Press Release - October 26, 2017

PHONE SCAMS

Police warn residents of phone scams circulating – whether it’s a “grandchild” calling because they’ve been in an accident and needs money or people calling from the IRS demanding payment. No one from the IRS will ever call asking for money or any type of gift cards as payment and always check with your family before purchasing gift cards for payment over the phone for the grandchildren in trouble. Scammers use creative ways to trick elderly victims.

POSSESSION

10/17/17 – Route 202. During a traffic stop, Natassja Thomas-Mack, 18, of West Chester, PA was charged with Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana.

POSSESSION

10/18/17 – Chesterbrook Blvd. During a traffic stop, Islas Gonzalez, 20, of Norristown, PA was charged with a Small Amount of Marijuana.

PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS

10/19/17 – Starbucks in Gateway Shopping Center. A 52 year old male from King of Prussia, PA was charged with Public Drunkenness after Police were dispatched to a disturbance in the restaurant.

UNDERAGE DRINKING

10/20/17 – Cabrini College parking lot. Two 20 year old males from Philadelphia, PA were charged with Underage Drinking during a traffic stop.

BURGLARY

10/23/17 – 800 block of Hollow Road in Wayne. A burglary was discovered by the homeowner. The home is under construction and missing is a new Viking Oven, valued at $3,000. The case is under investigation.

RETAIL THEFT

10/23/17 – TJ Maxx in Gateway Shopping Center. The store’s Loss Prevention reported a female was observed concealing several jackets, cashmere sweaters and a denim jacket. The actor was confronted at the store and dropped the jackets, but ran out with the other clothing. The 22 jackets were valued at $1,800 and the stolen clothing was valued at $190. The case is under investigation.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE

10/24/17 – Princeton Road in Wayne. The victim reported a briefcase containing work related paperwork was stolen from their vehicle. It is unknown if the vehicle was locked at that time.

ATTEMPTED RETAIL THEFT

10/24/17 – Paoli Acme store. The store’s Loss Prevention reported the attempted theft of several cases of Monster and Red Bull drinks valued at $715.00. The actors were observed on the surveillance system. The case is under investigation. 

THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS WERE ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. THE LAB RESULTS AND/OR CHEMICAL BREATH TESTING HAVE BEEN OFFICIALLY VERIFIED AND DETERMINED TO BE UNFIT TO OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE SAFELY ON THE ROADWAY.

Brett Bell, 34, of Conshohocken, PA – Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was .161%

Catherine Schneider, 53, of Wayne, PA – BAC was .287%

Nabil Waris, 29, of Newtown Square, PA – BAC was .126%