Police Blotter: Eggs Thrown, Paintballs Shot at Cars, Son Pawns Mom's Jewelry, Thefts, And More
The following information has been supplied by the Marple Police Department. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or conviction.
Thief Goes Through All 4 of Family's Cars
On April 17 at approximately 6:07 a.m., Marple police responded to the 200 block of N. Central Boulevard for a theft from four vehicles reported. According to the report, the homeowner told police all four vehicles appeared to have been gone through. Approximately $13 in cash and some change was taken from the vehicles. All four vehicles were not locked overnight, according to the report.
Coach Purse, Wallet Stolen From Car
On April 15 at approximately 3:54 p.m., a woman came to report a theft from her vehicle while it was parked in the Planet Fitness parking lot for approximately two hours from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The woman assured police that she had locked the vehicle but, according to police, there was no sign of forced entry to the car. A black Coach purse, Coach wallet, pink covered iPhone 4S and various credit cards were stolen from the vehicle. Police are further investigating this incident.
Deodorant, Cough Meds, Car Stereo Stolen
On April 14 at approximately 1:39 p.m., police responded to the Walmart in the Marple Crossroads Shopping Center for a reported theft. Upon arrival, police spoke with the store officer who told police that a woman was observed a woman conceal several items of merchandise on her while paying for only several items for checkout. The store officer was able to apprehend the woman and discovered two sticks of deodorant, two bottles of cough syrup, and a pioneer car stereo all valued at $138.18.
3 Boxes of Jell-O Making Product Stolen
On April 13 at approximately 10:18 a.m., a woman reported that three boxes of Jell-O making product from Monarch Industries were missing from the mailbox area in the common area of the Governor Sproul Apartment complex, according to the incident report.
Bath Tub, A/C Stolen
On April 11 at approximately 11:31 a.m., police received a report from a resident about a theft on the 2900 block of Dawn Terrace. According to the report, someone had entered the property and removed a bath tub and air conditioner unit slated for recycle without permission of the homeowner or contractors. The recycled items were approximately valued at $200.
iPad Stolen From Classroom
On April 11 at approximately 6:14 p.m., police received a report of a theft from the Delaware County Community College Technology building. According to the report, the complainant had discovered his iPad 2 missing from his desk area after returning back to the classroom from a break.
Power Tools Stolen From Resident's Shed
On April 10, police responded to the unit block of Vassar Drive for a reported theft. According to the report, the homeowner told police that she went out to her unlocked shed to get something and discovered all her hand tools were stolen, which were in two different tool bags. The stolen items include three drills, one being rechargeable, one circular saw, drill bits, etc.
Paintballs Shot at Cars
On April 10 at approximately 10:02 a.m., police received a report from a homeowner on the 100 block of Cambridge Street for a vandalism incident. According to the report, the homeowner discovered paint from a paintball gun was found on the side of his box truck.
On April 10 at approximately 5:19 p.m., police received a report from a homeowner on the 200 block of Talbot Dr. for a vandalism incident. According to the report, the homeowner discovered someone had shot his daughter’s Nissan Altima with paint balls sometime overnight.
On April 9 at approximately 11:34 p.m., police responded to the area of Pine Valley and S. Greenhill Rd. for a reported vandalism. The complainant stated that a silver Ford Taurus occupied by three or four people were shooting at cars and housees with a slingshot. Police were able to stop the vehicle on S. New Ardmore Avenue. The four males stated that they were riding around shooting cars with paint balls. Police were able detect five vehicles shot with the paint balls on the streets of S. Greenhill, Rutgers, Pine Valley and N. Greenhill roads.
Identity Theft, Charges Made in Florida
On April 10 at approximately 8:22 a.m., a woman reported fraudulent charges made on her Mastercard. All the charges were made in Jacksonville, FL, at a Walmart, CVS, and two Walgreens. Each charge was around $110, according to the report.
