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Upper Dublin police reports: Week of May 29, 2016







THEFT A resident reported May 18 using a web-based service called Sitter City to look for cleaning jobs and was contacted by a man who identified himself as a Texas man regarding a cleaning job, police said. The victim received a $1,850 check and was asked to send three separate wire transfers totaling $1,791 at Walmart, which she did before learning that the check was fraudulent, police said, and she was then unable to contact the person who sent the check.

TRESPASSING Ross E. Udell, 33, of unknown address, was cited for defiant trespass after he was found playing basketball on a property in the 200 block of Wooded Lane at 4:03 p.m. May 21 that had been foreclosed on, police said. Udell, whose father had owned the property, said the foreclosure was in question, but was uncooperative and was cited, police said.

THEFT A resident of the 1200 block of Hoffman Road reported at 11:41 p.m. May 22 that his mailbox had been stolen and a piece of concrete from a neighbor’s bench had been placed on the hood of his vehicle, causing extensive damage to the paint, police said. The resident saw a man wearing tan pants fleeing eastbound between houses across the street and police later found the mailbox, valued at $500, in the backyard of another home on the block, police said. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $500, police said.

WARRANT Damon S. Harris, 41, of the 500 block of Myrtle Avenue, Horsham, was taken into custody at 2:21 p.m. May 23 on a warrant for failing to respond to a citation for driving with a suspended license, police said. An officer observed Harris operating a vehicle and recognized him from the March 25 traffic stop, at which he was cited, and pulled him over at Burn Brae Drive and Fitzwatertown Road and gave him a second citation, police said. Harris was taken to district court, where he pleaded guilty to both citations and was released, police said.

ID THEFT A resident reported March 19 receiving calls from Kohl’s after opening an account several months ago and on May 18 decided to call back, police said. The person who answered asked for her social Security number and after she provided it, the call ended, police said. The woman did not know of any fraudulent accounts opened in her name or charges made to the account, police said.

THEFT An old lawn mower that was fixed and left for a customer to pick up at the curb in the 300 block of Twining Road, Oreland, was stolen between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. May 18, police said.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF Three Verizon utility boxes were found sabotaged the morning of May 17, police said. Verizon, whose workers are on strike, received a notice at 2 a.m. that an interruption was detected and found the fiber optic cables cut to the distribution boxes on Susquehanna Road near Cinnamon Circle, Susquehanna and Honey Run, and Applewood Drive near Dreshertown Road, police said. Damage to each was estimated at $20,000, police said.

TEEN HURT A 17-year-old girl of the 2000 block of Chippewa Ridge, Ambler, was injured May 23 in a two-vehicle accident at Butler Pike and Susquehanna Road, police said. The girl was riding a bike northbound on Butler on the right shoulder when she started to turn left and was struck as she crossed in front of a vehicle northbound on Butler operated by Shaun P. Murphy, 34, of the unit block of Waverly Court, Lansdale, police said. The teen fell onto the ground and was transported by Springfield Ambulance to Abington Memorial Hospital, police said.

WOMAN INJURED Linda A. Harbison, 60, of the 1200 block of Hall Avenue, Roslyn, was injured May 19 in a three-vehicle accident at 3:10 p.m. on Susquehanna Road near Twining Road, police said. Donna M. Elliott, 52, of the 1400 block of White Owl Road, Roslyn, was eastbound on Susquehanna looking at her phone when she struck Harbison’s vehicle, which had stopped ahead of her, police said. The impact pushed Harbison’s vehicle into the rear of a stopped vehicle operated by Laura R. Raggi, 32, of the 2400 block of Avondale Avenue, Roslyn, police said. Harbison was transported by Second Alarmer’s to Abington Memorial Hospital, police said.

DRIVER INJURED Jessica L. Armenta, 37, of the 500 block of South Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, was slightly injured May 16 in a two-vehicle accident on Candlebrook Drive near Southwind Way, police said. Armenta was southbound on Candlebrook in a curve, talking on a cellphone, when she failed to see a northbound vehicle operated by Jennifer F. Nemeth-Seay, 43, of the 1300 block of Camp Hill Road, Fort Washington, and entered the opposing lane, striking the other vehicle, police said. Nemeth-Seay said she had gone around a trash can that was on her side of the road, but was still within her lane of travel, police said.

