Police & Fire

December 8, 2018

Ardmore, PA -- Jonathan Harris, 30, the man arrested in August and accused of strangling Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, of Ardmore, PA, pleaded not guilty Friday to first-degree murder charges.  Harris appeared in the Montgomery County courtroom to enter his plea just days after Andre Melton, 31, ...

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Lower Merion Township, PA -- Lower Merion Township police will be conducting Impaired Driving Roving Patrols and Checkpoints throughout the Township from Friday, December 7 until Monday, December 16th. The Township’s initiative is in partnership with a national effort to decrease impaired ...

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Gladwyne, PA -- A man from Villanova, PA, has been missing since Wednesday. Lower Merion Police have found his vehicle and his phone, but are still looking for the man. Geoff Partridge, 37, of Villanova, PA, went missing on Wednesday, December 5 at around 12:15 pm. Latest reports from the police ...

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Ardmore, PA -- While on patrol in Ardmore on November 28, 2018, at 2:50 PM, an observant Lower Merion Police Officer witnessed the driver of a blue Jeep Liberty driving erratically at Lancaster Avenue and Station Road.   The driver reportedly made an illegal right-hand turn which was followed by ...

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Merion, PA -- An apartment fire broke out on November 30, 2018, on the St. Joseph’s University campus at 701 City Avenue.  The Fire started shortly before 12:40 AM while many students in the in five-story fully occupied building slept, studied, or in this case prepared a late night meal. The ...

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Gladwyne, PA -- Michael Fanelli, 39, of Woodbury, NJ, has a problem with robbing banks, according to authorities. Fanelli was indicted Thursday, November 29, on federal charges for robbing the PNC bank in Gladwyne back in August. The kicker? Fanelli had been released in May of this year, ...

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Wynnewood, PA --  Crime Stats are coming.  The TAPinto team will start providing trending criminal and law enforcement data using charts, graphs, and historical data.  Is there a rash of break-ins in your neighborhood?   Not sure? Check crime stats here at the TAPinto news site.  Don't worry.  We ...

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Wynnewood, PA --  Think Law & Order; think Chicago PD, but now it's LMPD's ... Crime Stats!  Starting next week the TAPinto newsroom will be providing serious Crime Statistics broken down by the Towns that make up Lower Merion Township.  Some of these numbers will surprise you -- they sure ...

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Lower Merion Township, PA -- if you're going near the Gladwyne exit of the Schuylkill Expressway you might want to find another travel route.  Fire rescue and police have been dispatched to the Schuylkill Expressway at Waverley Road at the underpass.   The Lower Merion fire department Station # ...

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Ardmore, PA - The Lower Merlon Police Department is asking for help from the community.  If anyone that knows this person or sees this person please call the Lower Merion Township Police at 610-649-1000.  The man shown in the photo is wanted in connection with a series of criminal mischief ...

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Bryn Mawr, --  The rumble of a tractor trailer diesel engine, a crash of trees and the crackle of high voltage electrical wires thumping to the street is how the emergency situation started in Bryn Mawr early today.  The tractor-trailer had just left McDonald’s and was negotiating the turn when ...

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Bryn Mawr, -- The sound of a tractor trailer’s diesel engine, a snapping of an electric pole, the glass breaking and the sound of high voltage electrical wires thumping to the street is how the emergency situation started. A tractor-trailer carrying McDonald’s hamburgers and french fries struck ...

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Narberth, PA -- I walked into the Narberth Borough Hall last week expecting to find pure pandemonium as 100 Girl Scouts from grades 2 - 12 were learning how to save themselves, their families and their neighbors in case of a natural disaster.  The Girl Scouts called it the zombie apocalypse ...

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In a very busy parking lot, a 27-month-old toddler escapes her mother's gripe and sits down in an empty parking spot,with a car on each side.  A driver heads to the spot not seeing the child, screams are heard and a child is dead. Haverford Township, PA --  A life was taken accidentally today ...

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Lower Merion Township, PA -  the Lower Merion Police Department announced that starting November 19, 2018, a section of Andover Road will be closed for gas main replacement.  The cross streets are Andover Road from Wiltshire Road to Haverford Road.  Anticipated closure times are 8 AM to 3 PM.  ...

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Gladwyne, PA --  Personnel from twelve State, Local and Federal agencies are finished their “on-scene” investigation of the gas explosion that rocked Gladwyne Sunday shortly after 8:00 PM, destroying a home that most would call a mansion. Investigators are in the process of taking down and packing ...

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Gladwyne, PA - Shortly after 8 PM this evening crews from the Gladwyne Fire Company were dispatched to the 600 block of Dodds Lane for a building explosion.  Within minutes firefighters arrived on the scene to find a large home that had been reduced to rubble. It was reported that a gas leak caused ...

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Ardmore, PA - The Township of Lower Merion needs your help.  The Board of Commissioners is actively seeking residents that want to assist in the policy-making, planning and general direction of the community.  The board is looking for civic-minded individuals to fill vacant positions on various ...

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Narberth, PA - An armed robbery occurred at 800 Montgomery Ave., Narberth, PA at the Net Cost Gas Station  6:55 PM on October 22.   The Lower  Merion Township Police Department released the attached video, where you can see a  man enter the Net Cost Gas Station office area, and while doing so, the ...

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Bryn Mawr, PA - Bryn Mawr’s newest firefighting machine needed help being placed into active service. and the Bryn Mawr Fire Company reached out to surrounding stations looking for help on Saturday.  Roughly 100 men and women answered the call.  Ladder 23 is officially ready to go. It has been ...

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Wynnewood, PA -- Lawrence J. Weinstein, a local lawyer from Ardmore, PA, has been arrested last week, and criminally charged for allegedly conspiring with his girlfriend, Kelly Drucker, 45, who also faces charges, to take “intimate” photographs of unknowing women. Weinstein, a former Township ...

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Wynnewood, PA - Multiple calls for help were placed Wednesday evening on October 10, 2018, and the Penn Wynne Overbrook Hills Fire Company responded.  Station 21 of the Lower Merion Fire Department was in full force as the massive ladder truck, a futuristic-looking rescue truck and reliable Engine ...

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Radnor's Police Chief Salutes Fast Arrest, Praising Inter-Departmental Cooperation Radnor, PA  – An Ardmore man and his alleged accomplice were arrested and charged Thursday, October 11, with allegedly assaulting a Villanova student and stabbing him in the chest last weekend.   Police ...

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Lower Merion Township, PA - The Lower Merion Fire Department in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association have issued the following information that all citizens should know about home fires.  Today is the fourth day of National Fire Prevention Week.  Heating safety ...

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Lower Merion Township, PA - The Lower Merion Fire Department in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association have issued the following information that all citizens should know about home fires.  Today is the fourth day of National Fire Prevention Week.  Be Careful When ...

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Lower Merion Township, PA - The Lower Merion Fire Department in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association have issued the following information regarding smoke alarm usage.  Today is day two of the National Fire Prevention Week. Smoke alarms provide an early warning of a fire, ...

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Lower Merion Township, PA  — Sunday night in Lower Merion and Narberth is the official start of Fire Prevention Week.  LMFD is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to promote this year’s fire-prevention ...

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Ardmore, Pa - Lower Merion Township officials raised the annual fee for registering security alarm systems by 4 percent. At a public meeting of the township commissioners held tonight at the township administration building at 75 E. Lancaster Ave. a vote was taken and approved to raise the ...

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UPDATE: Michael Mihalek, a white male, age 20, of Philadelphia is in jail after his arraignment on 9 criminal charges, including theft from a motor vehicle, conspiracy to commit theft from a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, loitering and prowling. He was ...

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