Blotter: Smoking Burglar on West King, Street Sign Stolen
The following arrest information was supplied by the Malvern Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Criminal mischief... On Aug. 7, police received a report that someone had broken into the abandoned home near on the 100 block of Old Lincoln Highway, near the Bridge Street intersection. The break-in happened some time between July 31 and the date of the report. The storm door was removed, but the intruder likely didn't go into the home due to rotted floorboards. A sculpture in front of the house, valued at $200, was shattered.
Harassment... On Aug. 13, police charged a contractor working at Malvern Pizza with harassment. The man was demanding money for his work on the driveway area, but the business owners said the work was not completed to their satisfaction, and they would pay when it was fixed.
Theft… On Aug. 13, police received a report that, some time between Aug. 10 and 13, unknown actors removed the street sign at Highland and Malvern Ave., valued at $72.
Burglary… On Aug. 16, between 1:30 and 7:59 p.m., a burglar pried open the door of a home on the 200 block of West King Street. When residents returned home, they found $400 in cash was taken and $4,900 worth of jewelry, including gold rings, earrings and bracelets. Damage to the external side door was $550. Police have no suspects; the only evidence they found was a cigarette.