Sunday, May 19, 2013
Check out these unusual police stores from around Greater Philadelphia
Bad Week for Jewelry: According to two separate reports from Roxborough Patch, over $13,000 in jewelry was reported missing in the past few weeks. Incidents include a $3,000 diamond ring and $10,000 in other miscellaneous jewelry. Read the full incident reports here and here. Rat in the Mouse House: Because nothing is sacred, TE Patch has a report about a burglary at Chuck E. Cheese that took place in May. According to reports, an unknown person used a pry bar to bash their way into the kids restaurant, and left without taking any money. Get the full story here. A Crummy Freelance Gig: According to a report from Media Patch, a woman reported being scammed out of $11k after agreeing to photojournalism freelance work and was never paid. The …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The teen was last seen in the company of an adult male.
Chester and Montgomery counties have issued alerts for a 13-year-old girl from Reading, who was last seen Wednesday. Destiny Hernandez is described by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as an endangered runaway. Destiny may be in the company of an adult male. She has a scar on her left hand. When Destiny was last seen, she had red and orange highlights in her hair. -according to her missing poster. Hernandez is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information should call the Reading Police Department at (610) 655-6116.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Witnesses in Newtown Square watched as a car drifted into the opposing lane of traffic, just missing several other vehicles, several times, according to police reports.
The following information was supplied by Newtown Township Police. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or conviction. Witnesses assisted in stopping a drunken Malvern man from driving recklessly in Newtown Township, police said. On April 27, at about 7:47 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of South Newtown Street Road for a report of a reckless and possibly intoxicated driver, according to the police report. Witnesses reported that a black Toyota was northbound, traveling in the opposing lane of traffic and almost caused several head-on collisions. More witnesses reported that the Toyota had stopped on South Newtown Street Road at West Chester Pike and several bystanders had the Toyota blocked in, according to the …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Check out these unusual police stories from around Greater Philadelphia.
Must be Some Nice Jewelry: In what is becoming something of a trend, Radnor Patch has a report about some seriously expensive jewelry being stolen from an area house. According to reports, $20,000 in jewelry was taken from a St. Davids house. No word on how much jewelry was stolen. Read the full story here. Can’t Look Back: In what authorities are calling “totally crummy,” Media Patch has a story about some car vandalism. According to reports, a woman woke up late at night to find both of her car’s side mirrors pulled off her car. Read the full story here. Hot Dog Car: It was a bad week for cars in Greater Philly. According to a report from Springfield Patch, a resident reported that someone poured ketchup and mustard all over his vehicle…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Also in police reports, police from multiple departments seek a man with a knife.
The following arrest information was supplied by the Malvern Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. DUI… On April 27, at 1:10 a.m., police stopped a Jeep on West King Street near Crest Avenue for a nonfunctioning brake light. A 26-year-old Philadelphia man exhibited signs of intoxication, failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI. DUI… On April 28, police stopped a 16-year-old male driver who police say was driving 52 mph in a 25 mph zone on Old Lincoln Highway. The officer smelled alcohol and marijuana and observed signs of intoxication, including bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The driver, a Florida resident, was cited for DUI and underage consumption.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Montgomery and Chester counties have issued an alert for a teen believed to be endangered.
Both Montgomery and Chester counties have sent out alerts about a missing 16-year-old girl believed to be an endangered runaway. Her name is Jazmine Denby and she is from Norristown. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says she may go by the nickname Jazzy and that she went missing on last Tuesday. She is described as being 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing about 120 pounds with brown hair and eyes. Photos show her wearing glasses. Anyone with information is asked to call the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977. Click here for her endangered runaway poster.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The district attorney says drunken driving on Route 202 caused a 'senseless' death.
Robert Elwood Landis, 49, of West Chester, is facing homicide by vehicle charges following an accident on Route 202 that took the life of a motorcyclist in Westtown on April 26. Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said Landis was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.28 percent, more than three times the legal limit at the time of the crash which killed 24-year-old Liam Crowley of Chesterbrook in Tredyffrin Township. "Anybody who drives drunk is in danger of killing another person. Getting behind the wheel of a pickup truck at night on the highway with this much alcohol in your system is like firing 5,000 pound bullet into a crowd of people," Hogan said. Read the full story on West Chester Patch.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Check out these unusual police stories from around the Philadelphia area.
Flag Flies the Coop: Someone broke into a Villanova University dorm room and stole, among other things, a Confederate flag, according to police. Read the full Radnor Patch story. Probably Not a Solo Job: One Tuesday morning, a 500-pound water heater disappeared from a Springfield yard, according to police. Read the full Springfield Patch story. Bad Date: A man on a date at the Granite Run Mall stole his date's phone and keys, according to police. Read the full Media Patch story. A Spirited Break-in: Two men entered a Wayne house one Wednesday afternoon in search of alcohol, then acquiesced when a resident demanded they leave, according to police. Read the full TE Patch story. About this column: OMG PD reviews the surprising, shocking, …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Check out these unusual police stories from around the Greater Philadelphia Area.
The Best Magazine Ever: According to a report from Marple Newtown Patch, a 22-year-old man was arrested for, among other things, stealing a magazine from an area business. The report says that the magazine was "a physics magazine," but didn't say if it was made of solid gold. Get the full story here. Best Bust: According to a report from Bryn Mawr Patch, a former housekeeper pleaded guilty to theft of a bust of Ben Franklin. She was not just some history buff, though; the bust is valued at about $3 million. Read the full report here. That's ... That's a lot of Hooch: According to a report from Radnor Patch, more than $6,000 worth of alcohol was reported stolen from an area home over the course of fourth months. Two things: I didn't realize…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Check out these unusual headlines from around the Greater Philadelphia area.
Bad Place to Fall Asleep: According to a report from Media Patch, a man was found passed out in his car, smelling strongly of marijuana. It might come as a surprise to some, but the man was parked in the parking lot of an area Chick-Fil-A. Get the full story here. Probably a Worse Place to Fall Asleep, Though: According to a report from Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch, police found a man passed out in his car. At a stop sign. With crystal meth and drug paraphernalia in his hands, according to police. Which, you know, is probably the worst place to nod off, with the worst things in one's hands. Read the full story here. Adding Frozen Meat to Injury: According to a report from Marple-Newtown Patch, a resident's home was broken into and a number …