Meeting set to discuss Lower Merion burglaries
Meeting set to discuss township burglaries
LOWER MERION Lower Merion police will hold a community meeting to discuss the uptick in burglaries that has occurred in parts of the township this year.
The meeting will be Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the second-floor board room at the township's administration building, 75 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore.
Crime prevention, crime statistics, safety tips, and neighborhood watch groups will be among the topics of discussion, said Lower Merion Police Superintendent Michael J. McGrath.
"We want to assure the community that preventing crime is the Police Department's No. 1 priority," he said.
McGrath said last month that burglaries began rising over the summer in Merion, Bala Cynwyd, and Gladwyne, and around Penn Wynne. Through Sept. 30, there have been 181 burglaries in the township, according to police statistics. - Carolyn Davis