Police: Villanova Student with Fake IDs Tries to Hit Cop at Kelly’s

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

On Monday afternoon,  reported to news media the following incidents from the past week in Bryn Mawr and Gladwyne:

Underage drinking: During a routine check for underage drinkers by police shortly after midnight on Feb. 3 at , officers encountered a Villanova student who tried to make a run for it then resisted arrest and attempted to strike a patrolman as she was being handcuffed, Lower Merion Police said Monday. Arrested was Alexandra Balaci, 20, of Wernersville, Pa., who was found to have two fake IDs on her person at the time of arrest. Balaci had tried to slip away but was stopped, at which point she presented one of the IDs, according to police. The woman was held on charges of resisting arrest, two counts of false identification, public drunkenness, underage drinking and disorderly conduct. She was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Underage drinking: Responding to a call at about 1:20 a.m. on Feb. 5, about an alcohol overdose on the 100 block of N. Merion Avenue in Bryn Mawr, officers and paramedics discovered Grace Ward, 20, of the 200 block of N. Merion Avenue, police said. Ward was transported to for treatment and cited for underage drinking.

Public drunkenness: Melvin Dunn, 49, of the 500 block of E. Penn Street in Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with public drunkenness on the evening of Feb. 1, police said. 

Theft: Some time between Feb. 1 and 3, a 6 foot fountain statue weighing about 100 pounds was stolen from the south side of a home on the 1200 block of Aromink Road in Villanova, police said. No value was given and no suspects or descriptions were given.


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