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THEFT A resident reported May 18 using a web-based service called Sitter City to look for cleaning jobs and was contacted by a man who identified himself as a Texas man regarding a cleaning job, police said. The victim received a $1,850 check and was asked to send three separate wire transfers totaling $1,791 at Walmart, which she did before learning that the check was fraudulent, police said, and she was then unable to contact the person who sent the check.

TRESPASSING Ross E. Udell, 33, of unknown address, was cited for defiant trespass after he was found playing basketball on a property in the 200 block of Wooded Lane at 4:03 p.m. May 21 that had been foreclosed on, police said. Udell, whose father had owned the property, said the foreclosure was in question, but was uncooperative and was cited, police said.

THEFT A resident of the 1200 block of Hoffman Road reported at 11:41 p.m. May 22 that his mailbox had been stolen and a piece of concrete from a neighbor’s bench had been placed on the hood of his vehicle, causing extensive damage to the paint, police said. The resident saw a man wearing tan pants fleeing eastbound between houses across the street and police later found the mailbox, valued at $500, in the backyard of another home on the block, police said. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $500, police said.

WARRANT Damon S. Harris, 41, of the 500 block of Myrtle Avenue, Horsham, was taken into custody at 2:21 p.m. May 23 on a warrant for failing to respond to a citation for driving with a suspended license, police said. An officer observed Harris operating a vehicle and recognized him from the March 25 traffic stop, at which he was cited, and pulled him over at Burn Brae Drive and Fitzwatertown Road and gave him a second citation, police said. Harris was taken to district court, where he pleaded guilty to both citations and was released, police said.

ID THEFT A resident reported March 19 receiving calls from Kohl’s after opening an account several months ago and on May 18 decided to call back, police said. The person who answered asked for her social Security number and after she provided it, the call ended, police said. The woman did not know of any fraudulent accounts opened in her name or charges made to the account, police said.

THEFT An old lawn mower that was fixed and left for a customer to pick up at the curb in the 300 block of Twining Road, Oreland, was stolen between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. May 18, police said.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF Three Verizon utility boxes were found sabotaged the morning of May 17, police said. Verizon, whose workers are on strike, received a notice at 2 a.m. that an interruption was detected and found the fiber optic cables cut to the distribution boxes on Susquehanna Road near Cinnamon Circle, Susquehanna and Honey Run, and Applewood Drive near Dreshertown Road, police said. Damage to each was estimated at $20,000, police said.

TEEN HURT A 17-year-old girl of the 2000 block of Chippewa Ridge, Ambler, was injured May 23 in a two-vehicle accident at Butler Pike and Susquehanna Road, police said. The girl was riding a bike northbound on Butler on the right shoulder when she started to turn left and was struck as she crossed in front of a vehicle northbound on Butler operated by Shaun P. Murphy, 34, of the unit block of Waverly Court, Lansdale, police said. The teen fell onto the ground and was transported by Springfield Ambulance to Abington Memorial Hospital, police said.

WOMAN INJURED Linda A. Harbison, 60, of the 1200 block of Hall Avenue, Roslyn, was injured May 19 in a three-vehicle accident at 3:10 p.m. on Susquehanna Road near Twining Road, police said. Donna M. Elliott, 52, of the 1400 block of White Owl Road, Roslyn, was eastbound on Susquehanna looking at her phone when she struck Harbison’s vehicle, which had stopped ahead of her, police said. The impact pushed Harbison’s vehicle into the rear of a stopped vehicle operated by Laura R. Raggi, 32, of the 2400 block of Avondale Avenue, Roslyn, police said. Harbison was transported by Second Alarmer’s to Abington Memorial Hospital, police said.

DRIVER INJURED Jessica L. Armenta, 37, of the 500 block of South Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, was slightly injured May 16 in a two-vehicle accident on Candlebrook Drive near Southwind Way, police said. Armenta was southbound on Candlebrook in a curve, talking on a cellphone, when she failed to see a northbound vehicle operated by Jennifer F. Nemeth-Seay, 43, of the 1300 block of Camp Hill Road, Fort Washington, and entered the opposing lane, striking the other vehicle, police said. Nemeth-Seay said she had gone around a trash can that was on her side of the road, but was still within her lane of travel, police said.

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