Monday, February 25, 2013
Doylestown Borough residents asked to pay special attention to people and vehicles in their neighborhoods after a string of burglaries on Maple Avenue.
Police have stepped up their patrol of Doylestown's Maple Avenue, but also are asking for help from the public to solve a string of burglaries in the area. Doylestown Borough Police Chief Jim Donnelly on Monday asked people to pay closer attention to the people and vehicles in their neighborhoods, and to call police immediately if they see something suspicious. "You live in the neighborhood, you know who should be there and who shouldn't," the chief told the audience at Monday's borough council meeting. "I don’t care if it’s the priest, the pope or the rabbi. Give us a call and we’ll go out there and investigate." Four homes on Maple Avenue have been burglarized since Jan. 11. "Three were nighttime burglaries where someone entered through …
Doylestown Borough Police say a woman tried to leave the store with a cart full of groceries without paying for them.
A woman is facing theft charges after police say she tried to leave a Doylestown grocery store without paying for the contents of the cart. Doylestown Borough Police say she tried to remove several bags of groceries from Acme without attempting to pay for the items. The incident occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at about 7:05 p.m., according to the police report. The items were valued at $164.13, police said. Doylestown Borough Police Chief Jim Donnelly said that the items were recovered. "The manager stopped her before she could leave," Donnelly said. After reviewing the store's video surveillance tapes, Donnelly said police officers believe the woman tried the same thing on the two previous Wednesdays, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Police are reminding people to lock their doors and windows and report anything suspicious.
Another home on Doylestown's Maple Avenue was burglarized Thursday, prompting police to ask neighbors to lock their doors and windows and to report anything suspicious. It's the fourth such burglary since the beginning of the year, Doylestown Borough Police said Friday. This burglary happened during the daytime, at a home on the 300 block of Maple Avenue. The residents told police they left home at about 8:30 a.m. When they returned at 3:51 p.m., they saw that two rear windows had been damaged, according to the police reports. Police said the thief or thieves appear to have entered the home by tearing a screen in one of the damaged windows. In the previous break-ins, the thief or thieves got in through unsecured rear doors and windows …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Another home targeted on Maple Avenue in Doylestown recently.
A home on Doylestown Borough's Maple Avenue was burglarized recently, the third such incident in recent weeks. In the latest incident, the burglarized home was in the 300 block of Maple Avenue. Police believe entry was likely gained through an unsecured first-floor window. An iPad and $380 cash were stolen from the kitchen of the home, according to the police report. The iPad was valued at about $636. The theft occurred sometime between 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 and 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. The most recent break in similar to two other recent cases. On Jan. 11, a resident of the 300 block of Maple Avenue reported that an unlocked rear door was entered and a MacBook Pro laptop computer was removed. The homeowner was asleep on a …
Monday, February 18, 2013
A stolen debit card leads to more than $500 worth of charges, and a tire is reported slashed.
A debit card stolen from a Doylestown nursing home led to more than $500 in fraudulent purchases, according to police. Doylestown Borough police officers are investigating the theft of a debit/check card from an apartment at Wesley Enhanced Living at Heritage Towers, according to police reports. The theft happened sometime between Jan. 22 and Feb. 1, police said. The stolen card was used to make 11 purchases totaling $528.09. The purchases were made between Feb. 1 and Feb. 4 in Warminster, Feasterville, and Philadelphia, police said. In a separate incident, police are investigating an instance of criminal mischief. A tire was slashed on a vehicle parked in the lot next to Ventresca’s on West State Street. Police said it happened on …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Police say two laptops were stolen from a home on Doylestown's Maple Avenue, the second time in about three weeks.
Two MacBook Pro computers were stolen recently from a home on Maple Avenue, the second theft of Mac laptops from houses on the street in three weeks. Someone entered a home on the 500 block of Maple Avenue and took the two Macs sometime between 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, according to Doylestown Borough Police. There were no signs of forced entry into the home, Police Chief Jim Donnelly told Patch. The residents of the home were home when the theft occurred, but were asleep and didn't hear or see anything, Donnelly said. This theft follows a similar incident that happened on Jan. 11 On that night, a resident of the 300 block of Maple Avenue reported that someone entered an unlocked rear door and removed a …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Thieves recently made off with nearly $1,000 worth of keyboards from Doylestown's Staples store.
Store managers and Doylestown police are trying to figure out what thieves would want with more than a dozen computer keyboards. Several computer keyboards were reported stolen recently from the Doylestown Staples store. Doylestown Borough Police Chief Jim Donnelly said the theft was discovered when a store employee noticed an empty shelf. "Somebody from Staples said 'Where’s all the keyboards?' and they were gone," Donnelly told Patch. "They went back over the tape and picked out two guys who were in that area." After inventorying the product, store employees determined that eight keyboards, valued at $979.92, were missing, Donnelly said. The theft happened sometime between 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 and 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3. They then…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Borough police are investigating a sexual assault by an unknown man on West Ashland Street.
A woman told police she was sexually assaulted by an unknown man as she got ready to leave work one recent night in Doylestown. She had left work and was at her car, which was parked in the parking lot on the 200 block of West Ashland Street on Jan. 23 shortly before 6 p.m., according to police. The woman was putting things in the back seat of her vehicle when a man grabbed her from behind, Doylestown Borough Police Chief Jim Donnelly said Thursday. The man pushed her up against her car and began fondling her breast, according to the police report. He then placed his hand inside her jeans before releasing her, Donnelly said. He then ran toward the SEPTA train tracks across the street. The woman told police that she never saw his face so …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Doylestown Borough Police on Thursday reported several alcohol- or drug-related incidents.
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Thursday, January 31
Doylestown Borough Police on Thursday reported several recent alcohol- or drug-related citations handed out recently. Officers cited four people for driving under the influence, one after allegedly driving the wrong way down East State Street, a second after allegedly driving erratically on Route 202. A third was cited with DUI and drug possession after police said they found him allegedly intoxicated and smoking pot in a parked car near the Mercer Museum at nearly 3 a.m. The fourth allegedly failed to stop his vehicle at the stop sign at Court and Hamilton Streets. Police also cited three people for public drunkenness, one after allegedly staggering in Wawa, the second after allegedly sleeping in the doorway of Doylestown Bookshop, and …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Doylestown police reported two assaults and a physical confrontation in the borough recently.
Doylestown Borough Police reported two assaults and a physical confrontation in the borough recently. In the first incident, Stephen Weber, 31, no fixed abode, was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 19 at about 5:03 a.m. Police said he allegedly pulled a female acquaintance down a flight of steps by her hair after a verbal altercation at an apartment on the tens block of E. State Street. During the altercation, Weber damaged a door and window of a local business, according to the police reports. Weber is also charged with criminal mischief, public drunkenness, and disorderly conduct. In the second incident, officers are investigating the report of an assault that occurred on Sunday, Jan. 20 at about 1:45 a.m. outside of Chambers Restaurant. A …