UDPD Reports: Man Arrested after Scuffle at 19th Hole Lounge

Weekly Upper Dublin Police reports.

All information is according to official police reports filed at the Upper Dublin Police Department. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


At approximately 7:02 p.m. on March 27, Upper Dublin Police were dispatched to the 19th Hole Lounge on Jenkintown Road for the report of a fight. Upon arrival, UDPD found that Abington Police had already handcuffed Michael Brown, 31, of the 3100 block of Lincoln Avenue, Ardsley, after he had allegedly been scuffling with a lounge employee.

A police report stated that Brown was told by employees of the lounge not to enter the location, and then asked to leave the building, but instead began pushing and shoving an employee. According to the report, multiple people held Brown in the entranceway until police arrived and found him to be “uncooperative, irate, and [displaying] erratic behavior.”

Brown was charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, harassment, criminal trespass, and disorderly conduct.


At approximately 5:56 p.m. on March 25, an Upper Dublin Police officer ran a registration check on a 1994 Ford Ranger traveling south on Twining Road. After the tag came back as being reported stolen from Warminster in early February, the officer initiated a traffic stop.

Authorities then found that the driver, John Patrick Gibbons, 28, of the 2500 block of Horsham Road, Hatboro, also was currently on probation in Bucks County for DUI. Officers arrested Gibbons, who will be charged with receiving stolen property, driving under suspension, and unauthorized transfer or use of registration, a police report said.

Man steals TV from Best Western:
At approximately 12:48 p.m. on March 26, Upper Dublin Police were called to the Best Western Hotel for the report that a television had been stolen from a hotel room. After reviewing surveillance video, police determined that a tall, black male, wearing a black hat, black leather jacket, and black pants entered the lobby of the hotel and made his way to the second floor, before entering a room and stealing a TV. The suspect then exited the hotel through an attached restaurant and was again seen by parking lot cameras stealing the television.

The TV was described as a 32” LCD Hanspree television and was valued at $350.

Identity theft:

At approximately 4:10 p.m. on March 29, a Dresher resident called Upper Dublin Police to report that someone had made two fraudulent charges to her MasterCard account. The purchases were $148.39 on iTunes and $26.95 at Moneybookers, a store located in England.

Hit and run:

At approximately 8:29 a.m. on March 27, a resident reported to police that while turning onto Butler Pike from the southbound 309 exit ramp, a black Dodge Ram truck attempted to pass him on the driver’s side, striking his rear left door before driving off.

Upper Dublin Police identified the driver of the truck as Jordan Chesire, 30, of Walnut Street, Lansdale, who told police that he had waited behind the vehicle for an extended period of time before attempting to move around him in what he perceived to be a second lane, according to a police report. Police issued a citation to Chesire for failing to remain on the scene of an accident.


At approximately 7:20 a.m. on March 26, Upper Dublin Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Randolph Avenue for the reported theft of equipment from a garage. Upon arrival, police spoke with the owner of a landscaping company that rents two garages at that location, who then showed police that the locks on his garages had been cut off cleanly.  A number of landscaping machines and pieces of equipment were missing from the garages.

The case was turned over to detectives.

Criminal mischief:

At approximately 9:47 a.m. on March 24, Upper Dublin Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Bethlehem Pike for the report of criminal mischief at a local business. An owner at that address showed police that two lights used to illuminate his business’ signage had been unscrewed from the base and had severed wires. According to the owner, this was the second time this occurred and the lights were valued at $500.

Police will be increasing patrols in that area, the report said.


At approximately 4:51 p.m. on March 23, Upper Dublin Police were dispatched to Sandy Run Middle School for the report of a theft. Upon arrival, the victim told police that she went to the school to pick up her grandchild and had left her purse in her unlocked vehicle while inside the building. Upon return, the purse, described as a large black purse with handles, and containing $16, a number of credit cards, and a cookbook, was missing.


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