Blotter: Road Rage, Lost Diamond Bracelet, Identity Thefts

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. 16 at approximately 1:35 p.m., Marple police received information from a woman who reported that over the weekend she had lost her ruby and diamond bracelet in the area of the CVS. The woman stated that she had it on while at the CVS and when she arrived at her destination, she discovered it missing, according to the report. The woman told police she checked with the CVS staff in which they told her the bracelet was not turned in. The value of the bracelet is approximately $5,000. 

Fraudulent Charges Made to Hardware Store in Ireland

On Oct. 11 at approximately 3:40 p.m., a woman came into the police station to report a credit card fraudulent incident. The woman told police someone had used her Visa debit card and attempted to make four purchases. According to the report, the woman told police she and her daughter were shopping at Walmart on Saturday evening and made a credit card purchase for $43. The woman told police she thought she dropped her card into her purse and went on their way. The woman went home and was unable to find the debit card but her daughter told her that she saw her drop the card into her purse, according to the report. Walmart was able to recover the debit card. However, Visa informed the woman later that there were four purchase attempts made on the card. One transaction was cleared for $600 from a hardware company in Limerick, Ireland. The other three transactions–each for several hundred dollars each–were for hardware and musical supplies, according to the report.

Township Employee Nearly Gets Run Over By Truck, Gets Threatened By Truck Driver

On Oct. 10 at approximately 2:40 p.m., police received a call to meet a township employee in regards to threats that occurred near Veterans Memorial Park in Broomall. Upon arrival, police met with the employee who stated that he had just finished cutting grass at the park and was taking the mower over to the Thomas Massey House. As the employee was crossing through the green light at Warren Boulevard, a white stake body truck traveling on Lawrence Road toward West Chester Pike/Route 3 had ran through the red light, according to the report. The driver of the truck slammed on the brakes and backed up on Lawrence Road, according to the report. The driver then got out of his truck and began cursing at the township employee and that he would kill him for saying something to him, according to the report. The township employee told police he did not say anything to the man and began to get off of the mower. When the employee exited the mower, according to the report, the driver began backing away and got back into his truck and sped off. 

Fraudulent Charges Made to Peruvian Airlines

On Oct. 10 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a woman reported she discovered fraudulent charges on her debit card which was placed on Sept. 8 and authorized on Sept. 12. The charge was to Peruvian Airlines for $405.40. According to the report, the charge appeared to have been made in Lima, Peru. 


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