Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The women were allegedly fighting in front of an Abington McDonald’s.
Two Philadelphia women were arrested after allegedly fighting in front of an Abington McDonald’s. Natasha Scott, 22, of Pennsgrove Street; and Breshay India Lewis, 18, of North Smedley Street, were arrested May 1 at about 7 p.m. after police said both of them were fighting outside the McDonald’s on Old York Road. According to police, Lewis and Scott quickly exchanged slaps and punches; police told the two defendants to break it up, and a police officer grabbed Scott in an attempt to break up the fight. Lewis continued to punch Scott even after police had pushed Lewis back several times, police said. A police officer then sprayed Lewis in the face with two bursts of pepper spray. Both were taken to police headquarters and were later …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The man didn't want his father's car to be towed, police said.
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Tuesday, May 14
Abington police arrested a Willow Grove man after he attempted to pick up his father’s car. Antonio Orlina, 24, of Decatur Avenue, was arrested after he went to retrieve his father’s car after his father was arrested during a traffic stop for having an outstanding warrant, police said. According to police, the stop happened in early March near the corner of Welsh Road and Coolidge Avenue. Police said Orlina didn’t want his father’s vehicle to be towed. Police, knowing that Orlina also had an outstanding warrant, waited by the vehicle and attempted to arrest him. According to police, Orlina immediately turned away from police, became belligerent and resisted arrest. Orlina also attempted to grab a police officer and tried to pull him …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Abington Board of Commissioners honored Deputy Chief John Livingood and Detective Sgt. Steve Fink Thursday night.
The Abington Board of Commissioners on Thursday night honored Detective Sgt. Steve Fink and Deputy Chief John Livingood with Class III Commendations for their respective roles in arresting a northeast Philadelphia man allegedly involved in 30 burglaries. Abington was part of a multi-agency taskforce that helped arrest Derrick Carter, of the 4600 block of Sheffield Avenue. Livingood thanked the Upper Dublin Police Department as well as the Pennsylvania State Police. See the initial story from November here. According to Livingood, Carter burglarized residential properties in the daytime, prying in the front or rear door usually. He took jewelry and electronics, including TVs and likely acted with at least one accomplice.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The man is charged with theft and felony criminal mischief.
A Philadelphia man allegedly tried to squeeze money out a Huntingdon Valley resident following an agreement to move furniture, but the resident wasn’t budging ... quite literally. Devin Phillips, 34, of Beaumont Avenue, was charged with felony criminal mischief, theft and related charges after he allegedly smashed a moving truck into a Melmar Road resident’s car and left with about $10,000 worth of the victim’s belongings. According to police, the incident stemmed from an agreement Phillips had made with the Melmar Road resident on March 23 in which Phillips — whom the victim knew only as “Phil” — would deliver furniture to the victim’s house for $600. The movers, once at the victim’s house, then told the victim that he needed to pay an …
Monday, May 6, 2013
See who was recently arrested in Abington for allegedly having marijuana in their respective cars.
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Monday, May 6
Disorderly conduct … Jason Carter, 39, of Greene Street, Philadelphia, was arrested Sunday, April 28 at 8:55 p.m. following a traffic stop near the corner of Easton and Woodland roads in which police found a small amount of marijuana in his vehicle, police said. Disorderly conduct … Samuel Gallagher, 49, of Easton Road, Willow Grove, was arrested April 26 at 11:34 p.m. following a traffic stop near the corner of Easton Road and Rubicam Avenue in which police found a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle, police said. Public drunkenness … Howard Sands, 47, of Heston Street, Roslyn, was issued a non-traffic citation April 24 at 5:18 p.m. after police saw Sands staggering along Bradfield Road near Lafayette Avenue, police said. …
Monday, April 29, 2013
See the latest summary arrests from the Abington Police Department.
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Monday, April 29
Disorderly conduct … Ian Coen, 36, of Greenway Avenue, Philadelphia, was arrested April 23 at 11:02 a.m. following a traffic stop near the corner of Easton Road and Charles Street in which police found a small amount of marijuana in his vehicle, police said. Disorderly conduct … Daniel Breuer, 32, of Tressler Drive, Fort Washington; and Seth Segal, 30, of Tennis Avenue, Ardsley, were arrested April 22 at 11:30 p.m. following a traffic stop near the corner of Easton and Bradfield roads in which police found drug paraphernalia in Breuer’s vehicle, police said. According to police, Segal, the passenger, was found to have a small amount of marijuana in his possession. Disorderly conduct and public drunkenness … Robert O’Brien, 32, of Barry …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Philadelphia woman had been working at the Abington Post Office since January, according to police.
A U.S. Postal employee working at the Abington Post Office was arrested this week after she allegedly stole $500 and several gift cards while on the job. Abington Police arrested Jamie Pamela Fletcher, 25, of Chew Avenue, Philadelphia, on Tuesday, April 23, following a joint investigation with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. According to police, the Office of Inspector General reached out to Abington authorities on April 12, saying that it believed Fletcher, a U.S. Postal employee, had been stealing from the mail. According to police, Fletcher voluntarily surrendered and was charged with theft and related charges; she was arraigned and released on $10,000 unsecured bail. Fletcher worked for the U.S. Postal Service …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A man arrested following a crash last month had difluoroethane in his system, which is commonly found in electronics duster, police said. He was arrested two days earlier on similar charges in Cheltenham.
Abington Police arrested an Elkins Park man following a crash last month in Willow Grove. Jeremy Helstrom, 37, of Anselm Road, was arrested March 2 at about 7:45 a.m. shortly after he crashed into a utility pole in the 1700 block of Fitzwatertown Road while driving a silver Nissan Pathfinder, police said. According to police, Helstrom fled southbound on Fitzwatertown Road in his vehicle after he crashed into the pole; he was ultimately stopped near the corner of Fitzwatertown and Susquehanna roads. Helsrom had slurred speech, glazy eyes and was responding slowly to questions, though he passed a field sobriety test, police said. According to police, a witness who was driving behind Helstrom said the silver Pathfinder moved into the left-…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Check out the most recent summary arrests by the Abington Police Department.
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Monday, April 22
Disorderly conduct … Ruby Afzali, 20, of York Road, Willow Grove, was arrested April 18 at 6:33 p.m. following a pedestrian stop at Crestmont train station after she was found to have drug paraphernalia in her purse, police said. Disorderly conduct and harassment … John McGarry, 75, of Silver Avenue, Abington, was issued a non-traffic citation April 18 at 10:45 a.m. after a victim said that McGarry continually harasses, curses and yells at the victim and the victim’s children, police said. Harassment … William Carpenter, 30, of Woodland Road, Abington; and Jenny Tomaszewski, 29, of Duffield Drive, Ewing, N.J., were both issued non-traffic citations on April 18 at 1:43 a.m. after both were found engaged in a fight, police said. Underage …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Check out the latest retail thefts from Abington Police
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Wednesday, April 17
Mae Reed, 61, of Pickering Street, Philadelphia, was arrested April 6 at 2:50 p.m. in Sears after a loss prevention officer saw a woman, later identified as Reed, select several items from the children’s section and put them in a Sears shopping bag, police said. Reed then put two bottles of perfume in the same bag and attempted to leave through the third floor exit. According to police, Reed began to cry and said, “This is the first time I’ve done this. I’ve never stolen anything before in my life.” -- Keisha L. Dancy, 37, of Forrest Avenue, Philadelphia, was arrested April 5 and charged with retail theft after she allegedly concealed $1,605 worth of merchandise in a pink handbag and a brown shopping bag while in Bloomingdale’s and left …