Police activity week of 03-07-11 through 03-13-11

03-10-11 20:21 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Disorderly conduct
Unit block W. Stratford Ave. – Police received a report of a suspicious male asking for money. This officer did stop a male fitting the description of the offender. The offender denied asking anyone for money. Spoke to the complainant who did state the offender did ask her for money and if there was any work she needed at her home. The complainant did not give the offender any money sent him on his way and called police. The offender will be cited for disorderly conduct.

03-11-11 10:00 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – All other vandalism
N. Lansdowne Ave. – While performing his parking enforcement duties PEO Dougherty discovered that an unknown actor damaged the pay station screen and display on Lot #1. PEO Dougherty had checked the pay station at approximately 0900 hours this morning and everything was functioning properly. At approximately 0945 hours he found that someone had apparently punched the display portion of the pay station and damaged same. Estimated cost to repair the screen is $593.99.

03-11-11 14:39 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Robbery-attempt-strong arm-highway
Owen Ave. @ Berkley Ave. – Police received a call for a robbery attempt at the intersection of Owen & Berkley Avenues. Once out the victim indicated that she was walking south on Owen Avenue at Berkley when she was approached by a black male approximately 16 yoa, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants. The male demanded the victim’s cell phone and the victim refused to surrender it. The male fumbled inside his sweatshirt implying he had a weapon, but the victim remained firm and refused to give the male her phone. The male fled on foot north on Owen Avenue then east on Plumstead Avenue. Police checked the area with negative results.

03-12-11 11:58 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Burglary-attempt-nonresidence-night
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – An employee arriving for work this morning around 9:30 am discovered damage to the rear door of the thrift shop. Entry was not gained and the door handle did not appear to be permanently damaged only loosened.

03-12-11 08:17 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Criminal mischief to automobiles
200 block N. Maple Ave. – The victim reports her two vehicles were spray painted sometime after 0030 hours this date. Spoke with the neighbors who stated they saw two females near the victim’s vehicles and chased them away. They attempted to contact the victims with no result. The victim does have two females she suspects. Investigation to continue.