Police Blotter: Attempted Burglary, Deli Drama

About $240 in merchandise was also stolen from Urban Outfitters last week.

Lower Merion police relayed the following incidents to news media at a Monday briefing.

Theft from building: A resident of Saunders House on the 100 block of Lancaster Avenue in Wynnewood reported $70 was stolen from an unlocked cabinet in her room on Dec. 8 or Dec. 9.

DUI: A 54-year-old Ardmore man was charged with driving under the influence after being pulled over at Wynnewood Road and City Avenue about 1 a.m. Dec. 13, police said. He declined to perform sobriety tests or submit to blood-alcohol tests, police said.

Disorderly conduct: About 2:05 p.m. Dec. 13, a 20-year-old Ardmore woman hit another woman in the back of the head on Rittenhouse Place, then chased her down and tried to stop her from calling 911, police said.

The Ardmore woman charged with disorderly conduct got into an argument in Rittenhouse Deli, then hit the other woman in the back of the head after they had both left the deli, police said. The victim ran into Rossi Shoe Service, held the door closed and called police; meanwhile, the Ardmore woman was trying to kick the door down, police said. The victim reported no injuries that required hospitalization.

DUI: A 31-year-old woman from Springfield, Delaware County, was charged with driving under the influence at Montgomery Avenue and Old Lancaster Road in Haverford about 8:50 p.m. Dec. 14, police said.

Attempted burglary: A resident of the unit block of Trent Road in Penn Wynne reported Dec. 14 about 8:15 p.m. that he had discovered pry marks on the basement door jamb, broken glass and wire meshed peeled back from a window. It appears no one was able to break in, police said.

Retail theft: Two women stole $240 in merchandise from the Suburban Square Urban Outfitters about 1:10 p.m. Dec. 15, police said. The pair took two pairs of pants and four shirts and walked out of the store, running away when store security gave chase, police said. There are no suspects.


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