Monday, February 25, 2013
Burglary turns into a robbery when resident catches burglar in home.
A University Park man was assaulted inside his own home after he unwittingly interrupted a burglary-in-progress earlier today, according to University Park police. The incident began around 12:40 p.m. when a homeowner living in the 4200 block of Tuckerman Street returned home after the house had been vacant for only an hour. Once inside, the man locked his front door and shortly afterwards encountered an intruder inside his home. The suspect, described by police as a 20-to-25-year-old black male with short dreadlocks, standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 145 pounds and dressed in all black clothing, tried to bolt through the front door. Finding the front door locked, he turned and struck the victim in the face several …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Police ask for public's help identifying, locating mugger who cut woman with knife.
A woman was robbed and cut with a knife during an incident in University Park on Thursday morning. According to an alert sent out to town residents, Michael Wynnyk, Chief of Police for University Park, a woman was walking on the foot path near 44th Avenue towards her house in Riverdale Park at about 11 a.m. when she was approached by a man who demanded she turn over her money. The woman handed over a brown wallet containing her credit cards. Then the suspect took out a folding pocket knife and cut the woman's right leg. The suspect left, heading in the direction of Queen's Chapel Road. The victim continued home and then called the police. The woman described the suspect as a white male, about 30 years old, standing about 5'8". The man …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Police Chief Michael Wynnyk said Monday night that thefts from autos were the most common crime in town.
University Park Police Chief Michael Wynnyk updated mayor and council on crime in town during the month of July. The most notable incident involved suspects whol stole 17 Apple computers from University Park Elementary School on July 27, however, every other incident in town was a theft from auto. Wynnyk reminded residents to lock their cars as many of the suspects literally open unlocked doors and took items. Here's the breakdown of incidents:
Monday, June 27, 2011
The four-forum series will begin on July 11.
University Park Police Chief Michael Wynnyk will host the second annual Summer Crime Forum starting July 11. The University Park Police Department hosted a similar series last summer to help residents learn proactive measures to take in order to prevent crime to the homes and property after there was an increase in crime. Residents shared ideas with one another and even started neighborhood watches by wards and streets. Wynnyk said this series will feature guest speakers and will include a variety of discussions including personal protection, securing your home from burglars, protecting your property, crime prevention through environmental design, Internet safety and protecting your children. Residents can also request any police-related …