WPD Reports: Suspected Conshy DUI Crash, Butler Pike Burglary

Weekly Whitemarsh Police blotter.

Suspected DUI accident:
At approximately 2:24 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, a Whitemarsh police officer on patrol in the Conshohocken section of the township observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on North Lane. The officer radioed to another nearby officer, who responded that the vehicle had crashed while attempting to turn right onto Hector Street.

The officers responded to the scene, where they found that the vehicle had driven between two traffic light posts and crashed into a construction fence that surrounds the water tower. According to the officers, the vehicle was put into reverse in an attempt to flee the scene, prompting them to draw their weapons.

Despite the driver ignoring commands to stop, police were able to pull him from the vehicle, an incident report said. Police identified the driver as a 21-year-old Hector Street resident and took him into custody. A female passenger was taken home without being charged.

At approximately 8:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, Whitemarsh Police responded to an auto repair business on the 3000 block of Butler Pike for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, the shop’s owner told police that various document folders and vehicles had been rifled through, and it appeared that the burglar had been looking for inspection stickers. Missing from the shop was about four dollars in change, a rechargeable electric screwdriver set, and a MAC 3/8 air ratchet wrench.

Police were unable to find evidence of a forced entry.

Stolen iPad:
At approximately 6:47 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, a resident of the 5000 block of Camburn Road, Plymouth Meeting, reported to police that he believed someone had recently stolen his iPad 2. Using a “locate my iPad” program, the man stated he was able to remotely lock the device and tracked its location to an address in Schwenksville, Pa. Police were to follow up on the lead, a report said.

Car vs. meatball sandwich:
At approximately 8:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, a resident of the 4000 block of Center Avenue, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that someone had thrown a meatball sandwich at his car sometime overnight. The resident told police he suspected it may have been a neighbor, with whom he recently had a dispute.

Stolen bicycle:
At approximately 6:31 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, a commuter at the Spring Mill Train Station told police that someone had stolen her bike from the station. The woman told police that the bike had been locked with a chain to a bike rack.

The bike was described as a black, single speed Draftlight road bike with red handles, and was valued at $300.

At approximately 3:36 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, a Whitemarsh resident reported to police that someone had gained access to his credit card account and made $283 in unauthorized purchases at a Philadelphia-area Wal-Mart and Shoprite. The victim still had his original card in his possession, he told police.

Stolen license plate:
At approximately 5:13 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, a resident of the 4000 block of Hillside Road, Lafayette Hill, reported to police that someone had stolen the license plate from the back of his vehicle. The license number is YJH-1458.

Mailbox vandalism:
At approximately 11:32 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, a resident of the 600 block of Church Road, Flourtown, reported to police that someone had knocked down her curbside mailbox overnight. The woman told police that this has happened several times in the past year, but believes each incident was random.

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