Monday, May 20, 2013
According to Lower Merion Police, the man ended up hopping into another vehicle.
Lower Merion Police arrested a 23-year-old Conshohocken man after the department said he attempted to elude a DUI checkpoint with an escape involving two separate vehicles. On Saturday at 12:26 a.m., Lower Merion Police were sitting at a checkpoint they had established at Belmont Avenue and Belmont Terrace in Bala Cynwyd when they saw a car approach the area and stop prior to the checkpoint. Police say a man got out of the driver side door and began running westbound on Belmont Avenue, away from the checkpoint. Police say they ran after the driver, but as they approached him he entered another vehicle, which police later learned belonged to a friend. Police say that car turned around and headed westbound—again, away from the checkpoint. …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The men were arrested in Philadelphia on Friday, according to Lower Merion police.
Two men were arrested in Philadelphia on Friday and charged with the April 10 knife-point robbery of Verizon Wireless in Ardmore, according to Lower Merion Township public information officer Tom Walsh. Dale Woodson, 30, and Joshua Jackson, 25, both of Philadelphia, were located and arrested after police served a warrant on the 5400 block of Chester Avenue in Philadelphia, according to Walsh. A second warrant was served on the 5800 block of Ashland Avenue, also a Philadelphia address, where evidence from the robbery was found. According to Lower Merion Police, on April 10 at approximately 11:14 a.m., Jackson and Woodson entered Verizon, produced knives, and forced the staff behind the counter. Police say the pair then took an unknown …
One of a number of drug busts in Lower Merion in early to mid May.
Lower Merion Police made four alcohol or drug related arrests between May 8 and May 12, according to a briefing the department provided to the media last week.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
One family had jewelry and Devon Horse Show tickets stolen.
Lower Merion Police are investigating a trio of burglaries that occurred in the township in the last week, the department told reporters at a recent briefing. Charges are yet to be filed in each crime.
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 …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Joan Delorefice had reportedly been suffering from depression in the aftermath of her husband and father's recent deaths.
Lower Merion Police have located a Haverford woman who had been missing for several weeks, township public information officer Tom Walsh confirmed Thursday afternoon. Joan Delorefice, 53, was reported missing on May 7 and was found unharmed sometime on Thursday. Walsh said there are no further details available at this time. Delorefice had lost both her husband and father in the recent months, and was suffering from depression, according to the family members who reported her missing. During an investigation, police found Delorefice's car in her garage and learned that there had been no activity on her credit card of cell phone accounts for a week.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
A rundown of the week in Bryn Mawr and Gladwyne police news.
The following incidents occurred last week around the Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne, Villanova and Rosemont area. Arrest, when mentioned, does not suggest conviction. DUI Checkpoints in Lower Merion This Weekend Public Drunkenness, Theft Among Rosemont Police Calls Hit-and-Run Injures Bryn Mawr Mother and Children; Police Seek Black Truck Burglary, Animal Incidents Among Villanova Police Calls Criminal Mischief, Sexual Predator Notifications Among Bryn Mawr Police Calls Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of $3M Ben Franklin Bust Family Carjacked at Gunpoint from Radnor Business Monday, Police Say Theft, Burglary in Bryn Mawr Police Blotter
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.
Read what activities brought Lower Merion Police to Rosemont from April 1 to 7.
The Lower Merion Police Department handled a number of calls in Rosemont recently. The incidents listed below are the calls handled by police for April 1 through 7. Recent police news: Woman Pleads Guilty in Bryn Mawr Bust Theft Family Carjacked at Gunpoint from Radnor Business Monday, Police Say Bringing the Dangers of Drinking and Driving to Life [Photos] Theft, Burglary in Bryn Mawr Police Blotter DUI, Man Charged in Burglaries and More Police Blotter
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Read what activities brought Lower Merion Police to Villanova from April 1 to 7.
The Lower Merion Police Department handled a number of calls in Villanova recently. The incidents listed below are the calls handled by police for April 1 to 7. Recent police news: Woman Pleads Guilty in Bryn Mawr Bust Theft Family Carjacked at Gunpoint from Radnor Business Monday, Police Say Bringing the Dangers of Drinking and Driving to Life [Photos] Theft, Burglary in Bryn Mawr Police Blotter DUI, Man Charged in Burglaries and More Police Blotter