Case # 20-013482

Attempted Vehicle Theft

On Tuesday, April 28th the Abington Police were dispatched to a report of a male trying car door handles in the Roslyn section of Abington Township. Police arrived and located the suspect, JERMAINE LONG. While Officers were unable to determine that a crime had been committed at the time, LONG did have a credit card in his possession that did not belong to him. LONG was released from the scene. Upon further investigation Abington Detectives determined that the credit card LONG had in his possession, belonged to a man whose truck was stolen on April 26, 2020 from the 1100 block of Easton Road. Abington Police along with Philadelphia Police located LONG in the Logan section of Philadelphia in the stolen truck on Wednesday, April 29th. He was taken into custody by Philadelphia Police and charged with receiving stolen property.

On Thursday, April 30, 2020 at approximately 1:00 p.m. a female was at the LUKOIL located in the 1000 block of Easton Road.  While in the store paying for her gas she saw a black male, with a blue hat and a blue flannel shirt sitting in the driver’s seat of her car.  The store clerk as well as the woman confronted the male and he fled.  Police were called and located the suspect matching the description after a short foot chase near Hillside Cemetery.  No injuries were reported to the suspect or police.  The male taken into custody was identified as JERMAINE LONG. He was transported back to the Abington Police Department and found to be in possession of over $2,600 in cash.  It was determined that the money was stolen from a vehicle in the 1100 block of Easton Road on Tuesday, April 28th.

LONG was charged with theft and related offenses. He was arraigned by District Justice Albert Augustine and bail was set at $25,000.  LONG did not post bail and he was sent to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

Jermaine Long, DOB 09/09/1986

CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREFORE, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.

Approved for release by:
Deputy Chief Kelley Warner
kwarner@abingtonpa.gov
267-536-1067

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