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Malvern Police Blotter: Ides of March

The following arrest information was supplied by the Malvern Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Check fraud... On March 14, a Malvern woman was investigated for passing a bad check at a clothing store at the Malvern Shopping Center. During the investigation, police were able to identify the woman and interviewed her. The clothing store owner declined to file charges after the suspect paid the owner in full with cash.

Drug violation... On March 14 at 4:25 p.m., an officer was patrolling the wooded area of the Paoli Battle Grounds and observed several juveniles smoking marijuana through a glass a smoking devise. A male and female juvenile were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and related offenses.

Trespassing... On March 14 at 4:40 p.m. Police responded to the abandoned Fisher Feed Building at 237 E. King Street for a report of subjects trespassing.  Police found six men at the property and obtained their information. The men were given a trespass warning and advised not to return to the property.

Suspicious vehicle... On March 15 at 12:10 a.m., an officer observed a woman sleeping inside her car in the Septa train station parking lot. The officer checked the woman’s well-being. She explained that she had gotten off the train from Philadelphia and wanted to rest before she drove her car.

Suspicious vehicle... On March 15 at 05:10 a.m., an officer observed a tow truck driving with no headlights illuminated on Landmark Drive. The officer stopped the tow truck driver who reported that he was a repo man and he did not want to blow his cover.

Drug violation... On March 15, an officer observed a male loitering on the east side of the Malvern Post Office. The officer contacted the male, who was later determined to be a  juvenile. It was immediately apparent to the officer that the juvenile was under the influence of a narcotics. The juvenile was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and related offenses.

Criminal mischief... On March 17 5:23 a.m., police responded to the Malvern Crossing Apartment complex for a disturbance. During the disturbance a male subject threw a bucket of snow salt down three flights of stairs. All parties involved were intoxicated.

citizenknow March 20, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Yet the borough wants to disband the department...
Concerned Resident March 21, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Exactly, what a dumb idea! Makes you wonder if Borough Council is thinking clearly? Or does it have something else up its sleeve? Maybe it is time for a change in Council members. A Council who really represents the best interest of Malvern Borough and its residents!
Ant 3 March 22, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Couple of youngins being immature. You all act like Malvern is comparible to the streets of Harlem. You all should fund the "over-powering" presence of the Malvern Police department, not the entire borough. Women takes a nap in car, and there is police presence and public awareness issued. Give me a break!
citizenknow March 23, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Broken windows theory. Broken windows are indicative of future and more serious issues. Keep the little things under control to prevent big things.
John March 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Well that is just it. Keeping the little things under control help reduce the bigger things. It may not be the kids smoking pot that are the "big" issue. But, if they move to stronger stuff it is an issue. Then once they are hooked they need money to buy so now they steal...it is a cycle and one that always started small and usually left unchecked. But often grows fast until it can no longer be stopped.
Ant 3 April 25, 2012 at 05:37 AM
Okay, good point. However, this broken windows theory could also be applied to the presence of the malvern police. Whats next? Door to door curfews? Camera's at all intersections? No bars in Malvern? I like walking down the safe streets of the bureau. I just don't want to be forced to hold hands with a police officer everytime I come to an intersection.
Dog walker May 01, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Maybe you should listen to the true,long lived Malvern Boro residents not the new comers to the neighborhood.

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