Crime: Police news from Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown

Once nicknamed 'Murderapolis,' the city that became the center of the 'Defund the Police' movement is grappling with heightened violent crime

  Once nicknamed 'Murderapolis,' the city that became the center of the 'Defund the Police' movement is grappling with heightened violent crime Marnette Gordon was doing laundry at home in Minneapolis one summer morning last year when a call came from her 36-year-old son. She figured her son, Telly Blair, was checking in to see if she wanted a soda from a gas station down the street, where he often went for fuel and snacks. “Mom, I’ve been shot,” he said. “Call the police!” Marnette, her other son Tamarcus and his 12-year-old daughter rushed to the gas station from their home in the city’s north side, a part of town long beset by violent crime. Blair’s family came upon his blue 1986 Chevy Caprice at pump No.

Sep. 27—Abington

RETAIL THEFT>> Gregory A. Johnson, 60, of Philadelphia, was arrested Sept. 19 and charged with felony counts of retail theft and receiving stolen property as well as false ID to law enforcement, online court records show.

Murder-kidnapping suspect, 15 year-old killed after California police pursuit

  Murder-kidnapping suspect, 15 year-old killed after California police pursuit San Bernardino, Calif., Sheriff Shannon Dicus said two people died in an officer-involved shooting following an amber alert and police pursuit.Suspect Anthony John Graziano, 45, and a teen girl in his pickup truck believed to be his daughter Savanna were killed Tuesday on I-15 and Main Street near Victorville.

ROBBERY>> Jerome Sanders, 34, of Philadelphia, was charged Sept. 18 with robbery, conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, loitering and prowling at night and fleeing or attempting to flee police, online court records show.

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  EXPLAINER: What's behind Indonesia's deadly soccer match? JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Violence and a deadly stampede that erupted following a domestic league soccer match Saturday night marked another tragedy in Indonesian football. Here's a look at how the chaos occurred and what is being done to prevent future incidents. ___ HOW DID THE CHAOS OCCUR? Chaos broke out after Persebaya Surabaya defeated rival Arema Malang 3-2 in Saturday night’s match in East Java’s province Malang city. Police said there were some 42,000 spectators in the stadium, all of whom were Arema’s supporters because the organizer had banned Persebaya fans in an effort to avoid brawls.

RETAIL THEFT>> A 55-year-old man of the unit block of Ember Lane, Horsham, was charged Sept. 18 with receiving stolen property and retail theft, online court records show.

California police search for Stockton ‘person of interest’ after ‘series of homicides’

  California police search for Stockton ‘person of interest’ after ‘series of homicides’ California police are searching for a "person of interest" after five men are believed to have been killed by the same person in a "series of homicides" since early July.The killings all happened in just over 2 square miles within the Lakeview and Valley Oak districts in the city of Stockton, which has a population of about 320,000 people and is located 80 miles east of San Francisco.

ROBBERY>> Sharita White, 36, of the 1600 block of West Juniata, Philadelphia, was charged Sept. 17 with conspiracy charges of robbery, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, online court records show.

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RETAIL THEFT>> A 62-year-old Philadelphia man was charged Sept. 15 with receiving stolen property and retail theft, online court records show.

Local fire companies hold community events for Fire Prevention Week

  Local fire companies hold community events for Fire Prevention Week Oct. 3—Volunteers at local Montgomery County fire companies are trained and ready to respond to home fires as fast as they can. But when a home fire breaks out, residents may only have a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds — and it's crucial for everyone inside to know what to do and where to go. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week, this year's In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week, this year's theme works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

ASSAULT>> Keri Lynn Moreland, 48, of College Park, Ga., was charged Sept. 21 with aggravated assault, possession of an instrument of crime, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, criminal mischief, harassment and disorderly conduct in connection with a Sept. 20 incident, online court records show.