Woman Tries Selling Home Depot Gift Card
On April 9 at approximately 2:36 p.m., police responded to the Home Depot for a report of a suspicious woman attempting to sell a Home Depot gift card to customers passing by. Upon arrival, police spoke with the woman who showed police the gift card stating that she had made a return several days ago for the amount of $43.74 and was trying to sell the gift card for $25. A man was in the passenger seat who identified himself as Patrick Vlock. After a background check, police discovered the man had a warrant for probation violation out of Northumberland County. Vlock was charged with being a fugitive and arraigned at District Court #32-1-24. Police also discovered unused needles on Melinda Bugg, who admitted it was used for Heroin.
Son Steals, Pawns Mom's Jewelry
On April 9 at approximately 8:35 p.m., police responded to the unit block of Hargrave Lane for a domestic incident. According to the report, the complainant told police that her son had stolen some of her jewelry on April 6 and had pawned it to help his gambling addiction. The son admitted to police that he had pawned the jewelry at Market Street Gold in Upper Darby for $3,000.
Purse Stolen In Sanctuary at St. Pius X
On April 7 at approximately 11:18 a.m., a woman reported that her wallet was stolen from her purse while left unattended in the sanctuary at St. Pius X Church on Lawrence Road at around 9:30 a.m. According to the report, a PNC debit card was used at a Walmart store in Eddystone for two purchases, one charged at $82.07and another at $53.94. The wallet contained less than $20, according to the report.
Soda Machine Stolen From Gas Station
On April 6 at approximately 7:30 a.m., police responded to the BP Gas Station on Sproul Road in Springfield for a reported theft. Police met with an employee who told police that the soda machine, located on the side of the building, was taken overnight. The employee told police the soda machine was filled with approximately $500 worth of soda drinks a day ago, as well as the money inside.
"Kill" Written On Temple Sholom Building
On April 3 at approximately 3:21 p.m., police received a report from Rabbi Peter Rigler of Temple Sholom in Broomall for a vandalism incident. According to the report, the Rabbi had discovered the word “kill” written on the north side of the wooden exterior’s entrance of the building.
Drunken Man Allegedly Steals Carpet Cleaner
On April 3, police responded to the 2200 block of Winding Way for a reported theft. According to the homeowner, she was inside her home when she heard a noise out front. When the woman looked outside, she saw a Hispanic male walking away from her home carrying a Bissell Power Steamer carpet cleaner, valued at approximately $175, that had been sitting between her garage door and the vehicle parked in the driveway. The homeowner told police she saw the man place the carpet cleaner in his van and continued to drive along Winding Way and stopping at homes to deliver telephone books to homes on the street. A neighbor discovered the carpet cleaner in the middle of the street which was dropped by the man. Marple police was able to stop the truck at S. New Ardmore Avenue and the man was identified as Raul O.Dones, 38, of Philadelphia. Police detected alcohol coming from Dones who submitted to a portable breathalyzer test and failed. Dones was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and DUI.
Cars Egged Around Broomall
On April 3 at approximately 11:03 p.m., police was on patrol in the 2600 block of Caranel Road and observed a red sedan which had been struck with several eggs on the passenger side of the vehicle. Police contacted the vehicle owner about the criminal mischief incident.
On April 3 at approximately 11:04 p.m., police observed a vehicle parked on the corner of Lovell Avenue and Old Cedar Grove Rd. with an egg dripping down the driver’s side door. Police contacted the vehicle owner about the criminal mischief incident.
On April 3 at approximately 11:08 p.m., police observed a white truck on the 2600 block of Caranel Road that had been struck with several eggs on the passenger side of the vehicle. Police contacted the vehicle owner about the criminal mischief incident.
On April 3 at approximately 11:15 p.m., police observed another vehicle, a black sedan, that had been struck with several eggs on the passenger side of the vehicle. Police contacted the vehicle owner about the criminal mischief incident.
On April 4, police observed a white minivan parked in the 200 block of Remington Rd. that had recently been egged on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Police contacted the vehicle owner about the criminal mischief incident.