Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
Reports of thefts from autos were received from five (5) victims over the weekend. Three (3) occurred in Rutledge between 11PM Friday, 4/3/2009 and 9AM Saturday, 4/4/2009. These thefts occurred in the unit block of Linden Avenue, the 100 block of Rutledge Avenue and the 100 block of President Avenue. Taken were a $50 Best Buy gift card, an iPod, 2 XM radios and a pocket knife. Two (2) thefts took place in Swarthmore between 10PM Saturday, 4/4/2009 and 11AM Sunday, 4/5/2009, in the 500 block of School Lane and the 400 block of Drew Avenue. Ray Ban sunglasses and approximately $15 in change were stolen. In all cases the vehicles were unlocked. Reports were taken by Officer Stilwell, Sergeant Thomas and Chief Craig.
A South Carolina license tag was taken from a car parked in the Bond parking lot of Swarthmore College between 11PM, 4/3/2009 and 8:40PM, 4/4/2009. The tag was entered into NCIC. Sergeant Thomas took the report.
Swarthmore police are investigating a newer model bright red, possibly a Ford Escort with partial Michigan registration 22KNH operated by a white male, 40-50yrs old, white hair and balding. Wearing a white dress shirt and black dress slacks. Subject exposed himself to a pedestrian at Vassar Ave and Yale ave. Incident occurred 4/8/2009 at 1:25 p.m. Anyone with information should call 610-543-0123. If the vehicle is seen call 911.