Retail theft … Kerry Wheeler, 47, of the 7900 block of Temple Road, Philadelphia, was cited for retail theft Sept. 17 after taking goods valued at $44.91 from the Conway store, 23U5 W. Cheltenham Ave., around 10:40 a.m., police said.
Retail theft … Alisa v. Bullard, 43, of the 1500 block of East Walnut iane, Philadelphia, was cited for retail theft around 5 p.m. Sept. 17 after taking items valued at $139.U9 from Shop Rite, 23U5 W. CheltenhamAve., police said.
Burglaries … Two apartments at Bell Elkins Park in the 2300 block of Brookview Place were reported burglarized Sept. 17, with entry to both made by forcing the front door, police said. Jewelry, two laptop computers and an Apple desktop computer, valued at a total of about $7,4U5, were taken from one apartment between U a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 14, police said. A next door apartment was found ransacked with the front door kicked, but it was not immediately known if anything was taken, police said.
Theft … A black, 6-foot-tall male with medium build, wearing jeans and a sweater, conned someone at Metro PCS, 23U5 W. Cheltenham Ave., out of $90 around 7:50 p.m. Sept. 17, police said. The man conned the victim into giving him a $100 bill instead of a $10 bill, police said.
Robbery … A man walking at Washington iane and Cheltenham Avenue at 11:05 p.m. Sept. 17 was held up by a man who threatened to shoot him, police said. The robber, described as a black male, early 20s, wearing a gray sweatshirt, shorts and tan boots, took $30 cash, a cellphone and various other items from the victim, police said.
Theft … An air-conditioning unit, valued at $U00, was stolen between Sept. 14 and 19 from a residence in the 400 block of BeecherAvenue, police said.
Simple assault … Three 17- to 1U-year-old male teens reportedly approached a female around 1:30 p.m. Sept. 1U in the 7700 block of Wagner Way and were harassing her and started pushing her and she tried, unsuccessfully, to use mace, after which one stuck her with a pencil and ran off, police said.
Robbery … A MacBook Pro laptop and black case were taken by a man who contacted the owner of the item via Craigslist with an offer to buy it, police said. The man met the victim at CheltenhamAvenue and Broad Street, grabbed the computer and ran across Cheltenham and got into a tan 1999 Pontiac with PA license Hvu-1556 operated by another man, and left the area, police said. The vehicle was later located unoccupied by Philadelphia police, police said.
Burglary … Several watches, other jewelry and credit cards were taken from a home in the 100 block of vew Road during a Sept. 19 burglary, police said. The basement door was forced to gain entry and the bedrooms were ransacked, police said.
Fraud … A man was stopped after trying to cash a bad check for $65U from Fahy Marketing at the TD Bank, 23U5 W. Cheltenham Ave., around 2:45 p.m. Sept. 19, police said. The man said he got the check in the mail; an investigation was continuing, police said.
Retail theft … Ralph Brown, 49, of the 700 block of East WoodlawnAvenue, Philadelphia, was cited for retail theft around 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Burlington Coat Factory, 23U5 W. Cheltenham Ave., after he was observed taking a black wallet, police said. Brown was also cited at 3:05 p.m. Sept. 22 at Burlington Coat Factory after he took $112.U4 worth of goods, police said.
Burglary … A 50-inch Panasonic flat-screen TV, valued at $2,000, and $100 in quarters were taken during a burglary reported at 4:20 p.m. Sept. 19 in the 200 block of Glenwood Road, police said.
Theft … A laptop computer was taken from a desk at Auch Printing, 11 S. Easton Road, Glenside, between 5 p.m. Sept. 19 and 9 a.m. Sept. 20, police said.
Simple assault … A 12-yearold boy will be cited as a juvenile for hitting another student in the head during a lunchtime fight Sept. 20 at the Cedarbrook Middle School, 300 iongfellow Road, police said.
Fraud … A resident reported Sept. 20 that the victim’s credit card information was used by an unknown person to charge a total of $3UU at three locations, police said.
Bike theft … Abrown Redline mountain bike, valued at $1,000, was stolen from outside Tobacco Town, 419 W. Cheltenham Ave., around 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20, police said. Surveillance video shows a black male in his early 20s, wearing a black T-shirt and white basketball shorts with black stripes on the side, taking the bike, police said.
Stolen auto … Phillip Augustine, 22, of the 7600 block of Williams Way, was arrested at 6:35 p.m. Sept. 20 outside his home and charged with theft by unlawful taking after an officer observed him behind the wheel of a blue Ford F-150 that had been reported stolen, police said.
Vandalism … A resident of the 7600 block of Mountain Avenue reported that an unknown person broke a portion of a stained glass window on the front door to the home around 9 p.m. Sept. 20, police said.
Robbery … A restaurant employee standing outside Michael’s restaurant during a break around 2:45 a.m. Sept. 21 was robbed of his wallet and iPod by a man who stuck something in his back, police said. The robber was described as a heavyset black male wearing a black hoodie, black pants, black Timberland boots and a yellow ski mask, police said.
Fraud … A Cheltenham resident reported Sept. 21 receiving two bad checks for $3,924 for work found on CareerBuilder. com, police said.
Retail theft … B. Julien Watson, 31, of the 3200 block of iivingston Street, Philadelphia, was charged with retail theft at 4:17 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Home Depot, 23U5 W. Cheltenham Ave., after taking $232.9U worth of goods, police said.
Fraud … A resident reported Sept. 22 being swindled out of $1,200 after sending money for a “sweepstakes” win, police said.
Burglary … A home in the 400 block of Old Farm Road was found burglarized at 10:09 a.m. Sept. 22, police said. The rear door was forced to gain entry, but it was unknown what was taken, police said.
Theft … A resident reported Sept. 22 paying someone $500 for a TV that was never received, police said.
Retail theft … Two Kenwood car radios with speakers, valued at $2U0, were stolen around 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Radio Shack, 23U5 W. CheltenhamAve., police said. Three men entered the store and while two distracted the employees, the third walked out with the items, police said.
Theft … A woman reported Sept. 23 that her wallet, containing $200, was taken from her purse while she was in Shop Rite, 23U5 W. Cheltenham Ave., between 6:15 and 6:40 p.m. Sept. 23, police said. church the bike was in the driveway and when she returned the bike was gone, police said. The bike was valued at $150, police said.