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Three Thefts and a Burglary Reported by LMPD

The following was reported by the Lower Moreland Police Department.

August 15 – Theft

  • Manor Care – 3430 Huntingdon Pike

The Customer Service Director at Manor Care called police to report the theft of $500 from a long-term patient’s room. Officers met with the patient in question, Arthur Altemose, 64, who said that his brother gave him $500 in cash to use at vending machines or similar purposes.

He stored the cash in the top drawer of his nightstand. There is has a lock on it, and the key is attached to a necklace that he normally wears. On July 23, he checked the drawer and noticed the funds were down to $120. On August 11, there was no more money left in his drawer. Altemose reports that he left Manor Care on several occasions for treatment at a hospital. During one his visits to the hospital, he realized he no longer had the key to the drawer.

The Customer Service Director said Altemose will be reimbursed the missing money by the facility. She also said Manor Care is conducting their own investigation, but requests no further police action. 

August 14 – Theft

  • 2300 block of Steven Rd.

A resident called LMPD to report his Garmin GPS was missing from his 2008 Jeep Patriot. He told police that he did leave his car unlocked and his GPS system valued at $200 was taken. Two other cars were parked at the home; one with a GPS in plain view, and one with a purse in plain view. Both of the cars were locked and untouched.

  • 1000 block of Frederick Rd.

Another resident called LMPD to report his GPS was also stolen from his car. He told police that he left his car unlocked in his driveway. The GPS is valued at $150.

August 9 – Burlgary

  • 3500 block of Post Rd.

Residents called LMPD to report that their home was ransacked sometime between the hours of 7:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. It was determined that the actor(s) entered the home through the kitchen window closest to the sliding door.

Upstairs, the master bedroom was tossed, with dresser drawers left open. There were various pieces of jewelry left on top of the dresser. Police were not able to obtain a via fingerprint, and the owners stated they were sure jewelry was missing from their bedroom.

tim chong August 20, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Just Saying In my opinion the police department isn't really doing a good job. There are Thefts Every Other Week! I mean they do protect us with everything else but The reason why people are stealing is because of the terrible drug problems here... Catch Those people I mean really I Live next to two people who got robbed and they NEVER found out who it was.
Kate Valesky August 24, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Do you know how incredibly difficult it is to track down somebody who robbed a house with nothing to go on???? Do you think that everybody has security cameras in their homes? Or some way of knowing who it was? The police are doing everything they can, and its a shame that Patch doesn't report more positive stories about LMPD. They do a lot of great work to protect Lower Moreland, which isn't an easy job. And it is very easy to sit back in a chair behind a computer and criticize them. I am willing to be that none of us could do their jobs better then they do.
tim chong August 26, 2012 at 08:36 AM
Yes they do their jobs but really common $30,000 of items just got stolen people. What are you guys trying to get robbed? Leaving 30 grand worth of items in the back of your truck of course your getting robbed no doubt CHAIN YOUR ITEMS OR LOCK THEM.
Kate Valesky September 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM
If someone really has it set that they are going to steal.. they probably have the necessary equipment with them to cut a chain or a lock. Granted, people do need to be more aware of things, but don't blame the police for that. That's not their fault.

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