FRAUD >> A resident reported April 16 that a Comcast account was fraudulently opened and an outstanding bill from Abington Hospital for $279 was charged to the victim’s daughter, whose Social Security number was stolen, police said.
THEFT >> A Cheltenham High School student’s backpack was reported stolen during a fire drill at 12:54 p.m. April 16 at the school, 500 Rices Mill Road, police said. The bag was recovered, but a cellphone, valued at $725, was missing from it, police said.
RETAIL THEFT >> Mark Holmes, 34, of the 4900 block of North 17th Street, Philadelphia, was charged with retail theft after taking $180 worth of goods from Home Depot, 7690 Washington Lane, at 5:12 p.m. April 16, police said.
RETAIL THEFT >> George M. Hudson, 30, of the 7500 block of East Mayland Street, Philadelphia, was cited for retail theft at 8:23 p.m. April 16 after attempting to steal $30 worth of merchandise at Target, 2450 Shoppers Lane, police said.
FRAUD >> A resident reported fraudulent activity on several of the victim’s credit cards April 16, police said.
DAMAGE >> A resident of the 7700 block of Lucretia Mott Way reported at 1:15 a.m. April 17 finding several windows broken on the victim’s door, police said.
TRESPASSING >> John Stoneck, 31, of the 400 block of Flamingo Street, Philadelphia; and Gabrielle Petro, 27, of the 500 block of Bath Street, Bristol, were taken into custody around 8:18 p.m. April 17 and charged with criminal trespass after entering a burned out residence in the 1000 block of Greenwood Avenue, Wyncote, through a rear window, police said. A truck they were operating, owned by John Ciammetti, 53, of the 400 block of Marion Avenue, Ambler, was believed involved in a Whitemarsh burglary and was impounded, police said. Ciammetti was later charged with a burglary at a Whitemarsh Dunkin’ Donuts construction site, where a large piece of equipment was taken, police said.
ID THEFT >> A resident reported April 18 the victim’s identity was used to fraudulently open a Verizon Wireless account, police said.
RETAIL THEFT >> A male stole three, 5-gallon buckets of paint from Home Depot, 7690 Washington Lane, at 4:25 p.m. April 18 and fled in a green 2000 Saturn with a male and female inside, police said.
FRAUD >> A business reported April 19 that an unknown person claiming to be a PECO employee called in an attempt to scam money, police said.
RETAIL THEFT >> Harold Williams, 52, of the unit block of East Rittenhouse Street, Philadelphia, was charged with retail theft after attempting to conceal $329 worth of merchandise at Target, 2450 Shoppers Lane, at 7:27 p.m. April 19, police said.
WEAPONS >> Amiel Burno, 18, of the 200 block of Barclay Circle, was charged with possession of a weapon on school property after she was found in possession of a stun gun at Cheltenham High School at 11:11 a.m. April 20, police said. A teacher reported the day before overhearing a student, identified through an investigation as Burno, threaten to shoot a classmate, police said.
POSSESSION >> Rachel Kohler, 26, of the 200 block of Lockwood Lane, Feasterville, was cited for possession of paraphernalia and motor vehicle violations following a traffic stop at 9:39 p.m. April 20 at Route 309 and Waverly Road, police said.
WARRANT >> Andre Span, 22, of the 7900 block of Rodgers Road, Elkins Park, was taken into custody by Abington police at 5 p.m. April 21 on an outstanding Cheltenham warrant charging him with possession of a weapon with an obliterated serial number and turned over to Cheltenham, police said.
CRIMINAL TRESPASS >> Amir Aiken, 20, was cited for criminal trespass at 8:05 p.m. April 21 in the 200 block of Macdonald Avenue after he was found squatting inside a vacant residence up for sale, police said.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE >> A wallet was reported stolen at 10:49 a.m. April 22 from an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of Wilson Avenue, police said.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF >> A male was observed exiting a black, newer, four-door Cadillac at 3:07 p.m. April 22 at Target, 2450 Shoppers Lane, and punching out the rear window of another vehicle before fleeing toward the city, police said.
RETAIL THEFT >> Two 12-year-old males of Philadelphia were cited for retail theft after concealing Pokémon cards at 6:08 p.m. April 22 at Target, 2450 Shoppers Lane, police said.
VANDALISM >> A vehicle in the 700 block of Rock Lane was found keyed at 6:13 p.m. April 22, police said.
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