Police activity week of 03-04-13 through 03-10-13

03-04-13 10:39 hours – Ptl. J. McGowan – Burglary-no force-residence-day
Unit block Nyack Ave. – As a result of a call for a suspicious condition one offender was taken into custody. The offender was located inside a vacant residence.


03-05-13 14:07 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Theft- $50 to $200-pocket picking
Unit block W. Baltimore Ave. – The victim reported that her wallet had been stolen when she was food shopping. In the wallet was her welfare card and credit cards. She did close all accounts.


03-05-13 14:23 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Disorderly conduct
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Responded to PWHS for police information. Made contact with the Assistant Principal and the victim. The victim reported that she was bullied by another student and was trapped by the offenders in a classroom. Other students did intercede and held one offender back allowing the victim to escape the room and report the incident to school officials. One student will be cited for disorderly conduct and harassment and another student will be cited for disorderly conduct.


03-07-13 16:53 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Robbery-armed-other weapon-bank
Unit block E. Baltimore Ave. – Responded for hold up alarm at Alliance Bank. Employees stated a b/m entered bank handed the teller a note stating he would blow up the bank or harm employees. The actor was given an unknown amount of cash and left the bank. This is a continuing investigation.


03-07-13 19:20 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Theft- $200 & over-bicycles
100 block W. Albemarle Ave. – The victim reports his son’s dark blue Schwinn Falcon BMX style bike was removed from the yard of his residence.


03-08-13 08:27 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Burglary-forced entry – residence-night
200 block Richards Ave. – The victim reports she heard a noise in the basement of her home. She described that sound as if someone was trying to open her locked basement door. Entry was made into the basement of the residence, but the actor was unable to entry upstairs, as the victim has a deadbolt on her basement door to the upstairs. Nothing reported missing.


03-08-13 10:30 hours – Sgt. D. Donegan – Theft- $200 & over
100 block N. Union Ave. – Upon arrival on location PECO directed me to the outside gas meters and they advised that the meters had been tampered with and the barrel locks had been removed. The gas had been previously turned off by PECO and now has been turned on illegally. PECO placed locks on the exterior gas meters and al l electricity to the building will be shut off. PECO is going to provide me with their reports. After reviewing these reports, criminal charges will likely follow.


03-08-13 12:36 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Burglary-forced entry-residence-unknown time
Unit block w. Plumstead Ave. – The complainant showed me a work order sent to him by his company. The work order was to take photographs of the interior of the property including pictures of missing copper pipe from the basement area. The complainant was advised to contact the police and obtain a police report documenting the damages.


03-09-13 15:17 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft- $200 & over
200 block Owen Ave. – The victim reports several items taken from his apartment, including jewelry, cash and medications. The victim suspects his daughters ex-boyfriend. This incident will be referred to the detective division.


03-08-13 18:00 hours – Ptl. J. McGowan – Burglary-attempt-residence-unknown time
200 block Richards Ave. – The victim reported that after he spoke with his next door neighbor about her burglary he discovered foot prints on his rear deck and a first floor window screen pushed in. No entry gained into the residence.


03-09-13 01:39 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Burglary-forced entry – residence-unknown time
Unit block Eldon ave. – The victim reported that when she returned home at approximately 0100 hours she discovered that her residence had been burglarized. The rear dining room door appears to be the point of entry. The victim advised that she believes her nephew may be the actor who entered her residence. Missing from the residence was her ostrich skin pole case containing pool sticks, value of approximately $5,000.00. On 3/11/13 spoke to the victim concerning the burglary. The victim stated that she knows that her nephew is responsible, but she and her husband decided not to follow through on charges. This case will be considered closed, but this officer may use the information obtain in this case to further investigate two other burglaries.