Archive: July, 2012
Lower Merion Police are investigating two 17-year-old part-time summer township employees, both of them playground counselors at General Wayne Park in Merion Station, for allegedly discharging an airsoft pistol on two summer day campers late Wednesday morning.
The two, whose names were not released because of their age, are said to have struck two 12-year-old boys. One boy was struck on the pinky finger and another was struck in the back, on his upper shoulder blade. Both children were deemed unharmed by a summer camp supervisor, who said the plastic projectiles caused no marks on the boys.
“Both employees are suspended without pay, with the intent to dismiss,” said Lower Merion Parks and Recreation Department Director Lindsay Taylor, who referred the matter to Township police.
The Lower Merion Township Parks and Recreation Department has announced that due to extreme heat, the Township playground programs will end at 1 p.m. today. Playground staff is notifying parents about the programs' early dismissal.
All other programs will continue as scheduled.
There has been an increase in residential burglaries over the last 10 days, according to an email blast from Lower Merion Township, particularly in the areas of Penn Valley and Merion. Several have been overnight.
Immediately report any suspicious persons or vehicles in your neighborhoods and take extra care to secure your home. Use outside lighting, timers inside their homes, and notify neighbors or the police department when you will be out of town.