Police activity week of 10-10-11 through 10-16-11

10-10-11 Ptl. K. McDermott – Assaults-simple
100 block Woodland Ave. – this officer was flagged down by the victim. This officer observed the victim, who was covered in blood. Upon parking his vehicle the victim showed this officer a laceration above his right eye. The victim stated he was assaulted in his home by several black males while sleeping. The victim stated he did not know the actors but indicated that he believes they are friends of his step daughter. The victim stated that he was involved in a domestic dispute with the step daughter and he believes the assault was in retaliation from the domestic dispute. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment and advised to respond to the police department to complete a written statement. Contact was made with the victim via phone at approximately 1725 hours. The victim stated that he had left the hospital without getting any treatment because he wasn’t to be treated by his personal doctor.

This officer responded to the residence of the victim for a follow up investigation to the assault. This officer came in contact with the step-daughter, who was outside of the house with three boys. The step daughter stated that her cousin, of unknown address in Philadelphia, came to the house today for the purpose of beating up the victim. The step daughter said it was a carryover from the domestic dispute earlier this weekend. The step daughter stated the cousin acted alone and used his fists to beat up the victim. The boys who were outside of the house on police arrival did not have any ID on them. All of their hands and knuckles were checked for blood or injuries with negative findings. At this time, it does not appear that any of them were involved.

This officer attempted to contact the victim at his residence and via phone with negative results. This officer was unable to leave a voice mail on the victim’s phone because the phone did not provide that option.


10-10-11 16:58 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Burglary-forced entry-residence-unknown time
100 block N. Lansdowne Ave. – Police responded to the residence for a report of a burglary discovered. On arrival spoke with the victim’s who reported that they had left their residence for the weekend on 10-07-11 at approximately 0810 hours. The victims reported that when they returned home at approximately 1645 hours this date they discovered that their residence had been burglarized. Point of entry seems to be through the rear entrance located on the eastern side of the home, screen cut and window broken. The victim’s report their second floor bedroom had be rifled through. At the time of this report the victim’s had not discovered any of their items stolen. Advised the victim’s to provide me with a list of missing items after they check the residence. Sgt. Donegan spoke with the neighbors, but none of them observed anyone or anything suspicious.


10-11-11 09:30 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Theft- $200 & over
200 block N. Wycombe Ave – The victim came to headquarters to report that his Beneficial Bank and T D bank debit cards had been lost or stolen. The victim believes that they were stolen when he was out shopping at the Family Dollar Store and Save-A-Lot on N. Union Ave. The victim states that after using his debit cards he placed them in his denim jacket. Once he discovered the cards missing he did call to cancel. He discovered there was $300 worth of unauthorized transactions from his TD bank account and $48.00 worth of transaction on his Beneficial card. Beneficial bank was able to obtain photographs of a black male that attempted to use his Beneficial Bank debit card at a bank he believes is located in Yeadon. This officer advised the victim he needs to obtain the locations of where these unauthorized transactions occurred and the location where the photographs of the black male actor that attempted to use his debit card at the bank that was possibly in Yeadon.


10-12-11 16:06 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Burglary-non forced- residence-day
Unit block Florence Ave. – Police responded to a burglary. On arrival the victim’s stated that sometime between 8 am and 3:30 pm unknown actors entered their residence and stole a forty two inch LCD television from the living room. The actors did not take other expensive electronic items and other items of value. The victim stated that the actors most likely made entry through the front door of the residence. She stated that her front door is left unlocked during the day so that her children can get in the house when they are finished school. The victim stated her neighbor told her that she saw a black male and black female knocking at her door at approximately 2:30 pm. She also stated that another neighbor has a security system that includes cameras. It is possible that this camera system captured images or video of the actors in the area. Investigation to continue.


10-13-11 13:26 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Drive under influence
200 block W. Baltimore Ave. – At approximately 13:26 hours the Lansdowne Police were dispatched to a vehicle accident in the 200 block of W. Baltimore Avenue. This officer arrived on scene and saw a blue Toyota blocking the eastbound lane of traffic with the front of the vehicle resting against a telephone pole. The vehicle had severe damage to the front end, having struck two parked vehicles. Upon approaching the vehicle the driver appeared to be semi-conscious. The driver /offender was in the driver’s seat with the engine running. The offender had a strong odor of a chemical substance on his breath and person and was able to say only his first name. He did not know where he was going to , did not know where he was coming from, and could not answer when asked who his passenger was. While being treated by emergency medical personal the offender was found to have a glass vial with black plastic cap which contained a brown liquid suspected to by Phencyclidine (PCP) in the right front pocket of his sweat jacket. The offender was transported to the Hospital of the University of Penn by ambulance. While at the hospital, the offender refused to submit to a blood test for the purpose of chemical analysis. It is the opinion of this officer the offender was under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substances to such a degree that he was incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle


10-14-11 16:42 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Burglary-forced entry-residence-day
199 block E. Greenwood Ave. – The victim received a call around 1545 hours from her boyfriend who told her that he was home and that someone broke into their house. The victim left work and responded to her home where she discovered the back door kicked in and immediately checked the residence. The victim reports that the only thing that appears missing at this time are their lap top computers. A neighbor, who lives in the adjoining twin and his friend, heard a strange noise. When the neighbor looked outside he saw two black males and what he believed to be a black female walking east on Greenwood toward Union Ave. the neighbor asked one of the males if he knocked on the door. The male said something about he was looking for a friend or cousin and then left the area. Advised the victim’s that if they discovered anything else missing to make an itemized list and turn it in to the police department.


