Police Activity: Assault, Rape, Reported In Ardmore

Police activity in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood from July 16 to 22.

Lower Merion police responded to approximately 398 calls the week of July 16 throughout Ardmore, Merion Station, Wynnewood, Penn Wynne and Haverford, the previous week.

A version of the department's most recent report, sorted by the type of incident and culled of incidents throughout the rest of Lower Merion, is attached to this article.

Patch also has reported some incidents from the week of July 16 that were relayed in a .

From July 16 to July 22, the police calls (which do not necessarily indicate arrests were made or charges filed) included:

  • 23 car accidents with property damage
  • 10 thefts
  • 1 case of simple assault, on the unit block of Holland Ave. on July 22
  • 7 domestic disputes
  • 1 drug overdose
  • 2 cases of drug posession
  • 4 fires
  • 1 rape, on the unit block of E Spring Ave., on July 22
  • 3 cases of fraud: credit card fraud, fraud by deception, and one bad check

See the complete list in the attached PDF.

Brian A. August 01, 2012 at 01:22 PM
I believe Unit Block means 0-100. So the incident occurred on the 0-100 block of E. Spring Ave (which is between Cricket and Simpson according to Google Maps)
Amanda Mahnke August 01, 2012 at 01:33 PM
You're right, Mildred! Corrected.
Maria Watson Meredith August 01, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Yes, I would also like to know more details of the rape, as it happened close to my neighborhood! If it was just a random act that makes it more disturbing.
Amanda Mahnke August 01, 2012 at 01:47 PM
I'll look into the details of the rape. For the record, these stats come from a blotter posted on the department website usually a week to several weeks later—and as you can see in the PDF above, minimal information is provided. Some of the incidents are given to us in more detail by the police at our weekly Monday briefing (thefts, public drunkenness, etc), but not all of them.
ann August 01, 2012 at 02:33 PM
thank you, amanda. i'm also anxious because this is very close to my own place. what would be most helpful i think is knowing whether this was a stranger to the victim or someone they knew.


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