INCIDENT BLOTTER JULY 30 - AUGUST 7

On July 30, 2020 at 3:57 PM, Officers were dispatched to an assault at the Walmart Store, 400 S State Rd.  Witnesses reported to Police that there was an altercation in the parking lot involving 2 black females and a white male.  During the altercation, the white male ended up on the ground and being struck by the two females.  A black male came out of the store and kicked the male in the head before fleeing the area. A description of the fleeing vehicle was given over the police radio and the Upper Darby Police located the vehicle on State Rd.  The witness identified the black male in the vehicle as the person that kicked him.  Jameel McWilliams, 42 years old of Philadelphia, was arrested for assault. 


On July 30, 2020 Walmart Loss Prevention investigated a theft of cash from the registers.  As a result of the investigation by Loss Prevention, an 18 year old employee from Glenolden, admitted to several occasions of taking cash from the register.  The thefts resulted in a loss of $3,000 to Walmart.  The employee is being charged with theft. 


A resident reported that she was the victim of a phone scam.  The resident received a phone call from a male identifying that he worked for Amazon.  The "Amazon employee" reported that the resident had a fraudulent attempt to purchase a phone on her account.  The "employee" offered to refund the charge back to her credit card.  The credit card number was supplied.  Two charges were later found on the resident's credit card account indicating that the account was used to purchase Western Union transfers in the amount of $999. 


On August 3,2020 at 3:00 PM, Officer Austin Gallagher observed a blue Nissan Maxima being driven with expired inspection stickers.  The car was stopped and an odor of marijuana was detected from inside the vehicle.  As a result of the stop, marijuana and paraphernalia were recovered from inside the vehicle.   The driver, 24 years old from Springfield, admitted to having smoked marijuana earlier in the day.  He was released and subsequently charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.


On August 7, 2020 at 3:50 AM,  Officer Matt Hughes was traveling east in the 3000-block of West Chester Pike and observed a black Nissan Altima traveling west in the eastbound lanes. Officer Hughes stopped the vehicle and immediately noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver.  The driver, a 64 year old male from Philadelphia, was suspected of driving while under the influence and was taken to the hospital where the driver submitted to having blood drawn for testing.   The driver was released and will be charged with driving under the influence. 


Over the past weeks, Marple Police continue to be dispatched to the Lawrence Park residential area for reports of juveniles riding dirt bikes and ATV's on the roads and in the wooded area behind Sussex Blvd.   Officers have stopped several dirt-bikes and ATV's and are citing the owners/operators as they are identified.  Riding an ATV on a street or highway is prohibited.  The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code specifically states that "it is unlawful to operate a snowmobile or an ATV on any street or highway which is not designated and posted as a snowmobile or an ATV road by the governmental agency having jurisdiction."  The dirt bikes and ATV's that have been stopped are also not registered as required by law.  Officers will continue to cite and possibly impound the dirtbikes/ATV's as necessary.