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Crime Stats: Post-Sandy Run on Police Services

Calls increased significantly after the storm.

Lower Merion police responded to 385 calls the week ending Nov. 4 throughout Bryn Mawr and Gladwyne, up from 249 calls the previous week, department records show.

A version of the department's most recent report, sorted by the type of incident with incidents from the rest of Lower Merion removed, is attached to this article.

Last week, police calls (which do not necessarily indicate arrests were made or charges filed) included:

  • 71 alarm activations
  • 9 animal incidents
  • 1 DUI, Nov. 1 on the 800 block of West Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr
  • 100 electrical/gas/water complaints
  • 5 fires, including two heater/chimney/flue fires Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 in Villanova
  • 3 car crashes with injuries
  • 7 car crashes with property damage
  • 1 citation for public drunkenness
  • 5 thefts

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