Abington Police Reports

Drugs in underwear and helping to steal from grandma


Burglary … An arrest warrant was issued April 27 for Eugene Thomas Batchler, 26, no known address, for his role in an April 14 burglary in the 1400 block of Amity Road, Rydal, police said.

According to police, several items were stolen from the home, including a TV and jewelry. The house was also ransacked.

The resident’s granddaughter admitted to bringing Batchler to the house. The granddaughter then said that Batchler broke into the house. According to police, the granddaughter said she backed the car up to the house so Batchler could load the TV.

DUI and careless driving … Jonathan Rios, 20, of Ripley Street, Philadelphia, was arrested April 19 at 1:33 a.m. in the area of Old York Road and Washington Lane following a traffic stop for making an illegal turn, police said. According to police, Rios smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and was lethargic. Rios said, “I’m coming from my house and I only had maybe half a beer.”

Police found a bottle of Rolaids in Rios’ boxer shorts. In the bottle were 21 Oxycodone pills. Rios’ blood tested positive for the presence of marijuana, Xanax, Adderall and Oxycodone. He had a blood alcohol content of 0.025 percent.

DUI and possession of a controlled substance … Margaret Boyce, 53, of Prospect Avenue, Willow Grove, was arrested April 14 at 1 a.m. at a DUI checkpoint in the 700 block of Huntingdon Pike, police said. According to police, Boyce, when she approached the checkpoint, drove to the rear of Genuardi’s, which was closed. There was a bottle of Smirnoff Ice in the vehicle, and a container of pills in the center console.

There were 21 pills marked “4839,” which were identified as Percocet pills, and four pills marked “M360,” which were Vicodin pills.

According to police, Boyce said she did not know whose name was on the prescription bottle, but added that the pills were hers.

Two days later, Boyce dropped off a receipt to police proving that she had a prescription for Oxycodone in November; it had nothing to do with the pills in the vehicle, police said. Boyce’s blood alcohol content was 0.119 percent.

Possession of a small amount of marijuana … Bijon D. Burks, 18, of St. James Place, Roslyn, was arrested March 24 at 11:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Huntingdon Pike following a traffic stop in which he was a passenger, police said. According to police, the vehicle’s registration plate light was malfunctioning and two of the vehicle’s passengers did not have their seat belts on. The vehicle smelled of marijuana and Burks had remnants of marijuana on his shirt. Police pulled a small clear bag of marijuana from Burks’ underwear … then police removed a blunt from his underwear. Both items tested positive for the presence of marijuana, police said.

DUI, careless driving and driving with a suspended license … Derek Michael Inhat, 37, of Scotts Lane, Philadelphia, was arrested March 15 at 3:52 a.m. following a traffic stop for driving more than 70 mph near the area of Tennis Avenue and Limekiln Pike, police said. According to police, there was a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the vehicle. Inhat had poor balance, failed a field sobriety test and had a blood alcohol content of 0.153 percent.

DUI, reckless endangerment, fleeing and reckless driving … Francis Xavier McCaughey Jr., 34, of Mount Carmel Avenue, Glenside, was arrested March 10 at 9:51 p.m. near the corner of Maple and Pine avenues following a traffic stop for an illegal right-hand turn, police said. According to police, McCaughey then accelerated to an unsafe speed, and locked the wheels when he braked and made a right onto Maple Avenue. He also blew the stop sign at the corner of Limekiln Pike and Maple Avenue, continuing northbound on Maple Avenue. McCaughey then got out suddenly and was placed into custody and then started crying. He said he was sorry, admitted that he was drunk and then admitted that he had a prior arrest for DUI.

McCaughey also urinated in his pants. He had a blood alcohol content of 0.161 percent.

Possession of a controlled substance … Anthony Cairone, 19, of Keith Road, Abington, was arrested Feb. 8 at 10:16 p.m. following a traffic stop near the corner of Easton and Castlewood roads for driving without his headlights on, police said. According to police, there was a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, a maroon Ford Contour. Cairone said he had marijuana under the passenger-side seat, as well as a pipe. According to police, Cairone said, “I was loading up the pipe and I didn’t know that my headlights were not on when you stopped me, and when I saw you, I put it under the passenger seat.”

Bill M May 31, 2012 at 02:48 AM
You really have to let us in on his crying and wetting his pants? Does that make you feel bigger, better, stronger? How about I write about some of Abingtons finest in similar situations, past and present? I have a lot of stories. What a classless act!
Mischa Arnosky May 31, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Thanks for your concern Bill(s), but the person who complied this police report didn't recently put other North Hills residents' lives in danger.
Eric J June 01, 2012 at 03:09 PM
I had the same thoughts as Bill after reading some recent reports on here. Ridiculous.
Drink the Koolaid June 01, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Correct. The person in question put people's lives in danger by allegedly driving under the influence...Not by crying and urinating. A bit classless adding that info in a police blotter.
Kelsey Hughes June 17, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Drunken driving is not a "mistake," it is a crime, and a very serious one at that. That person was breaking the law, and whether or not he regrets his actions does not excuse him from paying for them. Maybe his embarrassment will prevent him from repeating his actions in the future.


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