Police activity week of 11-14-11 through 11-20-11

11-13-11 16:25 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Burglary-no force-residence-unknown time
Unit block Windermere Ave. – The complainant called in reference to the theft of copper piping from his building. He is the only tenant in the building and in the process of moving out. He stated he was in the basement on 11-9-11 to retrieve property from his storage area. He noticed lights were on in the basement and that the landlord had not been working down there for some time. The back door to the basement is always unlocked. Today while in basement he noticed a copper “elbow” pipe on the floor that he is sure was not there before. He discovered several pieces of copper piping missing from the ceiling. This officer attempted to contact the landlord, a message was left for him on his voice mail.


11-15-11 03:05 – Sgt. K. Kienzle – All others- contempt of court
Unit block Sayers Ave. – Police were dispatched to area of Hayes Park for an anonymous report of a woman screaming for help. On arrival the victim was found crying. She stated the offender followed her, took her keys and she wanted him arrested. The victim has an active Protection from Abuse order against the offender. The offender was taken into custody.


11-15-11 03:04 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza – Public Drunkenness
Unit block Sayers Ave. – Reference to the previous offense (contempt of court) the offender will also be charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. The victim in the contempt of court case will also be charged with public drunkenness as she was highly intoxicated at the time of this incident and not being very cooperative with police.


11-15-11 13:20 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Burglary-no force-residence- unknown time
Unit block W. Plumstead Ave. – The victim reports that yesterday 11-14-11 he left for his day job around 08:00 hours. He returned home at approximately 16:30 hours and discovered his apartment door unlocked, which he is sure he locked when he left. According to the victim the apartment was not ransacked and other then the unlocked door appeared normal. The victim changed and went to his night job and did not return home again until after midnight. At that time he realized he was missing property. The victim contacted his roommate/brother who indicated he hasn’t been home in three days. The victim also contacted his landlord who denied being in the apartment. There were no signs of forced entry.


11-15-11 12:57 hours – Ptl. M. McGinnis – Assault
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – Police were dispatched to PWHS for a report of a student wrestling with security officers as they were attempting to take him into custody. On arrival Security Francis reported that the offender confronted PWHS security Officer Laws in the main hallway. The offender was cursing accusing the officer of being the reason he got suspended and indicated, “I should have shot you at the bus stop last week when I had the chance.” Officers attempted to take the offender into custody when the offender began to fight, striking Officer Francis in the chest and breaking Officer Laws glasses. The offender was subdued and placed in handcuffs upon police arrival. The offender will be criminally charged on a juvenile petition. In a search incident to arrest on school property a white Dolce & Gabbana glass case containing sex glassine baggies and four glass bottles containing suspected marijuana was located indie of a black back pack the offender was carrying. The offender was transported to be processed and then transported to juvenile detention by the constable.


11-15-11 22:51 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Burglary-forced entry-residence-unknown time
Unit block W. Plumstead Ave. – Police responded to a burglary discovered. This is the second burglary report filed for this address on November 15th. On arrival the victim was outside the residence yelling “This is the third time in six months!” repeatedly into his phone. Police received additional calls for a disorderly subject yelling out front due to the victim yelling.

The victim stated both he and his roommate left the apartment at 10:30 am. He stated that they locked the door know and dead bolt. He stated that he found the door ajar “about five minutes ago” (which would have been at 22:46 hours) the dead bolt did not appear to have been forced open and the door and door frame had pry marks. The victim stated that once inside he found the apartment ransacked. The victim suspects an upstairs neighbor; He stated that in all three of the burglaries to his apartment the neighbor upstairs has not been victimized. The neighbor is also owner of the building and does have keys to the victim’s apartment. Both victims state money was taken, clothes, a plasma TV and various other items. They were advised to make an itemized list of missing items.


11-15-11 22:13 hours – Ptl. C. Brown – Burglary-forced entry-residence-night
100 block Bartram Ave. – The victim stated she left & secured her residence at approximately 20:15 hours this evening. At 22:00 hours the victims returned home and discovered that unknown actors had broken into the apartment utilizing a front room glass window. The actors also smeared a large amount of peanut butter on one side of the window. The victim stated that her jar of peanut butter was intact and was not used on the window. It appears the actors had their own peanut butter. Victim advised to compile a list of missing items.


