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Upper Dublin Police Reports: Three Homes Burglarized

Police incident reports from Upper Dublin Police Department.

Burglary - On Sept. 17, at approximately 5:53 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Highland Ave. Upon arrival, officers cleared the residence and observed that several rooms, including the downstairs bedroom, had been ransacked. Entry to the residence had been made through the rear door. The rear door had been locked with a dead bolt and appeared to have been shouldered or booted, shattering the door jamb. Several items of real and costume jewelry had been taken.

Burglary - On Monday, Sept. 17, between 2:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., unknown actors forced through the locked back door of a residence on the 1400 block of Barton Drive. The actors ransacked the dining room and upstairs bedrooms, utilizing two pillow cases from the master bedroom. The homeowners advised that an unknown amount of jewelry was taken, also missing were important papers.

Burglary - On Sept. 11, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Ft. Washington Ave. for a burglary just discovered. Residents noticed that although the storm door was closed and locked, the door to the kitchen had been forced open. They verified that there was a burglary and called UDPD. There was significant damage to the doorjamb, splintering it and breaking it with the strike plate found on the kitchen floor.

DUI - On Sept. 14, at approximately 2:25 p.m., an officer conducted a directed patrol for speed in the school zone at Fort Washington and Hawthone. The officer began to time the vehicle as the front tires crossed the first line and stopped the time when the tires crossed the second line. The device indicated a speed of 40.810 MPH in a School Zone. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Arsenio Tome, of the 7800 block Roanoke St. in Philadelphia. Tome agreed to take a PBT at the hospital for a blood sample.

DUI - On Thursday, Sept. 13, at approximately 7:49 p.m., officers from Upper Dublin Police Department were dispatched to the area of Fitzwatertown and Susquehanna Rds. for the report from Abington Police of a reckless driver, traveling west on Susquehanna Rd. The vehicle was located in the area of Susquehanna Rd. and Virginia Drive in Upper Dublin Township. At 7:55 p.m., Upper Dublin Police Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver was identified as Robin Ann Farr, of the 2000 block of Roy Avenue in Abington.  Farr, who had slurred speech, blood shot eyes, and an overwhelming odor of alcohol emanating from her breath and person, was requested to participate in a few field sobriety tests. She did and she participated in a PBT breath test as well. The PBT registered a .172% even without a proper breath sample. Farr was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance.

Disorderly Conduct - On Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2:13 p.m., an officer was on routine patrol in a marked Upper Dublin Police Vehicle, driving southbound on the 100 block on Logan Ave in Glenside, when the officer saw three males that he recognized from a previous contact as solicitors that did not have the permit to do so.

On Friday, Sept. 14, the officer had made contact with two of the three males found to be soliciting on the 15th without a permit. They were Michael Chamberlain, of the 1700 block of Stillman Ave. in Philadelphia, and Chic Junior White, of the 1800 block of Tulpehocken St. in Philadelphia. They were warned at that time not to be soliciting for their company, Commerce Energy, in Upper Dublin Township, as they did not have a permit to do so.

On this date, a third male, Earnest Crawford, of the 5100 Block of Roosevelt Blvd. in Philadelphia, was with the above two males. The officer advised them that they were again in Upper Dublin Township and because of the repeated nature of the problems with their company, that they all would be cited by mail for violation of Upper Dublin Township Code. Their supervisor, Ackeem Patterson, of the 6200 block of Large St. in Philadelphia,  was called and told them to come pick them up as they had been dropped off.

They were told that they do not have a permit to do business in Upper Dublin Township and if they, or anyone from their company, will be cited if found solicting in Upper Dublin Township,

A later check found that Patterson is a suspended driver and he will be cited by mail for driving while suspended.

Theft - On Tuesday, Sept. 18, at approximately 2:45 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1400 block of Patrick Court to take a report regarding stolen jewelry. Upon the officer's arrival, they met with the homeowner who said they were out for the morning and when they arrived home, jewelry had been removed from the house. The only person(s) in the house was the cleaning company personnel. An undetermined amount of jewelry was reported stolen.

Theft - On Sept. 20, there was a report of a cell phone stolen from Upper Dublin High School. A student teacher reported that the cell phone had been stolen. There were no surveillance cameras in the classroom.

Drug Complaint - On Sept. 21, at 12:10 p.m., Upper Dublin Police responded to Upper Dublin High School for a drug complaint. The subject's mother was made aware of the situation and the school punishment to follow.

Juvenile Missing - A juvenile was reported missing from St. Mary's Villa, 701 Bethlehem Pike at 9:08 p.m. The subject returned a few hours later and the subject was removed from NCIC.

Juvenile Missing - A juvenile was reported missing from St. Mary's Villa, 701 Bethlehem Pike at 10:15 p.m. The subject was entered into the database.

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