Police Blotter: Marijuana, DUI, Thefts
Six youths were allegedly smoking marijuana at Lehigh Circle Park.
Three Women Charged with Retail Theft
Macy’s security reported May 22 at 9:13 p.m. that they had three females, one an employee, in custody for alleged retail theft. Patrolman Andrew McKinney responded and the investigation showed that the employee, Khaleah Durham, 19, of the 6100 block of Catherine Street, was allegedly under ringing merchandise for the other two women. Patrolman Stephen Hurwitz stopped one of the suspects as she was exiting the store. The other was apprehended during a transaction in the store. Courtnee Dean, 27, of the 5400 block of Westminster Avenue, Erica Brown, 23, of the 500 block of N. 54th St. and Durham were taken into custody and brought to the Springfield police station. They were charged with retail theft for allegedly taking a total of $1,780.04 worth of merchandise from the store, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy. Detective Robert Nutley is handling the investigation.
Valuables Stolen from Gym Locker
A Collingdale resident reported that sometime between 10:40 a.m. and 11:41 a.m. on May 23 someone forcibly entered her gym locker at the LA Fitness Club in the 800 block of Baltimore Pike and stole her gym bag. The bag contained various articles of clothing, a ladies watch, her gold wedding band and a Blackberry phone. The hinge part of the locker was broken to make entry.
Youths Charged with Suspected Marijuana
Springfield Police received a report of a group of youths acting suspiciously in Lehigh Circle Park on May 22 at 5:55 p.m. Patrolman Andrew McKinney responded and located a group sitting on a picnic table in the playground area of the park. Investigation showed that they all had been smoking suspected marijuana and two youths were in possession. All of the juveniles were taken into custody and transported to the police station. Four of the youths, juveniles from Ridley Township, were issued citations for disorderly conduct and were later released to relatives. The remaining two suspects, a 17 year-old boy from Milmont Park and a 17 year-old girl from Folsom, will be petitioned to juvenile court in Media and charged with violations of the Health and Safety Act. They were also later released to relatives. The incident is under investigation by Detective Robert Nutley.
Items Stolen from Vehicle
A Clifton Heights resident reported May 22 that sometime between 5 p.m. and 9:29 p.m. someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole two cellular phone chargers while the vehicle was parked in the lot at the Springfield Country Club.
Car Accident Results in DUI Charges
Springfield Police received a report of a traffic accident in the 100 block of S. Norwinden Drive May 23 at 2:20 a.m. Patrolman Scott Francis arrived and the investigation showed that a vehicle traveling on S. Norwinden Dr. had struck a parked vehicle. Further investigation showed that the operator, Marissa Boorse, 26, of the 700 block of Crescent Drive in Glenolden, was allegedly intoxicated. She was taken to Springfield Hospital, had blood drawn, and was then brought to the Springfield Police Station. She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and related motor vehicle violations. She was later released to a relative. The incident is under investigation by Detective Robert Nutley.
Vehicle’s Windows Smashed
A Brookhaven resident reported May 23 ay 6:14 a.m. that sometime during the night someone smashed out the front driver’s and passenger’s side windows on her vehicle while it was parked in the lot at Church Road Park. The contents of the glove box were rummaged through but nothing was missing from the vehicle. It appears as if the damage was done by a rock.
This information was provided by the Springfield Township Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it doesn't indicate guilt or conviction.