Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The homes were hit in tandem over the weekend, according to Lower Merion Police.
A burglar, or team of burglars, robbed a pair of Bala Cynwyd homes over the weekend, Lower Merion Police reported. According to the department, both of the burglaries were of homes on the 30 block of Chestnut Avenue. Multiple pieces of jewelry were taken from both homes. In each case, police believe the burglar(s) used a pillowcase to remove the haul. At 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, Lower Merion Police received a report of the first theft. The homeowner told police that he and his wife had left the house at 1 p.m. on Saturday, securing the windows and doors before leaving, and when they returned that morning they found some of their personal affects scattered in their front lawn. The victims found pry marks on the door frame of their front door—…
Monday, May 20, 2013
According to Lower Merion Police, the man ended up hopping into another vehicle.
Lower Merion Police arrested a 23-year-old Conshohocken man after the department said he attempted to elude a DUI checkpoint with an escape involving two separate vehicles. On Saturday at 12:26 a.m., Lower Merion Police were sitting at a checkpoint they had established at Belmont Avenue and Belmont Terrace in Bala Cynwyd when they saw a car approach the area and stop prior to the checkpoint. Police say a man got out of the driver side door and began running westbound on Belmont Avenue, away from the checkpoint. Police say they ran after the driver, but as they approached him he entered another vehicle, which police later learned belonged to a friend. Police say that car turned around and headed westbound—again, away from the checkpoint. …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The men were arrested in Philadelphia on Friday, according to Lower Merion police.
Two men were arrested in Philadelphia on Friday and charged with the April 10 knife-point robbery of Verizon Wireless in Ardmore, according to Lower Merion Township public information officer Tom Walsh. Dale Woodson, 30, and Joshua Jackson, 25, both of Philadelphia, were located and arrested after police served a warrant on the 5400 block of Chester Avenue in Philadelphia, according to Walsh. A second warrant was served on the 5800 block of Ashland Avenue, also a Philadelphia address, where evidence from the robbery was found. According to Lower Merion Police, on April 10 at approximately 11:14 a.m., Jackson and Woodson entered Verizon, produced knives, and forced the staff behind the counter. Police say the pair then took an unknown …
One of a number of drug busts in Lower Merion in early to mid May.
Lower Merion Police made four alcohol or drug related arrests between May 8 and May 12, according to a briefing the department provided to the media last week.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
One family had jewelry and Devon Horse Show tickets stolen.
Lower Merion Police are investigating a trio of burglaries that occurred in the township in the last week, the department told reporters at a recent briefing. Charges are yet to be filed in each crime.
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 …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Joan Delorefice had reportedly been suffering from depression in the aftermath of her husband and father's recent deaths.
Lower Merion Police have located a Haverford woman who had been missing for several weeks, township public information officer Tom Walsh confirmed Thursday afternoon. Joan Delorefice, 53, was reported missing on May 7 and was found unharmed sometime on Thursday. Walsh said there are no further details available at this time. Delorefice had lost both her husband and father in the recent months, and was suffering from depression, according to the family members who reported her missing. During an investigation, police found Delorefice's car in her garage and learned that there had been no activity on her credit card of cell phone accounts for a week.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A roundup of calls to police the week of April 8-21 in the Narberth and Bala Cynwyd area.
Theft On April 16, it was reported that on April 8 at about 10:30 a.m. a Lower Merion High School student put his cell phone and computer in his backpack, which he put in a locker room before his gym class. At about 11:30 a.m. he noticed that the phone and school-issued laptop were gone. DUI A 21-year-old Philadelphia woman was charged with DUI after being pulled over at the Taco Bell on City Avenue on April 17 around 11:45 p.m. A 25-year-old man from Philadelphia with her was cited for public intoxication. The woman admitted to drinking a small amount of Southern Comfort, police said. She failed field sobriety tests and had a BAC of .187 percent. Theft From Car Sometime between 5 p.m. on April 17 and the following morning, someone stole a…
Monday, April 1, 2013
They say Sgt. Mike Norman never took a sick day.
On Thursday, March 28 Sgt. Michael Norman retired from the Lower Merion Police Department after nearly 45 years of service. Norman was hired on July 8, 1968, and served in "Patrol Platoon 4" for 25 years until promoted to Sergeant in 1993. He subsequently served in "Patrol Platoons 1 and 2" and was assigned as a Priority Sergeant for a number of years, according to Lower Merion Township. He received a Merit Commendation for capturing 3 bank robbery suspects at Bryn Mawr Trust Bank and one additional Commendation letter. Norman was also nominated to receive the 2004 Outstanding Front Line Supervisor of the Year. According to the township, Norman never took a sick day, and was known as "the most generous man in the department, who always …
Friday, November 23, 2012
The incident occurred between Merion and Overbrook stations.
A man was struck and killed by a train in Lower Merion Township on Thanksgiving night, according to Lower Merion Police. The incident occurred Thursday at 9:40 p.m. on a stretch of tracks in the Merion section of the township, between the Merion and Overbrook stations, according to a police press release. The operator of the eastbound train immediately reported the incident. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Main Line Media News has identified the victim as Frederick Washington, 68, of Philadelphia. This incident remains under investigation by Lower Merion and Amtrak police.