Police activity week of 10-17-11 through 10-23-11

10-18-11 09:31 hours – Ptl. C. Craig – Theft- $200 & over from auto
100 block Drexel Ave. – Police responded for a report of a theft. On location the victim reports that at 0630 hours today’s date he went out to vehicle, which was parked outside of his residence and noticed that it was entered sometime overnight. The victim stated that the vehicle was not locked because he does have a rather loud alarm system installed in it. The victim observed that his I pod, portable DVD player along with his wallet which contained $00 in cash were missing.


10-18-11 20:40 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Disorderly conduct
E. Essex Ave. – Police dispatched for a report of a male who got jumped by neighborhood kids. Made contact with the victim and his mother. The victim stated while walking home from PWHS he was punched in the head by two males that he does know, offender were identified. While on scene was approached by another male who stated the two offenders that struck the first victim also punched him earlier in the evening. Did speak to one of the offenders mother who was advised her son would be receiving a citation of disorderly conduct. The other offender will also be cited for disorderly conduct.


10-18-11 20:55 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Disorderly conduct
100 block e. Essex Ave. – While taking an assault report on 200 block Wabash Avenue, the victim reported that he was also assaulted at his home at approximately 2015hours by one of the same offenders. According to the victim the offender showed up at his house and punched him on the left side of his face. The victim and his father want the offender charged. Unable to contact the offender, he will be mailed a disorderly conduct citation for the incident. Apparently this is an ongoing problem involving this victim, the offender and the victim from previous offense.


10-19-11 07:46 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Fraud-credit cards, ATM
Unit block Linden Ave. – Dispatched for report of a theft discovered. On arrival this officer spoke with the victim, who reported that on 10-18-11 at approximately 18:00 hours she discovered that someone had made an unauthorized purchase online from her PNC Bank checking account using her Visa PNV bank debit card account number. The victim reports the offenders used the bank card account number to purchase a camera and lens valued at $1,702.00. This purchase was made on the www.newegg.com web site. The victim contacted the web site to obtain more information about this purchase and to find out where the camera and lens were shipped, but they would not provide her with this information without a police report. The victim reported this unauthorized transaction to the bank and that they informed her that they would not place a hold on her account and debit card until this purchase was processed. This officer advised the victim to call police immediately if she discovers any further unauthorized purchase from this or any of her other bank accounts.


10-19-11 23:47 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Harassment
Unit block S. Lansdowne Ave. – Police received a call for a domestic situation not in progress, where a male threatened the callers sister approximately 15 minutes ago. On arrival this officer spoke with the reporting party and the victim. They reported inappropriate behavior by the victim’s acquaintance. The reporting party & the victim reported that the offender smacked the victim on the buttocks when they were leaving the “Outfest” celebration in Darby on Sunday and then threatened to smack her on the buttock again while he was in her apartment tonight. The victim reported that this behavior has been ongoing for quite awhile now. This officer asked her why she continues to spend time with the offender after making numerous police reports of his behavior in the past and she stated because he apologizes and says he won’t do it again. She believed that they could be friends but it doesn’t look like he will ever stop with this behavior. This officer will file a citation for harassment.


10-20-11 07:30 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Disorderly Conduct
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police responded to PWHS to meet the principal in regards to a student fight. Upon arrival both offenders were separated. The Principal stated that both offenders were observed fighting by school surety. Both offenders were place in custody and returned to headquarters where they were both issued citations for disorderly conduct. Both offenders were released to adults.


10-20-11 23:15 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Disorderly conduct
200 block Glentay Ave. – Police dispatched for a domestic. On arrival the reporting party states the offender had left. The RP stated that the offender came and dropped the kids off suddenly and went into his bedroom and lay on the bed. The RP told the offender to leave but she would not. The RP called police and the offender left the residence. Once the offender left she started to kick the RP’s two vehicles. No damage was done to the vehicle. Police checked the area for the offender with negative results. Officer McGowan made contact with the RP by phone for more information. The RP advised that the offender was again at the house, at the rear door. The offender was eventually located. The offender appeared to be manifestly under the influence of alcohol, she had slurred speech, glassy eyes and a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person. The offender was arrested and will be held overnight until she sobers up at which time she will be issued a citation for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.


10-10-11 21:57 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Disorderly conduct
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – A witness reported to this officer that a white male wearing a t-shirt with Crew written across the chest was pan handling out front of the Wawa store. The witness advised that the male walked into the Wawa and is now acting suspicious in the store. On arrival police observed the male standing and reaching in the area of the four packs of Advil PM. The offender walked out of the store and this officer approached him. He was advised that police received a call that he was pan handling outside the store for money and cigarettes, he replied that he was. He was observed continually placing his hands into his pants pockets. He was advised to not place his hands in his pocket, but continues. This officer asked if I could search him and he stated “yes, go ahead, I don’t have anything on me”. This officer discovered a new box of a four pack containing Advil PM in his right pants pocket. He stated he bought that from Rite Aid but did not have a receipt for it. Viewed Wawa video and observed the offender reaching in the area of the Advil, grapping products. Police had the package scanned at the register and it came up as a store item valued at $2.09. The offender will be cited for disorderly conduct. The Advil was returned to the store and the offender was advised he was no longer welcome in the store.


10-21-11 13:40 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Theft- under $50 from buildings
100 block W. Albemarle Ave. – The victim reports the theft of two fall colored wreaths from the front of his residence. The first theft occurred approximately two weeks ago and was not reported. The victim stated his wife replaced the original wreath with a new wreath ca couple of days and once again discovered it was missing this morning. The value of the wreaths is approximately $20.00 each. Upon taking this report this officer immediately thought of a suspect. This officer did drive past the suspect’s residence and noted that she had wreaths, flowers and other fall and Halloween decorations all over her front lawn. No one answered at the door. This officer photographed four fall colored wreaths. I showed the pictures to the victim and he was sure that two of the wreaths were his property buty wanted to confirm this with his wife. I advised the victim that I could not prove that the wreaths were their property unless the suspect admits to the theft. Made contact with the suspect who denied stealing any of the wreaths and claimed that she had either bought or made them over the past two years. The suspect stated that she is no longer stealing items from her neighbors like she had in the past. This officer advised the victim of the situation and once again suggested marking any other items they place out with his name so we could identify it as his property.


10-21-11 18:50 hours -Ptl. M. McGinnis – Theft- under $50 from buildings
100 E. Greenwood Ave. – Dispatched for theft discovered. Victim reports sometime today a white wicker basket with white mums planted inside was removed from the front porch.


10-22-11 11:52 hours – Ptl. C. Craig -Theft- attempted from auto
Unit block N. Wycombe Ave. – Responded to report of vandalism to a vehicle. The vehicle owner reports that when she went out to her vehicle in the morning, which was parked in front of the residence, she observed that the contents of her center console and glove compartment had been dumped inside of her car. Vehicle was locked. Nothing missing from vehicle.