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 …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Checkpoints and roving patrols will be on the lookout for impaired drivers.
Lower Merion Township Police will be conducting impaired driving checkpoints and roving patrols throughout the township from Friday, April 26, through Sunday, April 28. The initiative "is in partnership with a national impaired driving crackdown featuring intensified, highly visible enforcement activities," according to the township. Sobriety checkpoints stop vehicles at a selected location to determine whether motorists are operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. Roving patrols look out for drivers under the influence as they patrol the township's roads. The sobriety checkpoint is being funded by a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation grant.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Jorge Cruz is charged with three Lower Merion Township burglaries, one Radnor Township burglary and related charges, according to police and court documents.
Jorge Cruz, 46, of N. Randolph Street in Philadelphia, has been arrested on multiple burglary charges, Lower Merion police announced Wednesday. Philadelphia Police arrested Cruz in connection to a burglary and recovered "numerous items of jewelry which also linked Cruz to burglaries in Lower Merion Township," Lower Merion police said. Cruz is charged with four counts of burglary, a first-degree felony, along with four counts each of criminal tresspassing, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property, all third-degree felonies, according to court documents. Cruz is charged with three Lower Merion burglaries and another that occurred in Radnor Township, according to Lower Merion police. The exact dates and locations of the …
Two 5-foot-tall obelisks were stolen from a Haverford home's front yard last week, police said.
Two 5-foot-tall wrought iron obelisks went missing from a yard in Haverford last week, Lower Merion police said at a Monday briefing. The obelisks, valued at $500 each, were stolen from a yard on the 400 block of W Montgomery Avenue sometime between April 7 and 8, police said. Anyone with information about this theft can contact Lower Merion Police Department's non-emergency number: 610-649-1000. Also in this week's police blotter:
Monday, April 15, 2013
The 21-year-old was cited for public drunkenness, according to Lower Merion police.
A 21-year-old Ardmore man was cited for public drunkenness after he called police to ask them to break down his door Wednesday night, police said at a Monday briefing. Around 12:44 a.m. on April 11, police were dispatched following a call from an agitated man who told police he was being locked out of his apartment by his roommates, according to the report. Police found the man pacing on the unit block of W Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore, smelling of alcohol, disheveled, and covered in dirt and debris, according to the report. The man said he was locked out and wanted police to force entry into his apartment. Police refused, and asked the man to settle the issue with his roommates, and the man refused, police said. After refusing several …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
A roundup of calls to police the week of March 18-24 in Merion Station.
Lower Merion police responded to 55 incidents in Wynnewood the week ending March 24, according to LMPD statistics. A list of those incidents is attached to this article, sorted by type. Incident descriptions do not necessarily indicate arrests or convictions. Incidents included: Did you see a police incident from this timeframe that isn't included on the attached list? Tell us about it in the comments section below.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A roundup of calls to police the week of March 18-24 in Wynnewood, according to Lower Merion Police Department statistics.
Lower Merion police responded to 51 incidents in Wynnewood the week ending March 24, according to LMPD statistics. A list of those incidents is attached to this article, sorted by type. Incident descriptions do not necessarily indicate arrests or convictions. Incidents included: Did you see a police incident from this timeframe that isn't included on the attached list? Tell us about it in the comments section below.
Two men wielding knives forced their way into the store Wednesday morning, police said.
Two men wielding knives threatened staff at the Ardmore Verizon Wireless store Wednesday morning before stealing a number of cell phones from the business and driving off, Lower Merion police said in a news release. Police are looking for the two robbers, whom witnesses described as: The full release is reprinted below: On Wednesday April 10, 2013 at approximately 11:14 a.m., two males forced their way into the Verizon Wireless Store located at 195 West Lancaster Avenue in the Ardmore section of Lower Merion Township. They produced knives and proceeded to force the staff behind the counter. They then proceeded to remove an unknown quantity of cellular telephones from the victim business. Witnesses provided the following descriptions: Actor…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Plus, two more incidents in this week's blotter.
Lower Merion police reported the following incidents to news media at a Monday briefing. Theft: A white Android smartphone valued at $120 was stolen from the Ardmore Community Center on April 1, police said. The complainant placed his phone in a zipped sweatpants pocket and left the pants on the side of the gym while he went to play basketball; the phone was missing when he returned. Criminal mischief: Sometime between 11 p.m. on April 2 and 7:20 a.m. on April 3, three tires were flattened on a car on the 100 block of Walnut Avenue in Ardmore, according to the report. This is the third time this has happened, police said. Burglary: Several pieces of jewelry and an unknown amount of cash were stolen from a home on the 400 block of N …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
A roundup of police calls the week of March 18-24 in Ardmore.
Lower Merion police responded to 103 incidents in the Ardmore neighborhood in the week ending March 24, according to LMPD statistics. A list of those incidents is attached to this article, sorted by type. Incident descriptions do not necessarily indicate arrests or convictions. Incidents included: Did you see a police incident from this timeframe that isn't included on the attached list? Tell us about it in the comments section below.