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Crime Stats: 2 Burglaries, 5 Thefts

Police stats for the week of Dec. 10-16 in Ardmore, Merion Station, Wynnewood, Penn Wynne and Haverford.

Lower Merion police responded to approximately 317 calls the week ending Dec. 16 throughout Ardmore, Merion Station, Wynnewood, Penn Wynne and Haverford, slightly down from about 326 calls for service received 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.

From Dec. 10 to 16, the police calls (which do not necessarily indicate arrests were made or charges filed) included:

  • Two burglaries: 300 block McClenaghan Mill Rd. on Dec. 10 at 2:56 p.m., and the unit block of Trent Rd in Overhill on Dec. 14 at 8:17 p.m.
  • Two DUIs
  • Four fires
  • Check forgery, unit block of E Lancaster Ave. in Ardmore
  • Two counts of ATM/credit card fraud
  • Three cases of public drunkenness
  • One reported assault, on the 400 block of Warick Rd in Wynnewood, Dec. 16 at 1:10 a.m.
  • Five thefts, including two retail thefts

See the full report in the attached PDF.

Richard Wright January 05, 2013 at 05:13 PM
I would live to see statistics on the following: Apprehensions Arrests Disposition of sentence Time served I have been the victim of a major home burglary and theft from automobile in Lower Merion. No proactive communication from LMPD. I would like to know how many citizens want to know effectiveness of our law enforcement personnel. I for one suspect they are far better at vehicular management and revenue side activities vs combatting real crime that disrupts lives and causes serious economic losses. RCW

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