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Blotter: $500, Jewelry, Patio Furniture, Bikes Stolen at Homes

The following information has been provided by the Marple Township Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or conviction.

BROOMALL–On Oct. 2 at approximately 5:25 p.m., Marple police responded to the 200 block of Morton Avenue for a reported theft. The homeowner told police that sometime that day, their porch furniture was stolen from their front porch. The set consisted of two wicker chairs with cushions and a stand, which were valued to be approximately $400. The homeowner told police she left that morning at 7:45 a.m. and returned home at approximately 5 p.m. only to notice all the furniture gone on the front porch. The porch is not enclosed, according to the report. Nothing else was reported missing from the home and no attempt to enter the home was made, according to the report. Police are further investigating this incident. 

Woman Returns Home From Work, Discovers $500 and Jewelry Missing

On Sept. 28 at approximately 1:25 p.m., police received a call about a reported theft taken from a home on the 500 block of Portland Drive that occurred on Sept. 27 sometime after 4 p.m. According to the report, the homeowner told police her boyfriend had dropped her off at work at around 4 p.m. using the woman’s Dodge Neon for the day. The woman told police she gave the boyfriend the car keys but kept her house keys. She received a text from her boyfriend saying her car was towed to an auto body shop in Philadelphia, according to the report. When the woman tried calling the boyfriend’s cell phone, it was turned off, according to the report. The woman returned home from work at approximately 1 a.m. and discovered $500 missing from the inside of an apron that was at the bottom of her hamper in her room, according to the report. According to the report, the woman also reported her grandmother’s jewelry missing. The woman suspects the boyfriend may have made a copy of her house key, according to the report. The woman discovered the back door was unlocked but was sure it was locked prior to leaving work at 4 p.m. Police are further investigating this incident.

Jewelry Box Goes Missing While Homeowners Take Vacation

On Sept. 25 at approximately 12:10 p.m., a homeowner on the unit block of Barleycorn Drive arrived at the police station to report a theft that occurred in his home while away on a trip. According to the report, a jewelry box was discovered missing on Sept. 22. The homeowner’s wife reported she moved the jewelry box to a closet and hid it underneath some clothing prior to leaving for a trip, according to the report. Upon returning, they discovered the jewelry box missing from the closet. Cash and collector coins as well as other valuables were left untouched, according to the report. Police responded to the home where the wife showed police where the jewelry box was hidden in a closet and told police her husband found the double doors to the bedroom and closet doors open, even though they shut both doors to prevent their cats from entering the bedrooms. According to the report, the homeowners had used a pet sitting service and a house cleaning service while they were away. The homeowners discovered that the pet sitter had shut off the alarm on Set. 1 and then re-armed the alarm on Sept. 18, according to the report. It was believed that the pet sitter may have had someone else come to check on the cats and only came once a day instead of twice a day as contracted for, according to the report. Police are further investigating this incident.

Bicycle Stolen on Home Patio

On Sept. 23 at approximately 12:35 p.m., police responded to the 500 block of Warren Boulevard for a reported theft. According to the report, the homeowner told police that his son’s bicycle was stolen from the front patio of the home. The bike was left out unlocked overnight and discovered stolen the next morning. The bike is described to be a charcoal gray Mongoose 20-inch BMX bike with torn handlebar grips and a “Shutup and Ride” sticker on the back left portion of the frame. 

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