Lower Merion commissioner, police release details on recent burglaries

An e-mail message sent out this morning, Feb. 3, provided further details on several recent burglaries that occurred in Lower Merion last month.

Commissioner Jenny Brown of Ward 2, who sent the message, encouraged residents to contact the Lower Merion Police Department at 610-649-1000 with any additional information on the crimes, or to report any suspicious activity.

The burglary details are as follows:

Jan. 20 – a residential burglary happened in the 700 block of Kenmare Road in Bala Cynwyd between 4 and 6:15 p.m. A side door to the house was forced open, and the lock mechanism for that door was damaged. As of this time, nothing has been reported as missing.

Jan. 21 – a residential burglary took place in the 200 block of Trent Road in Wynnewood. The homeowners went away beginning Jan. 20, and a nearby neighbor saw the front door standing open the next day and called police. The police offices on scene found the door had been pried open, possibly prior to the snowfall that happened early that morning.

Jan. 25 – an attempted burglary for a residence in the 1200 block of Drayton Lane in Penn Wynne was discovered by police who were patrolling the neighborhood after a burglary suspect vehicle was observed in the area around 1:45 p.m. The officers chased the vehicle towards Upper Darby. It may be connected to other cases currently under investigation. The driveway door entrance of the residence showed signs of fresh damage.

Jan. 27 – a residential burglary took place in the 700 block of Merion Square Road in Gladwyne, where the first floor door was broken at the rear of the residence between 3 p.m. on Jan. 26 and 10:45 a.m. Jan. 27. The residence is in the process of being sold, and nothing appears to be missing at this time.