Sterling Police Officers make arrests for drug possession, trespassing

  Sterling Police Officers make arrests for drug possession, trespassing Oct. 4—The following are reports from local law enforcement agencies. All defendants are presumed innocent until found guilty. STERLING POLICE DEPARTMENT Sept. 26 At 1:00 p.m. Alejandra Lopez, 45, was issued a citation in the 1300 block of Platte St. for dogs running at large and disturbing the peace. At 1:30 p.m. Syndey Fisher, 25, was issued a citation in the 1300 block of Platte St. for dogs running at large and disturbing the peace. At 1:30 p.m. Syndey Fisher, 25, was issued a citation in the disturbing the peace. At 8:00 p.m. Nathan Kubitz, 25, was arrested in the 800 block of S. 11th Ave.

RETAIL THEFT>> A 24-year-old male of the 5300 block of Lesher Street, Philadelphia, was charged Sept. 19 with retail theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy, online court records show.

Shooting suspect in hotel near Detroit surrenders peacefully after seven hour standoff

  Shooting suspect in hotel near Detroit surrenders peacefully after seven hour standoff An armed suspect with a history of drug use and mental illness killed a hotel clerk following a dispute over the bill and then barricaded himself inside a room at a suburban Detroit hotel on Thursday.Around seven hours later, the suspect finally surrendered.

BURGLARY>> David J. Mead, 35, of the 200 block of Tennis Avenue, Glenside, was charged Sept. 19 with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, possession of an instrument of crime, criminal mischief and loitering and prowling at night in connection with a Nov. 24, 2021, incident, online court records show.

RETAIL THEFT>> A 58-year-old woman of the 1100 block of East Stafford Street, Philadelphia, was charged Sept. 18 with retail theft and receiving stolen property, online court records show.

RETAIL THEFT>> A 45-year-old Philadelphia woman was charged Sept. 18 with retail theft and receiving stolen property, online court records show.

RETAIL THEFT>> A 29-year-old woman of the 1400 block of North 10th Street, Philadelphia, was charged Sept. 14 with retail theft and receiving stolen property, online court records show.

RETAIL THEFT>> A 37-year-old Philadelphia man was charged Sept. 14 with retail theft and receiving stolen property, online court records show.

ROBBERY>> Latysha Wells, 35, of the 5400 block of Tackawanna Street, Philadelphia, was charged Sept. 13 with robbery, retail theft, simple assault and receiving stolen property, online court records show.

RETAIL THEFT>> A 40-year-old Philadelphia man was charged Sept. 12 with retail theft and receiving stolen property, online court records show.

DUI>> A 28-year-old Horsham resident was charged Aug. 30 with driving under the influence following a stop in the 900 block of Old York Road, police said.

RETAIL THEFT>> A 37-year-old man of Haldeman Avenue, Philadelphia, was charged July 9 with retail theft and receiving stolen property in the 2500 block of Moreland Road, police said.

RETAIL THEFT>> A 44-year-old man of Hoopes Street, Philadelphia, was charged Aug. 16 with retail theft and receiving stolen property in the 800 block of Huntingdon Pike, police said.

Cheltenham

THEFT>> A vehicle in the 1400 block of Willow Avenue was found broken into at 8:52 a.m. Sept. 12 with $1,300 taken from inside, police said.

FRAUD>> A resident reported Sept. 12 an unknown person made $1,140 in purchases on the victim's debit card in Brooklyn, N.Y, police said.

ROBBERY>> Keith Taylor, 46, of the 1900 block of Hancock Street, Philadelphia, was charged with robbery, theft, receiving stolen property and possession of an instrument of crime Sept. 12 after a customer at Target, 2450 Shoppers Lane, reported at 4:42 p.m. that a male took her wallet and money from her, police said.

ID THEFT>> A resident reported Sept. 12 a relative has been opening accounts in the victim's name to obtain loans, police said.

THEFT>> A catalytic converter was reported stolen at 10:13 a.m. Sept. 13 from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Gerard Avenue, police said.

