Police activity week of 08-20-12 through 08-26-12

08-21-12 01:44 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Disorderly conduct, curfew law-male
W. Baltimore Ave & E. Windermere Ter. – Responded to report of a fight out in the street. On location, observed two white males standing outside a blue vehicle parked in the street. Observed the two males involved in a pushing match with each other, but stopped once they were aware that this officer was there. Both males were returned to police headquarters. A third male juvenile was discovered in the vehicle. Two males cited for disorderly conduct and the juvenile was issued a curfew warning and released to his mother.


08-21-12 14:52 hours – Ptl. S. Nick -Theft- $50 to $200 bicycles
Unit block s. Lansdowne Ave. – The victim reports his bicycle stolen from in front of the library. Bike was only secured to rack with cord. Bike is a green NEXT brand labeled “chaos”, black handlebars and front and rear steel foot pegs.


08-22-12 09:19 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Theft- $50 to $200- bicycles
Unit block Willowbrook Ave. – Victim reports that sometime overnight an unknown actor/s did take two bikes belonging to his daughters from the garage. The garage door was left open and the bikes were in plain view. The first bike described as a 20″ girls unknown make, white with florescent orange seat, the second bike unknown make 20″ dark turquoise, with “Go girl” painted on the side, estimated value of both bikes $75.00.


08-22-12 13:39 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Burglary – forced entry- residence- unknown time
200 block N. Maple Ave. – Police dispatched for burglary discovered. On arrival made contact with the reporting (RP), he stated he discovered all the copper pipes cut and stolen from the basement. The RP is fixing a few things in the house for his brother in law, who is the owner. The RP stated he last secured the residence on 8/21/21. The residence is vacant and has been for the past year and a half. The rear basement sliding window screen was observed cut and torn. The rear door was left unlocked; the RP stated prior to leaving yesterday the rear door was locked. Value of copper taken estimated to be between $500.00 & $600.00.


08-22-12 23:57 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Harassment
200 block Wabash Ave. – Responded to call for a domestic problem. On arrival the offender was at the back door yelling to someone inside. It was immediately apparent that the offender was under the influence of alcohol and possible a controlled substance. He was having an argument with his girlfriend. The offender was taken into custody and will be housed until he sobers up and then will be issued a citation for harassment.


08-23-12 10:00 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Assaults- simple
100 block W. Plumstead Ave. – Police received a report of a physical domestic. Located the offender in front of the address. The victim, the offender’s boyfriend, showed Officer Selimis scratches he received from the offender during the argument. The offender was advised she was under arrest and did throw her body around and attempted to break free when officers attempted to put hand cuffs on her. While in custody and in the police vehicle the offender began to bang her head on the Plexiglas partition between the front and rear seats of the police car. The offender was advised to refrain from doing this and she did stop. The offender will be charges appropriately.


08-23-12 19:29 hours – Ptl. J. McGowan – Public drunkenness
E. Plumstead & Wayne Aves. – Police & ambulance dispatched for a subject down. After being evaluated and released from the paramedics the offender was taken into custody. He will be cited for public drunkenness and release to his friend.


08-23-12 22:20 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Public drunkenness
E. Greenwood & N. Highland Aves. – Police received a report of an indecent act in progress. Offender located and appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance, it was also noted that his pants were unbuttoned and unzipped. The offender was taken into custody and will be charged appropriately.


08-23-12 23:27 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Disorderly subject
Unit block S. Lansdowne Ave – Responded for a report of a domestic between mother and daughter.
Met the daughter outside the apartment and she stated she had an argument with her mother. Advised the daughter to go back to her apartment and not have any contact with her mother for the rest of the night. Police returned for a second time all involved were outside the apartment and arguing. All three were visibly intoxicated. All three will be cited for disorderly conduct.


08-24-12 02:12 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Disorderly conduct
100 block E. Stewart Ave. – Report of roommates outside arguing. On location met by both parties who were both intoxicated and arguing. An officer separated the two and while attempting to ascertain what the problem was the offender repeatedly threatened to beat the involved party within an inch of his life. When ordered to stop or face arrest the offender chose arrest. The offender was returned to headquarters then house at Darby headquarters; he was cited and released in the morning.


08-24-12 06:55 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Burglary-forced entry-residence- unknown time
Unit block W. Essex Ave. – The reporting party stated that his neighbor’s front window was open. Did make contact with the property owner. They are away on vacation, to return 8/27/12. Did check the inside of the residence and found rooms were rifled through. The father in law of the owner did respond to the property. While speaking to the owner this officer did advise him to make a list of all missing items and turn same over to police. Point of entry appears to be a window.


08-24-12 11:10 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Criminal mischief
Unit block S. Wycombe Ave. – Owner of a new business on S. Wycombe Avenue reports someone attempted to get in the property. Observed door on the north side of the building damaged. This door has no door know. Advised the owner this incident would be carried as a criminal mischief at this time and could be changed to a burglary call later if necessary. The owner requested we keep an eye on his garage until he can get an alarm system and motion lights installed.


08-25-12 16:50 hours – Ptl. J. McGowan – Criminal mischief to auto
110 block E. Greenwood Ave. – the victim showed police his vehicle, a 2008 Toyota Prius with the letters E S A written on the front hood of the vehicle in black marker. There has been recent vandalism of graffiti with the letters E.S.A. along with a picture of a cats head on a fish’s body. A few spots around town I have noticed it. Some of the areas are; Union Ave on a sigh by the SEPTA tracks, Gladstone Station signs and a few other walls, mainly on the south east part of town.


08-26-12 09:44 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Criminal mischief to auto
100 block Glentay Ave. – the victim reported that sometime overnight someone punctured the tires on two of his vehicles. Both tires need to be replaced due to the damage, estimated cost at $100.00 per tire.


08-26-12 16:07 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft-$200 & over bicycles
300 block N. Maple Ave. – Victim reports he had placed his red, white and blue Raleigh, 21 speed mountain bike on the side of his home and then went inside. He was in the house approximately five minutes and when he came back outside he noticed the bike was gone. A description of the bike was broadcast and Sergeant Eidell observed the offender riding a bike that matched the description of the victim’s stolen bike. The offender was apprehended and the victim did identify the bike as his. A juvenile petition will be prepared and will be filed with the Delaware County Juvenile court.


08-26-12 14:31 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft- $50 to $200 bicycles
300 block Barker Ave. – The complainant reports her son’s blue mongoose bike was stolen from the rear yard. The bike was not locked up, however it was in a fenced in yard, but the gate to the yard was not locked wither.