Swarthmore Police News

From Chief Brian Craig

On July 23 at approximately 10:25 a.m., an employee at a food market in the 400 block of Dartmouth Avenue in Swarthmore observed tools in the loading dock that were inappropriately placed. A check with employees failed to disclose anyone using the tools. The video surveillance system disclosed a male removing items from the loading dock at approximately 6:52 a.m. Sergeant Stufflet is investigating.

On May 25, Officer Stilwell responded to a report of a burglary in the 700 block of Harvard Avenue in Swarthmore. The resident reported that he left the property at approximately 1:30 p.m. and returned at 3:15 p.m. and observed a glass pane in the rear door broken. A screen in a basement door was also observed to have been cut. Initially, the homeowner did not notice anything missing, but closer examination revealed that credit cards had been taken. A home inventory is being conducted to determine if anything else is missing.

Officers Bardo and Stilwell responded to a report of a burglary at a home in the 900 block of Strath Haven Avenue on May 28 at 4:15 p.m. The homeowners left the property at approximately 1 p.m. and returned at 3 p.m. The front door was noticed to be ajar. Further examination disclosed the house had been entered through a rear door. An initial check revealed various credit cards and jewelry to be missing. The loss is estimated to exceed $10,000.The investigation is continuing.

Police Activity in Rose Valley

A young man was arrested and charged with burglary in Rose Valley on Thursday, July 27, following several break-ins to cars parked at homes in the borough. He is thought to be the same person captured several times on home security cameras outside the door of a house on Vernon Lane. Pennsylvania State Police made the arrest.

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