Police activity week of 06-21-10 through 06-27-10

06-21-10 16:55 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Disorderly conduct
Unit block W. Greenwood Ave. – this officer observed that a vehicle traveling southbound along the 100 block of N. Wycombe avenue with expired inspection stickers. This officer conducted a vehicle. Upon further investigation it was discovered the driver of the vehicle is an unlicensed driver. This officer asked the offender if he had anything illegal either on his person or in his vehicle. The offender stated that there was a glass pipe in the passenger side glove box. This officer did receive consent to search the vehicle. Recovered a blue glass pipe which had burnt marijuana residue in it, this was located in the glove box. Nothing else illegal was recovered from the vehicle or the offender. The offender will be cited accordingly.


06-22-10 07:27 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Theft-$50 to $200 bicycles
22 block Crawford Ave. – Victim reports the theft of her daughters bicycle, Schwinn Racer, aluminum, 21 speed, light blue, worth $175.00. The bike was taken from the unlocked shed in the rear of the property.


06-22-10 17:55 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Theft-$50 to $200 bicycles
Unit block Bartram Ave. – The victim called police after discovering that her son’s bike was missing from the front yard. The bike is an unknown make, model kid’s dirt bike, “Huffy” type, red and blue with a spider man logo on it and a hand brake. The bike was purchased from K-Mart, Clifton Heights about a month ago for $89.00. The bike was left unlocked and unattended on her front yard and was taken within ten minutes of her calling the police. Police checked the area with negative results.


06-23-10 20:20 hours – Sgt. D. Donegan – MV theft-autos
S. Lansdowne Ave. (train station) – The vehicle owner came to police headquarters and reported that her vehicle, a 2001 white Mitsubishi Galant Sedan, was stolen from the Lansdowne Train Station. The victims husband parked the vehicle at approximately 10:00 hours this date. When the victim returned to the parking lot at approximately 20:00 hours, she discovered the vehicle missing. Septa did not tow the vehicle.

The victim stated that the vehicle was unlocked and that the keys were inside the vehicle on the floor mat. The registration card and the insurance card were in the glove compartment. The vehicle was recovered and an arrest was made on the offense.


06-24-10 07:20 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Stolen property-receiving motor vehicle
100 block Green Ave. – On Thursday, June 24, 2010 at approximately 07:20 hours the Lansdowne Police were dispatched to the rear of the William Penn School District Administration building for a report of a male sleeping in a white four door vehicle. This officer, Sgt. B. Eidell and Off. M. McGinnis did respond. Located in the rear of the Administration building was a white Mitsubishi Galant. The offender was located in the right front passenger seat and the keys were observed in the ignition. The vehicle was stolen from the Lansdowne Train Station on 06-23-10. This officer did contact the registered owner of the vehicle who confirmed she does not know the defendant and did not give him permission to use her vehicle.


06-24-10 01:22 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Driving under the influence
Unit block N. Wycombe Ave. – Police received a report of an accident. The complainant states that a silver Dodge Caravan had just crashed into her fence and had driven across her lawn and had run over some bushes on the property. The vehicle fled the scene.

While enroute to the call Medic G. Vinnacombe contacted this officer by cell phone and stated that he was behind the vehicle in question. Medic Vinacombe stated that the vehicle was driving at a slow pace, due to it leaking fluid and having what appeared to be a flat right front tire.

The suspect vehicle was stopped. While speaking with the driver this officer observed a small pill bottle lying on the front driver side floor of the vehicle. The pill bottle in question did have the offenders name on it for a prescription of Oxycodone-APAP.

While speaking with the offender this officer did observe his eyes to be glassy as well as being bloodshot. The denied being user the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance.

The offender was placed under arrested and transported to the hospital where he was read the implied consent form and did sign same. Two vials of blood were removed from the offender and he was transported to Darby Borough Police Department where he was processed. The offender will be charged with driving under the influence.


06-25-10 22:10 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Disorderly Conduct
Unit block s. Wycombe Ave. – this officer received a call on my personal cell phone from Lansdowne police officer M. McGinnis, who was off-duty and driving his personal vehicle south on S. Wycombe avenue in the aria of Nyack Avenue. Officer McGinnis stated he saw a black female with no shirt on walking north on S. Wycombe avenue.

This officer responded to the area and found a group of young black males and females in front of the Keystone Apartments. Upon seeing the police the group fled into the building leaving the offender lying on the sidewalk. This officer approached the offender and shined the flashlight on him. The offender appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance, his eyes were glassy and he appeared to be having a hard time keeping his eyes open and was unsteady on his feet. The offender stated the only medication he was on was Motrin prescribed to him for a wrist injury in February.

The offender was transported back to police headquarters. The offender will be charged with disorderly conduct.


06-25-10 20:00 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft-$200 & over-from buildings
Unit block E. Stewart Ave. – the victims called police to report a burglary at their residence. On police arrival it was discovered that the offense was actually a theft. The victims stated that they had a couple living with them for a couple of months. They stated that this couple moved out of the apartment today and stole a television that was rented by the victims. The victim stated the offenders are users of several things including heroin, pills and cocaine.

The television is described as a 60 inch, Toshiba LCD, Model #32HL67, serial #AM339012610.


06-26-10 17:38 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Theft-$50 to $200-from auto
Unit block Elberon Ave. – the victim stopped this officer at Essex and Maple Avenues and reported that her handicapped placard was taken from her vehicle. The victim stated that he placard was taken at some point between 06-14-10 and -6-21-01 from the front of her residence.


06-26-10 17:00 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Public drunkenness
E. Essex & Maple Aves. – Police received a report of a hit and run that junta occurred. The callers stated that a white Ford Ranger struck two vehicles and was last seen driving east on Marshall Road and turning left onto Sherbrook blvd.

This officer did locate the vehicle in the rear of the offender’s residence. While checking the vehicle registration, the offender approached this officer. The offender had an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and appeared to be stumbling as he approached. This officer asked the offender if he had been in an accident. The offender initially denied being in an accident, then stated he was. Two witnesses identified the vehicle as the one involved in the accidents. The offender will be charges appropriately.


06-26-10 18:57 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Disorderly conduct
100 block Hansell Rd. – Police received a call for a neighbor dispute. On police arrival the offender was yelling and walking in the direction of his neighbor. This officer heard the offender yelling and using obscene language. The offender was instructed to stop using obscene language and return to his porch. The offender refused and continues to use obscene language. It should be noted that that offender had red and glassy eyes, slurred speech and a strop odor of alcohol emanating from his person and had difficulty standing on his own. The offender was placed into custody and returned to headquarters where he was place in a cell until he sobered up. The offender was cited accordingly.