UDPD Reports: Tire Slashed on Washington Ave.

Police incident reports from Upper Dublin Township Police Department.

Hit and Run - On Monday, Nov. 5, at approximately 4:58 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of the 200 block of Stout Rd. in Ambler. At that time, the officer observed a white VW Jetta with noticeable damage to the driver's side mirror. Police pulled over the vehicle and spoke to the driver who stated: The car had been parked on Stout Rd. along the 200 block. At some point another vehicle had driven by and hit her vehicle on the driver's side, destroying her mirror. THe officer did observe a silver paint transfer along the edge of the driver's side door panels. The black mirror from the Jetta had been smashed and was off the vehicle. Also on scene was a silver mirror left behind by the striking vehicle. No one observed the wreck and no further information on the striking vehicle is available. 

Lost Property - On Monday, Nov. 5, at approximately 1:18 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Upper Dublin Police Headquarters for a walk-in report of lost property.

The victim stated: This morning he was rushing to get to school at Temple University. He placed his Sports Economics text book and his white iPad 2 (white black leather case) on the roof of his vehicle. When he got to school he could not find either of those items. He has since retraced his steps and red riven the route he took to school. There was no sign of either of them. He wanted to report them missing to the police in case they were located.

Identity Theft - On Monday, Nov. 5, at approximately 2:48 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Upper Dublin Police Headquarters for a walk in report of identity theft. The victim stated that she had received notice that her Pennsylvania School Retirement Center account had been compromised and some of her information may have been stolen. She was provided a free credit tracking service which alerts her to any fraudulent activity using her identity. She recently had received two alerts.

The first one was from Capital One. Capital One's fraud detection department confirmed a credit card had been opened using her social and driver's license numbers. They stated the card was mailed to an address in Philadelphia on Oct. 16, 2012. They would not give her further information without a police report.

The second alert was from First Premier Bank located at 900 W. Delaware St., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. No additional information was available as the victim was unable to locate any contact information for that back. She states she never opened an account with this bank.

Wires Down - On Friday, Nov. 2, at approximately 8:43 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Fort Washington Ave. and Bell Lane for a report of wires down in the roadway. Dispatch also advised a female had come into the station reporting her vehicle was damaged by this wire. As per radio room, subject is to return to Fort Washington Ave. and Bell Lane. The officer pulled a wire out of the roadway in the area of the 1700 block of Fort Washington Ave. It appeared to be either be cable to phone wire. A female then arrived operating a Toyota Corolla, and states she was driving southbound on Fort Washington Ave. when a wire made contact with her vehicle, casing part of the front driver side bumper to fall off, and numerous scuff marks on her hood. She stated she did not see the wire in the roadway before she felt her car "pull to the side a little bit."

Vandalism - On Friday, Nov. 2, at approximately 7:55 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Prospect and Washington Aves. for a report of Vandalism. Dispatch advised a resident had the tire slashed on his vehicle and had chased the suspects in the area. The officer met with the complainant who stated the following: He came out of his residence and heard a hissing sound coming from his vehicle (Chevy Tahoe). He observed the right rear tire had a slash in it and was loosing air. He then saw a group of three what he believed to be juveniles walking down the street towards Prospects wearing all black. He yelled out asking if they had slashed his tire and then he chased them to the area of Prospect and Washington, as at which time he lost sight of them. THe officer did observe a clean cut to the sidewall of the victim's vehicle.

Burglar Alarm - On Wednesday, Nov. 7, at approximately, 8:02 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Virginia Drive for a report of a burglar alarm. While checking the exterior, the officer located a broken window on the south side of the building. THe officer reported that it appeared as it the window had been broken from the inside out. The damage appeared to have been caused from the outside in. It did not appear as if anything had been taken. Once the owner arrived, the police walked through the building with him showing him the damage. He stated nothing was missing or disturbed, and he too agreed that it did not appear as if anyone has made entry into the building.


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