A local resident physically attacked and injured three University Police officers last Wednesday, after an argument erupted between the man and an Escort Service driver, University Police said. According to University Police Lieutenant Susan Holmes, the three officers were summoned to intervene in a verbal dispute between the driver of an Escort van and a West Philadelphia man. After asking the man to leave four times, the officers charged the man with disorderly conduct. At that point, a scuffle ensued, leaving the three officers with minor injuries. The man was charged with assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. In an unrelated incident, 12 vials of crack cocaine were confiscated from a local male who was arrested last Monday evening on South 40th Street, Holmes said. The man was seen travelling toward Spruce Street riding a bicycle while holding another one. When he saw officers Michael Sylvester and Adam Powell, he feigned falling off of his bike, throwing a paper bag under a parked car. The bag was recovered by police and was later tested by narcotics experts, subsequently revealing its contents to be crack cocaine. When she refused, he threw the .22 caliber weapon in a nearby trash can. University Police officers Tammy Watson and Laura Schmerfeld apprehended the gunman while other officers recovered the weapon. The confrontation was controlled, and no injuries resulted, Holmes said. Kinko's Copy Center was robbed of approximately $30 worth of merchandise last Friday. The thief was noticed by a University City Associate guard who notified University Police. The man was apprehended between Chestnut and Walnut Streets, and was found to be concealing a hypodermic needle in his shoe. Two large-scale burglaries occurred this week, with University students' possessions reported stolen in both cases. In the first incident, $3350 worth of computer equipment was stolen from a student living in High Rise East. A weight set, three bicycles, and a refrigerator, together valued at $1300, were stolen from a the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house on the 3900 block of Spruce Street.Comments powered by Disqus
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