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WPD Reports: Suspected Assault at Nursing Home, $10k Seafood Counter Stolen

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.

Assault:
At approximately 9:24 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, police responded to the Sunrise of Lafayette Hill for the report of an assault. According to staff, a 74-year-old woman suffering from dementia walked into an employee kitchen with a bleeding cut above her nose. When staff asked what happened, the woman stated that one of the staff members in the kitchen had punched her.

The woman was led back to her room, where an 83-year-old male resident, who also suffers from dementia, was exiting the room. Staff told police that the man was sweaty and had blood on his hand around his knuckles.

Staff then talked to a roommate, who also suffers from dementia and could only recall that a man and a woman were fighting and that it was “terrible.” Detectives continue to investigate.

Stolen political signs:
At approximately 9:36 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, a resident of the 4000 block of Hain Drive, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that someone had stolen three political signs from his front lawn sometime overnight.

Theft from business:
At approximately 2:56 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, an employee of the Market at Lafayette Hill reported to police that an unknown person stole an old seafood display case from the back of the store, after it had been removed for a new case. The manager reported that the case was a 16 foot seafood display case and valued it at $10,000.

Criminal mischief:
At approximately 11:26 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, a resident of White Pine Court, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that someone had dumped a dog waste bucket that was hanging on the side of his residence onto his lawn. The unknown person then allegedly took a flag from the front lawn and wiped it in the dog waste. The resident suspects it was one of his neighbors.

Motor vehicle theft:
At approximately 9:34 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, a resident of the 4000 block of Center Avenue, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that someone had stolen a blue and white PW 80 Yamaha dirt bike from his backyard sometime overnight. The value of the bike was valued to be approximately $1,500. The victim told police he found a nearby neighbor’s wallet close to the scene, but the resident stated that he and his family had no involvement.

Fraud:
At approximately 12:26 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, a resident of the 200 block of Birch Drive, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that someone had used her personal information to open several online accounts and make purchases from her checking account online.

Theft from buildings:
At approximately 9:55 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, a customer of the Maytag Laundry on the 1700 block of Butler Pike, Conshohocken, reported to police that someone had stolen two loads of his laundry when he left the laundromat for approximately 45 minutes. A witness told police that he saw a man take the clothing before driving off in an older four-door maroon Buick.

The suspect was described as a balding, white male in his 40’s, wearing glasses and long grey shorts. The clothing belonged to the victim, his girlfriend, and her young son.

Theft:
At approximately 9:59 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, a resident of the 4000 block of Warner Road, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that someone had removed a brown Coach briefcase, valued at $100, from her unlocked vehicle.

Attempted burglary:
At approximately 5:33 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, a resident of the 100 block of Cedar Grove Road, Conshohocken, reported to police that an unknown person had attempted to break the lock on her rear door. Police found no further signs of attempted entry and nothing was reported taken from the property.

Harassment by communication:
At approximately 1:19 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, a resident of the 3000 block of Mathers Mill Road, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that he was being called each day by a salesman for a pharmaceutical company, despite asking the salesman to stop. Police advised that the man register on a do-not-call list and take information about the company and employee making the calls.

Fraud:
At approximately 4:40 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, a resident of the 6300 block of Arlingham Road, Flourtown, reported to police that he had paid $3,748 to cover closing costs on selling a timeshare with a company based in Atlanta, Ga. The victim said that he had not heard from the company since the check was deposited.

According to police, the business was “Sell a Timeshare Now, LLC,” listed at 1201 Peachtree Street, 400 Colony Square suite 200, Atlanta, Ga.

Fraud:
At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, a resident of the 4000 block of Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that she was the victim of a phone scam.

According to the victim, she had received a call from someone claiming to be a sergeant in the U.S. Border Patrol in Fort Worth, Texas, who told her that she had won $380,000. The supposed sergeant told the victim the money was being paid out of Costa Rica and that she needed to send a $691.25 money order to pay the taxes.

After the victim obliged, she received several more phone calls asking for additional money to pay a Brinks truck to deliver the money. She became suspicious and called police.

  • View our previous report: Three Swords Stolen from Car on Joshua Road

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