Police activity week of 01-16-12 through 01-22-12

01-16-12 10:39 hours – Theft- $50 to $200 from buildings
100 block E. Baltimore Ave. – The victim reports her handbag missing from her work place. The handbag contained the victim’s birth certificate and a bottle of prescription Percocet. Fellow employees denied any knowledge regarding her handbag. The victim was provided with an identity theft packet and a copy of this report.


01-17-12 10:40 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis -Theft- under $50 auto parts & accessories
100 block E. Essex Ave. – The victim came to police headquarters to report she noticed her PA registration plate was missing. The information was entered into NCIC.


01-17-12 09:22 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Burglary-forced entry-residence- day
100 block W. Albemarle Ave. – Police responded for a report of a burglary interrupted possibly involving a black male that was armed with a handgun. On arrival police cleared the residence and spoke to the victim. She stated she left to take her daughter to school and left the front door open for the painter. On her return to the residence, the painter was yelling at her from the front porch, that he was robbed inside her home. Spoke with the painter, he stated when he entered the home a black male came from the second floor and pointed a handgun at him and told him to hand over his money. At this time nothing is reported missing from the residence. Investigation to continue.


01-17-12 14:30 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan -Theft- under $50 from buildings
Unit block W. Greenwood Ave. – the complainant came to police headquarters to report that his daughter’s medications are being stolen from his home. He is caregiver because she suffers from Cerebral Palsy and is in constant extreme pain and prescribed Oxycodone for her pain. The complainant administers her pill approximately every four hours. He counts the pills and noticed approximately twenty pills were missing. He questioned his wife and the home health care person, both denied taking the medication.


01-18-12 13:43 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft- $50 to $200 from buildings
100 block Berkley Ave. – The victim reports money and pills missing from his apartment. The victim has no suspects for the theft.


01-18-12 16:10 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Criminal mischief
Unit block E. Stratford Ave. – The complainant, property manager, reports an outside light over the door was broken. The complainant suspects a former tenant.


01-18-12 17: 14 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft- $200 & over from building
100 block N. Lansdowne Ave. – The victim’s came to police headquarters to report items missing from their apartment. Several items of jewelry were missing. The victim’s suspect their son. Information was obtained that the son had sold some items. The father stated he would discuss the matter with his wife to see if they want to pursue an arrest in the matter.


01-18-12 22:50 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Fraud
E. Baltimore & Union Aves. – The offender was arrested for false ID and other related charges on a traffic stop.


01-19-12 14:08 hours – Plt. J. McGowan – Flim Flam
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – Care manager of victim reports she noticed the victim had written many checks this month for high amounts of money. This appears to be a scam. Investigation to continue.


01-20-12 16:50 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Drive under influence
w. Baltimore Ave. – Offender was taken into custody after a vehicle stop. This officer, while speaking with the offender on the stop, noticed an odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. Marijuana and a small pipe where located on the offender. The offender was taken into custody and will be charged appropriately.


01-20-12 17:31 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft- $200 & over from buildings.
100 block N. Lansdowne Ave. – The victim reported a theft from the building between Friday January 13th & January 20th. Cash was removed from lock boxes and a 32″ flat screen television was missing.


01-22-12 19:21 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Driving under the influence
N. Lansdowne Ave. – After receiving a call for a reckless driver this officer did stop the offender. The offender, after observation, was placed under arrest. The offender will be charged appropriately.