Swarthmore Police News

• Officer Stilwell responded to the Swarthmore College campus on June 4 at 4 a.m. at the request of the Public Safety Department. A male was discovered hiding in the basement of a college building. He initially presented a Pennsylvania driver’s license which proved to be false. He was later identified as a resident of Iowa. The investigation revealed he had forced entry through a hatch in the building. The male was charged with various offenses including trespass and false identification.

• On June 4 at 2:22 p.m., Officer Bardo responded to the 200 block of Bowdoin Avenue for a report of a burglary in progress. It was reported that two males were seen leaving the rear of the property and running into the woods. The reporting party stated that as he was checking the property, he observed the males coming out of the basement. When he asked them what they were doing they fled. The area was checked with the assistance of Morton police. Nothing of value appeared to have been taken from the house.

• Vandalism to the school property at 100 College Avenue was reported to Officer Hinckley on June 5 at 1:20 p.m. It appeared a vehicle had traveled over the matting at the basketball court causing damage in excess of $1,000. It is unknown when the incident occurred.

• Between 3:30 p.m., June 6, and 8 a.m., June 7, approximately $1,100 worth of tools were taken from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Yale Square. The car was locked at the time of the theft. Sergeant Stufflet is investigating.

• A residence in the 100 block of S. Princeton Avenue was forcibly entered between midnight and 5 a.m. on June 7. A screen was cut and entry made through a window. Approximately $80 was removed from a wallet and car keys were taken to enter the vehicle parked in the driveway, where $17 in U.S. currency was taken. The home was occupied at the time of the burglary. The burglars limited entry to the 1st floor and did not disturb the residents who were on the second floor. Officer Aloi is investigating.

• A pocketbook, contiaining $40 and a cell phone, was taken from a building at Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, between 3:30 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. on June 7. The owner, leaving her office to assist with watching children, discovered the pocketbook missing when she returned. Sergeant Stufflet took the report.

• A resident of the 300 block of Park Avenue heard her dog bark at approximately 3 a.m. on June 7, but did not think it was unusual. Later in the morning the resident discovered a door had been forced open and an iPhone, Mac Powerbook computer and $300 in cash had been taken. Sergeant Stufflet is investigating.

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