Just a few days after Christmas, the Lower Southampton Police Department received reports and began investigating several burglaries and attempted burglaries.
Thursday, Dec. 27, police were dispatched to a home on the 500 block of Stream Ridge Lane at about 2:12 p.m. for the report of a residential alarm. Upon arrival, officers found the sliding glass door at the rear of the house damaged -- there were pry marks on the outside of the door. There was also damage to the glass and it appeared that the subject attempted to break the glass with a hard object, but entry was not made into the house.
That same day, officers were dispatched to a home on the unit block of Trevose Road for the report of a burglary in process. The complainant reported hearing her neighbor's alarm going off and walked outside to see a green Ford Expedition parked in her neighbor's driveway. She then saw a man described as a black male in his 50s with short black hair with some gray in it, wearing a brown coat and jeans, leaving her neighbor's residence holding jewelry.
He got in the vehicle on the passenger side and the SUV was last seen traveling on Trevose Road toward Philadelphia. Two jewelry boxes and a clear plastic bag containing jewelry were taken.
On Jan. 1, 2013, police were dispatched to a home on the unit block of Shannon Way for the report of a burglary. The complainant told officers that he was watching his neighbor's home. He said he was alerted that a window might be open when another neighbor saw curtains blowing out of the window. When he checked the window, he found a living room window broken and raised.
Police checked the house and found that all interior doors had been opened and the rooms were entered. One bedroom had a box sitting on the bed that was open and empty. Police found two key lock safes were forced open in the master bedroom. They appeared to have been pried open and sorted through. There was a brief case in a closet that appeared to have been forced open.
After speaking to the homeowners, it was determined that jewelry had been stolen from the safes.
The above information was supplied by the Lower Southampton Police Department. For full details from the police reports, click on the attached PDF file.