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Burglaries in Bala Cynwyd, Belmont Hills Reported

One theft resulted in more than $23,000 worth of jewelry disappearing.

Lower Merion police on Monday reported the following incidents from the past week in the Narberth and Bala Cynwyd area:

Burglary: Sometime between June 14 and Nov. 20, a home on the 100 block of Marywatersford Road in Belmont Hills was burglarized, police said. The resident returned home to find a coin collection, antique 14-carat gold ring, silver pitchers and other items missing from the home. A rear exterior door was forced open, police said.

Burglary: Twenty-four pieces of jewelry, valued at $23,800, were stolen from a home on the 200 block of Garnet Lane in Bala Cynwyd on Nov. 21, police said. Police responded to a report of alarm activation at 12:59 p.m. on Nov. 21 and found the front door forced open. Among the items missing are an opal diamond-shaped engagement ring valued at $10,000, a gold engagement band valued at $500, a blue sapphire ring valued at $1,500 and a diamond bracelet valued at $1,200, according to the report.

Public drunkenness: A 35-year-old man was cited for public drunkenness at 12:57 a.m. on Nov. 22, police said. Police observed the man on the 700 block of Clarendon Road in Penn Valley, walking in the middle of the street and looking confused. The man, who told police he was trying to find his way back to the house he was staying at, was arrested and taken back to headquarters to sober up, police said.

DUI: A 22-year-old Malvern man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and criminal trespass on Nov. 22, police said. Around 2:59 a.m., officers responded to the Aquatic Fitness Center in Bala Cynwyd on report of a vehicle stuck on the railroad tracks. Upon arriving, officers attempted to remove the SUV from the train tracks. The vehicle’s driver, police said, was unable to keep his eyes open, appeared intoxicated, and registered 0.157 on a preliminary breath test.

Burglary: Sometime between Nov. 4 and Nov. 24, a home on the unit block of Academy Road in Bala Cynwyd was broken into via force to a rear window, police said. No loss was reported, according to the report.

Judy Brown November 29, 2012 at 01:13 PM
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