Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Bad Week for Jewelry: According to two separate reports from Roxborough Patch, over $13,000 in jewelry was reported missing in the past few weeks. Incidents include a $3,000 diamond ring and $10,000 in other miscellaneous jewelry. Read the full incident reports here and here. Rat in the Mouse House: Because nothing is sacred, TE Patch has a report about a burglary at Chuck E. Cheese that took place in May. According to reports, an unknown person used a pry bar to bash their way into the kids restaurant, and left without taking any money. Get the full story here. A Crummy Freelance Gig: According to a report from Media Patch, a woman reported being scammed out of $11k after agreeing to photojournalism freelance work and was never paid. The …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The men were arrested in Philadelphia on Friday, according to Lower Merion police.
Two men were arrested in Philadelphia on Friday and charged with the April 10 knife-point robbery of Verizon Wireless in Ardmore, according to Lower Merion Township public information officer Tom Walsh. Dale Woodson, 30, and Joshua Jackson, 25, both of Philadelphia, were located and arrested after police served a warrant on the 5400 block of Chester Avenue in Philadelphia, according to Walsh. A second warrant was served on the 5800 block of Ashland Avenue, also a Philadelphia address, where evidence from the robbery was found. According to Lower Merion Police, on April 10 at approximately 11:14 a.m., Jackson and Woodson entered Verizon, produced knives, and forced the staff behind the counter. Police say the pair then took an unknown …
One of a number of drug busts in Lower Merion in early to mid May.
Lower Merion Police made four alcohol or drug related arrests between May 8 and May 12, according to a briefing the department provided to the media last week.
The teen was last seen in the company of an adult male.
Chester and Montgomery counties have issued alerts for a 13-year-old girl from Reading, who was last seen Wednesday. Destiny Hernandez is described by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as an endangered runaway. Destiny may be in the company of an adult male. She has a scar on her left hand. When Destiny was last seen, she had red and orange highlights in her hair. -according to her missing poster. Hernandez is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information should call the Reading Police Department at (610) 655-6116.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Township police will conduct roving checkpoints.
Lower Merion Police will conduct impaired driving checkpoints and roving patrols through the township from May 17 to May 19. According to the township, the initiative is part of a partnership with a national impaired driving crackdown that entails highly visible enforcement activities and uses the tagline, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The sobriety checkpoint is being funded by a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation grant.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
One family had jewelry and Devon Horse Show tickets stolen.
Lower Merion Police are investigating a trio of burglaries that occurred in the township in the last week, the department told reporters at a recent briefing. Charges are yet to be filed in each crime.
Monday, May 13, 2013
According to Lower Merion Police, a dog tracked down the defendants.
A man and a woman were arrested in Merion Station over the weekend after Lower Merion Police say they pointed a handgun at a cab driver during an argument. Laquan McCall, 22, faces six felony charges relating to the incident—including robbery, aggravated assault, and firearms charges—while his female companion, 20, faces charges that have not yet been posted. On May 11 sometime before 9:34 p.m., Lower Merion police said that McCall and his co-defendant entered a taxi at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia and asked to be taken to Upper Darby. All parties agreed to take City Avenue, by way of Interstate 76, to the destination, but while the cab was on City Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, McCall and the other defendant began arguing with the driver …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Must be Some Nice Jewelry: In what is becoming something of a trend, Radnor Patch has a report about some seriously expensive jewelry being stolen from an area house. According to reports, $20,000 in jewelry was taken from a St. Davids house. No word on how much jewelry was stolen. Read the full story here. Can’t Look Back: In what authorities are calling “totally crummy,” Media Patch has a story about some car vandalism. According to reports, a woman woke up late at night to find both of her car’s side mirrors pulled off her car. Read the full story here. Hot Dog Car: It was a bad week for cars in Greater Philly. According to a report from Springfield Patch, a resident reported that someone poured ketchup and mustard all over his vehicle…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Morris Avenue was closed last week due to the flood.
Emergency personnel closed Morris Avenue in Bryn Mawr between Montgomery Avenue and Lancaster Avenue on Thursday morning due to flooding, according to Lower Merion Township. One car, unfortunately, got stuck under the railroad underpass, and Patch user Richard Cuff was there to capture the photos.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Montgomery and Chester counties have issued an alert for a teen believed to be endangered.
Both Montgomery and Chester counties have sent out alerts about a missing 16-year-old girl believed to be an endangered runaway. Her name is Jazmine Denby and she is from Norristown. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says she may go by the nickname Jazzy and that she went missing on last Tuesday. She is described as being 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing about 120 pounds with brown hair and eyes. Photos show her wearing glasses. Anyone with information is asked to call the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977. Click here for her endangered runaway poster.