Police Blotter: Bala Cynwyd Burglar Enters Broken Bathroom Window

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:

  • Burglary: Police said there was a burglary sometime between March 3 and 4 at a residence on the 400 block of Levering Mill Road in Bala Cynwyd. More than $200 in jewelry was stolen, but a specific value was unavailable, police said. The burglar entered through a broken bathroom window, police said.
  • Retail theft: Police responded to in Bala Cynwyd at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 on a report of a retail theft in progress. Security personnel said they observed a black man, about 6 feet tall in his mid-20s with a slim build, with clothes draped over his arm, walk out without paying for them, police said. The man was last seen running down Clwyd Road. The man took three Polo jackets valued at $175 each, police said.
  • Carrying without a permit: Police observed a Jeep Cherokee driving through the Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center without its headlights on about 1:29 a.m. Feb. 29. Police pulled over the driver after he turned onto Conshohocken State Road and continued without its headlights on.  An officer said he observed a strong odor of marijuana, and the man told police he was sick but declined an ambulance, police said. Police found a Glock 40-caliber in the center console, along with a bag that appeared to have contained marijuana, police said. The gun was not loaded, but there was a live magazine within arm’s reach, police added. Desmond Jackson, 36, of the 1800 block of Haworth Street in Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with carrying without a permit, possession of a small amount of marijuana and driving without headlights.


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