Police activity week of 08-08-11 through 08-14-11

08-08-11 11:45 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Criminal mischief to auto
100 block s. Lansdowne Ave. – This morning the victim discovered that both tires on the driver’s side of her car were flat. The victim located punctures on the tip of the sidewall of each tire.


08-08-11 20:30 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Criminal mischief to auto
N. Lansdowne Ave. – The victim parked her vehicle on the Lansdowne Borough Municipal parking lot A at approximately 1130hours on Monday 8-8-11 and when she returned to it at 2030 hours the dame date she discovered that unknot person/s punctured her right front tire causing it to go flat. The victim is a manager at Verizon, which is in the middle of a worker’s strike. The victim stated that when she arrived to work today “strikers” prevented her from parking in the Verizon parking lot. She parked on the Municipal Lot A. She stated that there were Verizon workers in Municipal Lot A as she parked and that they were making comments to the Verizon managers about what they were driving and where they were from. It is suspected that Verizon workforce strikers committed this crime of vandalism to the victim’s vehicle. There was a second vehicle that was vandalized and it was driven by a Verizon manager. Officer should make regular patrols through that lot especially while this Verizon strike is going on.


08-08-11 22:26 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Disorderly conduct & public drunkenness
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – Two offenders arrested as a result of a fight.


08-08-11 20:30 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Criminal mischief to auto
N. Lansdowne Ave. – While handling a call for vandalism to another vehicle it was discovered that a second car had a tire slashed or punctured by an unknown actor. The driver side rear tire was flat. This act of vandalism was most likely carrier out by striking Verizon workers who were present on the parking lot when several Verizon managers arrived. The victim was not sure about insurance for the vehicle but he believed that Verizon has a contract with National Car Rental.


08-09-11 03:02 – Ptl. C. Craig – Assault
Unit block S. Lansdowne Ave. – This officer was dispatched to the emergency room of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital for a report of an assault victim. The victim reports that while walking south on north Lansdowne Avenue he was passing the Library on Nyack Avenue when a black male approached him and asked him for a cigarette. The victim told the offender he didn’t smoke; the offender punched him in the face. The victim was struck from behind and knocked to the ground. He reports he was being kicked by three males. The offenders emptied his back pack and fled the area.


08-09-11 11:11 – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Assaults
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – While monitoring the Municipal lot on N. Lansdowne Ave I was approached by the complainant who wanted to report that a pregnant female protester was pushed to the ground by a Verizon Manager. The victim stated she was protesting in front of the Verizon building when a woman barreled through the line of protesters. The victim stated that she was knocked down on the steps and her right ankle was dragged along the steps and her flip flop was broken during the altercation. The victim did not have any visible injuries and repeatedly refused medical attention.

The complainant told me that she saw the incident and would be able to identify the assailant and would be willing to testify against her. Another witness felt that he could identify the assailant but seemed reluctant to cooperate with police. The victim provided a statement and stated she was not interested in pressing charges at this time.


08-09-11 13:41 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Burglary-no force-residence-unknown time
100 block Drexel Ave. – On scene the realtor checking the property stated that the house had been broken into sometime between August 3rd & August 6th. Once inside the unknown actors cut out approximately $2800. worth of copper pipe from the kitchen and basement. Investigation to continue.


08-09-11 19:20 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Criminal mischief
Unit block S. Lansdowne Ave. – Air conditioning units for the victim’s properties had been vandalized.
Investigation is ongoing.


08-11-11 07:04 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Theft- $200 & over
100 block Ardmore Ave. – Police received a call for a theft discovered at the construction site located at Ardmore Avenue School. The construction manager reports approximately 200 feet of black cast iron pipes are missing from the site. Value of items approximately $8,000 to $10,000. Investigation to continue.


08-11-11 13:18 hours – Ptl. M. Mugler – Theft-$80 to $200 bicycles
Unit block W. Essex Ave. – The complainant is running a camp at her house this week and one of the campers had his bicycle stolen. The bike was located half way up the private driveway. The bike is a maroon Huffy Diamondback, with black rear pegs and black handgrips. The bike was stolen 8-10-11. Value of bike estimated to be $100.00.


08-11-11 16:45 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Assaults
200 block Wabash Ave. – The victim came to police headquarters to report she was assaulted by her children’s father. The victim received several stitches to close a cut under her eye. The victim did provide this officer with a written statement detailing the assault and pictures that were taken of her injuries.


08-11-11 22:50 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Fighting
Unit block Ardmore Ave. – Police received a call for a fight involving several black males. On arrival this officer observed the offender walking swiftly toward a group. The offender was advised to put down the brown plastic bottle in his hand. He then placed his hands in his pockets as if to pull something out of them. The offender was advised to take his hands out of his pockets and turn and face away from this officer. A strong odor of alcohol could be detected coming from the offender. The offender ignored this officers requested and was eventually subdued and placed under arrest. The offender caused a dangerous situation for the officers involved in this incident.


08-12-11 14:15 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Criminal mischief to auto
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – The victim reports vandalism to her vehicle. Sometime between 13:00 hours on 8-11-11 and 01:00 hours on 8-12-11 the front right tire of her 1020 Infinity was punctured. The vehicle was parked in the north parking lot for the Verizon building.


08-12-11 17:45 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Criminal mischief to auto
N. Highland Ave (Lot 5) – While parking the bucket truck a borough employee found the passenger side window of the decommissioned Lansdowne Police Crown Victoria smashed out. There is no obvious sign of what was used to damage the window and there was nothing in the vehicle of value that could have been taken.


08-13-11 02:24 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – All other vandalism
100 block E. Baltimore Ave. – Business on E. Baltimore have several store windows smashed by several large bricks/rocks. Value of damage approximately $1,500.00.


08-12-11 19:30 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Theft- $50 to $200 from buildings
Unit block S. Lansdowne Ave. – Several large slate slabs removed from the property. Also damage done to AC unit.


08-13-11 09:23 hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Theft- $200 & over auto accessories
Unit block N. Highland Ave. – Some time unknown actors rifled through the victims vehicle and removed the Guardian Interlock Handset. Victim not sure if she locked the vehicle.