WPD Reports: Pill, Pot Arrests and Germantown Pike Burglary

Weekly Whitemarsh Police blotter.

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 11:53 am. on Saturday, Dec. 15, a Whitemarsh police officer on patrol near the 200 block of Roberts Avenue identified a man, whom he knew to have a suspended license, driving a vehicle. The individual, later identified as a 30-year-old resident of that neighborhood, parked his vehicle and began to speak with the officer, saying he had only driven "around the block." The man was searched, and on his person the officer found 22 Oxycontin pills and eight packets of Suboxone.

The supsct was taken into custody, with charges of narcotics possession pending lab analysis of the pills.

Marijuana possession:
At approximately 7:17 a.m. on Tuesday Dec. 11, a Whitemarsh police officer was following up on a car accident that involved a resident of the 400 block of Apple Tree Lane, Lafayette Hill, when he noticed the man sitting in a blue Honda in his driveway. Upon approaching the vehicle, he saw the individual, identified as a 31-year-old resident, place something under the seat, a report said.

The officer then asked the man to open the door, which he did, and the officer detected the odor of marijuana coming form inside the vehicle. The officer then determined that there was a small amount of the drug inside the vehicle, and cited the resident for disorderly conduct-reduced narcotic.

At approximately 2:40 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, Whitemarsh police responded to a business on the 400 block of Germantown Pike for the report of a burglary. A police report for the incident does not provide any further detail, except that an audible burglary alarm was activated.

Identity theft:
At approximately 2:41 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, a resident of the 4100 block of Franklin Way, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that someone had activated a Comcast account in her name and accrued $700 in charges.

At approximately 8;30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, a resident of the 4000 block of Hillside Road, Lafayette Hill, reported that someone had used his information to try and secure a $10,000 loan from Spring Leaf Financial.


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