Abington Police arrested Louis Sycz III last month after he was seen crouched behind a Dumpster on the side of the road near the corner of Limekiln Pike and Hamel Avenue, police said. According to police, Sycz had a backpack on and was carrying a large trash bag — it appeared as though he was trying to take items from the Dumpster and conceal them in the bag.
According to police, Sycz, 28, of Hamel Avenue, said he had the trash bag so he could clean up leaves at his house, and he said he had clothes in his backpack. Sycz started to run south toward Mt. Carmel Avenue when police asked him if they could search his backpack. He ran west on SEPTA’s regional rail tracks.
The incident happened Dec. 5 at about 8:30 a.m.
While attempting to take custody of Sycz, he pushed a police officer to the ground. A struggle ensued and police used physical and electronic force to bring Sycz into compliance, police said.
In Sycz’s backpack were:
- 40 syringes
- A glass pipe
- A wire cutter and
- An allen wrench
He was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. in front of District Justice Juanita Price.
Sycz has several prior arrests including a September 2009 arrest in Media for drug paraphernalia and a June 2005 arrest in Upper Dublin for aggravated assault.