Police activity week of 09-19-11 through 09-25-11

09-20-11 01:57 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Criminal mischief
Unit block Nyack Ave. – Police responded to a report of criminal mischief. On location spoke to the victim who states a brick was thrown through his bedroom window. Police observed that the window was broken and a red brick on the floor of the victim’s bedroom. The victim does suspect a person from the neighborhood.


09-20-11 10:25 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell -Theft- $50 to $200 from building
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – Police responded to a call of a theft. On arrival at the location police spoke to the reporting party who showed this officer were the theft had occurred. Just outside of the entrance to the social hall there is a large amount of copper pipe running up the wall and across the ceiling. An unknown actor/s had broken off a section of one of the hot water lines that run from the hot water furnace through the building. The missing length of pipe is approximately 6 to 8 feet in length.


09-20-11 13:28 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Burglary-no force-residence-day
Received a call for a burglary discovered. The call taker stated that the owner of the property had already been through the house. On police arrival spoke to the victim. The victim stated that he had left the house at approximately -9:00 this morning. The victim lives at the address with his wife and step-son. When he left at 0900 only his step son was still in the house. The victim returned home at approximately 13:15 hours and immediately went to the rear door. The victim stated he has had a problem with his step son leaving the back door open and wanted to check to make sure it was locked. The victim found the back door unlocked. As he entered the house he noticed that several wooden kitchen drawers were pulled out and the basement light was left on. The victims found the upstairs bedroom ransacked, but could find nothing missing from the house. He will need to wait until his family is home to be sure. Loss unknown at this time.


09-20-11 21:02 hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Weapons- carrying-possessing
Unit block E. Baltimore Ave. – this officer was on duty assisting other Lansdowne officer with an unrelated call. This area is adjacent to a vacant lot and at the time of the incident was dimly lit.

The offender was viewed walking with another person east on Baltimore Ave. The offender is known to have a violent criminal history including arrests for robbery and firearms carried without a license. This department received a report earlier that day of criminal mischief to a building that listed the offender as a suspect. It was also reported that the offender has been carrying a Taser and a handgun and has been asking neighbors to help him acquire ammunition.

The offender provided his Pa stated ID card. A pat down of the offender was conducted for officer’s safety and a small black leather case was located in his right front pants pocket. The item was labeled “Touch Taser 5.8 million volts, ultrahigh voltage. The Taser was fully functioning. The stun gun was seized and the offender was sent on his way. A call was placed to the District Attorney’s office and police were advised charges would be filed against the offender. A warrant will be issued for the offender.


09-20-11 23:03 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Theft- $200 & over from auto
200 block W. Marshall Rd. – The victim stated that sometime between 6PM & 11PM unknown actor/s entered her Chrysler Pacifica and stole a small case which contained her Visa card, Master card, PA drivers license and approximately $200 cash. The victim stated that the passenger side door was possibly open.


09-21-11 11:15 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Disorderly conduct
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police were dispatched to PWHS for a report of drug activity. On arrival this officer spoke with the Assistant Principal. The Asst. Principal reported that the offender was in the Opportunity Center when his teacher observed the offender place a marijuana cigarette on the offender’s desk and then placed a paper over the cigarette. When the teacher asked the offender what the object was the offender stated; “It ain’t mine, It ain’t mine. When the teacher called for security the offender ran out of the classroom. The tan/brown colored marijuana cigarette was turned over to police. By the time security responded to the classroom the offender was gone and could not be located. The cigarette did test positive as marijuana. The offender’s mother was contacted about the incident and advised that the offender would be receiving a non-traffic citation for disorderly conduct.


09-21-11 20:07 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Public drunkenness
Unit block S. Wycombe Ave. – Police received a report of a subject down. On arrival police located the offender on the side of the building. The offender appeared to be manifestly under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance. The offender fell into the cyclone fence and was using it to hold himself up. The offender was taken into custody for public drunkenness and in a search incident to arrest, a white napkin containing eleven white oval tablets stamped “93” on one side and “58” on the reverse side were found in his left sock. The offender was placed in custody and housed overnight due his level of intoxication.


09-23-11 01:28 hours – Ptl. J. McGowan – Narcotics-possession-marijuana
S. Union Ave. @ Austin Ave. – While on patrol observed a black Chrysler 300 traveling west on E. Baltimore Ave. approaching the intersection of Union & E. Baltimore Ave. the vehicle made a left turn onto S. Union Ave through a steady red traffic signal. This officer activated my emergency lights and siren of the patrol vehicle. The Chrysler came to a stop just before the intersection of Austin & S. Union Aves.

The driver of the vehicle was asked for his driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. At this time this officer could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle. The driver was observed with glassy blood shot eyes. When asked where he was coming from the offender/driver stated “Dan’s Bar”. The offender/driver was requested to perform field sobriety tests. The offender/driver was asked if he had any weapons on his person he stated no. As the offender/driver was patted down for officer safety, he pointed to his right front pants pocket stating, “Well I have a small bag of weed”. This officer retrieved one clear glassine bag containing a green leafy matter, which later field tested positive for marijuana. The offender/driver was taken into custody. The offender passenger was also taken into custody, due to intoxication. The offender/passenger advised this officer that he had valium and Percocet that was prescribed for him in his front right pants pocket. Both offenders were taken to Darby Boro for processing and were housed there for the night.


09-25-11 02:47 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle- All others-contempt of court
Unit block Sayers Ave. – Police dispatched for domestic dispute. The vim reported the offender was inside her apartment in violation of a protection from abuse order. The offender was located sleeping in the bedroom of the apartment. The offender was taken into custody.


09-25-11 05:51 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Theft- $50 to $200 from auto
200 block Drexel Ave. – Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Drexel Ave. for a report of two suspicious black males in the driveway across the street possibly rifling through vehicles. Located two black males on bikes, both males fled the scene. One offender was apprehended. Further investigation revealed that the offender had a large quantity of coins in his pants pockets, also a gray Apple IPod 8GB along with other monies and items. Did make contact with a victim who identified some of the items as his. The offender did tell police the other man with him was his cousin. The offender will be charged appropriately.


09-25-11 08:49 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Robbery-armed-hijacking
100 block Nyack Ave. – Police responded for a report of a stolen that had just occurred. An actor with a gun was reported to be involved and the vehicle was last seen southbound on South Union Avenue.

Met with the victim who stated he went to his car across the street from the temple. Two black males approached him and point a gun at him and demanded the keys to the car and money. When the victim delayed the one offender with the gun placed the gun to his side or back and demanded the keys and money again. The victim handed over the car keys and the offender took the victims cell phone and a small amount of cash from his pocket. The offenders fled the area in the vehicle. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the offenders.


09-25-11 15:13 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Burglary-no force-residence-unknown time
100 block N. Wycombe Ave. – Police received a report of a suspicious condition in rear of a property on the 100 block of N. Wycombe Ave. The reporting party stated the previous day the back door was closed and today it was standing open. The building is reportedly vacant and is currently for sale. This officer along with Officer Albertoli entered and searched the house. As soon as we entered the basement area it was clear that an unknown actor/s had stolen most of the copper pipe out of the basement. There was no sign of forced entry to the building.