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Police Blotter: Vehicle Stolen, Home Burglary, Thefts From Cars

The following information has been supplied by the Marple Police Department. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.

Flower Basket Vandalized

On May 14 at approximately 2 p.m., responded to the 500 block of Warren Blvd. for a reported vandalism incident. Upon arrival, police spoke to the homeowner who reported that a hanging flower basket that was given to them for Mother’s Day had been vandalized. The homeowners showed police where the plastic pot was cracked and told police that they have been the victims of several acts of vandalism over the past couple of years, according to the incident report. According to the report, they have had floodlights broken, windows banged on, and some type of acid dumped onto their car. The homeowners have lived in the neighborhood for 32 years now, according to the report.

Theft From Car

On May 14 at approximately 5:15 p.m., police responded to the unit block of Lindbergh Avenue for a reported theft from a vehicle. Upon arrival, police spoke with the homeowner who told police that she had parked her unlocked vehicle in the driveway late Friday night on May 11. The next morning the woman told police she noticed that a cup holding about $40 in loose change was missing.

Van Stolen From Parkway

On May 13, police responded to the 300 block of S. Park Way. for a reported stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, police spoke with the vehicle owner who told police that he had parked the vehicle on S. Park Way. According to the report, sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on May 13, someone had taken the 2005 Chevy Express van from the location. According to the owner, there is a vehicle-mounted carpet cleaner (valued at approximately $25,000) inside the back of the van. In addition, the man’s wallet, driver’s license, credit cards, a few checks and a cell phone were also inside the van. Police are further investigating this incident.

Ladders Stolen From Yard

On May 13 at approximately 12:35 p.m., police responded to the 100 block of 2nd Avenue for a reported theft. Upon arrival, police spoke to the complainant who told police that sometime in the last 30 days someone had taken a 24-foot metal extension ladder (valued at approximately $200) and an 8-foot metal A-frame ladder (valued at approximately $75) from his rear yard, according to the report.

TVs, Jewelry Stolen From Home

On May 9 at approximately 6:05 p.m., police responded to the unit block of Strathaven Dr. for a reported burglary. Upon arrival, police met with the homeowner who told police that she had come home from work and found the front door forced open. According to the report, police checked the home for any intruders and discovered no one was inside but observed that the entry and exit point appeared to have been the front door. According to the report, damage to the doorframe was extensive and impact points were observed on the door. Jewelry and TVs were reported missing from the home. A large flat-screen TV was removed from the rear den and a mid-sized TV from the master bedroom as well as three jewelry boxes were removed from the dresser were discovered missing.

Over $2,600 Fraudulent Charges Made

On May 7 at approximately 8:35 p.m., police received information from a resident who reported he had received a letter from Home Depot Corporation stating that his credit card number had been used in Norwalk, CT, for a $1,020 purchase and in Valley Stream, NY, for a $1,650 purchase.

Coach Bag, Wallet Taken From Car

On May 7 at approximately 6:07 p.m., police responded to a vehicle crash on Lawrence Road and S. Sproul Rd. Upon arrival, while investigating the crash, police spoke with the involved party in the crash who told police that she was en route to the police station to file a theft from vehicle report. The complainant told police that someone had removed her black Coach bag from her car while it was parked in the parking lot of 2220 S. Sproul Rd. between 8:25 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. According to the report, the woman stated that the purse was on the passenger floor of the vehicle with a jacket over the purse but stated she was unsure if the vehicle was locked. The purse is approximately valued at $300. In addition the purse, a Coach change purse (valued at approximately $50), a Coach wallet (valued at approximately $150), a Coach gift card for $50, three credit cards, a personal checkbook, social security card and personal paycheck were also taken. Police are further investigating this incident.

$900 Fraudulent Charges Made

On May 7 at approximately 7:47 p.m., police received information from a resident who reported that she had received a call from a company called newegg.com and were requesting confirmation that she ordered two Dell laptops. The woman did not purchase the items, according to the report. According to the report, the laptops are to be delivered at an address in Reading, PA. The laptops are valued at approximately $600 each. In addition, the woman received another notice that someone had ordered $300 worth of clothing from Lord & Taylor department store.

Wallet Stolen While Dining Out

On May 3 at approximately 2:41 p.m., a woman came into the police station to report that the wallet was taken while at in the Lawrence Park Shopping Center. According to the woman, she was eating at the restaurant with a relative, paid the bill with a credit card and then drove to A.C. Moore and realized her wallet was missing when she attempted to make a purchase. According to the report, since the woman had left the restaurant, two other patrons had used the same booth and employees had checked the restaurant and trashcans for the wallet. The woman reports that about 12 various credit cards, two employer checkbooks, and $800 were inside the wallet. Police are further investigating this incident.

Gold Necklace Stolen at Rehab Center

On May 3 at approximately 2:02 p.m., police responded to on 50 N. Malin Rd. for a reported theft. Upon location, police spoke with the complainant and the administrator at the facility who stated that a gold chain with an Austrian gold coin medallion went missing on Feb. 15. The night before, the care nurse was undressing the woman when the nurse took the necklace off of her and placed it on top of the bed table in the room. The woman reported she did not recall who the nurse was and does not believe she had seen her before or since that night. The following morning, the necklace was unable to be found. An official investigation began on Feb. 27th by the rehab center. The care nurse was eventually identified who stated se had placed the necklace into the top dresser drawer as requested by the resident, according to the report. The woman was hired on Jan. 9 but fired on April 9 after failing to show up for work two consecutive days. Police are futher investigating this incident.

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