Blotter: $5K in Jewelry Taken, Soda Bombs, and More

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 July 17 at approximately 5:04 p.m., responded to the 100 block of S. New Ardmore Avenue for a reported theft. Upon arrival, police spoke with the homeowners who told police the wife’s jewelry box appeared to have been moved and several bracelets, necklaces, and pendants were discovered missing.

According to the report, costume jewelry was left undisturbed. No sign of forcible entry was discovered nor anything disturbed outside of the home, according to the report. The homeowners told police the only people with a key to the home were their children. The stolen jewelry was estimated to be $5,000. Police are further investigating this incident.

Youths Blow Up Recycling Can With Soda Bombs

On July 24 at approximately 6:10 a.m., police responded to the South Marple Little League field at 301 N. Central Boulevard for a reported vandalism incident. Police received a report that sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., a few local juveniles had opted to experiment with soda bottle bombs at the little league complex, according to the report.

During this escapade, according to the report, they blew apart a large recycling can. In addition, the bleachers were discovered to be overturned and left upside down. Police are further investigating this incident.

Truck Tire Rolls Down Hill, Damages Home

On July 24 at approximately 10:40 p.m., police responded to the unit block of Alameda Road for a criminal mischief incident. Upon arrival, police spoke with the homeowner who told police someone had rolled a truck tire down the hill from the parking lot toward the home.

The large tire then crashed into the front of the home and damaged the siding. According to the report, the tire also ran over and destroyed one of the homeowner’s lights. Police were unable to locate anyone upon arrival.

Shopping Cart Rolls Down Hill, Damages Car

On July 19 at approximately 1:25 p.m., a resident reported that a shopping cart in the parking lot had struck his car while causing significant damage to his front quarter panel. According to the report, the cart had allegedly rolled downhill from the sidewalk in front of Home Depot and into the owner’s Maxima.


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