Police blotter August 29 to September 11, 2022
Warminster Township Police Department – Arrests and Notable Incidents Blotter:
Period from 29/08/22 to 11/09/2022
WT-22-09709 Retail Theft Stop
After completing an investigation, a 55-year-old Warminster man was charged with retail theft from the CVS store worth approximately $105.
WT-22-10321 Public arrest for drunkenness
On 01/09/2022 at approximately 7:50 a.m. Police responded to the 100 block of Nemoral Street for a man who was seen tripping and was seen lying in the grass in the area. When police arrived, the man was found lying unconscious on the grass near the train tracks in the area of Park Ave and Nemoral Street. The 29-year-old from Warminster was assessed at the scene by paramedics and eventually released to family members. The man was cited for public drunkenness.
WT-22-07924 Arrest for burglary and criminal mischief
After investigating, police charged a 15-year-old Warminster man with burglary, criminal mischief and related offences. Police responded to a local Vape Shop located in the 200 block of W. Street Road where they discovered that the front glass door had been damaged and an entrance was made into the store. While checking inside the business, it was discovered that goods had been taken and passed. The total value of the items taken would be approximately $3,700 and $550 damage to the front door.
WT-22-10497 Retail Theft Stop
On 05/09/2022 at 1.38pm police responded to the Rite Aid store on York Road for an ongoing retail robbery. The actor left the scene before the police arrived, thanks to the investigation, the actor was located and identified. The theft was valued at around $360. A 33-year-old man from Warminster has been charged with theft.
WT-22-08137 Identity Theft/Access Device Fraud Arrest
Police are investigating an incident at a local business located in the 300 block of W. Street Road. A customer’s credit card was taken and used without authorization. Police have charged a 19-year-old Warminster man with access device fraud and impersonation.
WT-22-09982 Disorderly Conduct
Police have charged a 43-year-old Warminster man with disorderly conduct after an incident was reported at a football game at Arch Bishop Wood High School.
WT-22-04821 Drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia
Police have arrested an 18-year-old Warminster man for drug and drug possession. The man was found in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
WT-22-10603 Arrest for common assault and harassment
Police responded to an apartment complex in the township on 08/09/2022 at approximately 10:38 a.m. After an investigation, a 55-year-old man from Warminster was charged with common assault and harassment.
*** Catalytic converter thefts have become very common more recently, especially for certain types of vehicles. Robberies happen quickly with the actor(s) entering and exiting the area normally within minutes. Most of the time, the actor(s) uses some type of saw and quickly cuts out the vehicle’s expensive converters, then flees the area. These stolen converters are usually then sold for scrap metal and the rare metals found inside. The fact that they don’t remove them to reuse them on another vehicle is why they can quickly cut them and leave the area in a hurry. We ask everyone to be extra vigilant for this type of activity. If you see suspicious activity around parked vehicles, please feel free to call 911 or 215-672-1000 (non-emergency dispatch) to have the officer respond and check the area. Please let the dispatcher know if you have any useful information so they can alert the response agents. Some useful information would be the description of the actor or their vehicle, the actor’s direction of travel if they have already left the area, the vehicle/location from where you suspect the theft occurred and any other information you may have. feeling is useful. Be careful and don’t put yourself in danger. The key is to have an officer come to check the area as soon as possible if crime is in progress or suspicious activity has just occurred.
***ALL SUSPECTS/DEFENDANTS IN REPORTED INCIDENTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY BY A COURT, CERTAIN INFORMATION/INCIDENTS MAY BE WITHHELD DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE INCIDENT OR ACTIVE INVESTIGATIONS* **
** Community awareness:
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**** As many residents know, a drug collection box is located at the Police Department (401 Gibson Ave, Warminster PA) for the convenience of township residents. This drop box allows residents to safely dispose of their old prescription and over-the-counter medications. The box is located in our 24-hour police lobby. The residence should read the warning label on the front of the drop box to ensure they only leave approved items. These items are picked up and then properly disposed of by the police.
****Remember to remove children and pets from vehicles when unattended. Leaving a child and/or pets unattended can be extremely dangerous given the various weather conditions. If you notice a child unattended and/or an animal in distress in an unattended vehicle, citizens are asked to call the police.