Police activity week of 04-15-13 through 04-21-13

04-15-12 11:52 hours – Ptl. J. McGowan – Fraud-credit card, atm
100 block E. Marshall Rd. – Victim reported that he had just discovered that at approximately 0239 hours someone had made a fraudulent purchase on his PNC Visa debit card. Purchase was made for approximately $123.49 at NewEgg. This officer made contact with NewEgg who reported they first needed to forward a copy of their fraud report to loss prevention. This investigation will continue.

04-16-13 16:00 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Fraud
100 block N. Union Ave. – Reporting party claims his son committed insurance fraud. The son filed an accident report and received a check from the insurance company. The son then put a stop payment on the check and had the insurance company issue a new check. According to the reporting party the son cashed the first check and the reissued second check. This officer contacted the insurance company reference to this incident. This investigation will continue.

04-16-13 20:08 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Burglary-forced entry-residence-day
Unit block Bryn Mawr Ave. – The victim reported that his wife returned home and found a window to the rear door had been broken. At this time a silver Apple Mac mini desktop computer, jewelry and loose change was missing. The victim will provide the police with a list of any other missing items.

04-17-13 07:03 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Burglary-forced entry-residence-unknown time
100 block N. Lansdowne Ave. – the victim reported that he returned home this morning and discovered that the real estate lockbox key that was on the front door of the home had been broken into and his front door was ajar. The victim reports several items missing from the residence.

04-17-13 17:44 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Narcotics-possession
Unit block W. Marshall Rd. – After receiving a call for an intoxicated male inside of a business the offender was located and placed in custody for public drunkenness and retail theft. The offender did have marijuana and other narcotics in his possession.

04-18-13 03:46 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Arson-incendiary device
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police received a report of fire alarm activation at the Penn Wood High School. Police responded and discovered a fire at the first floor main entrance security station. The fire department was advised and did extinguish the flames. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the cause of the fire was arson.

04-18-13 16:47 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Theft- $50 to $200 bicycles
100 block W. Albemarle Ave. – Victim stated his son’s bike was stolen at some point between 1700 hours on 4/17 and 1630 hours on today’s date. The bike was kept underneath the rear deck but was not locked.

04-20-13 22L30 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Criminal mischief to auto
100 block w. Baltimore Ave. – The victim’s vehicle, while parked in apartment complex parking lot, had a large rock thrown at his windshield. The windshield was completely shattered. The victim stated he had heard several young children playing on the lot earlier in the evening. It appears the children were pulling rocks from a drainage area and throwing them. One large rock and several smaller were found near the vehicle. The victim did contact the landlord in reference to this incident.

04-21-13 18:48 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Disorderly conduct
200 block N. Maple Ave. – Police responded to a bicycle theft. The reporting party stated that while his son was riding his bicycle he was “jumped” by a group of juveniles. The father identified the boy who took the bike. He reports that this same boy attempted to steal the very same bike last weekend and was cited by the Lansdowne police. The father stated that the boy obviously did not learn any lesson from this and he would like him to be cited again. The father will appear in court. A citation was mailed to the offender. Several hours later the father reported that he had been in Upper Darby in the area of Ashton Market looking for the group who stole the bike, when someone associated with the group displayed a handgun in an effete to intimidate him. This officer instructed the father to report this to UDPD immediately.