Police activity week of 08-05-13 through 08-11-13

08-04-13 22:13 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Disorderly conduct
200 block N. Lansdowne Ave. – Received a report of a possible domestic argument. Police responded and located a large party in the rear of the property. Did advise the homeowner that there was a complaint about the noise level and she needed to turn down the music and keep the talking to a minimum. Approximately five minutes later the complainant called back and stated that the noise from the party had resumed. Responded back to the address and advised the homeowner that any future calls would result in citations being issued. At 23:27 hours a third call for the noise was received. Spoke to the homeowner again and advised her guests had to go inside and the party was over. The homeowner will be cited for disorderly conduct.


08-05-13 14:33 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Theft- under $50 – retail theft
100 block E. Baltimore Ave. – Police were dispatched to a call for a theft just occurred at the CVS store. The offender was apprehended and identified as the person who stole the items from the store. The offender has several priors for retail theft. The offender was processed and held overnight for arraignment.


08-06-13 09:08 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza -Theft- $200 & over – bicycles
Unit block Schappet Ter. – Dispatched for a report of a theft of two bicycles. Spoke with the grandmother of the victim. They reported that at approximately 06:30 hours two of the victim’s bicycles had been stolen from the grandmother’s front porch. The bikes had been locked together to the front porch railing by a black bicycle lock that had been broken and found in the street. First bike described as a black Mongoose with black tape on the hand grips and no front brakes. The second bicycle described as a blue mongoose with tan colored front rim and two tan colored pegs on the rear tire. Estimated value of the bicycles is $200.00.


08-06-13 12:58 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Theft- $50 to $200
100 block Drexel Ave. – The victim reports that sometime overnight someone had come onto his property and stole a Craftsman 10” miter saw from his driveway. Value of the item is approximately $200.00. The saw was under a towel in his driveway and was not locked up.


08-06-13 19:58 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft- under $50 – bicycles
Unit block Nyack Ave. – Dispatched for a report of a theft of bicycle that had occurred five to ten minutes ago. Made contact with the victim. He stated that his bike, that had been painted blue and gold, had been taken from in front of his building. The victim was playing basketball at Hays Park with his friend, when they noticed a black female riding his bike on Sayers Avenue. The female was with a group of four to five black males. The victim and his friends followed the group to the Wawa and the group on the bikes was last seen traveling north bound on N. Lansdowne Avenue. Checked area with negative results.


08-06-13 22:39 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Disorderly conduct
Unit block S. Maple Ave. – Police were dispatched for a 911 hang up. While enroute dispatch advised that on the call back they spoke to the complainant, who stated it was a domestic between her daughter, and the daughter’s boyfriend. Upon arrival observed the offender walking away from the residence. I approached the offender and asked him what was going on. As this officer exited the police vehicle the offender stepped toward this officer in an aggressive manner and began yelling. The offender was yelling and cursing. The offender was taken into custody due to his aggressive behavior. Spoke with the complainants who stated the offender is not supposed to be in the house. She woke up to his penis in her face and him jerking off. The offender also threw a bottle of urine in the face of the daughter.


08-06-13 20:49 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Theft- $50 to $200 bicycles
100 block E. Plumstead Ave. – While handling a landlord/tenant dispute, a bike was stolen from in front of the store. At the time of the theft this officer was just around the corner assisting a man on the east side of the store and my marked patrol car was parked in front of the store. The theft was witnessed by several black female juveniles who alerted the reporting party of the theft. The bike was stolen by a black male that appears to be in his late teens or early twenties. Estimated value of the bike is $150.00. Checked area with negative results.


08-07-13 12:02 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Flim flam
Unit block E. Stewart Ave. – The victim reported that she was contacted by someone from phone # 202-210-0054 claiming that she won a government grant of $9,000.00 and she needed to send $200 Western Union to secure the grant. The victim went to the Giant on yesterday’s date and sent the money through Western Union, then called the number back to advise them she sent the money. She was advised to wait for a call from the bank with further instructions. Ten minutes later she received a call from 646-797-2976 advising her that they were the bank and that she needed to send $500 to secure the grant. The victim then became suspicious and told them to just take it out of the money they were going to send her. She hung up with them. The victim then went to Giant and advised Western Union that she had been the victim of a scam. They advised that the money had just been picked up. The victim was advised that this officer would document the fraud, but that these types of cases usually go unsolved because the phone numbers are untraceable or organizations are actually outside of the United States.


