Investigation Continues in Garrett Avenue Arrests

The house that Radnor police executed a search warrant in was also condemned.

Multple people were arrested and a house was condemned after members of the Radnor Township Police Department executed a search warrant in a home in the 100 block of Garrett Avenue in Garrett Hill at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Lt. Christopher Flanagan told Radnor Patch that he could not disclose the search warrant that brought them to the house, which is located behind another home on the street and is not visible from the road, but he said that they were looking for "various items that are illegal contraband."

Four people were arrested, and police are continuing the investigation.

Two of those arrests were relatively minor: one for an outstanding warrant issued by Philadelphia and another for possession of a small amount of marajuana, a misdemeanor.

While police were in the building, they contacted Radnor's codes officials, who inspected the property and condemned it, essentially deeming it unsafe to live in. Radnor Patch has asked for the details of the condemnation and is awaiting that information.

justwondering August 30, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Where is this house? Is it owned locally? Squatting? Certainly there is an owner/landlord somewhere? I would like more information on this as it sounds as if it presents a real danger to the neighbors........can we get the address, Sam? Thanks.
Ted M. August 30, 2012 at 10:51 PM
That makes two condemned buildings on this street. The other one appears to be undergoing major renovations now.
32345 August 31, 2012 at 04:08 PM
This is Radnor Township ! I'm a resident of Garrett Avenue and I must say we have recently been rezoned, hopefully some of the homes will be purchased and be renovated for permanent residence not rentals by the local college students who are not interested in the community. No plumbing, occupiers! Who pays the taxes?!!!!!!!!!
Catherine August 31, 2012 at 07:09 PM
This is another reason why Villanova should be allowed to build a new dormitory on the current parking lot along US 30, requiring sophomores to live on campus. With less student business, landlords could be forced to sell their rental properties - hopefully to folks who want to renovate and own.
Anthony Wayne September 01, 2012 at 01:46 PM
How do the two of you know the residents were students?


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