Abington Police Reports

A vodka-induced left turn onto Houston and some retail thefts


Retail theft … Appaula Vent Jackson, 20, of Venango Street, Philadelphia, was arrested Nov. 6 at 7:10 p.m. after he had been stealing from Kmart, his place of employment, for the past several weeks, police said. The store’s loss prevention manager said that on Nov. 6, he found six Nintendo DS systems in Jackson’s bag in the back room of the store. When confronted, Jackson provided a written statement admitting to attempting to take the systems, which were worth a total of $1,200. Jackson also said that he stole an Xbox 360 Halo 4 edition worth $350 from the stock room. 

Retail theft … Tonya N. Good, 36, of Opal Street, Philadlphia, was arrested Nov. 4 at 2:34 p.m. after she took the sensors off of $184 worth of merchandise at H&M in Willow Grove Park mall, concealed the merchandise in bags, and left without paying, police said.

Possession of a controlled substance and driving without a license … Kyree James Miller, 27, of Norwood Street, Philadelphia, was arrested Nov. 3 at 7:32 a.m. after he was driving 72 mph in a 35 mph zone on Susquehanna Road, police said. According to police, Miller was in possession of an off-white chunky substance in a clear plastic bag that was suspected to be crack. The substance field-tested positive for the presence of cocaine. Miller has a suspended driver’s license, police said.

Theft and criminal trespassing … Trashawn Samir Anderson, 19, of West 73rd Street, Philadelphia, was arrested Nov. 3 at 9:10 p.m. after a Sears loss prevention officer saw Anderson on closed-circuit TV enter the employee locker room and rummage through the employees’ belongings, police said. According to police, Anderson attempted to steal a black iPod Nano. Anderson said it was his girlfriend’s device; when police called his girlfriend, she said it wasn’t hers.

It was returned to its owner.

Theft … An arrest warrant was issued for John Christian Tatum, 19, of Michener Avenue, Philadelphia, after he stole from his employer, JC Penny in Willow Grove Park mall, on three separate occasions, police said. The first theft happened Nov. 1 at 4:08 p.m. A JC Penny loss prevention officer saw Tatum via closed-circuit TV open the drawer to a cash register in the men’s shoe department and remove $20 and put it in his pocket.

The second theft happened at 5:37 p.m. in which a loss prevention officer saw Tatum via CCTV bring five Puma shirts to the register, ring them up under cash but not put any cash in the drawer. Then, on a separate transaction, Tatum made a “return” of the merchandise so the drawer would not be short. He then left with $63 worth of merchandise.

And on Nov. 3, Tatum was seen via CCTV removing $25 from the cash register and putting it in his pocket.  Tatum admitted in a written statement to all three thefts. 

Retail theft … Keonna Baskerville, 23, of Conestoga Street, Philadelphia, was arrested Oct. 23 at 6:15 p.m. after a Macy’s loss prevention officer saw an unidentified woman select $402 worth of merchandise and fraudulently return it to a cash register manned by Baskerville, police said. According to police, the loss prevention officer said Baskerville signed a statement admitting to making the fraudulent returns.

DUI … Adam C. Coln, 32, of Arline Avenue, Abington, was arrested Oct. 19 at 8:42 p.m. following a traffic stop for accelerating quickly and for driving 60 mph near the corner of Fitzwatertown and Woodland roads, police said. According to police, Coln failed two field sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol content of 0.106 percent.

DUI … Lynda Nelson-Marziani, 53, of Tyson Avenue, Glenside, was arrested Sept. 29 at 12:28 p.m. near the corner of Mount Carmel and Houston avenues following a crash in to a “Do not enter” sign, police said. Nelson-Marziani was slumped over the steering wheel of a Volvo V70 when police arrived; when she was asked if she was hurt, she said she was tired. According to police, Nelson-Marziani had slurred speech, smelled of alcohol and had glassy and bloodshot eyes. When she was put on the stretcher, she admitted to drinking one liter of vodka. A witness said she was traveling eastbound on Mount Carmel at about 5 mph and attempted to turn at Houston Avenue. Nelson-Marziani later told police she drank a "pint of Smirnoff." Her blood alcohol content was 0.39 percent.

Nelson-Marziani's preliminary trial is scheduled for Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. in front of District Justice Juanita Price.


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