Here is a list of recent incidents in Middletown and Edgmont townships reported by the Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks. Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to call police at 484-840-1000. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.
Burglary—Tomahawk Circle in Edgmont Township between Oct. 1-2. Unknown persons forcefully entered the residence through a rear basement window and once inside removed a safe from the victim's bedroom closest, which contained several bottles of prescribed medication, according to State Police. A 3G, 16GB white iPad was also taken from the residence.
Theft/Fraud/Forgery—Middletown Road on Oct. 1. Unknown persons fraudulently opened an account with AT&T and had two cell phones sent to the victim's residence, according to State Police. The account was opened via the victim's social security number and personal information.
Two-Car Crash—Pennell Road at about 7:59 p.m. on Sept. 27. A 51-year-old Media man, driving a Ford Focus, was traveling north on Rt. 452 approaching Route 1 in the center lane designated for traffic traveling through the intersection when he unexpectedly attempted to change lanes from the center straight lane to the left turn lane and struck a Toyota Camry, according to State Police. No one was injured and the driver of the Focus received a traffic violation.
Theft—1200 block of W. Baltimore Pike at about 2 a.m. on Sept. 22. A man was observed removing several items for a fish tank from a truck parked on the premises, according to State Police. As the man fled the scene in his truck, a witness observed two fish tanks and two trunks in the truck bed, according to State Police. The victim knew the man and gave him the opportunity to return the items, which he failed to do. On Sept. 25, the victim drove passed the man's residence and saw stolen items in the driveway, according to police.
Retail Theft—Victoria's Secret at Granite Run Mall between 10 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 22. An unknown person stole 26 Glorious Push Up Bras valued at $1,350 from the store, according to State Police.
Criminal Mischief—Riddle Memorial Hospital parking lot on Sept. 21. The victim told police that he parked in the front lot of the hospital, went inside and when he returned his vehicle had two slashed tires, according to State Police. The previous day the victim reported receiving a text message from a known person stating, "yo u kno u got 2 flat tires! And I think u window cracked the front one," according to State Police. The victim had been aware of the cracked window however at that time the vehicle's tires were not damaged, according to State Police. The investigation continues.