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Police: Public Drunkenness and Theft Reported in Lower Moreland

The following information was supplied by the Lower Moreland Police Department.

Jan. 8 – Public Drunkenness

  • 600 block of Welsh Road 

Police responded to the Bethayres Market area after receiving a call about a suspicious male who was begging for money. Police arrived and identified Melvin Dunn, 49, of Philadelphia. Dunn was visibly intoxicated and registered a 0.17% BAC. He told police he needed money to get on the bus back to Philadelphia. While transporting Dunn to LMPD, he complained of chest pains and admitted he had been drinking alcohol and smoking crack that day. Dunn, however, left the hospital where he was receiving treatment to go get high, according to the report. 

Jan. 7 – Theft

  • Evans Heating Treatment Co. – 360 Red Lion Road

The owner of Evans Heat Treatment called LMPD to report one of the gates from a company truck was missing. The gate is made out of metal, is black in color and is worth $250. The gate weighs about 40-50 pounds. Weeks ago, two gates were found to be stolen from the truck over Christmas weekend. The owner failed to report this theft to LMPD originally. The owner believes the gates are being sold for scrap and requested more patrol in the area. 

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