Police activity week of 04-11-11 through 04-17-11

04-11-11 13:03 hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Theft- $50 to $200 all other
200 block Wycombe Ave. – The victim came to police headquarters to report a theft from his residence on Saturday evening. The Victim was at his home that night with three females. The victim only knew the first and last name of one of the females. The females stayed until midnight. The following day the victim noticed his wallet missing, wallet was underneath a cushion on his couch. Also missing were there bottles of pills. The victim received information that one of the females was trying to sell pills in Darby. Investigation to continue.


04-12-11 17:15 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Burglary – forced entry – nonresidence- day
Unit block w. Baltimore Ave. – The victim came to police headquarters to report an interrupted burglary that occurred at 11:00 hours today.
Actor is making entrance by climbing up the rear fire escape behind the building, climbing on the roof and kicking in the boarded up window. There is another window in the next room over that cannot be secured that the actor can gain access if discovered. The witness was on the second floor, heard a crash and found the actor inside. The actor claimed he was there to do work, but didn’t know the owner. Investigation to continue.


04-13-11 10:56 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Theft-under $50 – retail theft
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – Received a call for shoplifter in custody. The offender was observed by the store manager concealing store merchandise and exiting the store. The offender was confronted in the parking lot and returned to the store. This is second time the offender was caught shoplifting at this store. The offender was returned to police headquarters, processed, cited and released to his mother and advised he was no longer welcome inside the store.


04-15-11 18:11 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft- $200 & over-from buildings
N. Lansdowne Ave. – the victim’s reported that their son has been stealing property form their home and taking it to pawn shops to get money for drugs. They believe this has been going on since February. They are missing, money, jewelry, tools, and electronics, collectibles, and gift cards and have noticed that there are numerous unauthorized transactions on their credit cards. They do not want to press charges.


04-16-11 02:25 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Liquor law-underage
Unit block E. Stewart Ave. – Call for a domestic outside of listed residence. On arrival contact was made with the oftener. The offender was unsteady on his feet with blood shot eyes and an odor of alcohol emanating from his person. The offender admitted to consuming alcohol and being under the legal age to do so. The offender was placed into custody and returned to headquarters and cited appropriately. The offender was released to his mother.


04-17-11 07:39 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Drive under influence
W. Baltimore Ave. – While on routine patrol this officer observed a silver 2000 Chevrolet Tracker directly in front of this officer’s vehicle traveling in the same directions. The vehicle was observed swerving to the left over the double yellow lines and into the east bound land where oncoming traffic was traveling. The vehicle was stopped at Ardmore & Baltimore Aves. The offender exhibited glassy and blood shot eyes and this officer believed him to be under the influence of a controlled substance. In the rear of the vehicle were his two 18 month old twin children. Retrieved from the offender was suspected crack cocaine, a glass tube and brillo, commonly used to smoke crack cocaine.. The offender was taken into custody; the children were taken into custody by Children and Youth Services.


04-17-11 07:15 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Assault
Unit block E. Stratford Ave. – Police were dispatched to see the complainant at headquarters. This officer made contact with the complainant and observed blood dripping from a small wound on the back of his head. The complainant stated his roommate assaulted him with a frying pan. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. Returned to the residence and spoke to the offender, was observed to have two black eyes and scratches on his right forearm. The offender stated he and the complainant get into an argument and the complainant punched him numerous times on the side of his head. The only thing he could do was hit him with a frying pan. The offender was returned to headquarters. Both combatants were placed into custody, processed and transported to Upper Darby pending arraignment.