male, the juvenile said “I was looking for my friend’s house this obviously isn’t it. The male then walked away.

The victims stated that cash and jewelry were missing from the two second floor bedrooms.


07-06-10 04:15 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Burglary-no force-residence night
200 block Windermere Ave. – Parking Enforcement Officer Riddell informed Sgt. Eisenhart over the audio that a burglary had just been interrupted on Windermere Avenue. Officer responded to the residence. Officers spoke with the victim who reported that he had been sleeping in his bedroom when the actors entered his broom and attempted to steal his Sony Playstation 2 from his bedroom. The victim reported that one of the actors was observed carrying his Playstation 3 that had been in the living room. The victim described the first actor as being a black male in his late teens or early twenties; he described the second actor as a white male in his late teens or early twenties, the third actors was described as possibly being a black male, but the victim was not sure. The victim chased after the three who ran out the rear kitchen door then got into a dark colored vehicle, possibly a sedan last seen traveling south on Windermere Avenue.

The victim believes that the actors gained entry into the residence through his unlocked rear kitchen door. Upon checking the residence the rear basement door s also discovered to be unlocked.

Several items were taken from the home. Officers checked the area but did not locate the actors.


07-06-10 08:59 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Criminal mischief
100 block W. Baltimore Ave. – Police were dispatched to an apartment on 100 block of W. Baltimore for a burglary discovered. The victim just got home and did go through the apartment but nothing was missing. On police arrival contact was made with the victim, she stated she just arrived home from being in Atlantic City for four days. When asked for a date she stated she left June 30th. Later the victim stated she had been home for over an hour. The front door was observed kick in and the door frame damaged. The victim stated it was her ex-boyfriend who did it. This officer observed open beers and the bedroom television on and the victim was intoxicated. While taking with the neighbors they did stated that the victim was seen inside the stair case to her apartment on Sunday. A neighbor stated the door was observed broken either Friday or Saturday. The victim’s stories were inconsistent and appeared to have lied to police.


07-07-10 20:00 hours – Sgt. D. Donegan – Theft-$50 to $200 from auto
200 block Wayne Ave. – Det. Lydon from UDPD called LPD and advised that they recovered a Garmin GPS from an individual they had in custody for burglary/theft. The GPs contained the address of the owner. Responded to 200 block of Wayne Avenue and spoke to the victims. The victims were not aware the GPS was missing. The victim’s vehicle was unlocked and parked in the detached garage and the garage door was open at the time of the theft. UDPD had two juveniles in custody.


07-09-10 13:55 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Narcotics-possession
100 block E. Plumstead Ave. – Responded to assist Upper Darby Officer who was investigating a hit and run accident. Officer Hald, UDPD, made contact with the offender who he believed had involvement in the accident. A check of the offenders name and date of birth revealed there was an active warrant out of Philadelphia for failure to appear after being charged with driving under the influence. Located in the offenders possession was drug paraphernalia, and marijuana. The offender was taken into custody and process. He will be charged appropriately.


07-09-10 12:50 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Theft-$200 & over-Bicycles
Unit block S. Lansdowne Ave. – The victim stated that she arrived at the library at approximately 1200 hours on today’s date. She discovered the bike stolen at 12:45 hours. The bike was kept out front of the library and was unlocked.


07-09-10 20:14 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Theft-$50 to $200 all other
Belmont Ave. – Initially dispatched for a fight out at Belmont Park reported to be four males versus a neighbor. On arrival police learned that the confrontation was over a cell phone that was accidently left in the park by the victim. The victim recalled seeing a woman in the park near where she last remembered having the phone. The victim saw the offender outside of a residence and the offender admitted to having the phone. The offender was arrested for theft and related offenses.


07-10-10 18:27 hours – Ptl. L. Doyle – Disorderly Conduct
100 block Blackburn Ave. -This officer received a call of an assault that just took place in the area of Wabash and Essex Avenues. Two females charged with disorderly conduct. Both had been fighting relative to a previous dispute.


07-10-10 20:15 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Theft-under $50-retail theft
Unit block E. Baltimore Ave. – Offender was in custody at the Rite-Aid. Offender removed a tube of NYC lip gloss from the plastic packaging, left the packaging on the shelf and walked away. The Loss Prevention Agent stated he has seen video of the offender making other retail theft in the store, but was not able to apprehend her. The offender was taken into police custody and will be charged with retail theft.