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The following information has been provided by the Lower Merion Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.

Lower Merion police relayed the following incidents to Patch on Monday afternoon.

Public drunkenness: A 25-year-old Villanova grad student was cited for public drunkenness after trying to get into a stranger's car early Thursday morning, police said.

Around 2:12 a.m. on Thursday, an officer observed a man who left The Grog, then attempted to get into a cab with a number of other people who prevented him from entering, police said.

Then, the man crossed the street and tried to get into another car, a tan Volvo belonging to a stranger, who shouted at the man and would not give him a ride.

The man made his way to Kelly's Bar, but was denied entry. While he was wandering onto and off of the street, an officer stopped him. The Villanova grad student registered 0.269 on a preliminary breath test and was placed under arrest and cited with public intoxication, police said.

Disorderly conduct: A 21-year-old Villanova student was cited for disorderly conduct Friday after he was caught urinating in public, police said. Police responded to the area of S Roberts Road and County Line Road in Bryn Mawr around 2:15 a.m. Friday morning on report of a male who had urinated in the area. The student was cited for disorderly conduct.

Public drunkenness: Around 1:53 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of public drunkenness near N Roberts Road and Montgomery Avenue in Bryn Mawr, police said. An officer observed a 21-year-old man lying on the shoulder of the road with his legs in the roadway; he appeared to be passed out, police said. The officer was able to wake him and the student, covered in vomit and unable to communicate, was taken to Paoli Hospital for treatment. He was later issued a citation for public drunkenness, police said.

Public drunkenness, liquor law violation: At 2:16 a.m. Sunday morning, an office on patrol saw a 19-year-old man lying on the front porch of a home on the 1000 block of Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr, police said. The officer woke up the man and asked for his ID; the man seemed disoriented, police said, and passed over a Pennsylvania ID a number of times, eventually producing a New Jersey ID for the police officer, according to the report. When the officer asked about the Pennsylvania ID, the man admitted it was a fake ID, and he was cited for public drunkenness, underage drinking and false identification, according to the report.

Counterfeiting: A man who bought about $10 worth of items at Pun's Toys in Bryn Mawr on Sept. 29 paid for the items with a counterfeit $100 bill, according to police. The man received $90 in change and left; the cashier didn't realize the money was counterfeit until it was taken to the bank on Oct. 4, according to the report. The suspect is described as of Indian descent with black hair, about 30 years old and with an American accent, dressed in a white dress shirt and dark-colored pants at the time of the incident, police said.

JEFFREY October 10, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Relating to the counterfeiting story, That's why most businesses won't accept any bills larger than 20 dollar bills. Anyone taking a $100.00 bill is at great risk if they don't check it for counterfieiting.
joanne mudry October 17, 2012 at 04:41 PM
They will never find the guy

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