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Father, son arrested in home burglary

The ar­rest of two men in a late March burg­lary try was one of the neigh­bor­hood is­sues dis­cussed at the April 8 meet­ing of Nor­mandy Civic As­so­ci­ation mem­bers at the Nor­com Com­munity Cen­ter.

John Wis­niewski said a neigh­bor saw two men try­ing to enter a house on the 2800 block of Nautilus on March 24 and called 9-1-1. He said the men left the prop­erty but then came back. They were later ar­res­ted.

Asked about the in­cid­ent on April 10, po­lice said Bri­an McK­eown Sr., 45, and Bri­an McK­eown Jr., 24, both from the 4200 block of Lack­land Place, were ar­res­ted and charged with at­temp­ted burg­lary and re­lated of­fenses.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, a wit­ness was in his home when he saw two men walk past his prop­erty. The wit­ness con­tin­ued to watch the men from an up­stairs win­dow, po­lice said, and saw them go to a side door of a neigh­bor’s home. He called po­lice when he saw them try­ing to open a lock. The neigh­bor saw the men leave the prop­erty and walk to a dark SUV. They opened and closed the doors, the wit­ness told po­lice, and the older of the two men, then wear­ing yel­low gloves and car­ry­ing a ham­mer, and the oth­er walked again to a back door. The wit­ness said he heard a loud banging from the neigh­bor’s back door. They then walked back to their vehicle, po­lice said.

Of­ficers later stopped the two, and the wit­ness iden­ti­fied them as the men he had seen at his neigh­bor’s home.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the McK­eowns were also ar­res­ted in con­nec­tion with an­oth­er res­id­en­tial burg­lary and an at­tempt to steal a TV from the Wal­mart in Frank­lin Mills. In the lat­ter in­cid­ent, po­lice said, the eld­er McK­eown struck an em­ploy­ee who stopped them. Pre­lim­in­ary hear­ings are sched­uled for the men on May 30.

Wis­niewski said the level of the street sur­face on Nor­com Road south of Night­in­gale is no­tice­ably sink­ing and could cause dam­age to vehicles passing over it. Mar­garet Re­cu­pido, an aide to City Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill (R-10th dist.), said she had asked the Wa­ter De­part­ment to look in­to it. Wis­niewski said there had been a wa­ter main break un­der the street some time ago. If PWD de­cides it is not its prob­lem, Re­cu­pido said, then the re­port will go to the Streets De­part­ment.

Time is al­most up for any­one who wants to at­tend the up­com­ing Nor­mandy re­union. April 18 is the dead­line. The re­union will take place on May 2 at the FOP lodge on Car­oline Road. The get-to­geth­er will fea­ture a din­ner, bottled beer, bottled wine, a dee­jay, 50-50 raffle and a si­lent auc­tion. Tick­ets are $40. For tick­ets, call 215-828-3678. ••

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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