Theft … A cab driver called police at 5:55 a.m. July 30 and reported that an intoxicated customer who was taken to the 500 block of RyersAvenue refused to pay the $15 cab fare, police said.
Burglary … A school administration building in the 2000 block ofAshbourne Road, Elkins Park, was burglarized between 6 p.m. July 27 and 5:55 a.m. July 30, police said. Entry was made through unlocked windows and locked closets were forced open, with an undetermined amount of tools stolen, police said.
Auto recovered … A vehicle stolen out of Philadelphia was recovered at 12:43 p.m. July 30 in the 1800 block of Graham Lane, police said.
Vandalism … The tires on a vehicle parked in the 2000 block of Mather Way, Lynnewood Gardens, were slashed between 2 p.m. July 30 and 5:20 a.m. July 31, police said.
Vandalism … The mailbox at a home in the 100 block of Marvin Road was damaged between 10:15 and 10:30 p.m. July 31, police said.
Graffiti … Graffiti was found painted on the rear wall of Ross Dress for Less, 3001 W. Cheltenham Ave., around 2:10 p.m. July 31, police said.
Retail theft … A white male in his 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 175 pounds, wearing ragged blue basketball shorts and an orange shirt took 10 power fitting washers, valued at a total of $100, from Home Depot, 2385 W. Cheltenham Ave., around 2:25 p.m. July 31, police said.
Theft … A wall safe was forced at a home in the 7900 block of Hidden Lane, between 8 a.m. July 30 and 6 p.m. July 31 and $2,000 was taken from it, police said. The home did not show any signs of forced entry, police said.
Criminal mischief … Parking meters on Glenside Avenue and Bickley Road were found vandalized at 10:50 a.m. Aug. 1, police said.
Bike theft … A red, Trek 700 hybrid bike with a splash guard on the rear wheel, a bike computer and two light assemblies was reported stolen Aug. 1 from a home in the 2000 block of Mather Way, police said.
Theft … A resident of Elkins Park House, 7900 Old York Road, reported Aug. 1 that a dog the victim had adopted was taken by the seller and not returned, police said.
ID theft … Aresident reported
Aug. 1 that an unknown person madeadebitcardwithdrawalfromthe victim’scheckingaccount,policesaid.
Bike stolen … A 26-inch Yukon uL, silver and blue bike valued at $600 was reported stolen from the porch of a home in the 400 block of Cottman Avenue at 10:17 a.m.Aug. 2, police said.
Fraud … A resident reported Aug. 1 after receiving a suspicious $2,880 check for babysitting services, the victim returned the money and then found out the check was fraudulent, police said.
Criminal mischief … Atree in the front yard of a home in the 300 block of Winding Way, Glenside, was found sprayed with paint at 7:24 p.m.Aug. 2, police said.
Vandalism … An object was thrown through the windshield of a vehicle parked at the Towers at Wyncote, 8480 Limekiln Pike, Aug. 2, police said.
Vandalism … The mailboxes at four homes in the 8000 block of Jenkintown Road were damaged between 7 p.m. Aug. 2 and 7 a.m. Aug. 3, police said.
Theft … Multiple tools were discovered missing from a truck parked at a business in the 500 block of Stahr RoadAug. 3, police said. The truck had been parked at the location for six months and was locked, police said.
Assault … Gilbert Backers, 62, of the 8400 block of Fayette Street, Philadelphia, was charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment Aug. 3 following a domestic incident at Cedarbrook Plaza around 12:50 p.m., police said. Backers was allegedly choking his wife until witnesses stopped him, police said.
Retail theft … David Scott, 35, of the 7000 block of Cedar Park Avenue, Philadelphia, was charged with retail theft Aug. 3 after taking $530.99 worth of goods from Home Depot, 2385W. CheltenhamAve., at 2 p.m., police said.
Theft … Thirty rental folding chairs were reported stolen at 4:36 p.m. Aug. 3 from a home in the 7600 block of Massey Way, Elkins Park, police said.
Retail theft … Norman Parker, 54, of Baltimore Avenue, Phila- delphia, was charged with retail theft Aug. 3 after taking $383.18 in goods from Home Depot, 2385 W. CheltenhamAve., police said.
Vandalism … The owner of a property in the 500 block of Jefferson Avenue reported at 4:11 a.m. Aug. 4 that the home had been egged, police said.
Vandalism … A vehicle parked in the 2000 block of North John Russell Circle was found scratched on both sides at 4:34 p.m.Aug. 4, police said.
Arrest … Michael Smith, 42, of Fitch Road, Hatboro, was arrested at 5:04 p.m. Aug. 4 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 3301 Cheltenham Ave., and charged with resisting arrest and possessing packages of suspected narcotics and paraphernalia, police said.
Retail theft … Nathaniel Riley, 58, of North Uber Street, Philadelphia, was cited for retail theft after taking $119 in goods at 5:14 p.m. Aug. 4 at ShopRite, 2385 W. CheltenhamAve., police said.
Warrant … Nykeem Ponder, 25, of unknown address, was taken into custody at 8:50 p.m. Aug. 5 on an outstanding Philadelphia warrant at Cheltenham and 78th avenues and transferred to Philadelphia police, police said.
DUI … A warrant has been issued forAndrew Shoma, 28, of the 200 block of Runner Street, Jenkintown, charging him with driving under the influence in connection with a traffic stop at 8:38 a.m. March 23 at Washington Lane and Church Road, police said.
DUI … Connie Mestre, 25, of the 1100 block of Dorset Street, Philadelphia, has been charged with driving under the influence following an accident at 2:51 a.m. April 14, police said. Mestre had a BAC of 0.22 percent, police said.
DUI … Donna Cotchetovsky, 53, of the 2500 block of Old Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville, was charged with driving under the influence June 24 following a traffic stop around 9 p.m. at Shoppers and Washington lanes, police said.