Retail theft and bad checks … Shakia Nida McCray, 23, of North 11th Street, Philadelphia, was arrested July 30 at 8:06 p.m. after a Kmart loss prevention officer saw McCray select items from the beauty and electronics departments and put them in a purse she was carrying, police said. According to police, McCray then selected a 32-inch TV, put it into a cart and then wrote a check for $233 by using someone else’s checkbook and a fake Ohio driver’s license. She did not attempt to pay for the items in her purse. She initially identified herself by using the name on the checkbook. McCray has several prior arrests for retail theft, police said.
Terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct and possession of a small amount of marijuana … Stephen Edward Carlson Jr., 42, of Jackson Avenue, Ardsley, was arrested July 30 at 2:50 p.m. in the 2500 block of Susquehanna Road, police said. According to police, Carlson was walking with a case of beer in Hillside Cemetery and approached a cemetery worker who was driving through the cemetery. Carlson began yelling at and poking the worker in the chest. According to police, Carlson said, “Do you know anyone who can shoot you in the head? … I can,” and then he said, “My Father is in the woods with a gun.” The worker drove away quickly; Carlson was found, intoxicated, near the exit of the cemetery. According to police, Carlson was not cooperative. Carlson, who had slurred speech and was stumbling, had a small amount of suspected marijuana in his wallet, police said.
Retail theft … Gloria Dillon, 55, of Newtown Avenue, Philadelphia, was arrested July 28 at noon near Rite Aid in the 1300 block of Easton Road, police said. According to police, Dillon was seen carrying an unusually full green shopping bag in the store. When Dillon attempted to leave the store, the alarm sounded and she handed the green bag to a store employee, and continued to walk down Easton Road. When she was stopped, she said, “It’s not stealing if I dropped it.”The bag contained 66 items totaling $406, police said.
Possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct … Gregory Pileggi, 26, of Eastview Drive, Glenside, was arrested July 27 at 10:47 p.m. following a traffic stop in the corner of Limekiln Pike and Ruscombe Avenue in which he was a passenger, police said. According to police, when Pileggi was asked if he had any contraband on him, he was cooperative and said that he had a capped hypodermic needle in his crotch area. He also had a small metal pipe in his left pants pocket. The driver, who was pulled over for driving with a malfunctioning brake light, was taken into custody on another jurisdiction’s arrest warrant.
Felony drug possession with intent to deliver … John Rocco, 22, of Fulmer Street, Philadelphia, was arrested July 25 at 2:53 p.m. following a traffic stop for blowing a stop sign in the corner of Maple and Meyer avenues, police said. According to police, there was a faint odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Rocco said he had smoked four to five hours earlier. Initially Rocco said there was no marijuana in the vehicle, but then he said, “There is a little. I’ll show you where it is.”
Police found a plastic cup containing suspected marijuana in a backpack in the rear seat floor. Also inside the backpack were: 14 plastic cups; six plastic lids; a box of clear plastic baggies; a clear sandwich bag containing suspected marijuana; and a glass pipe.
At Abington Police Headquarters, Rocco gave a statement admitting to selling marijuana.
Felony robbery … James Otis Wilson, 31, of the unit block of Park Avenue, Willow Grove, was arrested July 23 at 1:50 a.m. near the parking lot of Kmart on Moreland Road after he attempted to rob two complainants who had just left Wawa on Moreland Road, police said. According to police, Wilson was sitting on the steps of nearby Wings to Go, and started following the two complainants who had just crossed the street after leaving Wawa.
Wilson, who got closer to the complainants asked, “Do you know feet?” The complainants said, “No.” Wilson continued following them and said, “Just empty your pockets. I don’t want to pull this burner out,” and indicated that he had a gun.
The complainants said they had no money and Wilson began to pace in all directions, police said. The complainants then said they would withdraw money at nearby Wawa and bring it back to where they were standing. The complainants then called police at Wawa and Wilson was positively identified.
DUI … Christina Pomeisl, 27, of Knox Court, Holland, Pa., was arrested July 7 at 12:29 a.m. at a DUI checkpoint in the 700 block of Huntingdon Pike, police said. According to police, Pomeisl smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and said she had two Blue Moons earlier. Pomeisl had a blood alcohol content of 0.103 percent.
DUI … Peter Joseph Barnes III, 31, of Raab Street, Willow Grove, was arrested June 30 at 11:27 p.m. following a traffic stop after he was seen crossing over the double yellow lines into the northbound lane as he drove south on Easton Road near Bradfield Road, police said. According to police, Barnes smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes. He said he was coming from Fat Heads and said he had a couple of beers and screwdrivers. Barnes failed three field sobriety tests and had a glass marijuana pipe in his vehicle. His blood alcohol content was 0.10 percent, police said.
Possession of a small amount of marijuana and driving with a suspended license … Luis Oscar Rodriguez Jr. 23, of North Front Street, Philadelphia, was arrested May 2 at about 3 a.m. following a traffic stop for driving with expired registration in the 1800 block of Old York Road, police said. According to police, Rodriguez provided a non-driver’s identification card and said his license was suspended. Rodriguez had three clear jars of confirmed marijuana in his vehicle.