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 …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Read what activities brought Lower Merion Police to Rosemont from March 25 to 31.
The Lower Merion Police Department handled a number of calls in Rosemont recently. The incidents listed below are the calls handled by police for March 25 to 31. Recent police news: Verizon Store Robbed At Knifepoint Wednesday Stolen Bike, Home Burglary in Police Blotter Disorderly Conduct, Mischief: Bryn Mawr Crime Blotter Harassment, Domestic Dispute Among Bryn Mawr Police Calls Burglary, Death Investigation Among Villanova Police Calls If you are interested in learning more about any of these incidents, email editor Sam Strike at Sam.Strike@Patch.com.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Two men wielding knives forced their way into the Ardmore store.
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 suspects. Read the description of the suspects and more on Ardmore Patch.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Lower Merion police officer committed suicide Monday morning, according to authorities.
A memorial Mass will be held Saturday morning in Bryn Mawr for Lower Merion Police Department Officer Sean Quinn, who died Monday, the department announced Wednesday. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Mother of Good Counsel, at 31 Pennswood Road, to be followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery in Villanova. Before the ceremony, friends and family will be received at Our Mother of Good Counsel from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Saturday. Quinn, 46, a 25-year veteran of township police, died Monday morning in a Philadelphia park of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to authorities. A funeral announcement the department released reads in part: Officer Quinn, a married father of three, received 32 Letters of…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Lower Merion Police Department Superintendent Michael McGrath joins about a dozen other law-enforcement authorities from the northeast United States for the 12-day training.
Lower Merion Police Department Superintendent Michael McGrath on Thursday begins 12 days of counter-terrorism training in Israel, the township announced. The following information is from the Lower Merion Township public information office: Lower Merion Police Superintendent Michael McGrath has been invited to represent the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the Northeast Counter-Terrorism Seminar (NCTS), held in Israel from January 24 through February 4, 2013. The NCTS is an intensive training program conducted in cooperation with the Israel National Police, and it is organized and funded by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), among the nation's most respected authorities on extremism, hate groups, and terrorism-and one of law enforcement's …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
18 neighborhood incidents were recorded in the week ending Jan. 6.
Lower Merion police responded to 18 incidents in the Villanova neighborhood in the week ending Sunday, Jan. 6, according to LMPD statistics. Incident descriptions do not necessarily indicate arrests or convictions. Incidents included: Did you see a police incident from this timeframe that isn't described here? Tell us about it in the comments section below.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Anyone with information about these cases can call police at 610-649-1000.
Lower Merion police on Monday reported the following recent incidents from Gladwyne and Penn Valley:
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Calls to police decreased week to week.
Lower Merion police this week released police-activity statistics for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 30. Police responded to 149 calls that week throughout Bryn Mawr and Gladwyne, down from 176 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. Police calls (which do not necessarily indicate arrests were made or charges filed) included:
Friday, January 11, 2013
Calls to police increased week to week before Christmas.
Lower Merion police this week released police-activity statistics for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 23. Police responded to 176 calls that week throughout Bryn Mawr and Gladwyne, up from 149 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. Police calls (which do not necessarily indicate arrests were made or charges filed) included:
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Where arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.
Lower Merion police relayed the following incidents to news media on Monday. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction. Theft: A black Columbia winter coat worth $100 was stolen from an apartment on the 1000 block of W Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20, police said. Simple assault: Two brothers, a 45-year-old man and a 47-year-old man from the unit block of Rittenhouse Place in Ardmore, were arrested Dec. 17 for simple assault, police said. The victim told police that on Dec. 16 around 9 p.m., he ran into an old friend and the 45-year-old man, who he didn’t know. The second man invited the victim to his residence, where he consumed alcohol, police said. Around 2 a.m., another …