Rash of van­dal­ism in­ci­dents hit Jenk­in­town Bor­ough

Glenside News - - POLICEREPORTS - By Jar­reau Free­man

Sev­eral van­dal­ism in­ci­dents were re­ported in Jenk­in­town Aug. 22, 24 and 26, ac­cord­ing to Jenk­in­town po­lice.

A vic­tim re­ported at 7:51 a.m. Aug. 22 that the driver’s side win­dow of his ve­hi­cle was shat­tered while SDUNHG Rn WhH 100 bORFN RI Wal­nut Street, po­lice said. The vic­tim told po­lice he did not know how the win­dow could have been bro­ken and that noth­ing seemed to be dis­turbed inside the ve­hi­cle, po­lice said.

GUDI­fiWL wDV UHSRUWHG Rn a va­cant build­ing and two nearby ve­hi­cles lo­cated on WhH 600 bORFN RI CHGDU 6WUHHW $uJ. 24 DW 7:30 D.P., SROLFH said. This in­ci­dent is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, po­lice said. A IHw hRuUV ODWHU, JUDI­fiWL wDV also re­ported on a 25-mph speed limit sign, lo­cated on WhH 500 bORFN RI 6uPPLW $vHnuH DW 1:03 S.P., SROLFH VDLG. 7hH JUDI­fiWL, whLFh wDV FRver­ing the 25, was re­ported to Pen­nDOT for re­pairs, po­lice said.

Van­dal­ism was also re­ported at the Jenk­in­town United Methodist Church ORFDWHG Rn WhH 300 bORFN RI Sum­mit Av­enue Aug. 26 at 4:28 p.m., po­lice said. The num­ber 13 was spray painted in black on the side of the church and there was a sign that was sprayed too, po­lice said. Au­thor­i­ties said the church has had kids hang­ing out in the back park­ing lot, po­lice said. The church re­quested ex­tra pa­trol around the area, po­lice said.

Au­thor­i­ties are un­sure if these in­ci­dents are re­lated, po­lice said.

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