Friday, April 5, 2013
Applications must be filed by April 26.
Narberth Borough is looking for police officer candidates, according to an email from borough officials. Applications, which can be obtained at the Narberth Borough Office, must be filed at the municipal building by 2 p.m. on April 26, along with a $55 non-refundable application fee. A written exam will be held at 9:30 a.m. on May 4 at the municipal building. The listed requirements are: More information can be obtained by contacting the borough at 610-664-2840.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The 19-year-old driver may have been traveling in excess of 60 mph on Sunday night, police said.
A 19-year-old Bryn Mawr resident will be charged with reckless driving and related offenses after she drove a car into a building on Montgomery Avenue on Sunday night, Narberth Police Department Sgt. Bob Yantorno told Patch. The incident occured around 10:30 p.m. on March 31. The 19-year-old driver was traveling at well above the posted 35 mph speed limit—possibly in excess of 60 mph, Yantorno said—when she lost control of her vehicle and went careening into the building on the 900 block of Montgomery Avenue in Narberth. The vehicle caught on fire, but each of the vehicle’s four occupants escaped with no injuries, Yantorno said. The car, on the other hand, was destroyed in the crash and fire and was towed. The building was also …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Narberth police said the same man shoplifted from Rite Aid twice in five days.
The same man stole hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from the Montgomery Avenue Rite Aid in two thefts last week, according to Narberth Police Department Sgt. Bob Yantorno. Video surveillance revealed that on March 20, a man walked into the 640 Montgomery Avenue Rite Aid, filled up a basket with items, and walked out without paying for any of them, Yantorno said. On March 24, police believe the same man entered the same store and asked the clerk for about 20 packs of cigarettes. The clerk asked for $218, at which point the man smiled, ran out the door with the bag of cigarettes and jumped into a van, Yantorno said. A quick-thinking nun got the license plate number of the van, which she turned over to police. The van is listed as …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
James Conway faces charges of criminal mischief and harassment, according to borough police.
James Conway, a Narberth resident and former officer in the Narberth Police Department, has been charged with harassment and criminal mischief against a neighbor, Sgt. Robert Yantorno told Patch. A complaint was filed last week about an alleged incident Nov. 5, Yantorno said. Conway used a key to scratch the car of a neighbor with whom he had a disagreement, a witness told police. It was unclear how the case might proceed; no hearing date for Conway was on file in county court records as of Tuesday evening. Yantorno completed an investigation begun by Officers Sean McCabe and Kelly Lynn, both of whom filled vacancies on the borough force this year. The vacancies were left after Conway resigned suddenly in September 2011 and Lt. Art Pavoni …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Kelly Lynn is a borough resident.
Kelly Lynn became the Narberth Police Department's second female officer in history when she was sworn in at Monday night's council meeting. The hiring also was significant because it brought the force back up to six officers for the first time in a year, the time it has taken to replace the resigned Officer James Conway and the retired Lt. Art Pavoni. Officer Sean McCabe joined the department earlier this year from the Philadelphia Police Department. Lynn comes to the department from a position with Montgomery County; she graduated last summer from the Montgomery County police academy. Mayor Tom Grady and Council President Sam Quinn both congratulated Lynn and wished her a long and happy career in the department.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Kelly Lynn is set to bring the force back up to six officers.
Narberth Borough Council voted Monday night to make borough resident Kelly Lynn the sixth officer on the police force. This brings the department up to six officers for the first time in almost a year. Officer James Conway resigned in September, and Lt. Art Pavoni retired soon afterward. Officer Sean McCabe has since joined the force. Lynn is set to join the force after giving notice and serving out her job with Montgomery County, then going through a borough training program, Borough Manager Bill Martin said. Lynn, who could not be reached for comment Tuesday, graduated last summer from the Montgomery County police academy. Sgt. Robert Yantorno, the department's senior man in uniform, told Patch he was pleased to have a vacancy filled. …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The Montgomery Court Apartments resident was arrested on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
A 54-year-old Narberth woman arrested outside her apartment Tuesday tried to vandalize a surveillance camera in a Lower Merion holding cell, borough police told Patch. Narberth police tried numerous times to persuade the Montgomery Court Apartments resident to return to her home, Sgt. Bob Yantorno said, but eventually arrested her on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. People arrested in Narberth are typically held in cells at the Lower Merion Police Department because the borough does not have holding cells, Yantorno said. Once in the holding cell, the Narberth woman tried to vandalize the camera, apparently with the intent of disabling it, Yantorno said. Whether substantial damage was done or the woman would be facing …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
A rear window was pried open on Forrest Avenue earlier this month.
Narberth police Sgt. Robert Yantorno on Wednesday reported two recent crimes to Patch: Burglary: Sometime from July 13 to July 16, a burglar entered a home on the 200 block of Forrest Avenue, Yantorno said. A small hole had been cut in a rear window screen and the window, presumed locked, had been pried open. Expensive jewelry had been left undisturbed while the burglar made off with a $28 replica necklace. Yantorno said it was the latest in a strange pattern, highlighted by a burglary earlier this year in which a culprit—perhaps unfamiliar with foreign currency—neglected an open envelope containing about 1,000 euros. "These people are not taking anything of any value at all," the sergeant said. Vehicle theft: Overnight from July 20 to …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Sean McCabe starts his new job Tuesday night.
The borough of Narberth filled one of the vacancies on its six-officer police force Monday night, swearing in Officer Sean McCabe. At the Borough Council meeting, Mayor Tom Grady administered the oath to McCabe, who told Patch he is coming off 8 1/2 years on the Philadelphia Police Department and will take his first Narberth shift Tuesday night. Narberth's police force became shorthanded in September with Officer James Conway's resignation. Lt. Art Pavoni then retired at the end of November, leaving Sgt. Robert Yantorno as the highest-ranking officer. Lower Merion officers have helped fill in extra shifts in the months since. Council President Sam Quinn told McCabe at Monday's meeting, "We look forward to many years of service, and I know …