Accident - On Saturday, June 2, at approximately 9:31 p.m., police officers were dispatched to the 700 block of North Hills Ave. in Ardsley. Dispatch had told officers that a truck had struck the caller’s basketball hoop.
Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the resident of the 700 block of Avenue G, who said the driver was going home to his residence, driving a Chevrolet pick up truck. As he passed it, the net got caught on the body of the truck, causing the basketball hoop to fall down.
The resident of the 700 block of North Hills Ave. said the basketball hoop was in the grass and in the street or in the way of the truck.
There were no witnesses to the incident nor evidence to support either parties claim regarding location of the basketball hoop.
Hit and Run - On Thursday, June 7, at approximately 8:53 a.m., an officer responded to the area of Butler Pike and Bethlehem Pike for a report of a hit and run that occurred five minutes prior. Upon arrival at the Shell Station, the officer spoke with the victim, who said they were traveling south on Bethlehem Pike towards Butler Pike ans was traveling about 10-15 mph in the turning lane, while another vehicle made a left turn out of the Shell (Bethlehem Pike side).
The victim hit the other vehicle, which continued traveling north on Bethlehem Pike and do not return to the scene.
The victim described the other vehicle as a small four-door sedan that was silver or white in color. She said the front of her car hit the driver-side door of the other vehicle.
An area check of other vehicles by UDPD yielded negative results.
Identity Theft - On Thursday, June 7, at approximately 6:53 p.m., an offer was dispatched to the 700 block of Dresherwood Drive for a report of identity theft. Upon arrival, the complainant said he was going through his bank statement online and noticed numerous charges to his checking account for four purchases for flowers. At this time, he check the bank statements and called Wells Fargo. The purchases were made using his debit card for online purchases and total approximately $332.
Burglary - On Thursday, June 7, at approximately 3:12 .m., officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Susquehanna Rd. for a report of a completed burglary. Upon arrival, officer observed that the steel front door was forced open with what appeared to be a pry-type instrucment. Once the residence was cleared, officers began to process and document the scene. When the homeowner arrived home, an officer did a walk through to ascertain what was disturbed or taken. An undetermined amount of cash and electronics have been stolen.
Public Drunkenness - On June 7, at approximately 1:17 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Wawa, 106 Bethlehem Pike. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a cab driver who was hired to driver the suspect, Brandon Raphael, of Dresher, to the Fort Washington area from Philadelphia for $60. The victim said he was paid $40 at the start of the trip and theta Raphael agreed to pay the other $20 upon arrival at the final destination. Upon arrival at the Fort Washington Wawa, Raphael told the victim that he would get the remaining $20 from the ATM inside. Raphael appeared to be intoxicated with glassy, bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his person. He will be cited for public intoxication.
Theft - On June 1, at 7:36 p.m., an officer took a report of a theft from an unsecured locker at the Upper Dublin High School. The items stolen were a Samsung cellular phone, a Nintendo DSi, a DS game, and $12 in cash. The victim stated he placed the backpack in a locker at the high school at 2:30 p.m. and returned to it at 3:45 p.m. When he got home, around 4:30 p.m. and realized the property was missing, he notified the Upper Dublin Township Police.
Theft - A resident walked into the Upper Dublin Township Police Department on June 6, to report the theft of his cell phone from Upper Dublin High School. The victim stated that his son had the phone with him in school and left it in his unlocked gym locker in the unlocked locker room at approximately 1:30 p.m. Upon his return, at approximately 2:10 p.m., it was gone. The phone was a white iPhone 4S, valued at $650.
Found property - A resident of the 1800 block of Howe Lane in Maple Glen reported to police she found a red Schwinn bicycle in the bushes on her property. The bike does not belong to her and she does not know who owns it. UDPD took custody of the bike and placed it in evidence storage for sae keeping. A UDPD property record was completed and attached to the bike. Officers were unable to find any recent informant cards fo lost or stolen bikes.
Identity Theft - On Saturday, June 2, at approximately 1:08 p.m., an officer took a report at the station regarding fraudulent expenses made to a credit card. Officer met with a resident who said on May 25, he received a phone call from his credit card company regarding questionable expenses made to his credit card on May 24. Those charges were acknowledged fraudulent. On May 24, two purchases were made at Rite Aid in Philadelphia, totaling $451.02.
Warrant Service - On June 2, at 4:33 p.m., officer stopped at 1600 block of North Hills Ave. in the Willow Grove section of the township in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant for the resident of that address. the subject was wanted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department for failure to appear related to a DUI.
At 2:35 p.m., contact with with the subject and he was placed under arrest for the warrant. He advised police that his attorney told him not to appear, however, the warrant was confirmed by the sheriff’s department. He was transported back to Upper Dublin Township Police Department to await pick up.
Disturbance - On June 2, at approximately 9:44 p.m., Upper Dublin Police officers were dispatched to 305 Logan Ave for a report of a Domestic in progress. Dispatch advised Russell Roberts, of that address, was causing a problem with family members.
Upon officers arrival, they spoke with Aquanetta Gray (Robert’s Mother) who said Robert broke her cell phone and had a struggle during which they were shoving each other. Police were also advised Roberts had been drinking all day. Gray did not want Roberts to return to the property that evening. She did not want any further police involvement, but officers advised she contact police if he should return.
A short time later, at approximately 10:23 p.m., officers were dispatched back to 305 Logan Ave. Roberts was back at the property and causing a problem. Upon the officers’ arrival, an officer was attempting to speak with Roberts who was outside on the steps of a residence several doors down from the residence.
During this time, Roberts was being loud and using profanity, which was causing a crowd to gather. Roberts would not follow officer directions and continued yelling loudly and causing a scene.
His eyes were glassy and an odor of alcoholic beverages was coming from his person.
He was placed under arrest, handcuffed, and transported to the police station, where he was housed.
Identity Theft - A resident walked into the Upper Dublin Police Department to report an incident of identity theft on June 4. The victim stated that someone used his Citi Bank credit card to purchase tires, from Delticom North America in Portland in the amount of $449.95. The items were shipped to a Philadelphia address, but the vendor would not release the information to him.
Accident - On May 21, at approximately 6:51 a.m., police arrived at an accident scene at Welsh Rd. and Prudential Ave. When police arrived on scene, they found the vehicle operator, identified at Joseph Pote of Philadelphia, laying face up in the street near his vehicle. The vehicle, a silver Honda, was off the roadway and was split in two, with the front half (the engine compartment) down the right in a culvert and the rear half (passenger compartment) smashed into the concrete over-pass wall. Debris from the crash was scattered on the roadway.
The driver was unconscious and transported by Second Alarmers to Abington Memorial Hospital.