Police activity week of 08-30-10 through 09-05-10

08-30-10 10:48 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Disorderly conduct
Unit block S. Wycombe Ave – Police were dispatched for a name and number. This officer spoke with the property manager of the complex. The property manager stated a tenant has been urinating in the hallway out front of the apartment complex. The property manager stated they set up surveillance videos and observed the offender urinating in the corner near apartment #37 on 8-22-10 at approximately 11:29 hours. The manager relayed this has been occurring consistently for the past few years. The manager is in the process of getting still photos. The manager also stated Section 8 was notified along with his case worker. Police sent the offender a citation via mail and will be available for court.


09-02-10 00:59 hours – Ptl. C. Schiazza -Theft-$200 & over from buildings
Unit block of N. Lansdowne Ave. – Police were dispatched to the Wawa for a report of a theft that just occurred. Police were advised that the actor was a black male and took a Wawa employees wallet. The actor was last seen in a black vehicle heading north bound on N. Lansdowne Avenue.

This officer responded to the Wawa and made contact with both the victim and a witness. The victim reported that she observed a black male exit from the back room door near the store’s coffee station. This room is for employees only. The victim then went into the office where she discovered that her card holder/wallet was missing from her bag along with her car and house keys. The victim believes another black male was involved because she reported the actor seen leaving the back room of the store appeared to come in with a male who ordered something. Both males left the store around the same time. Both the victims and the witness showed this officer the store surveillance system which recorded the incident. On the recording a black male is observed in the back office going through things including the victim’s bag and he also tries to open the safe in the office. The surveillance system also captures both males walking in and exiting the store. The victim advised that the surveillance recording could only be picked up at Wawa corporate headquarters. Investigation to continue.


09-03-10 14:21 hours – Ptl. K. McDermott – Criminal Mischief
Essex & Crawford Aves. – Police received a call for criminal mischief in progress in the area of Essex and Jackson Aves. The dispatcher reported juveniles shooting a paint ball gun in the listed area. On police arrival this officer observed the offender holding a paint ball gun in the driveway of a property on 100 block of E. Essex Avenue. On police approach the offender admitted to firing the paint ball gun at the stop sign at Essex & Crawford Avenues. This officer observed pink paint on the rear of the stop sign.

Officer Doyle spoke with a resident on the unit block of Essex Avenue who reported criminal mischief to her residence earlier in the day. The resident reports that earlier in the day her home was hit several times with pink paint pellets. The resident cleaned the paint off her residence.

This officer confiscated the paint ball gun and advised the offender he would be cited for criminal mischief. The offender’s mother was notified by telephone and made aware of her son’s actions. It should be noted that this officer had the offender clean the pain t off the back of the stop sign.


09-04-10 01:46 hours – Ptl. L. Albertoli – Burglary-forced entry-residence-night
200 block N. Lansdowne Ave. – Police were dispatched to see the man for a burglary discovered. On police arrival the victim reports that sometime between 2000 yesterday and this report unknown actor/s entered his apartment and stole about $300 in US coins. The victim left the apartment about 2200hours to play pool, his 14 year old daughter was at home, in the apartment. On returning home the victim threw some change from his pockets into a metal container in the living room. The container was empty. Prior to leaving to play pool, the victim took 8 quarters from the container any can say with certainty that the container was almost completely full. The victim found a screen on a window on the north side of the building off the track. The fire escape right outside the window would have allowed easy access. The daughter stated she was asleep and heard nothing. The actor/s would have had to have a bag or container to carry away the coins. Police did interview neighbors; one neighbor stated his dog was alerted to something outside the workout area of his house. This is directly across from the probable point of entry at the victim apartment. The neighbor looked out but did not see anyone or anything. Investigation to continue.


09-04-10 13:15 hours – Ptl. T. Selimis – Disorderly conduct
Owen & Stratford Aves. – Police were dispatched at 1315 hours to Owen and Stratford Aves for the disorderly subject described as a white male wearing a gray shirt, blue jeans, yelling, cursing and throwing a bicycle. On this officers arrival the subject was gone.

Approximately 1330 hours police were dispatched for the same subject who was now in front of the Wawa. While approaching the area police observed the described male, now identified, carrying a bike and yelling towards a female and a child. Police attempted to approach the subject/offender; however while approaching him he threw his bike to the ground and began to yell, “What is the problem”. Police attempted to talk to the offender but he became angry, uncooperative and yelling causing numerous people to gather around. The offender was placed into custody and transported to police headquarters. The offender was processed, cited and released.


09-05-10 0300 hours – Sgt. J. Eisenhart – Curfew law- male (warning)
N. Lansdowne Ave. – While on patrol this officer observed two male juveniles walking south on Lansdowne Ave, crossing over Baltimore Ave. Both appeared to be well under 18 years of age. This officer conducted a pedestrian stop on both males. Both were under the age of 18 years. Both juveniles were returned to police headquarters. Guardians of both juveniles were notified and did respond to police headquarters. Both guardians were issued copies of Lansdowne Borough Ordinance for curfew violations. It was their first offence and a warning was issued.