Cheltenham

THEFT — A 10-ton trash compactor was reported stolen from the Brookview Apartments, 1235 Ashbourne Road, at 12:07 p.m. Dec. 16, police said.

THEFT — A 17-foot expandable ladder was reported stolen at 12:21 p.m. Dec. 16 from a home in the unit block of Meadow Lane, police said.

FRAUD — A resident reported Dec. 16 some of the victim’s checks were fraudulently used, police said.

ATTEMPTED THEFT — A male attempted to take a book bag off the cart of a shopper at Walgreens, 2727 W. Cheltenham Ave., at 2:52 p.m. Dec. 16, police said.

FRAUD — A resident reported Dec. 17 the victim’s Apple pay account was fraudulently accessed, police said.

THEFT — Carlton Laws, 65, of the 300 block of East Tulpehocken Avenue, Philadelphia, was cited for retail theft at 5:10 p.m. Dec. 17 after taking $90 worth of goods at Marshall’s, 2401 W. Cheltenham Ave., police said.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF — Six locations along the trail at Tookany Creek Parkway and Central Avenue were found with graffiti spray-painted at 1:42 p.m. Dec. 18, police said.

FRAUD — A resident reported Dec. 18 a phone scam requesting gift cards, but the victim was alerted to the scam prior to following through, police said.

VANDALISM — Vehicles in the 800 block of East Glenside Avenue were found at 8:43 p.m. Dec. 18 with windows smashed out, police said.

TRESPASSING — Dianna Rivera, 18, of the 3300 block of A Street, Philadelphia, was cited for harassment following a disturbance in which a relative suffered minor injuries at 8:19 p.m. Dec. 18 in the 300 block of Cheltenham Avenue, police said.

BURGLARIES — A burglary was discovered when an alarm went off at 11:40 p.m. Dec. 18 at E’tae, 1000 S. Easton Road, police said. The front door was found shattered and the cash register was broken open, police said. At 12 a.m. Dec. 19, a burglary was discovered at XO Smoke, 1000 S. Easton Road, where the front glass door was broken out and a cash register taken, police said. A suspect was described as a thin, light-skinned black or Hispanic male with a beard, wearing a dark hoodie, glasses, black sweatpants and Nike sneakers, police said.

FRAUD — A resident reported Dec. 19 receiving a fraudulent check for $1,730 for furniture the victim was selling on Craigslist, police said.

THEFT — Several packages containing $3,100 worth of camera equipment were reported stolen at 1:47 p.m. Dec. 19 from a home in the 1400 block of Ashbourne Road, police said.

THEFT — A package valued at $60 was reported stolen at 5:16 p.m. Dec. 20 from outside the front door of a residence in the 1600 block of Church Road, police said.

AUTO THEFT — Midas Muffler, 8141 Ogontz Ave., reported at 4:49 p.m. Dec. 20 that a white GMC Acadia, Georgia license CKS1293, Hertz rental vehicle was not returned, police said.

FRAUD — A resident reported Dec. 20 sending $1,051 in bitcoin and nude photos to someone posing as an IRS agent, police said.

RETAIL THEFT — Two Philadelphia males, ages 13 and 14, were charged with retail theft after officers were called at 7:17 p.m. Dec. 20 to Marshall’s, 2401 Cheltenham Ave., where the juveniles were found to be in possession of merchandise after causing a disturbance, police said.

RETAIL THEFT — Benito Scott, 39, of the 300 block of West Logan Street, Philadelphia, was charged with retail theft after taking $279 worth of goods from Home Depot, 7690 Washington Lane, at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20, police said.

RETAIL THEFT — Clayton Robinson, 54, of the 200 block of East Bringhurst Street, Philadelphia, was charged with retail theft after taking $336 worth of tools from Home Depot, 7690 Washington Lane, at 12:03 p.m. Dec. 21, police said.

RETAIL THEFT — A tall, thin, black male fled Home Depot, 7690 Washington Lane, with two rolls of wire valued at $246 at 12:24 p.m. Dec. 21, police said.

FRAUD — A resident reported Dec. 21 a fraudulent Sprint account was opened in the victim’s name, police said.

RETAIL THEFT — Ryan Meister, 33, and Drew Meister, 33, both of the 300 block of Sweetbriar Drive, Warminster, were cited for retail theft after taking $90 and $80 worth of goods, respectively, from Target, 2450 Shoppers Lane, at 7:13 p.m. Dec. 21, police said.

RETAIL THEFT — Jeanine Uqdah, 31, of the 7000 block of Cedar Park Avenue, Philadelphia, was cited for retail theft after taking $104.73 worth of goods from Target, 2450 Shoppers Lane, at 9:23 p.m. Dec. 21, police said.

THEFT — A black Trek F1 road bike, valued at $500, and a lock were reported stolen at 9:10 a.m. Dec. 22 from the train station platform at 5 W. Glenside Ave., police said.

TRESPASS — Zamir Wigggins, 19, was cited for defiant trespass after being observed trying car door handles on parked cars at Lynnewood Gardens at 12:25 p.m. Dec. 22, police said.

THEFT — A male stole $500 worth of goods from Old Navy, 2401 Cheltenham Ave. at 4:55 p.m. Dec. 22 and fled on foot, police said.

RETAIL THEFT — Demonica Asia Riley, 19, of the 1400 block of Conlyn Street, Philadelphia, was charged with retail theft after taking $506.16 in goods from Target, 2450 Shoppers Lane, at 6:09 p.m. Dec. 22, police said.

THEFT — Joshua Harris, 26, of the 1400 block of Stevens Street, Philadelphia, was charged with theft, receiving stolen property, loitering and prowling at night, defiant trespass and public drunkenness after police responded at 8:47 p.m. Dec. 22 to Coventry and Valley roads for a report of a suspicious male, police said. Harris was located and found in possession of stolen items from a vehicle in the area and the owner of the vehicle identified the items, police said.

Jenkintown

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY — An attempt was made to break into a home in the 400 block of Hillside Avenue between 11:45 a.m. and 5:41 p.m. Dec. 17, police said. The victim noticed damage to a side door, but nothing appeared to be missing from the home, police said.

FRAUD — A resident reported Dec. 18 being scammed out of $100 in gift cards, police said.

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