Police Blotter: Multiple Incidents at Lord & Taylor
The following information has been supplied by the Lower Merion Police Department. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.
On Monday afternoon, Lower Merion Township police reported to news media the following crimes and incidents from the Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch area in the past week:
Public intoxication: Police responded to a report of a disoriented man at the cosmetics counter at Lord & Taylor at 6:05 p.m. Jan. 17. Ronald Soffian, 63, of the 2700 block of Belmont Avenue in Philadelphia, was taken to the hospital for treatment and was issued a cited for public drunkenness, police said.
Retail theft: Police responded to Lord & Taylor at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20 after a man stole a $250 Michael Kors watch, police said. Police said Dwayne Gary, 21, of the 2900 block of N. Bambrey Street in Philadelphia, was observed taking the watch and getting on a SEPTA bus. Gary was stopped on the bus and gave police a false name and date of birth, police said. Gary was charged with retail theft, receiving stolen property and providing false identification to law enforcement. Gary also had an outstanding warrant on violating his probation, police said. Gary was unable to post bail and was transported to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.
Burglary: A home on the 700 block of Kenmare Road in Bala Cynwyd was burglarized between 4 and 6 p.m. Jan. 20, police said. Someone had forced open a door, and there was some light ransacking, but nothing has been reported missing at this time, police said.
Theft: A 15-foot section of copper downspout, valued at $100, was stolen from the 200 block of Clwyd Road in Bala Cynwyd overnight between Jan. 18 and 19, police said.
Theft, simple assault: Police responded to a report of a disturbance at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 21 at Lord & Taylor. A woman entered the fitting room and hid some clothing before exiting, police said. Store security found two shirts in the woman’s purse while she was being escorted back. The woman then pushed a member of Lord & Taylor security staff into the wall before scratching the face and biting the arm of the security member. Monique Howell, 30, of the 2700 block of 19th St. in Philadelphia was charged with simple assault and retail theft. Howell was released on her own recognizance.
Criminal mischief: Sometime overnight between Jan. 21 and 22, somebody broke off a side mirror radio antenna on a car parked on the 200 block of Stoneway Lane in Bala Cynwyd, police said.