Friday, September 4, 2015

Bank jumpers, pie thieves and drunk drivers, or, just another weekend in Delco

From three women who jumped a teen in a bank parking lot to a man who was arrested for stealing peaches and a pie, criminals worked overtime in Delco this weekend.

Bank jumpers, pie thieves and drunk drivers, or, just another weekend in Delco


Delaware County - where the peaches aren't free and not even the bank parking lots are safe.

From three women who jumped a teen in a bank parking lot to a man who was arrested for stealing peaches and a pie, criminals worked overtime in Delco this weekend.  

Around 2 a.m. Friday, a 19-year-old Broomall woman who drove to the Wilmington Saving Fund Society (WSFS) bank on West Chester Pike near Providence Road in Edgmont to meet her friends was instead jumped by three women who were hiding behind bushes in the bank's parking lot, police said. 

The motive behind the beating was not clear, but police said the assailants were "known associates" of the victim. The woman was able to escape attack, get in her car and drive away, police said. No arrests have been made.  

Later on Friday, at around 2:50 p.m., a 27-year-old Claymont, Del., man found himself with pie on his face after he was caught stealing a pie and two jars of peaches from Linvilla Orchards. 

For $18.94 worth of sweets, the man, whose identity was not released, now finds himself facing retail theft charges from state police. 

Facing even stiffer charges is a 23-year-old PCP user from Chester who, in his infinite wisdom, thought it best to run from a car stop on Friday and leave his vehicle and drugs behind, according to police. 

Around 7:43 p.m. the driver, who was not identified, was pulled over at Culhane Street in Chester. Once the trooper discovered the man was driving on a suspended license, he had the vehicle towed, but not before conducting a search on the car, state police said.  

While the trooper was searching the vehicle, the driver took off on foot, but didn't get very far before he was caught. In his car, police found two full vials of PCP and 10 empty vials, according to a news release. The driver was charged with resisting arrest, drug violations and related offenses.  

Finally, at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning, two drunk underage girls who claimed to have thrown a few back at a Ridley Township bar, were cited for a DUI crash, police said.  

The 19-year-old girls told police they had been drinking at Rick's Place, a bar in Ridley township, without being carded, according to a state police news release. Following their night on the town, one of the girls crashed her car in to a concrete barrier on the Blue Route in Marple Township, police said.  

The driver of the car, who was from Chadds Ford, was cited for underage drinking and DUI while her passenger, who was from Ridley Park, was charged with underage drinking, police said.


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