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Past Reports

Police activity week of 04-26-10 through 05-02-10

4/27/2010 – Officer Robert McCaughan

Retail Theft /Act 64 (drug) Arrest

On April 27, 2010 Clifton Heights Police were dispatched to the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Baltimore Avenue for a reported Retail Theft in progress with the suspect fighting with employees. On arrival Officer Robert McCaughan and Sergeant John Chappelle learned a white female suspect placed numerous shelf medicine items in her purse and on being confronted by a store employee, slammed the door against the employee and fled on foot. A search of area located the defendant on the Septa Trolley tracks in possession of 12 boxes of Aspirin valued at $106.38. A search of the female defendants person located hypodermic needles, soda cap with suspected illegal drug residue and glass crack cocaine smoking pipe. The defendant is 49 years of age and a resident of Clifton Heights.


4/30/2010 – Sergeant John Chappelle

Theft from Vehicle Investigation
Clifton Heights Police responded to the apartments located at 22 S. Springfield Rd. in Clifton Heights on April 30, 2010 for a reported theft from vehicle. On arrival Sergeant Chappelle learned that unknown person(s) forcibly entered a vehicle and stole two bags of clothing and a 40 caliber Taurus pistol. There are no suspects at this time. The police department reminds all gun owners that storage in an unattended vehicle is not an acceptable location for firearms. Any firearm that must be placed in a vehicle should only be placed, temporarily, in a secure trunk.


4/30/2010 – Officer Christian Caputo

DUI/Disorderly Conduct Arrest
A retail establishment on S. Springfield Rd. reported a disorderly person who had just left the establishment last seen on Springfield Rd towards Baltimore. A search of the area for the driver operating a red colored pick-up truck located a car and driver matching the description as reported. As a result of his investigation, Sergeant Chappelle arrested a 60 year male defendant, and resident of Clifton Heights, on Driving under the Influence and Disorderly Conduct charges.


5/02/2010 – Officer Christian Caputo

Disorderly Conduct Arrest
On May 2, 2010, Clifton Heights Police received a report of a male in possession of a pit bull harassing persons in the 100 block of W. Baltimore Ave. Officer Christian Caputo investigated the report and as a result arrested a 19 year old Upper Darby resident on Disorderly Conduct charges.


5/02/2010 – Sgt. Stephen Brown and Officer Christian Caputo

Juvenile Arrest/Disorderly Conduct
On May 2, 2010 Sgt. Stephen Brown and Officer Christian Caputo responded to the area of Baltimore and Sycamore Ave for a reported fight investigation. During the course of their investigation, officers had contact with a 16 year old resident of Drexel Hill who came to Clifton Heights seeking retribution involving a fight with his brother. The defendant was taken into custody and released to his mother after issuance of a citation for Disorderly Conduct.


5/02/2010 – Officer Marie Morgan

Theft of Service
On May 2, 2010 Clifton Heights police were summoned to the K-Mart for a reported Theft of Service incident. Responding officers learned a female passenger failed to pay for a Taxi fare from New Jersey. The defendant, a 42 year old resident of Blackwood, New Jersey was located, arrested and issued an appropriate citation for failure to pay the $80 fare.