Press Release: May 22, 2013
At 7:33 AM on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Lower Moreland Police were dispatched to the SEPTA train tracks north of Tomlinson Road for a report of a pedestrian struck by a train. Initial investigation found that a male had stepped in front of a northbound passenger train in an apparent suicide. Identification of the male is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
SEPTA police and the Montgomery County Coroner's office also responded to the scene. Investigation of the incident is continuing.
Press Release: April 3, 2013
Click Here to view the press release regarding recent arrests made for a May 2012 home invasion.
Press Release: May 19, 2012
Press Release: February 22, 2013
On Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 1445 Hrs, a white male with a medium complexion, was discovered in the home of a female resident.
The female in her early 80’s heard a knock at her front door at approx 1445 hrs. When she got to the door she did not notice anyone there.
She noticed the rear of a white truck, possibly a box truck, in her driveway. She could not see the whole vehicle. When she closed the front door she heard someone walking into her kitchen from the side door. When she got to her kitchen she found a male standing there.
She described the male as white with an olive complexion, with a medium build, about 5’10”. He may have been in his 30’s with no facial hair. He had on a gray jacket and blue jeans’ and black cloth gloves. He identified himself as “Joe Patino” from the “Water Department.”
The male said the water company had been working outside her home in the morning and struck a pipe and may have contaminated her water.
The male turned on the water at her Kitchen sink and asked where her bathroom was. She showed him where the bathroom was. In the bathroom he turned on the water in the sink and asked the homeowner to sit there and watch the water and see if it turns green. She did, but when she saw the suspect walk toward her bedroom she left the bathroom and saw him placing items in a white cloth bag or maybe a pillow case. At that point she asked the suspect for identification and he said he would get it from his truck.
Jewelry was taken as well as cash from her purse. The homeowner stated all the jewelry which was stolen was costume jewelry and valued it at $300.00
There was a similar incident on Sat February 9, at 1241 hrs, in the 400 block of Welsh Rd. The suspicious male identified himself as working for the Township and needed to check the water in the home. The description of the male was similar. The suspicious male never entered the home. No vehicle was seen.
Anyone with any information or similar cases please contact the Lower Moreland Police 215-947-3132.
Press Release: December 27, 2011
Date: 12/23/2011 - Friday
Time: interrupted @ 3:43pm
Location: 3500 block of Corn Crib Drive
(Development adjacent to Byberry Road/SR232-Huntingdon Pike)
A resident came home to find a dark blue sedan backed into her driveway towards the rear ofthe home. The windows of the vehicle were tinted so she at first believed the vehicle was unoccupied. She approached the vehicle and observed a male seated in the driver’s seat talking on a cell phone. As she began to ask him why he was there, two other males walked from the rear of her home and one stated “It’s an investigation”. One male was carrying an unknown object in his hand; the second male was wearing tan/flesh colored latex gloves. The males entered the vehicle and drove away.
The investigation revealed a large landscape rock, not from the homeowner’s property, was utilized to break the glass on a rear door where the actor’s gained entry. Bedrooms were ransacked and mattresses were tossed. A flat panel TV was moved from the master bedroom and found on the floor downstairs and other electronics were gathered in preparation to be taken. Jewelry is known to be missing at this time. Pillowcases were taken.
Approximately ½ an hour prior to this discovery, police searched for a suspicious male who knocked on the front door of a residence within the same development. The male asked for directions to “route 1 south”. The resident spoke to the male through the door and only saw him briefly as he walked away. His description matches the older male in the above burglary.
- Vehicle: Dark blue sedan, Emblem on the front which appeared to be the letter “T”, dark tinted windows, paper tag or piece of paper covering plate displaying numbers “1979”.
- Actor #1 (Driver) – white, male, 20’s, thin build short dark hair
- Actor #2 (Rear passenger) – white, male, 20’s, short light hair, wearing flesh colored latex gloves
- Actor #3 (Front passenger) – white, male, 30’s, older looking, heavy build,
Further info from suspicious person call: large balding head, waist length black leather jacket,
black rimmed glasses, smoking a cigarette.
Any agency with information is asked to contact detectives at 215-947-3132.