The Lower Merion Police Department reported the following incidents to news media at a Monday briefing. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.
Drug possession, disorderly conduct: An 18-year-old woman from Northampton Township, Bucks County was cited about 8:15 p.m. Friday after being pulled over for running a red light at City Avenue and Raynham Road in Merion Station. Unburned marijuana was found in the car, police said, but the driver was determined to be unimpaired.
Attempted burglary: Someone tried to break down a Merion Station door Thursday evening, police said. An elderly resident of Putnam Road's 500 block said she walked her dog for 30 minutes, then returned to find the wood frame of her door splintered but the deadbolt still locked. No entry was gained nor items taken, investigators determined. The door was repaired for $150.
DUI: A 46-year-old Wynnewood woman was charged about 1:20 a.m. Monday at Lancaster Avenue and Woodside Road. Her blood alcohol content tested at 0.21.
Drug possession, disorderly conduct: A 20-year-old man and 26-year-old woman from Philadelphia were charged after a traffic stop about 11:45 p.m. Friday at City Avenue and 69th Street in the Overbrook section. A marijuana cigarette and half-empty bottle of vodka were found in the car, which was pulled over for a faulty headlight, police said.
Burglary: Between Dec. 27 and Dec. 31, thousands of dollars worth of valuables were stolen from a home on the 300 block of Grays Lane in the Haverford section, police said. A housekeeper discovered ransacking throughout the house on Dec. 31 and alerted the homeowners, who were vacationing in Aspen. There were no signs of force to the house, but "numerous people" had access to the house while the homeowners were gone, including employees and contractors, police said. Among the missing items were $35,000 in currencies (some from a safe), a $7,500 wedding ring, a $3,500 diamond necklace, a $3,500 pearl necklace, a $2,500 opal and diamond ring, three iPads, two iPod Touches and an iMac.