Theft, Public Drunkenness, and More Police Blotter
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 police reported to news media the following incidents from the past week in Ardmore:
Theft: A woman’s wallet was stolen from her purse while she was shopping at SuperFresh in Wynnewood between 1 and 2:15 p.m. March 27, police said. The woman said someone stopped her while she was shopping to ask if she recommended a different brand and may have been distracted. Stolen was $25 to $30 in cash and various credit cards, police said.
Public drunkenness: Mark Samuels-Bey, 30, of the 5800 block of Osage Avenue in Philadelphia was charged with public drunkenness about 8:36 p.m. March 28 near Montgomery Avenue and Woodside Road.
Public drunkenness: Thomas Skwiat, 22, of the unit block of Overbrook Drive in Jackson, NJ, was charged with public drunkenness about 1:24 a.m. March 29 after police saw him exiting Brownies 23 East. Skwiat, a St. Joseph’s University student, was issued a citation and turned over to campus security, police said.
Retail theft: About 2:45 p.m. March 29, a woman was observed going into the Wynnewood Genuardi’s, pulling out bags from her pocketbook, putting items in the bags and leaving without paying, police said. The value of stolen items was $122.20, police said. Veronica Fox, 63, of the 400 block of Merion Road in Merion, was charged with retail theft, police said.
Public drunkenness: Stephen Gonet, 28, of the 600 block of W. Lancaster Avenue, was arrested on Old Railroad Avenue in Haverford about 12:09 a.m. April 1, and was charged with public drunkenness, police said.
Public drunkenness: Zolani Noonan Ngwane, 51, of the unit block of Railroad Avenue, was charged with public drunkenness about 8:36 p.m. April 1, police said.