Police activity week of 07-12-10 through 07-18-10

07-11-10 22:45 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Disorderly Conduct
Ardmore Ave. – Police received a report of a suspicious white van parked in front of residence on W. greenwood Avenue, occupied by a male and a female passenger. This officer responded and located a white Dodge Caravan parked on Ardmore Avenue. On police approach, this officer was greeted by the very nervous driver. The offender did not live in the neighborhood and could give no valid reason for being parked where he was. The offender did not know the name of his female passenger. The offender confided that the woman he picked up was a prostitute and he paid her for sex. Both subjects were arrested for disorderly conduct and returned to police headquarters.

07-12-10 21:30 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Stolen Property-Receiving-Possessing
Unit block N. Maple Ave. – while on patrol in the area of Union and Baltimore Avenues this officer observed 2 males, both carrying backpacks, walk west on Baltimore and make a right onto N. Maple Avenue. Did observe one male who is a suspect in several burglaries in the borough. This officer did stop and speak with the subjects and asked both males if they minded me checking their backpacks, both did give me their consent to search the backpacks. While searching one suspects back pack, this officer did locate a “Paid” stamp from Wawa store #73. This officer responded to the store and spoke with shift manager. The shift manager reports that stamp had been stolen approximately three weeks ago. The store manager did identify the stamp as the one that was stolen from the store. Appropriate charges will follow on the offender.

07-13-10 13:56 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Theft-$200 & over-bicycles
100 block Madison Ave. – On police arrival the victim stated that the bike was taken from the rear of the property at some point between 07-09-10 1100 hours and today’s date 1100hours. The bike was unsecured with the lock lying in the basket. It should be noted that the lock to the bike along with the bicycle helmet was also taken.

07-13-10 23:34 hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Robbery-armed-other weapon-highway
200 block W. Plumstead Ave. – Police received a call of a robbery. Upon police arrival the victim flagged officer’s down from inside his vehicle at the intersection of W. Plumstead & Eldon Avenues. The victim stated that he was struck on the right side of his face with an object, possibly a brick, and his money was removed from inside his pants pocket. The victim is a delivery driver for a pizza restaurant.

When the victim arrived at the residence for the delivery a black male approximately 20-25 years old wearing a dark colored shirt and dark colored cutoff shorts was located in front of the residence. The victim asked the man if he was waiting for a food order, the male stated “yes” and began walking toward the victim while feeling around inside his pants pocket. The victim suddenly felt a sharp pain to the right side of his face and fell to the ground screaming. When the victim regained his composure he discovered a brick lying near his head and that an unknown amount of money was now missing from inside his pants pocket, the food was also taken. The victim had approximately $150.00 of his own money and $150.00 of the restaurants money in his pants pocket.

07-14-10 23:54 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Curfew law- warning
E. Plumstead Ave. – While on patrol observed a male and a female, who appeared to be under the age of 18, walking West on W. Plumstead Avenue from Windermere toward Ardmore Avenue. On investigation both were found to be 15 years of age. Both juveniles transported to police headquarters. The juvenile male’s father could not be reached by phone. Both juveniles were released to the female juvenile’s mother. The mother signed curfew forms for both juveniles.

07-15-10 23:40 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Curfew law-warning
200 block N. Wycombe Ave. – While at Best Quality three juveniles walked inside the establishment. When this officer asked the offenders if they were under the age of eighteen, they informed me that they were. They stated they were picking up food that they had ordered. This officer explained to the offenders that they need to be in the company of a parent or guardian if they are out past the hours of curfew. The offenders were transported to police headquarters. Mother of two of the offenders was contacted and requested to respond to police headquarters. The third offender did not know his mother’s phone number. All of the offenders were released to the adult (mother of two offenders) along with a copy of the Lansdowne Borough Curfew ordinance. The third was released to the mother as she is his aunt and he was staying at her residence for the evening. The third offenders’ mother will be informed of the curfew violation at a later time.