10-15-11 10:54 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Theft – $50 to $200
N. Lansdowne-Lot 1 – The victim reported that she placed her wallet on the table located at the Turning Roots Farm stand. She walked away from the stand and approximately 5 minutes later she discovered that she had left the wallet on the stand. She returned to the stand and her wallet was gone. The wallet is a blue Coach Zipper wallet. Value of the wallet approximately $100 and contained approximately $50 in cash her TD bank debit card, her Wells Fargo debit card, Wells Fargo bank credit card, and various other credit cards, vehicle registration, driver’s license and medical cards. The person working the stand did not observed the victim’s wallet and did not witness anyone pick up her wallet from the table. Spoke with two persons who were at the stand at the same time the victim was there; both denied any involvement with the theft. Police checked the area with negative results. The victim was advised to call her banks to cancel the credit and bank cards.


10-15-11 21:25 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Theft- $50 to $200 from buildings
W. Baltimore Ave & Scottdale Rd – Police were dispatched for a suspicious person walking towards the Kmart pushing a shopping cart. Located the offender with the orange shopping cart labeled Bottom Dollar. This officer approached the offender and advised of the call police received and he immediately became agitated and yelling “I didn’t do anything wrong I paid for this food”. The offender was questioned as to why he was pushing a Bottom Dollar shopping cart and he replied he has permission from an employee. The offender again became very agitated and began yelling. He was advised numerous times to calm down and to lower his voice. He replied “f@#k you” and clinched his fist. He was advised he was under arrest and to place his hands behind his back. The offender grabbed hold of the shopping cart and continually stated “no”. After a brief struggle police were able to place the offender into custody and transport him the police headquarters. Spoke with the Bottom Dollar store manager, who advised that they did not give the offender permission to take their shopping cart off the Bottom Dollar property.


10-16-11 00:45 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Robbery-strong arm-highway
100 block S. Lansdowne Ave. – Police responded to the apartment complex for a report of a fight in the parking lot involving approximately twenty females in three-four vehicles. On arrival there was no one around, just some hear weave and a “Crocs” shoe lying in the parking lot. While on location ELPD Officer Weaverling reported that he had the victims on E. Baltimore at Maple Ave. The victims were assaulted and robbed in the parking lot of the apartment complex following a dispute over right of way in the parking lot. The one victim dropped off her niece in the parking lot. The victim stated that there was a dark colored minivan in the driveway and another car behind it and both cars were occupied by several black females. Apparently one of the females asked the victim to move her car because she didn’t think she had enough room to get her car out. The victim stated she told the female that there was plenty of room to get by and the girl stated that she didn’t want to scratch her car and to move her car. The victim stated that she called her sister to come outside and get the child and as she was on the phone one of the females walked up to her and punched her in the face. The victim stated that the next thing she knew, there were four to six females assaulting her. The victims hear weave was ripped out of her hair and one of the females snatched her T-Mobile cell phone out of her hand and stated, “This is my phone now”. The victim stated that one of the females then attempted to steal her car. When the victim advised her that there was a child in the car, the woman stated she didn’t care. The victim’s sister came out of the apartment building and saw the woman assaulting her sister and ran over to break it up and began getting assaulted herself. The victim’s sister was able to get into the vehicle and drove her and the victim out of the area and flagged down an East Lansdowne officer. Police checked the area but were unable to locate anyone.


10-16-11 02:27 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Driving under the influence
S. Lansdowne Ave @ Dudley Ave. – Police were dispatched for a report of an accident. Located at scene a 201 Jaguar S-type vehicle in the roadway on S. Lansdowne Ave. at Dudley facing north. The jaguar had heavy front end damage and was missing the right front tire, which was found in the roadway approximately 45 feet behind it. Witnesses at the accident scene pointed to the offender who was lying on the sidewalk on the north east corner of S. Lansdowne Avenue & Dudley Avenue, and stated she had exited the vehicle from the driver seat and walked over to the sidewalk and lay down. There were no other occupants of the Jaguar. The offender admitted drinking. The offender had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath and peon, glassy eyes and slurred speech. The offender was transported to the hospital for evaluation of any injuries. The offender did to submit to a blood test for the purpose of chemical analysis. It is the opinion of this officer that the offender was under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance to such a degree that she was incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle at the time of the accident.