HEALTH BRIEFS: Week Of March 26

WARRANT >> Angel Ellis, 29, of the 1200 block of Foulkrod Street, Philadelphia, was taken into custody at 12:21 a.m. March 13 at Walmart, 1000 S. Easton Road, on an outstanding warrant from Philadelphia for vehicle theft, police said.

FRAUD >> A Wyncote resident reported March 13 an attempt was made to open a Macy’s account using the victim’s personal information, police said.

THEFT >> An iPhone was reported stolen at 12:13 p.m. March 13 at Cheltenham Avenue and Old York Road, Elkins Park, police said.

THEFT >> Copper was reported stolen at 1:57 p.m. March 13 from an AT&T cellphone tower at Walgreens, 2727 W. Cheltenham Ave., police said.

FRAUD >> An attorney working for a legal website reported March 13 being the victim of an attempted scam by an unknown person who sent a fraudulent $3,000 check for proposed legal work, police said

RETAIL THEFT >> A juvenile was cited for retail theft at 4:26 p.m. March 13 at Target, 2450 Shoppers Lane, police aid.

DRUG CHARGES >> Joel Perez, 25, of the 700 block of West Third Street, Pottstown; and Jonathon Perez, 26, of the 600 block of North Broad Street, Lansdale, were arrested at 6:51 p.m. March 13 at Ogontz Avenue and Limekiln Pike, Wyncote, and cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana, police said.

THEFT >> A Visa credit card and $70 cash were stolen from a gym locker at Cheltenham High School, 500 Rices Mill Road, March 13, and the credit card was reportedly used March 14 for an Amazon purchase, police said.

RETAIL THEFT >> Several packets of razors were stolen at 9:56 p.m. March 14 at Walgreens, 2727 W. Cheltenham Ave., by a black male, age 35 to 40, wearing a red coat who left the area on foot on Limekiln Pike, police said.

THEFT >> A PA license plate, KFJ-9800, was reported stolen at 1:27 p.m. March 15 from a vehicle in the 800 block of East Glenside Avenue, police said.

BAD CHECKS >> A trust reported March 15 two fraudulent checks totaling $2,475 were reported written from a City Bank account but were denied when someone in Florida attempted to cash them, police said.

HARASSMENT >> A resident reported March 15 receiving several phone calls from a male stating she won a cash prize and needed to go to the Western Union at Walmart, but she realized it was a scam, police said.

ROBBERY >> Reginald Harris, 47, of 2300 block of North Bouvier Street, Philadelphia, was arrested at 6:08 p.m. March 15 at Home Depot, 7690 Washington Lane, and charged with strong arm robbery and retail theft after taking a Dewalt multi-tool valued at $129 and fighting with management and police, police said. Harris, who had someone else’s ID in his possession, also had several outstanding warrants, including one from Mercer County, N.J., for failure to appear, a PA State Police warrant for forgery, one from Union County, Pa., for retail theft, and a warrant from West Chester County, Pa., for shoplifting, police said.

THEFT >> A package delivered to the apartment complex at 8480 Limekiln Pike was reported stolen at 10 p.m. March 15, police said. Someone else signed for the package, valued at $890, police said.

WARRANT >> Shaquan A Ross, 35, of the 400 block of East Auburn Street, Philadelphia, was taken into custody at 6:01 a.m. March 16 at his home by the drug task force, and heroin, crack and marijuana were recovered, police said. Ross, who had a Philadelphia warrant for possession of dangerous drugs, was taken to Montgomery County Prison and will be charged with drug-related offenses, police said.

ID THEFT >> A Wyncote resident reported March 16 being the victim of identity theft, police said.

HIT & RUN >> A vehicle parked at the Glenside Train Station, 5 W. Glenside Ave., was found damaged at 5:30 p.m. March 16, police said.

WARRANT >> Markel Manley, 27, of the 4900 block of Wakefield Street, Philadelphia, was taken into custody at 6:17 p.m. March 16 at Williams Way and Cheltenham Avenue on an outstanding Philadelphia warrant and turned over to Philadelphia police, police said.

THEFT >> A student at the Empire Beauty School, 1000 S. Easton Road, reported a wallet was stolen between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m. on March 16, police said.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY >> Gracies Restaurant, 17 Limekiln Pike, reported two small basement window panes were broken out between March 15 and 17, but entry was not gained, police said.

ID THEFT >> A resident reported March 17 that tax returns were filed fraudulently using the victim’s personal information, police said.

BURGLARY >> A MacBook and Samsung tablet were reported stolen at 6:20 p.m. March 17 from a home in the 1900 block of Humphrey Merry Way, police said.

FRAUD >> A resident reported March 18 that after she contacted an entity she thought was Amazon tech support, she was threatened with computer hacking if she didn’t purchase iTunes cards, and she purchased $1,500 worth of the cards, police said.

DRUG CHARGES >> Angel Perez Castro, 33, of the 4500 block of North Fifth Street, Philadelphia; Brenda Ramos, 44, of Bronx, N.Y.; Carlos Reyes, 44, of Bronx, N.Y.; and Carols Vazquez, 32, of the 600 block of West Lafayette Street, Norristown, were arrested after attempting to sell 2 kilos of cocaine at 1:30 p.m. March 18 in the 7600 block of Washington Lane during a controlled drug buy, police said. They were charged with conspiracy and attempt to manufacture and distribute dangerous drugs, police said.

ROBBERY >> A male approached while shoplifting at 5:36 p.m. March 18 at the Rite Aid, 1401 Cheltenham Ave., said he had a gun, but the merchandise was recovered, police said. The male was descried as a black male, age 40 to 50, 6 feet tall, wearing a dark hoody, police said; he left in a black Chevrolet sedan.

RETAIL THEFT >> Bradell Ruff, 30, of the 7800 block of Provident Road, Philadelphia, was cited for retail theft after taking $29.85 in merchandise from a store at Cheltenham Square, 2471 Cheltenham Ave., at 5:42 p.m. March 18, police said.

HARASSMENT >> Jessica Diaz, 28, of the 4800 block of North Hutchinson Street, Philadelphia, has been charged with unlawful dissemination of an intimate image and harassment after allegedly sending a harassing text message with an inappropriate photo attached to a Cheltenham resident Nov. 21, 2016, police said.

WARRANTS >> Warrants have been issued for Lance Brown, 36, and Sina Carroll-Brown, 35, both of the 6500 block of Cutler Street, Philadelphia; and Kristen Mathis, 27, of the 7900 block of Pickering Street, Philadelphia, charging them with retail theft by under ringing and receiving stolen property, police said. The charges stem from an incident reported Dec. 26, 2016, at Fresh Grocer, 1000 S. Easton Road, where Mathis was employed, and allegedly stole $645 by under ringing for her friends on Dec. 22, police said.

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