07-16-10 00:12 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Assaults-others-simple
Unit block Nyack Ave. – Ambulance dispatched to unit block of Nyack Avenue for an assault that just occurred. The actor reportedly fled in an unknown vehicle. The victim was found sitting on the front porch with visible lumps and cuts on his face and head. There was a broken Heineken beer bottle nearby. The victim believed the offender, who he allows to stay with him, hit him in the head with the bottle. The victim and offender had a dispute over the offender burning food in the toaster oven. The victim was transported to the hospital for his injuries. The police did secure the victim’s apartment. The victim does want to prosecute. Investigation to continue.

07-17-10 02:31 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Driving under the influence
Unit block of S. Wycombe Ave. – Police received a report of a car into a fence. On police arrival officers found a gold/tan GMC Yukon resting on the front lawn of a residence on unit block of S. Wycombe Ave. . While speaking to the driver, this officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his person and breathe. The offender was administered 2 field sobriety tests, both of which he failed. The offender was taken into custody and processed. He will be charged appropriately.

07-17-10 11:44 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Theft- $00 & over from auto
Unit block Rose Ln. – The victim came to the police station to report the theft of property for his vehicle. The victim stated that he was meeting with a client on the unit block of Rose Lane between 1745 and 1845 hours on Friday, July 16th. The victim stated that during that time an actor entered his unlocked vehicle and stole 5 electronic items worth approximately $440.00. The victim states that a fellow employee may have witnessed the theft without knowing it at the time. When the two were talking at the end of the day the fellow employee asked the victim whey he was not wearing his shirt at the client’s house. The victim stated that he did not remove his shirt. The employee/witness told the victim that a white male with short hair, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin similar build and appearance to the victim went into the back of the truck , and then quickly walked away. The witness told the victim the subject was not wearing a shirt and had a tattoo the size of a baseball on his back.
Police received information on possible suspect in the theft case. Will follow up with detectives.

07-17-10 15:45 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Theft -$200 & over from auto
Unit block of Rose Ln. – The victim came to police headquarters to repot the theft of his Garmin GPS unit. The victim, who is a witness in a related theft investigation, stated that he arrived at his client’s house 17:50 hours on 7-16-10. The victim stated that he unknowingly observed, what is not believed to be a theft from a vehicle further up the street. The victim stated that is vehicle was locked, buy the windows were down and the alarm was activated. The victim stated that at 18:05 hours his car alarm began to sound. The victim estimated it took him approximately 30 seconds to look outside and did not notice anyone around the vehicle. Later he noticed the GPS missing.

07-17-10 17:32 hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Narcotics-possession
Unit block W. Marshall Rd. – The police were dispatched to the unit block of W. Marshall Road for two white males inside that address using drugs. The complainant stated that an unknown white male wearing a white shirt and red shorts just exited the bathroom of the business along with a second unknown white male wearing a black shirt and pants , there were headed west on Marshall Road. The suspect was located on the corner of Windermere & Marshall road. This officer approached the white male. The offender’s eyes were unusually dilated, his speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. While speaking with the officer’s the offender started to uncontrollably shake. A search lead to four small blue paper baggies stamped “PLAYBOY” containing a white powdery substance and three small blue paper baggies also stamped ‘PLAYBOY’ with a white powdery substance located in the offenders front left pocket. The contents of the bags did field test positive for heroin. Investigation to continue.

07-17-10 23:21 hours – Ptl. L. Doyle – Disorderly conduct
Glentay Ave. – Police received a report of a suspicious white Infinity parked near the intersection of Eldon and Glentay Avenues occupied by two black males. The complainant stated that the vehicle was parked there for awhile and believed the occupants were smoking narcotics. This officer located a white Infinity in the area with two black males occupying it. This officer along with Off. M. McDermott arrived on scene and spoke with the driver and passenger. The passenger had green leafy vegetable matter on his shirt and a blunt on his lap. This officer asked the offender to step of of the car. This officer noticed more vegetable matter on the shirt of the offender and also noticed what looked to be the inside of the blunt, which had been taken out and put on the ground next to the vehicle. This officer placed the offender under arrest. During the search, this officer opened the blunt; it was filled with a green vegetable matter. This officer also discovered a clear plastic baggy on the floor were the offender was sitting. The offender was arrested for disorderly conduct and returned to headquarters.