Hatboro Police Blotter

Burglaries, thefts reported.

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Burglary (commercial)

On Dec. 4, sometime between 7:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., someone burglarized a commercial building in the 100 block of South York Road and stole approximately $20 and two bank cards. The thief gained entry to the building by smashing a window. The incident is still under investigation.

Criminal mischief (multiple)

On Dec. 4 at 7:35 p.m., officers began investigating reports of criminal mischief to numerous homes. Investigation revealed at least four homes on Windsor Avenue and one home on Madison Avenue were targeted by vandals as well as several parked vehicles. The vandals tossed and tampered with Christmas decorations, dumped leaf bags that were left curbside for pick up, and sprayed shaving cream on parked cars. Based on a witness account, the vandals likely passed through the neighborhood at approximately 6 p.m. The witness saw multiple juveniles tossing and tackling decorations in a neighbor’s yard. The incidents were reported to police an hour and half later. Monetary loss at this time appears to be minimal with only a few decorations sustaining physical damage.

Indirect Criminal Contempt (PFA Violation)

Christopher L. Oneill, 32, of Hatboro, was arrested on Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hatboro police station and charged with indirect criminal contempt when he turned himself in for violating a Protection From Abuse Order on Dec. 1 when he contacted a person he was prohibited from contacting. He was arraigned by District Justice Juanita Price of Glenside and was released from custody on $10,000 unsecured bail. 


  • On Dec. 1 officers investigated a theft at a commercial business in the 200 block of Wood Street. Investigation revealed six spools of cable/wire worth approximately $1,200 were stolen from the business sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 
  • On Nov. 27, a resident in the 400 block of Springdale Avenue reported someone stole their rooster lawn ornament valued at approximately $20.
  • On Nov. 25, a resident in the 400 block of Crescent Road reported someone stole two resin lawn chairs from their driveway. An estimate of the cost to replace the lawn chairs was not provided.

Burglary (attempt)

On Nov. 30 at 1:14 a.m., officers investigated a burglary attempt at an apartment building in the 400 block of North York Road. Investigation revealed a resident of the building may have interrupted a burglary when he heard noise in the basement and went to investigate. It was discovered someone broke a padlock on a storage unit and likely fled out a rear door when the resident came to investigate. Nothing was stolen from the storage unit.



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