THEFT>> A vehicle in the 1400 block of Willow Avenue was reported broken into at 2:40 p.m. Sept. 13 and $1,000 cash and PXT golf clubs, valued at $3,200, were taken, police said.

AUTO THEFT>> A white 2017 Hyundai Sonata, PA tag LDX3892, was reported stolen from the 7900 block of Old York Road at 2:58 p.m. Sept. 13, police said.

AUTO THEFT>> A white 2005 Ford Econoline 250 van, PA tag LFA2671, was reported stolen from the 7300 block of Sycamore Avenue at 3:13 p.m. Sept. 13, police said.

THEFT>> A resident at Hopkins Center, 8100 Washington Lane, reported at 4:21 p.m. Sept. 13 money was stolen from the victim's room last week, police said.

VANDALISM>> A vehicle parked at The Ways Restaurant, 11 Easton Road, was found vandalized at 4:38 p.m. Sept. 13, police said.

THEFT>> A catalytic converter was reported stolen at 8:32 p.m. Sept. 13 from a vehicle in the 7700 block of Wagner Way, police said.

THEFT>>A male stole several packs of cigarettes from Wawa, 8250 Limekiln Pike, at 3:21 a.m. Sept. 14, police said.

ROBBERY>> Rahquir Bibbs, 29, of the 100 block of Colonial Street, Philadelphia, was charged with robbery, carrying a firearm without a license, terroristic threats, possession of controlled substances, possession of an instrument of crime and retail theft at 7:07 a.m. Sept. 14 at Sav-A-Lot, 101 W. Cheltenham Ave., police said.

RETAIL THEFT>> A tall black male, age 50, wearing a black and red jacket, reported to be a repeat offender, stole items valued at $103 from Wine & Spirits, 8156 Ogontz Ave., at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 14, police said.

THEFT>> A 44-year-old man of the 4800 block of Front Street, Philadelphia, was charged with retail theft and receiving stolen property at 1:22 p.m. Sept. 14 in the 7600 block of Washington Lane, police said.

VANDALISM>> A vehicle parked at Home Depot, 7690 Washington Lane, was found at 11:39 a.m. Sept. 15 with a tire slashed, police said.

RETAIL THEFT>> A male loaded a backpack with Monster drinks and left Wawa, 8250 Limekiln Pike, without paying at 1 p.m. Sept. 15, police said.

THEFT>> Mail was reported stolen at 2:16 p.m. Sept. 15 from the mailbox at the Elkins Park Post Office, 1800 Ashbourne Road, police said. Investigation ongoing.

THEFT>> A resident of the Towers at Wyncote in the 8400 block of Limekiln Pike reported at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 that an acquaintance stole a Taurus G2C 9mm gun, police said.

RETAIL THEFT>> A thin, Black male, late 40s, 5 feet 10 inches, with a dark complexion and scruffy beard, wearing a black shirt, jeans and a red hat, stole a suitcase full of merchandise at 11:33 p.m. Sept. 16 at Marshalls, 2401 Cheltenham Ave., police said.

THEFT>> Three Black females: one mid 20s, thin, medium complexion, black shoulder length hair; one 20s to 30s, heavy build, medium complexion; and one 20s to 30s, medium build, medium complexion, reportedly went behind the register at the CVS pharmacy in Target, 2450 Shoppers Lane, and completed 33 separate transactions for gift cards totaling $30,000 at 12:11 p.m. Sept. 16, police said.

THEFT>> Two thin, Black males: both in their 20s with medium complexions, one with black hair in braids; and a black female in her 20s to 30s, medium build, medium complexion, had a cashier at Target, 2450 Shoppers Lane, complete 17 transactions totaling $19,677 for merchandise comprising mainly gift cards, an Apple iPad and some toys at 12:34 p.m. Sept. 16, police said.

THEFT>> A vehicle in the 100 block of Tookany Creek Parkway was found at 2:53 p.m. Sept. 16 with a window smashed and a wallet taken from inside, police said.

