Monday, May 13, 2013
According to Lower Merion Police, a dog tracked down the defendants.
A man and a woman were arrested in Merion Station over the weekend after Lower Merion Police say they pointed a handgun at a cab driver during an argument. Laquan McCall, 22, faces six felony charges relating to the incident—including robbery, aggravated assault, and firearms charges—while his female companion, 20, faces charges that have not yet been posted. On May 11 sometime before 9:34 p.m., Lower Merion police said that McCall and his co-defendant entered a taxi at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia and asked to be taken to Upper Darby. All parties agreed to take City Avenue, by way of Interstate 76, to the destination, but while the cab was on City Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, McCall and the other defendant began arguing with the driver …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The shoulder will be closed on the Schuylkill Expressway between Conshohocken and City Avenue for several days.
Look out, commuters. Starting next week, the PennDOT highway team will do some maintenance sweeping along I-76 East, which means intermittent closures of the right shoulders in both directions of the Schuylkill Expressway. The closure will be between the Conshohocken and City Avenue interchanges, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday this week.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
It happened early Saturday morning at the store on City Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, according to LMPD.
The Lord & Taylor store on City Avenue in Bala Cynwyd was burglarized early Saturday morning as multiple security alarms were dismissed as probable false alarms, Lower Merion police told news media on Monday. According to LMPD, someone forced open the center door of the upper-level entrance before 5:45 a.m. Saturday. Several people were apparently involved in breaking into display cases and collecting merchandise to take from the store. The store's ADT alarm system had been set at 10:30 p.m. Friday by a departing employee, police said. ADT alerted store security staff that alarms had been triggered in one area at 5:49 a.m., then in several other areas at 5:58 a.m. Both times, police said, security staff told ADT to disregard the alarm …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The business now has a Bala Cynwyd location and a Center City location.
The Center City Philadelphia restaurant Honeygrow opened a Bala Cynwyd location on Thursday, serving what a manager called "healthy fast food" and filling the last hole in the Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center's City Avenue-side expansion. Next door in Honeygrow's building are AT&T and Corner Bakery, which opened last year, as did the Bryn Mawr Trust bank branch at a nearby standalone spot. All are next to City Avenue, whereas the rest of the shopping center is set back farther. Honeygrow, debuting with a staff of roughly 25, will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., manager Wolf Williams told Patch. The restaurant's phone number is 610-667-2573 and it can be reached online at honeygrow.com and on Facebook. The address is 169 E. …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The 50-year-old Philadelphia man died early Tuesday, NBC-10 reported.
NBC-10 reports a 50-year-old Philadelphia man was struck and killed by a car near City Avenue and Presidential Boulevard on New Year's Day. Patrick Coyle was crossing the northbound (Philadelphia-side) lanes of City Avenue near his Presidential Apartments home early Tuesday morning when he was hit, according to NBC-10, by a car that was immediately driven away from the scene. Philadelphia police are investigating the identity of the driver, according to the report.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The stretch between Conshohocken State Road and Bala Avenue was shut down from about 3 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
An apartment resident's violent threats and eccentric behavior Wednesday afternoon—including wielding a large knife for hours and stripping naked during talks with police—prompted a massive law-enforcement response that kept part of City Avenue closed through evening rush hour, Philadelphia police told Patch. The unidentified man was taken into custody about 6 p.m., having been stunned with a Taser gun just inside his front door, said Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan of the Philadelphia Police Department's Homeland Security Unit. It was unclear what charges he faced. The incident started about 2:10 p.m. at a building on the Philadelphia side just south of the Cynwyd Line railroad tracks. Sullivan told Patch the man, a resident of the apartment…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
You might have missed this story during Tuesday's voter-ID furor.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
No charges have been filed in the apparent road-rage incident.
Two drivers on City Avenue early Friday morning called police to report they had been victims of road rage in which President Barack Obama's name had been invoked, Lower Merion police said Monday. About 6:30 a.m., a woman called police from Kings Grant Drive in Bala Cynwyd, just off City Avenue. She said she had passed a green Chevrolet Malibu that was driving slowly southbound on City. The driver then screamed at her, "I hate Obama" and used profane and racist language, she said. While she was on the phone with police, she said, the man pulled his car behind hers, got out, kicked and damaged her car, then drove away. Soon afterwards, another officer received a phone call from the other driver, who said he had done nothing before a woman …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
About 50 gas stations in the Philadelphia area say Lukoil corporate won't supply at fair rates.
The gas station at City and Belmont avenues was among about 50 Philadelphia-area Lukoil locations that advertised astronomical fuel prices on Wednesday, as owners protested the rates they must pay to their Lukoil corporate suppliers. About 7 a.m., the City Avenue Lukoil showed prices of $7.77, $8.88 and $9.99 for its different fuel grades, manager Arun Joseph said. However, staff kept the pumps out of order, to stop unobservant customers from accidentally filling up at the steep rates. "I've just been telling people, 'Today is not a day to buy gas,'" Joseph said. "I feel so bad about my regular customers—the state troopers, Channel 6, Channel 10." (ABC's and NBC's Philadelphia affiliate studios are just north of the gas station on City …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Bala Cynwyd store was held up at gunpoint Sept. 1.
Police have released a still shot from surveillance video that shows a person robbing the 7-Eleven on City Avenue Sept. 1. The man pointed his gun at the clerk until he was given money from the cash register, then fled toward Oakland Terrace, police said. He was described as a 5-foot-10-inch black man in his 20s, wearing a dark hoodie and white Chuck Taylors. The store was also robbed Aug. 28, but it is unclear whether the two crimes are connected. Anyone with information about either robbery is asked to call Lower Merion police at 610-649-1000.