Police activity week of 08-29-11 through 09-04-11

08-29-11 11:04 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Assault- Agg. Hands, fists, feet
Unit block S. Wycombe Ave. – Police were dispatched for an assault in progress. On arrival located the offender, who was screaming and cursing in the rear parking lot. The offender was advised to calm down. The offender was taken into custody and did attempt to kick out window of police vehicle. Officer Selimis was kicked in the face by the offender. Offender was transported to police headquarters for processing and arraignment.


08-29-11 15:46 hours – Ptl. J. McGowan – Disorderly conduct
200 block Albemarle Ave. – Two males arrested and cited for disorderly conduct. Both located in rear of property smoking marijuana. One male in possession of small amount of drug.


08-30-11 19:30 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart -Theft- $200 & over from building
Unit block Nyack Ave. – The victim came to police headquarters to report a theft of her wallet from her apartment. The victim states she lives alone and does not know who would take her wallet and does not know how they could have gained entrance to her apartment. Items in her wallet include her Pa driver’s license, Visa credit card and Citi Bank debit card and approximately $40.00 in cash. She states her cards were used and she did not authorize the use. Victim was provided an identity kit with instructions on how to complete same. All her accounts have been closed.


08-31-11 16:50 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Theft- $200 & over – from building
100 block Drexel Ave. – The attorney (reporting party) that represents the victim in this case informed police that the part of his service to the victim is selling her home. The reporting party was contacted by the realtor that all the copper pipe was stolen from the basement sometime over the past week or so. Neither the attorney nor the realtor was at the residence at the time of this report.


09-01-11 14:50 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Theft under $50
200 block W. Plumstead Ave. -The victim reports her propane tank stolen from her grill. While preparing for the hurricane the victim observed that the grill was still locked up under her deck but the propane tank was missing.


09-01-11 19:47 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Disorderly conduct
200 block w. Albemarle Ave. – The victim reported that her next door neighbor grabbed both of her arms and pushed her after they had gotten into a verbal confrontation over a football that was thrown on her property. According to the victim this started when the next door neighbor & his son were throwing a football in their shared driveway that landed on her property. The victim told me that she took the football and she would not give the ball back. There were no marks or bruises observed on the victim.

This officer spoke with the mother of the suspect and asked what happened. The suspect’s son stated that he and dad were playing catch and the football landed on the victim’s property. The victim took the football and refused to give it back. The son of the suspect reported that the victim bumped into her father when trying to walk into the home. Spoke to the suspect/offender who did admit to calling the victim a name but did not bump or push her. The offender will be cited for D.C.


09-02-11 09:17 hours – Ptl. McGowan – MV theft autos
Unit block W. Baltimore Ave. – The victim reported that he awoke this morning to find his vehicle missing around 8:30 hours. The vehicle is a 1992 Honda Accord EX, gray in color. The victim states the vehicle was locked.


09-02-11 16:53 hours Ptl. J. McGowan – Theft- $50 to $200
100 block Bartram Ave. – Police received a call for threats in progress. Police officers met the victim and involved party. They report that the suspect was being disruptive and that the suspect stole the victim cell phone. The suspect now offender will be arrested for receiving stolen property after being found in the possession of the victim’s cell phone.


09-02-11 15:03 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Criminal mischief to automobiles
Unit block Bartram Ave. – The victim stated his grandchildren advised him a rock was thrown through the rear window of his vehicle. Police made contact with a group of juveniles. The offender stated they were throwing rocks but the rock he threw went through the rear of the car window. The offender was transported home to his mother. The mother of offender advised she will contact the victim to pay restitution. If the offender’s mother does not pay restitution the offender will be charged.


09-02-11 17:43 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Trespassing of real property
Unit block S. Lansdowne Ave. – Received a call for unwanted subject at the Lansdowne Library. On arrival spoke to the librarian who stated the offender had been given written notice that he is banned from the property until the age of 18. The offender came back to the library this date three times and the Librarians called police. Spoke with the offender who will be cited for defiant trespass.


09-02-11 16:27 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Theft- under $50- auto parts & accessories
Unit block W. Baltimore Ave. – On arrival the victim stated the registration sticker was missing from her vehicle. A piece of the top left license plate was cut off along with her sticker.


09-03-11 09:37 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft – under $50 from buildings
Scottdale Rd- Hoffmann Park – Reporting party discovered that unknown persons broke into the building used as the Boys & Girls Club field house/snack bar. Last known secure 8-28-11. Missing were candy and ice cream, no money was in the snack bar.


09-04-11 00:55 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Criminal mischief
100 block w. Plumstead Ave. – Dispatched for report of a possible burglary. On arrival the glass on the window located on the first floor eastern side of residence was observed broken. There was a rock on the ground underneath the window. Checked exterior of residence but did not find anyone or any signs of entry into the residence. It appears as if this was not a burglary but an act of criminal mischief. The victim did observed two subjects on bicycles in the area after she head the window break. No subject observed riding bicycles while we were checking the area.


09-04-11 14:31 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Narcotics- possession, morphine, heroin
W. Baltimore Ave. – police responded to a report of an accident. On arrival observed a blue 2004 Toyota Corolla parked behind a beige 2000 Nissan Maxima. The offender stated he was driving the Toyota, he was stopped behind the Nissan and that his foot slipped off the brake and he struck the rear of the Nissan but there was no damage. This officer determined that there were no reported injuries. During the accident investigation it was determined that the offender’s license was suspended and he also had an active bench warrant for his arrest.

While speaking with the offender this officer observed the offender’s eyes were extremely glassy and pinpointed. This officer advised the offender that I suspected he may be under the influence of a controlled substance. The offender denied using drugs and stated he did not have drugs in his possession. This officer observed evidence that the offender may be a heroin user when the driver side door was opened. Located in the vehicle were baggies with white powder like substance suspected to be heroin. The offender was taken into custody and will be charged appropriately.


09-04-11 19:04 hours – Ptl. J. McGowan – Burglary-attempt-residence-day
100 block E. Stewart Ave. – Responded to a report of a burglary. On arrival the contacts reported their mother was away and they were in charge of the house. Contacts found a back window open, more than it was left open. Once indie both contacts found that the screen was pushed in. The screen was found on the floor, along with a broken vase that was on the window sill. The contacts report nothing missing from the residence. With everything intact but the screen and vase, officers decided that the actor did not make it in the residence but attempted to.