Police activity week of 01-09-12 through 01-15-12

01-08-12 22:12 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Criminal mischief
Willowbrook Ave-Marlyn Park – Police radio reported that juveniles had just damaged construction equipment located at the entrance to the park. Upon arrival observed the port-o-potty had been tipped over. A witness observed several juvenile males walking away from the entrance way of the park and enter a dark sedan. No further information.

01-09-12 10:22 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft- $200 & over
100 block Woodland Ave. – The victim and his finance, also a victim, came to police headquarters to report that a suspect had stolen money from them both. According to both victim’s the suspect had been staying with them from December 15th through December 30th, 2011. The suspect did use a gift card sent to one of the victims. Also the suspect used the victim’s bank account numbers to make purchases. The suspect did admit to one of the victim she used the gift card. This case will be forwarded to the detectives. The victims were advised to change the account numbers on their bank accounts and credit union account. They were provided with identity theft packets.

01-09-12 12:10 hours – Ptl. J. McGowan – Weapons-possession- knife
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police responded to the high school for threats not in progress. On arrival spoke to the Principal who relayed an ongoing problem with two students. One student was suspended for 10 days because she had weapons in her bag. The student’s parents were notified about the situation and the suspension. Upon leaving the school the father of the suspended student was heard making a threat toward the other involved student. The principal would like the police to know she believes a fight will occur when the other involved student leaves school.

01-10-12 09:51 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Theft- $50 to $200 from building
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – The victim reports the theft of her cell phone from his bag while at the PWHS gymnasium. Cell phone is a black/gray Samsung Solstice.

01-12-12 11:35 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Theft under $50- retail theft
Unit block W. Marshall Rd – Responded to a report of retail theft from the Mar-Win Market. The cashier stated she observed the offender take the merchandise. The offender was located and the merchandise was located behind the Eagle National Bank. The offender was taken into custody.

01-13-12 10:25 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell -Theft- $50 to $200
200 block Wabash Ave. – The victim is a cab driver and stated a black female customer did not pay for her fare and left the area. The victim drove the offender to the 200 block of Wabash where she stated she would go in the house to get her ATM card. The offender never came back. Checked the area with negative results.

01-13-12 15:40 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Forgery
Unit block W. Baltimore Ave. – Police were dispatched to the Wells Fargo bank for a women attempting to cash a fraudulent check. On arrival the offender was questioned and taken into custody. Police did confirm that the check the offender attempted to cash was fraudulent.

01-13-12 13:08 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft- $50 to $200 from building
Unit block S. Lansdowne Ave. – The victim reported that she was inside the library at the computer desk #3 when she received a phone call on her cell phone and left the desk to answer it in the lobby of the library. When she returned to computer desk #3 her purple and silver MP3 player was missing along with her white head phones and two USB cables. Checked area and spoke to person near the computer desk with negative results.

01-14-12 00:35 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Disorderly conduct
W. Baltimore Ave & Burmont Rd. – While on a vehicle stop this officer detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A green leafy vegetable matter was observed in the vehicle near the offender. The offender was taken into custody and his mother was contacted. The mother was informed of the incident. The offender was released to his mother and will receive several citations.

01-14-12 07:43 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Narcotics- possession
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – Police were advised to be on the lookout for a burgundy Toyota Camry driving recklessly traveling north on Lansdowne Avenue and had a large metal object protruding out of the window. This officer stopped the vehicle after observing same. As the vehicle was pulling over the protruding metal object struck a large concrete flower pot and a borough sign. Neither item was damaged but it was obvious that the operator of the vehicle was endangering everyone on the road even people on the sidewalk. The metal object was an approximately 13 foot aluminum scaffolding system. The offender was taken into custody. The offender was in possession of drug paraphernalia and drugs. The offender will be charged appropriately.