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Trees Cut and Clipped While Owners Away, Police Say

A resident reported that several trees and shrubs were trimmed and had branches cut off in the front of their home.

A Huntingdon Valley couple were away for four days. When they returned home on March 3, they noticed that several small trees and shrubs in the front of their yard had been trimmed and branches were cut off. The trees and shrubs were not bordering any other property, according to the report, on the 1200 block of Mettler Lane.

Several large Arborvitae shrubs were trimmed from the ground up to 4-5 feet, making the top halves much wider and fuller. Other smaller shrubs were trimmed all over. Other shrubs had 1-3 branches cut from each.

The resident told police that last summer while they were away, they returned to find the branches had been cut off a Japanese Maple in the back yard.

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

George Robertson March 13, 2013 at 05:30 PM
Maybe next time they will mow the lawn when you go on vacation! LOL
Greg Voltz March 14, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Maybe a landscaping company got the wrong address and did tree work on the property? Seems odd that someone would prune trees as a prank.
Furlong Family March 14, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Why are the homeowners complaining?!?! If this is the second time it's happened, I would just go with it and start planning vacations in the spring and fall.
Fevered Mom March 14, 2013 at 02:48 PM
Lol or if they find the landscaper, send him to my place. I have 100 footers that need to be cut down to the stump, and need my bushes shaped, etc
Capt. Obvious March 14, 2013 at 04:01 PM
I would love to come home from vacation and find my yard work done for me. Why would you call the cops complaining???
Hate gossip March 15, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Stop complaining about such bullshit Hv residents : get a life you losers so what if there was a party New Year's Eve mind your own business nobody asked for your option and about the trees get over it

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