Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The defendant was an employee of Horizon Services, according to Lower Merion police.
A 21-year-old Coatesville man was charged with theft on Thursday after, Lower Merion police say, he stole the credit card information of a Gladwyne customer and used it to order almost $200 worth of motorcycle parts. On Feb. 13, a woman visited her son's Waverly Road home to pay for work Horizon Services—a plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning repair firm that services the tri-state area—was performing on the house. According to court documents, the woman paid the technician, the eventual defendant, with her credit card. The Horizon charge was for $692, but a day after the work was completed, the woman noticed an additional charge she did not authorize on her card for $194.85, police say. The purchase was made at G2 Ergonomics, a …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Checkpoints and roving patrols will be on the lookout for impaired drivers.
Lower Merion Township Police will be conducting impaired driving checkpoints and roving patrols throughout the township from Friday, April 26, through Sunday, April 28. The initiative "is in partnership with a national impaired driving crackdown featuring intensified, highly visible enforcement activities," according to the township. Sobriety checkpoints stop vehicles at a selected location to determine whether motorists are operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. Roving patrols look out for drivers under the influence as they patrol the township's roads. The sobriety checkpoint is being funded by a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation grant.
Philadelphia resident faces multiple charges after leading police on pursuit, crashing into Walls and Windows on Wednesday, police say.
A Philadelphia man was driving a stolen car when he crashed into the Walls and Windows store in Bala Cynwyd while being pursued by police on Wednesday, according to the Lower Merion Police Department. Kentrell Darry Ceasar, 23, is charged with multiple felonies, according to the Lower Merion Police Department. Police said an officer discovered a black Volkswagen Jetta blocking traffic at North Highland Avenue and Raynham Road at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday. When the officer pulled behind the car, police said the Jetta fled north on North Highland Avenue and crashed into the Walls and Windows store at 171 Bala Ave. The car made it about 15 feet into the store before stopping, according to police. The driver got out of the Jetta and walked away …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
No injuries were reported from the Bala Cynwyd car crash.
A police pursuit by Lower Merion Police Department ended in a car crashing through the Walls and Windows store at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to 6 Abc. The driver of the vehicle had failed to stop or turn onto Bala Avenue and went head on through the store, according to 6 Abc. After the driver crashed into the Bala Cynwyd store, located at 169 Bala Avenue, two women were working inside the store but were luckily in the back of the store and were uninjured, reports 6 Abc. Another witness reported saying the driver appeared "pretty high" and recalled the driver saying, "I stole the car and I almost got away with it." The man was arrested and taken to Lankenau Hospital with minor injuries. No other injuries were …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The thefts occurred over the span of several months, according to Lower Merion police.
Lower Merion Police Department reported the following incidents to news media at a Monday briefing. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction. Theft: An estimated $7,000 in valuables has been stolen from a home on the 400 block of Hidden River Road in Penn Valley within the past few months, homeowners told police this week. Officers responded to the house on April 11 upon the homeowners’ discovery that some of her jewelry was missing, according to the report. In the past several months, a digital camera, part of a coin collection and several pieces of jewelry have been stolen from the home, according to the owners, together valued at $7,000. The investigation is ongoing, police said. Retail theft: A…
Monday, April 15, 2013
The boyfriend broke up the fight, according to the Lower Merion police report.
A 41-year-old Bala Cynwyd woman was cited for disorderly conduct after attacking her ex-husband's girlfriend at the Belmont Avenue Sunoco last week, Lower Merion police said at a Monday briefing. The victim told police that she had been sitting in her parked car while visiting her boyfriend at the gas station, at which point her boyfriend’s ex-wife pulled into the lot. The 41-year-old woman exchanged words with the victim, the report states, and the victim refused to get out of her car—at which point the other woman punched her in the side of the face through the open car window, police said. The victim told police that the woman then dragged her out of the car, beating her while she was on the ground, according to the report. The …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
A roundup of police calls the week of March 18 to 24 in Belmont Hills.
Lower Merion police responded to 16 incidents in Belmont Hills the week ending March 24, according to LMPD statistics. A list of those incidents is attached to this article, sorted by type. Incident descriptions do not necessarily indicate arrests or convictions. Incidents included: Did you see a police incident from this timeframe that isn't included on the attached list? Tell us about it in the comments section below.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
In one incident, a $900 tablet was stolen, police said.
Items were stolen from three cars in Bala Cynwyd this week, Lower Merion police said at a Monday briefing. All three cars were unlocked. As always, residents are advised to remove valuable items from their vehicles and lock their cars. Anyone with information on these thefts can call the Lower Merion Police Department's non-emergency line at 610-649-1000.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Plus, a theft from Joe's Crab Shack in this week's blotter.
Lower Merion police reported the following incidents to news media at a Monday briefing. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction. Retail theft: A 22-year-old Broomall man was cited for retail theft on April 1 at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bala Cynwyd after stealing a pair of $200 sunglasses, police said. Store security told police they saw the man remove a pair of Rayban sunglasses from the display case, remove the sensor and place them in his pocket, according to the report. When the man left the store, security was waiting and took him into custody, after which he was turned over to police. Retail theft: A 68-year-old Philadelphia man was cited for retail theft after placing a bottle of cologne in a …
The burglar appears to have broken a window to gain entry.
A home on the 1300 block of Bobarn Drive in Penn Valley was burglarized over the weekend, Lower Merion police told news media at a Monday briefing. The burglary occured sometime between 10:45 a.m. on Friday and 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, police said. Residents returned home Sunday night to find a broken windowpane and a number of rooms ransacked, including the bathroom medicine cabinets, according to the report. It was not immediately known what was taken, police said.