Police Blotter: A Long Night for Ejected Brownie's Patron

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.

Lower Merion Township police reported to news media the following crimes and incidents from the Ardmore Patch area in the past week:

A man who was ejected from Brownie’s on Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore was arrested when he returned to the establishment at about 1:20 a.m. on Jan. 7 and started to bang on a glass door in the back of the club, trying to get back in, police said.

Arrested was Matthew Amentt, of the first block of S. Manoa Road in Havertown, who was taken to Bryn Mawr Hospital, issued a citation, and left there for alcohol-related treatment.

However, police were summoned back to the hospital at about 3:40 a.m. when Amentt allegedly tried to leave and became belligerent toward hospital staff. After continued disorderly conduct toward police, a township officer Tasered Amentt, according to the report.

Public drunkenness, disorderly conduct

A 68-year-old man from Redfield Street in Philadelphia was found passed out on a chair in the Annenberg Building at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood at about 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 5, police said. Security woke the man, who was uncooperative. Lower Merion police were called, and the man—who claimed he was working “undercover”—was arrested as a danger to himself and others. He was issued a citation upon his release.


Copper piping was reported stolen on Jan. 7 from a vacant home for sale on the first block of Merion Road in Merion Station, police said. A basement window was discovered forced open, and the theft was deemed to have occurred within the prior four days, since a home inspector was at the house on Jan. 3 and reported nothing unusual.


Copper downspouts worth an estimated $1,500 were stolen from the Maguire Campus of St. Joseph’s University in Merion, police said—taken sometime between Nov. 16 and Jan. 4. Despite the wide timeframe, there is a suspect in the case, though it is not known if the suspect is in custody.


A vehicle license plate was reported stolen on Jan. 6 from the 400 block of Mill Creek Road in the Haverford section of Lower Merion Township, police said. The plate number reported stolen was EYR-4170. In its place was another plate, ECX-0994, which had been reported stolen from Philadelphia sometime earlier. Police say this type of license plate theft-and-swap is rarely discovered early.


A truck bed liner was stolen from a vehicle on the 1400 block of Edgevale Road in Penn Wynne, police said, overnight into Jan. 6. The truck’s owner reported hearing an unusual noise at about 1 a.m., but he did not investigate. 



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