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
Check out these unusual police stories from around Greater Philadelphia.
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.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The production company, co-founded by a Lower Merion graduate, documents wild parties and posts the video online.
"I'm Shmacked," an increasingly popular production company that specializes in video of teens and college students having wild parties, has been implicated in the near riot that led to a flipped car on Walnut Street in West Chester this weekend, Action News is reporting. According to Philly.com, "I'm Shmacked" was co-founded by 2011 Lower Merion High School graduate Jeffrie Ray. West Chester Police broke up a party on Saturday that was attended by as many as 500 people, West Chester Patch is reporting. Party-goers reportedly paid $15 each to get into the private house near West Chester University's campus. According to reports, the party spilled out into the 400 block of Walnut Street after police broke it up, at which point a group …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Check out these unusual police stories from around the Philadelphia area.
Flag Flies the Coop: Someone broke into a Villanova University dorm room and stole, among other things, a Confederate flag, according to police. Read the full Radnor Patch story. Probably Not a Solo Job: One Tuesday morning, a 500-pound water heater disappeared from a Springfield yard, according to police. Read the full Springfield Patch story. Bad Date: A man on a date at the Granite Run Mall stole his date's phone and keys, according to police. Read the full Media Patch story. A Spirited Break-in: Two men entered a Wayne house one Wednesday afternoon in search of alcohol, then acquiesced when a resident demanded they leave, according to police. Read the full TE Patch story. About this column: OMG PD reviews the surprising, shocking, …
Friday, May 3, 2013
A vehicle was traveling the wrong way down the Blue Route in the early morning hours Friday, police say.
Two people are dead following a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 476 early Friday morning, Marple Newtown Patch is reporting. According to Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks, a man from Philadelphia and a man from Delaware City, Del. are dead, however, their names are being withheld until next of kin is notified. All lanes of the highway were closed for several hours, from Exit 5 (U.S. Route 1) to Exit 9 (Broomall), while crews cleared the crash and it reopened around 7 a.m. Friday, according to NBCPhiladelphia.com. Read the full story here.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
No residents were injured. The burglars fled and it is unknown whether they were hit, according to police.
Would-be burglars of a Wynnewood home fled Thursday afternoon after the homeowner fired a handgun at them, Lower Merion Township spokesman Tom Walsh said. Walsh said police believe two or three males entered the back door of a house on the 1200 block of Remington Road, after they had knocked on the front door and received no answer. The men then encountered the homeowner, who fired an unknown number of shots at them. It was unclear whether the men were hit. The homeowner was briefly handcuffed after he exited the front door holding the handgun, Walsh said, until police confirmed his identity. The invaders left the scene in a white car, and shortly thereafter Narberth Police began pursuit. According to Narberth Police officer in charge Bob …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The defendant was an employee of Horizon Services, according to Lower Merion police.
A 21-year-old Coatesville man was charged with theft on Thursday after, Lower Merion police say, he stole the credit card information of a Gladwyne customer and used it to order almost $200 worth of motorcycle parts. On Feb. 13, a woman visited her son's Waverly Road home to pay for work Horizon Services—a plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning repair firm that services the tri-state area—was performing on the house. According to court documents, the woman paid the technician, the eventual defendant, with her credit card. The Horizon charge was for $692, but a day after the work was completed, the woman noticed an additional charge she did not authorize on her card for $194.85, police say. The purchase was made at G2 Ergonomics, a …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Check out these unusual police stories from around the Greater Philadelphia Area.
The Best Magazine Ever: According to a report from Marple Newtown Patch, a 22-year-old man was arrested for, among other things, stealing a magazine from an area business. The report says that the magazine was "a physics magazine," but didn't say if it was made of solid gold. Get the full story here. Best Bust: According to a report from Bryn Mawr Patch, a former housekeeper pleaded guilty to theft of a bust of Ben Franklin. She was not just some history buff, though; the bust is valued at about $3 million. Read the full report here. That's ... That's a lot of Hooch: According to a report from Radnor Patch, more than $6,000 worth of alcohol was reported stolen from an area home over the course of fourth months. Two things: I didn't realize…