11-16-11 14:50 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Theft- $200 & over-retail theft
100 block E. Baltimore Ave. – Police dispatched to CVS Pharmacy for a retail theft involving three televisions that were reported stolen. A police pursuit of the actors’ vehicle initiated by the East Lansdowne Police Department. The actors’ vehicle was involved in a hit & run. The actors’ vehicle was stopped at Haverford Avenue & 46th Street where the offenders were taken into custody by East Lansdowne Police & Philadelphia Police. Three high definition televisions were recovered from the offenders and their vehicle. The televisions were each valued at $99.99 for a total value of $299.97


11-16-11 19:30 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Robbery-attempt-strong arm
100 block Green Ave. (PWHS) – The victim and his mother arrived at police headquarters to report an attempted robbery of a cell phone, which occurred on 11-15-11 at approximately 14:20 hours. The victim stated the school bus dropped him off out front of PWHS. As he was walking hum, he cut through the track area walking toward Clover Avenue. As he was approaching Clover he observed a group of approximately 3-4 black males approximately 14-15 years of age talking among themselves and looking at him as if they were plotting to do something to him. As he got closer the males approached him and stated “I like that phone”. The male which made that statement was wearing a gray Hollister hoodie, 14 yoa, 5’7″, thin build, dark complexion and curly hair. The male then attempted to snatch a phoned the victim had in his hand and lunged at him while stating: “Upper Darby”. The unknown male fell to the ground and the victim got on top and him and began punching him. The other males separated them and the victim went his separate way home. He did not recognize the main actor but will be able to identify him.


11-17-11 04:04 hours – Sgt. J. McCaughan – Unauthorized use of MV
S. Union Ave. -This officer was in the area of Nyack Avenue and Schappet Terrace when a silver Dodge Challenger pulled up in front of residence on the 100 block of Nyack Avenue, parked left side to the curb, placed the hazard lights on and the operator exited the vehicle and ran up to the front door of the residence. A check of the vehicle registration displayed on the vehicle showed that the plate was issued to a 1989 Mazda sedan.

The offender returned to the vehicle in under a minute and drove away turning left on S. Union Avenue. The officer activated the emergency lights and siren and stopped the vehicle. This officer informed the operator/offender why he was being stopped. The offender gave this officer all vehicle information. I was determined that the insurance card and vehicle registration were fraudulent. Did contact the owner of the vehicle who stated that he had parked the vehicle in the rear of the offender’s property but did not give him permission to drive the vehicle. The offender will be appropriately charged.


11-18-11 09:42 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell – Theft- $50 to $200- bicycles
Unit block E. Plumstead Ave. – the reporting party called to report the theft of her daughter’s 15 speed Huffy girls mountain bike, pink and silver in color, from the basement area of residence on unit block of E. Plumstead. The daughter always leaved the bike either beside the basement steps or inside the laundry room, also in the basement area. She suspects her former boyfriend of the theft


11-19-11 03:25 hours – Sgt. K. Kienzle – Weapons-possession-firearms
200 block Richards Ave. – Received a call to respond to Guilford & Littlecroft roads in Upper Darby t meet Upper Darby officers. When arrived I was advised that an incident had occurred in the 200 block of Richards Avenue and the victim had chased the actor to this area. The victim stated that he had been at several parties this evening and at one was introduced to a man who said he was knowledgeable with guns. He heard people refer to the subject as “Gerry”. The victim stated that a hand gun that he had purchased in February was making a rattling noise and the man (Gerry) said he could fix the weapon. The subject (Gerry) stated he had the piece to fix the weapon in his car trunk and laid the weapon in the open truck and began to look in a box for parts. The subject pretended to accidently close the trunk with the weapon inside. The subject then went to the vehicle and drove away. The victim followed the vehicle and called 911. Upper Darby police located the unoccupied vehicle. The subject’s identification was in the vehicle. A warrant will be issued for the subject.


11-19-11 08:38 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Criminal Mischief to automobiles
200 block Scottdale Rd. – On the above date and time police were on a domestic call to the 200 block of Scottdale Rd when police were approached by the victim. She wanted to report that her driver window was smashed; this is not related to the domestic. The victim stated she parked her vehicle last night around 1000 hours and came out this morning and discovered her window shattered. Nothing appeared disturbed in the vehicle.


11-19-11 1409 hours – Sgt. B. Eidell -Theft- $50 to $200 bicycles
Unit block W. Strattford Ave. -The property owner was working with a friend at the property. The two left their bikes on the front lawn of the property as they did lawn work in the rear yard. At approximately 14:00 hours the victim noticed that his bike was missing from the front lawn. He looked around the area, but could not find his bike so he dialed 911. The bike a 21 speed mongoose mountain bike, predominantly red in color with black hi lights.


11-19-11 17:13 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Burglary-no force-residence-night
200 block Scottdale Rd. – Police were dispatched for the theft of two lamps. The victim stated approximately 10 minutes ago he observed a white pickup truck with plywood on the side of the bed. A white male approximately 40′s wearing a red flannel jacket, exited the vehicle and walked up his driveway, entered his open attached garage and stole two standing lamps. The victim valued both lamps at approximately $5.00 Police checked the area with negative results.


11-20-11 18:06 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Narcotics-possession- marijuana
Scottdale Rd. – Juvenile arrest for possession of a small amount of marijuana. The offender was processed. Awaiting offense tracking number for juvenile petition.