POLICE INCIDENT - 1100 & 1200 BLOCKS OF ANGORA AVENUE
TYPE OF INCIDENT: SHOTS FIRED
On Friday July 15, 2016 at 0319 hours, Yeadon Police was dispatched to 1126 Angora Avenue for shots fired. The complainant heard ten shots and saw a group people run towards West Cobbs Creek Parkway. Another complainant stated that possibly a white Infinity is involved which was seen leaving the area towards West Cobbs Creek Parkway. On arrival at the scene, police spoke with several residents who stated they heard multiple gun shots in the area.
Residents reported that that there was a group of females fighting on Angora Avenue. Responding Officers made contact with two females running from the area on the 800 block of Fern Street. One of the females had sustained lacerations to the face and her right shoulder.
Police transported the two females back to Yeadon Borough Police Station for questioning. The two females both sisters, were from the city of Philadelphia. One female sustained injuries to her chin, mouth and right shoulder. Police dispatched an ambulance to Yeadon Borough Police station for treatment and transporation. Police interviewed both victims. They stated that they took an Uber cab from Philadelphia to meet up with a friend in Yeadon who they recently spoke with on Instagram. They were dropped off in the 1200 block of Angora Avenue. Both sisters stated that they were unsure of the correct address for their friend. One of the females had apparently lost her phone and was unable to provide a good address for where they were dropped off and the correct address of this friend. They were standing outside talking for approximately five minutes when a pick-up truck drove up with approximately 12 black females that got out of the vehicle. They began to attack the two females. One of the female victims stated she was struck multiple times in the face by a male and was unsure, if she was struck by a fist or an object. She stated she fell to the ground. They then stated that someone began firing a gun, unknown who or where the shots came from. She attempted to hide behind a car. She thought she heard 10 shots. She grabbed her sister and ran towards West Cobbs Creek Parkway and went onto Fern Street where they were stopped by Police. One female was transported to the hospital by ambulance 16-7. Police continued to question the females about the incident and her story did not change. The victims did not provide any more details about the incident. Police contacted the Mother of the two victims and advise her of the situation and that her daughters were at Mercy Fitzgerald hospital being treated. Yeadon Police and responding Police Officer’s from other communities searched the entire area for other suspects but found no one in the area. Several parked motor vehicles were struck by the gun fire. Anyone having any information regarding this incident should call Yeadon Police Department at 610-623-1500. The investigation is ongoing.
On Thursday, February 11th 2016, the Yeadon Police Department has responded to a rash of vehicle beak-ins that occurred along the 700, 800 and 900 blocks of Bullock Avenue. Some of the targeted vehicles were parked in the rear driveway, while others were parked on the street. These incidents occurred during the early morning hours.
The suspect (s) used some type of tool to “pop out” the passenger side window of each vehicle. In most cases the suspect would then reach inside the vehicle and remove property from the vehicle. Most residents parked their vehicles, late Wednesday night and discovered the break-ins on Thursday morning.
These thefts are referred to as "smash and grabs". Criminals will often target vehicles that are parked in dark and isolated areas. Valuables left in plain view in the vehicle also may generate motivation for criminals to quickly break a window and grab them. None of the residents neither heard nor saw anything suspicious prior to the thefts.
The police department has increased patrols in the area. We are asking all residents if possible, to park your vehicle in a well-lit area – in a garage if possible. Use Motion Senser Lights in rear of property.
Most important – immediately call “911” if you see or hear anything suspicious, especially during the early morning hours.
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Yeadon Borough is part of the Delaware County 911 program. If you have a medical, police or fire emergency, dial 911.
Be sure to stay on the phoneline until you have answered all the emergency operator’s questions. Be ready to give the operator your name and street address of where the emergency vehicles should go.
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