Police activity week of 11-21-11 through 11-27-11

11-21-11 22:23 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – MV theft- truck
Unit block Nyack Ave. – Police responded for a stolen vehicle discovered. The victim stated that her vehicle was stolen on today’s date between 14:00 hours & 2200 hours. The victim is uncertain if she locked the doors. The victim is the only person with the key and that nobody else has a spare key.


11-21-11 21:09 hours – Ptl. D. Schiazza – Fraud- credit cards, ATM
100 block E. Plumstead Ave. – Police responded to Pantry One. On arrival we learned that the manager of the store had pushed the alarm button because the offender would not provide him with identification while he was attempting to purchase four cartons of cigarettes with a credit card. The offender provided the police with false identification and his actual identification is not the one that is on the credit card he presented to the store manager. The offender was charged with false identification to law enforcement, identity theft, access device fraud and related offenses.


11-22-11 07:29 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Burglary-forced entry – residence
200 block Drexel Ave. – Police were dispatched for a burglary in progress. While enroute police were advised that a male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt climbed in through a screen on the side of the driveway. On arrival police observed the screen to the enclosed porch ripped open. Directly under the screen was a large wood border that appeared broken and handing as if someone had used it as a step to climb through the screen. Police entered the home and a male voice coming from the second floor responded “I live here”. Upon police questioning about his living in the home he stated, “It’s actually a friend’s home.” He was asked if his friend knows that he is in the house and he stated, “No I just came back to get tokens.” The offender was placed into custody. The witness did positively identify the offender as the male he saw climbing in through the screen. Police spoke with the homeowner and she stated that the offender was never welcome or authorized into her home and wants charges to be brought against him.


11-22-11 11:44 hours – Ptl. J. McGowan – Disorderly conduct
Unit block e. Baltimore Ave. – Police dispatched out front of the Lansdowne Hearing Aid Store for an unwanted person. Dispatch advised that it was a female sitting on the front steps yelling and cursing at people walking by. On arrival made contact with the offender who was sitting on the front steps of the building. The offender started to shout and use profanities when this officer asked her name. The offender was advised to stop yelling and again asked her name. The offender then again started to yell profanities and that she will not give her name. The offender was taken into custody where she was held for a few hours to let things cool down. The offender received a not-traffic citation for disorderly conduct and was sent on her way.


11-22-11 22:50 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Burglary-no force-residence- night
100 block W. Plumstead Ave. – On arrival the victim stated that she made settlement on the property on today’s date. She stated she left the property at approximately 1700 hours and returned at approximately 2200 hours and discovered that a treadmill was missing from the property. Nothing else appeared missing although she did discover a Wawa coffee cup on her kitchen counter that was not there when she left the property earlier. Police checked the property and did not observe any signs of forced entry. Victim advised to change the locks on the property. Investigation to continue.


11-25-11 15:12 hours – Ptl. J. McGowan – Disorderly conduct
100 block E. Stewart Ave. – Police dispatched for a domestic dispute. Police were already at the same apartment for a domestic earlier in the day. Victim reports her sister hit her in the head with a wine bottle and scattered her clothes down the steps. The offender will be charged with disorderly conduct.


11-25-11 21:47 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Burglary-no force-nonresidence-unknown time
200 block Wabash Ave. – The victim & his wife left their home on Thursday 11-24-11 at approximately 1400 hours. The wife believes she locked the rear basement door to the home prior to leaving. Upon returning home that evening around 20000 hours the husband noticed that the basement door was now unlocked. They entered the house but did not observe anything to be out of place. Today the victim noticed the wooden box he keeps in the master bedroom used for storing loose change was missing. The box contained approximately $300 to $400 worth of change. Also missing were approximately 30 to 40 silver certificates he had in a drawer. A plastic guitar shaped bank they sued to store one dollar bills was now almost empty. There was no sign of forced entry into the home and no one other then the victims has a key.


11-27-11 06:51 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – MV theft- auto- shopping center- parking lots
Unit block N. Lansdowne Ave. – Vehicle stolen from the parking lot of Wawa on N. Lansdowne Ave..Vehicle is a 1995 green Pontiac Bonneville. The victim stated she left the vehicle unlocked with the keys in the car when she entered the store. Inside the vehicle was the victim’s pocket book containing several store credit cards, her check book, nursing license, driver’s license and a blue Nokia cell phone.


11-27-11 09:29 hours – Ptl. J. McGowan – MV theft-auto-shopping center-parking lot.
With the assistance of UDPD the offender was apprehended.


11-27-11 19:05 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Burglary-forced entry-residence-unknown time
Unit block E. Essex Ave. – The victim stated to police that he and his family were away for the night and that his residence was burglarized at some point between 1100 hours on 11-26-11 and 1905 hours today’s date. The victim believes the point of entry was the kitchen which was discovered to be ajar with the window screen on the ground outside. The dining room, master bedroom room and second bedroom were in complete disarray the victim was advised to make a detailed list of all property that is missing.