Press Release - September 21, 2017

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

9/11/17 – Lancaster Avenue in Paoli. Michael Williams, 29, of Coatesville, PA was charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle after officers determined the motorcycle was reported stolen from another jurisdiction.

THEFT

9/14/17 – 600 block of Lancaster Avenue in Strafford. The theft of a construction trench roller, valued between $10,000 and $15,000 was reported to police. The case is under investigation.

THEFT

9/16/17 – 1000 block of Upper Gulph Road in Wayne. William Byrd, 49, of Wayne, PA was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking; Receiving Stolen Property and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle after he took a vehicle without asking permission from the owner.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE

9/17/17 – Crestline Road in Wayne. The victim reported their vehicle was entered during the overnight hours. Loose change and sunglasses were stolen from the vehicle.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE

9/18/17 – Lifetime Fitness in Wayne. The victim reported that unknown actors entered their vehicle and stole a bag containing hunting knives, clothing and shotgun shells. The case is under investigation.

SKIMMING DEVICE

9/18/17 – WSFS Bank in Strafford, PA. The Assistant Manager of the bank reported that the ATM was compromised over the weekend. A skimming device was not found, however, after reviewing surveillance tapes, a male actor was observed installing small items resembling skimming equipment and later returned to remove same equipment. The case is under investigation.

**Police warn residents to be cautious when swiping your credit & debit cards. Skimming can occur almost anywhere, in particular at restaurants, ATMs and gas pumps. Also study the card reader and give it a good tug or shake. If the thieves have used an overlay, often times it's only stuck on with temporary glue or double-sided tape. At an ATM, look around for a place where a hidden camera may be lurking. Thieves often place one in a position where it can capture PIN information as you punch it in. When you pay after dining in a restaurant, a worker might swipe your card through a skimming device, which records the information. The data might be used to access your account or make a counterfeit card. Regardless of where you are, if anything looks different on the card reader, or appears to have any signs of tape or scratches on it, it could be a sign of tampering.

THEFT

9/18/17 – 500 block of Cassatt Road. While officers were conducting speed enforcement, they observed a male take one of the units used to measure speeds from the side of the road. The male, Nicholas Miccariello, 53, of Royersford, PA was subsequently charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking.

TRESPASSING

9/20/17 – Camp Jarvis in Devon. Several 17 and 18 year old individuals from Berwyn, Devon and Wayne were charged with Defiant Trespassing after they admitted to setting off fireworks while “hanging out” at the camp.

PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS

9/20/17 – Sunoco A-Plus in Berwyn. A 53 year old female from Wayne, PA was charged with Public Drunkenness after officers observed her to be visibly intoxicated.  

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.

Reshena Dati, 49, of Royersford, PA – Diazepam and Marijuana were detected in her system.

Donna Linehan, 51, of Paoli, PA - Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was .161%