Police Blotter: Buca Di Beppo Theft

Plus, a woman is cited for public drunkenness after asking the police station for a ride.

Lower Merion Township police relayed the following incidens to news media on Monday. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.

Theft from building: $281 in cash was stolen from a cash deposit bag at Buca di Beppo in Wynnewood on Dec. 30. The manager said she had placed the cash in her office and locked the door around 9:30 p.m. Sunday; when she returned 10 minutes later, she saw the cash was missing. Screwdrivers were found at the scene and there were signs that the door had been forced open, according to the police report.

Public drunkenness: A 57-year-old Ardmore woman was cited for public drunkenness after walking into the police station with an odor of alcohol on her breath on Dec. 26, police said. According to the report, the woman told police around 7:56 p.m. that she had just left Bryn Mawr Hospital and wanted to be driven to Golden Living—which she would have bypassed on the way to the police station, police said. She registered .157 on a preliminary breath test, according to the report.

Public drunkenness: A 41-year-old Ardmore man was cited for public drunkenness at 8:10 p.m. on Dec. 26 near Sovereign Bank in Ardmore. An anonymous caller told police the man had been stumbling around the parking lot and hit his head. When police arrived, the man told police he’d been drinking for a while. The man was taken to Bryn Mawr Hospital for a laceration on his head. According to the report, he registered .307 on a blood alcohol content test.

Disorderly conduct: Two Lower Merion 20-year-olds were cited for underage drinking around 1:59 a.m. on Dec. 28. Police had responded to the area on report of five males who were damaging Christmas decorations on the caller’s property. Police later stopped five males near Manoa Road and Henley Road; the two in question were cited after police smelled a strong odor of alcohol on them, according to the report. Because the homeowner couldn’t identify the group, they were not cited for vandalism, police said.

Public drunkenness: A 22-year-old New Jersey man was cited for public drunkenness outside Brownies 23 East on Dec. 29, police said. Police responded to Brownies on report of a man who was possibly going through a psychiatric emergency; the man rocked back and forth and said he was going to die. When reaching to shake the police officer’s hand, he missed four times, police said. The man registered .225 on a preliminary breath test and was cited for public intoxication, according to the report.


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