ASSAULT>> A man was seriously injured at 4:20 a.m. Sept. 17 when he was stabbed multiple times after confronting two to three males in their teens to early 20s wearing dark clothing and face coverings who were attempting to break into his vehicle in the 200 block of Grove Avenue, police said. Investigation ongoing.

GUNSHOTS>> Numerous .40 caliber shell casings were recovered on the jogging path at Tookany Creek Parkway and Wessel Way at 8:52 a.m. Sept. 17, police said.

FRAUD>> A resident reported Sept. 17 a check was stolen from the mail at Glenside Post Office, 262 S. Easton Road, and fraudulently cashed, police said.

THEFT>> Two small children's bikes were stolen from the yard of a home in the 8200 block of Forest Avenue overnight Sept. 16, police said.

FRAUD>> A resident reported Sept. 17 being tricked into paying money to purchase a property by an unauthorized agent, police said.

THEFT>> A vehicle in the 7800 block of Montgomery Avenue was found at 5:36 p.m. Sept. 17 with a window broken and an empty canvas bag removed and left on the ground, police said. Another vehicle on the block was also found with a window broken and a blue backpack with diabetic supplies taken, police said.

THEFT>> A resident reported Sept. 18 checks were stolen from the mailbox at Elkins Park Post Office, 1800 Ashbourne Road, in July, police said.

THEFT>> A vehicle parked at Tookany Creek Parkway and Central Avenue was found at 3:46 p.m. Sept. 18 with a window broken and purse stolen from inside, police said.

THEFT>> A vehicle in the 7800 block of Montgomery Avenue was found at 4:12 p.m. Sept. 18 broken into and a blue backpack with a wallet inside stolen, police said. Another vehicle parked there was also broken into and a purse taken, police said.

THEFT>> Items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1900 block of Humphrey Merry Way overnight Sept. 18, police said.

THEFT>> A package was reported stolen at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 from an apartment building in the 900 block of Valley Road, police said.

ID THEFT>> A resident reported Sept. 19 an unknown person hacked the victim's bank account, police said.

BURGLARY>> The Buddhist Temple in the 7500 block of Oak Lane Road was found burglarized at 6:44 p.m. Sept. 19, police said. Surveillance video showed four people forcing a side door to gain entry, but nothing appeared to be missing immediately, police said.

AUTO THEFT>> A gray 2008 Honda Pilot, PA tag LRC3285, with a wallet inside, was reported stolen at 8:52 p.m. Sept. 19 from Planet Fitness, 1000 S. Easton Road, police said. The keys were stolen from the victim's pants while he was in the gym, police said.

AUTO THEFT>> A white 2018 Kia Optima, PA tag LXV8247, was reported stolen at 6:17 a.m. Sept. 20 from the 2000 block of Mather Way, police said.

AUTO THEFT>> A red Mitsubishi Outlander, PA tag KWD7982, was reported stolen at 7:14 a.m. Sept. 20 from the unit block of Dewey Road, police said. Investigation ongoing.

FRAUD>> Two residents separately reported Sept. 20 having a check stolen and altered, police said. Ongoing investigation.

FRAUD>> A report of bank fraud was taken from a resident at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 20, police said.

BOMB THREAT>> Officers responded at 1:44 p.m. Sept. 20 for a bomb threat at Cheltenham High School, 500 Rices Mill Road, police said. The call was made by someone in Philadelphia and no bomb was found at the school, police said.

FRAUD>> A resident reported credit card fraud Sept. 20, police said.

ID THEFT>> A resident reported Sept. 20 an unknown person used the victim's personal information to apply for multiple credit cards, police said.

ATTEMPTED THEFT>> Unknown males exited two vehicles and broke out a window of a vehicle at 4:32 a.m. Sept. 21 in the 300 block of Boyer Road, but left prior to police arrival, police said.

