WPD Reports: $6k Rolex Stolen from Locker, Sugar Poured in Gas Tank
Weekly Whitemarsh Police reports.
All information is according to official police reports filed at the Whitemarsh Township Police Department. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
At approximately 2:52 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, a patron of the Ace Center, 800 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that someone had stolen his $6,500 Rolex from his locker while he was golfing.
The victim told police that he had placed the gold and diamond watch and his keys into a locker at approximately 8 a.m. and returned at 2 p.m. He also carried his locker key with him the entire time and the locker showed no signs of damage, police said.
According to a police report, Ace employees observed a suspicious male enter the building around 12:30 p.m. and exit a short time later to the parking lot. Staff described the male as Hispanic, with dark hair and facial hair, wearing a white polo golf shirt, white golf hat, and dark pants. The man matched a description of another male suspected of stealing credit cards from the locker room.
Employees also observed what they deemed a suspicious light blue Chrysler with 20-inch chrome wheels in the parking area between 1:30 and 2 p.m.
At approximately 1:20 p.m. on Monday, July 9, a resident of the 600 block of Bradley Place, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that someone had used his credit card to make three purchases totaling $3,000 in March. The resident was not held responsible for any charges, but was concerned after he determined that an individual had signed for one of the packages from his address, while he was away at work.
Criminal mischief with motor vehicles:
At approximately 11:58 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, a resident of the 600 block of Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, reported to police that someone had put sugar in the gas tank of his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway.
[A Snopes.com entry concludes that the myth of sugar destroying a vehicle's engine is false.]
The resident told police he had received threatening phone calls recently from someone he refused to name, and also said he owed that person money. Police advised the victim to contact them if he changed his mind.
At approximately 10:09 a.m. on July 12, a resident of Creek View Terrace, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that someone attempted to scam him after he placed his iMac laptop for sale on Ebay.
According to the resident, he had found a buyer for the computer and shipped the device to a requested address. However, the buyer then called Paypal and claimed the resident was a fraudulent seller, and was refunded his money. Police were able to halt the delivery and will return the computer to the resident.
At approximately 3:24 p.m. on Monday, July 9, a Gladwyne resident reported to police that someone used her credit cards to make approximately $2,000 in purchases at area stores. According to the victim, she spent about two hours in the Panera Bread at 48 Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, that morning and remembers two females bumping up against the back of her chair, over which she had slung her purse.
At approximately 5:24 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, police received a call from a resident of the Sherry Lake Apartments, of 1801 Butler Pike, Conshohocken, who told them that he had gotten in a fight with a friend. According to a police report, the victim had slight bruising and swelling under his left eye, and told police he had been drinking with a friend before getting into an altercation.
The victim told police he did not wish to press charges.
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, a resident of the 700 block of Cherrydale Drive, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that a neighbor yelled obscenities at her and gave her the middle finger.
At approximately 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, a patron of the Philadelphia Cricket Club reported to police that someone had stolen her golf bag. According to the victim, she had placed her Callaway Diablo clubs, valued at $700, in the bag drop area and entered the clubhouse. When she returned a few hours later, the clubs had been stolen.