08-07-13 18:00 hours – Ptl. P. Young – Theft- $200 & over
200 block Drexel Ave. – This officer responded to the location for a report of a grill stolen off of the side deck of the residence. The victim came home from work to find her Weber propane grill was taken off her side deck. Value of grill $200.00.


08-08-13 07:10 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft- $200 & over from auto
100 block Berkley Ave. – The victim reported that he parked his work van in front of his residence last night at approximately 17:30 hours. His daughter came home between midnight and 01:00 hours and found the doors to the vehicle open and just shut them. When the victim came out to his vehicle this morning he discovered that his tool box and tools were missing. The victim was at work when he reported the theft.


08-08-13 11:05 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Disorderly conduct
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – Responded to the location for an indecent act that had just occurred. Dispatch reported that an elderly white male urinated on the front steps of the Lansdowne Library. Did locate the offender. The offender admitted that he had “accidentally urinated” on the front steps of the library. The offenders clothing was rancid and disheveled. The offender stated he did not need medical attention. The offender will be cited for urinating in public.


08-10-13 01:17 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Driving under the influence
W. Stratford & N. Lansdowne Aves. – Dispatched to Stratford & Lansdowne Avenues for the suspicious condition of a car with a flat in the middle of the roadway and a male sitting in the street. Upon arrival this officer observed the offender, witness and an unidentified male pushing the offenders blue 2007 Saturn Ion off of N. Lansdowne Ave and onto the unit block of W. Stratford Ave. this officer approached the offender and asked him what had happened and he stared at me with no response. After a third time asking the offender what happened he replied “huh”. The offender did admit to driving the vehicle. The offender was observed disheveled with his shirt drenched in sweat and sweat running down his face. The offender was unsteady on his feet and appeared to be confused when questioned.

A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected emanating from his person. The offender did fail the breath test and was taken into custody. The offender was continually combative during the arrest and subsequent trip to the hospital for blood work. Due to his continued lack of cooperation and being so combative and belligerent, the offender was transported to headquarters and housed in a cell.


08-10-13 04:03 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Assaults-simple
S. Lansdowne Ave. – The victim stopped at 4190 to report that her boyfriend had assaulted her inside of her apartment and out in the hallway. The victim showed me an elliptical shaped laceration on her right bicep and stated the offender had struck her on the arm with a wooden broom. The offender also punched her in the face and ribs. Police responded to the apartment and took the offender into custody.


08-10-13 12:00 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Wire fraud
100 block N. Union Ave. – The victim came to LPD to report that he was the victim of a fraud. The victim was contacted by “Equity Restoration Group who stated they agreed to modify his mortgage loan. The victim sent a check in the amount of $3,675.42 to an address in California. The victim stated that since the money was transferred out of his account he has not been able to get in contact with any of the phone nymbers that had set up the transaction.


08-10-13 14:45 hours – Ptl. J. McGowan – Theft- $200 & over
Unit block w. Marshall Rd. – Police were dispatched for a theft report. The victim reported he wanted to report a suspicious condition and a theft. The victim stated he was expecting a check in the mail from a family member. A few days went by and he had not received any mail at all. The victim reports that this is uncommon that every day they at least get some pieces of mail. The post office confirmed that mail was delivered and placed into the mail box. The victim requested that the mail be placed in a different location. On 8/8/13, the first day the mail was placed in a different location, the mail was intact. The victim contacted the family member sending the check and it was not deposited or cashed. The check was canceled by the family member. The victim also reports the theft of a Craftsman 3.5 HP 21” gray low mower from under his deck.


08-11-13 20:28 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Criminal mischief to auto
100 block W. Greenwood Ave. – The victim reports while visiting her friend someone scratched the left rear passenger door of her vehicle. She states she looked out the window f her friend’s home and observed a white male around the left side of her vehicle. She did not observed the male scratching the door to her vehicle but discovered the scratches a short time later. The victim reported that the scratches were not on her vehicle when she arrived at her friend’s house.