Police activity week of 10-31-11 through 11-06-11

10-31 11 08:11 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Criminal mischief to auto
100 block Eldon Ave. – The victim reports that sometime overnight his vehicle was scratched or keyed. On my arrival the vehicle was not on location nor was the registration card or insurance car because the victim’s wife drove the vehicle to work, which is where she discovered the damage. Returned to the residence after the wife got home from work. This officer observed scratched on the front hood, both left and right front quarter panels, all four doors , roof and trunk of the vehicle. There were also scratched to both the left rear and right rear quarter panels and both front and rear bumper. “Fuck U” was scratched on the rear of the vice and “F U” was scratched on the front hood of the vehicle. The victims did not know who might have done this.


10-31-11 13:20 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Theft- under $50 from auto
Unit block W. Baltimore Ave. -The victim reports that sometime overnight the license plate had been stolen from his 2003 Kia Spectra. The tag was entered into the computer.


11-02-11 10:48 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Theft- attempted-retail theft
Unit block E. Baltimore Ave.

Police received a call for a shoplifter not in custody. The subject was described as a black male with a bald head and beard, wearing black jeans, camouflage shirt and beige or gray zip up hooded sweat shirt over top. The male tried to leave the store with a back pack that set off the alarm and upon inspection of the back pack, $291.28 worth of assorted Duracell batteries were discovered being concealed. The manager checked the display case and discovered that one of the standing Duracell battery display case in an aisle was missing almost all of its batteries. The subject stated that the batteries were from a different store and while the clerk was calling the police the subject walked out of the store. Police checked the area and were unable to find the subject. The store manager stated that the subject also completed other business in the store and left a name and phone number for that business. This officer did get a copy of a DVD ROM disc with a photo of the subject while he was at the pharmacy. All information will be turned over to detectives.


11-03-11 11:58 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Disorderly conduct
100 Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police received a call for a disorderly student in custody in the principal’s office at PWHS. On arrival this officer was advised the offender was in her fourth period science class when she was overheard by a teacher, that she had “Mace” in her purse. The offender was taken to the principal’s office where her shoulder bag was searched and pink can of “Hot Pink” mace defense spray was seized. The school suspended the offender and called police as required by their policy. The offender stated that she had the mace for work and she didn’t realize she brought it to school until she caught another student near her open her purse and remembered it was in there. The offender took a quick look into her purse didn’t see the mace and asked the other student where her mace was. The teacher overheard this and sent her to the office. This officer spoke to the offender’s mother who stated she bought the mace for her daughter for work, but didn’t realize that she took it to school. After conferring with the district attorney the offender will be cited for disorderly conduct.


11-02-11 14:33 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Harassment
100 Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police were called to PWHS for a report of threats not in progress. On arrival this officer spoke with the victim, a school teacher. The victim reported that she had problems with a student being disruptive in class, using his cell phone in class, and using foul language. She had documentation of the incident on October 11, 2011 where the offender arrived late, then took out two cells phones and became belligerent when she told him to put them away. He then made comments about wanting to leave, frequently using the word “f@#k”, then cursed directly at the victim and looked at her and said “Yeah, I’m cursing at you”….”You’re a f#$king nut teacher”…. “Don’t want to be in this motherfucking class anyway”….”You can suck my dick, you f@#king nut ass teacher” The victim did report him the principals foci and he received an out of school suspension. On October 20th the offender entered her class late with an excuse note from a guidance counselor and blamed the victim for getting him suspended. The victim advised him that anyone in her class that uses foul language gets suspended not jut him The offender then said “if I get sent away for this, I will get out and come back to this school and make your life as miserable as I can.” The victim then asked the offender if he realized he just threatened her in front of the whole class the offender looked around at everyone in the classroom nod replied, “Do you thing they will speak up against me?” the victim then alerted a school security officer and had the offender removed from the classroom. As a result of the incident the offender’s probation officer did issue a bench warrant for his arrest for probation violation. The victims does not believe that the offender has been arrested yet and feels very threatened by him and fears he will return to the school and try some type of revenge against her. Citations will be issued to the offender for disorderly conduct and harassment.


10-03-11 20:28 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Theft- under $50 retail theft
100 block E. Baltimore Ave. – Police dispatched to the CVS pharmacy for a report of a retail theft that had just occurred in the last five minutes. A witness reported that a white female had stolen merchandise from the store and the security system by the front door was activated when the actor walked out the front door. Through the investigation the white female was identified as the offender. The offender will be sent a citation or summons in the mail for retail theft and related charges.


11-03-11 19:00 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Criminal mischief to automobiles
Unit block Legion Ter. – Victim came to headquarters to report vandalism to an vehicle on her vacant property. The vehicle a 1995 gray Saturn SL1 with no current registration. The victim states someone smashed the front windshield of the vehicle. The victim has already been contacted by Borough Code enforcement prior to this report regarding maintenance issues at the property. The victim also states that someone also smashed out the rear window about a year ago.


11-04-11 10:38 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza -Theft- $200 & over from buildings
Unit block Nyack Ave. – Police dispatched for report of a theft from a mailbox safe. Made contact with the victim, who is the landlord and property owner of the apartment building. The victim reports that this morning at approximately 0950 hours he received a phone call from a tenant who rents a garage from him, telling him that he found the victim’s mailbox safe open and empty. The victim reported that the tenant was going to place his rent in the box but decided not to after finding it open. The victim responded to the property and also found the mailbox safe open and empty. The victim checked with several tenants who had placed their rent money in the mailbox safe. This officer did confirm with the tenants that they had placed rent money in the safe. Some payments were cash others money orders. This offense will be referred to the detective division.


11-04-11 14:03 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Burglary-attempt-residence-unknown time
100 block S. Lansdowne Ave. – Police responded to a burglary discovered on arrival a make-shirt ladder had been built to allow the actor access to the apartment through a small window. The complainant was not on location. I requested she be called back and instructed to return to the location. A member of the maintenance staff for this property stated that the occupants of this apartment had been evicted several days ago. He stated that since the eviction the police have been called several times including for a burglary on 10-26-11. The maintenance man suspected that that incident, as well as this incident were the result of the former tenants forcing entry to get access to their property that is sealed inside. He stated that after the last incident, the maintenance staff “walled in “the door with plywood so that access through the front door was not possible. It is unknown at this time if anything is missing in the apartment. Investigation to continue.


11-06-11 11:21 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Sexual Assault
100 block McKinley Ave. – Police received a report of a sexual assault. Investigation ongoing.


11-06-11 12:00 hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Theft-under $50 all other
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – The victim left his blue Nike duffel bag unattended for a quick second in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree store. He checked nearby trash cans and located a pair of his pants that were inside the bag. Bag not located. The bag also contained two books, his PA identification card and his social security card. He was advised to retrieve identity theft information from the police department.