AUTO THEFT>> A 2020 silver Hyundai Elantra, PA tag LGV2768, was stolen overnight Sept. 20 from the 800 block of Gilbert Road, police said.

THEFT>> A vehicle in the 7700 block of Wagner Way was found at 7:17 a.m. Sept. 21 with a window smashed out and a laptop valued at $600 taken, police said.

ATTEMPTED THEFT>> A vehicle in the 900 block of Valley Road was found at 7:46 a.m. Sept. 21 with the rear window smashed and the vehicle partially moved from its parking spot, police said.

RETAIL THEFT>> A 60-year-old woman of the 6200 block of Gratz Street, Philadelphia, was charged with retail theft and receiving stolen property at 1:11 p.m. Sept. 21 at Marshalls, 2401 Cheltenham Ave., police said.

RETAIL THEFT>> A group of approximately 10 juveniles stole items from Wawa, 8250 Limekiln Pike, at 1:56 p.m. Sept. 21 and fled, police said.

THEFT>> A vehicle at Tookany Creek Parkway and Central Avenue was found at 1:56 p.m. Sept. 21 with a window smashed and a purse containing cash and credit cards taken, police said.

THEFT>> A designer bag valued at more than $900 containing a driver's license and credit cards was reported stolen at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 21 from a vehicle in the 7800 block of Montgomery Avenue, police said.

FRAUD>> A resident reported Sept. 21 a check was stolen from the mail, washed and fraudulently cashed, police said.

THEFT>> A wrought iron fence was reported stolen at 3:35 p.m. Sept. 22 from the unit block of East Township Line Road, police said.

AUTO STOLEN>> A 2021 Hyundai Accent, NY tag KJJ-1832, was reported stolen at 10:44 p.m. Sept. 22 from the 7900 block of Old York Road, police said.

THEFT>> Two vehicles parked at Liberty Tree Care, 108 Limekiln Pike, were found at 9:21 a.m. Sept. 23 with the catalytic converters stolen, police said.

THEFT>> A catalytic converter was reported stolen at 1:12 p.m. Sept. 23 from a vehicle at Wyncote House Apartments, 25 Washington Lane, police said.

RETAIL THEFT>> A male stole $192 worth of goods from Wine & Spirits, 123 Easton Road, at 3:29 p.m. Sept. 23, police said.

THEFT>> A catalytic converter was reported stolen at 3:58 p.m. Sept. 23 from a vehicle in the unit block of Washington Lane, police said.

THEFT>> A Schwinn GTX hybrid bike with white accents, valued at $450, was stolen from outside Citi Trends, 1000 S. Easton Road, at 7:39 p.m. Sept. 23, police said.

FRAUD>> A resident reported Sept. 24 a check for $15,000 was stolen after it was mailed at the Glenside Post Office, 262 Easton Road, police said.

THEFT>> A NY Tag, TWE37F, was reported stolen at 5:33 p.m. Sept. 24 from KI Synagogue, 691 Meetinghouse Road, police said.

RETAIL THEFT>> A thin, Black male, 5 feet 10 inches, wearing a white hoodie and black pants, stole $60 worth of goods from Walgreens, 2727 W. Cheltenham Ave., at 11:36 a.m. Sept. 25, police said.

THEFT>> A catalytic converter was stolen between 8 p.m. Sept. 23 and noon Sept. 25 from a vehicle in the 8000 block of Old York Road, police said.

VANDALISM>> Political signs were reported removed from Waverly and Laverock roads at 5:04 p.m. Sept. 25 by an unknown person, police said.

RETAIL THEFT>> A Black male in his 30s, wearing Nike sweatpants, red shoes, and a black hoodie stole $85 in goods from Ross Dress for Less, 3001 Cheltenham Ave., at 7:06 p.m. Sept. 25, police said.

Jenkintown

ASSAULT>> A 20-year-old Jenkintown man was charged Sept. 17 with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment, online court records show.

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