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06/19/2013 01:37PM ● By ACL



Charles Francis Haux, 51, of Lincoln University, was arrested on charges of attempted homicide after a double shooting on June 11.

According to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale, on June 11 at approximately 7:18 p.m., Jennersville Hospital staff members notified police that two men with gunshot wounds were in the emergency room. Police determined that the men were shot outside a home at 1250 State Rd. in New London Township. Police say Haux approached the two men and began arguing about money. He put a handgun to the head of one man, but the gun misfired. The men tried to take the gun away from Haux, but he shot them both and fled.

The victims were shot with a small-caliber handgun, police said. One of them was shot twice in the abdomen and was taken to Christiana Hospital in critical condition. The other man was shot once in the chest but was treated and released from Jennersville Hospital.

On June 12, Haux was located at a home in West Deptford Township, N.J., where he was arrsted without incident by West Deptford police. He will be extradited to Pennsylvania to face two counts of criminal attempted homicide and other charges.


A 20-year-old man from Philadelphia sustained minor injuries after an accident on May 31 on Route 1, south of Route 82. A report from Pennsylvania State Police Avondale said that Stephen Taylor of Philadelphia was driving a Yamaha motorcycle and tried to pass a car being driven by Joseph Fortunato, of Boca Raton, Fla., and struck the car. Taylor was thrown from his motorcycle and was then struck by a third car, which fled the scene. He was transported to the hospital by Longwood EMS with what the police report characterized as minor injuries. He was wearing a helmet.


Pennsylvania State Police Avondale reported that $40 was taken from an unlocked car at 329 Kennett Pike in Kennett Township on May 24 at  7:48 p.m.


A pet cat was shot and killed on May 27 at a home at 756 Little Elk Creek Road in Oxford, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. The 55-year-old owner reported the cat had been shot sometime between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.


A homeowner reported to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale that someone cut the phone line at her home in the 400 block of Dean Drive in East Marlborough Township. The victim realized the line was cut between May 30 and 31 after speaking with the phone company and investigating. She did not see or hear anyone who might have cut the line. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.


A 1995 Honda Civic reported stolen on May 24 from the 100 block of West Maple Alley in Kennett Square was recovered by Delaware State Police on May 26 at the routes 1 and 40 intersection in Delaware. The investigation is continuing.


Someone used a rock to smash a window at Norwood Construction, at 455 Woodview Rd., West Grove,  between May 22 and 30, according toe Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.


Kennett Square police arrested David Perez-Romero, 28, of Avondale, on May 24 in connection with a hit-and-run accident that occurred on May 8 at 5:50 p.m. at North Mill Road and West Sickle Street.

Kennett Square police arrested Modesto Bernal-Castaneda, 24, of Toughkenamon, on May 31 after he left the scene of an accident at East Cypress and South Broad streets on May 27 at 4:44 p.m.


Matthew Anglim, 24, of Springfield, Pa., was arrested by Kennett Square police on two counts of simple assault, harassment and recklessly endangering another person after an incident that occurred on May 27 at 11:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Hazel Avenue.


Kennett Square police arrested Miguel Sierra-Hernandez, 36, of Avondale, for DUI after a traffic stop on June 1 at 1:33 a.m. in the 100 block of West Cypress Street. He was released at his home pending a summons from District Court.

Two Maryland men are facing drug charges after a traffic stop by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on May 27. According to police, Ahmed Shalom Hooper, Jr., 24, of Pikesville, Md., was arrested for DUI and possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop at 1:36 a.m. on Route 1, north of Route 52. Also charged was Eric Lee Forte, Jr., 24, of Pikesville, Md., who was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Mandolin Paige Wunder, 19, of Newark, Del., for DUI and possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop on May 24 on Stricklersville Road at Durham Drive in London Britain Township. Also arrested was Jennifer Nicole Tricarico, 18, of Newark, Del., for drug possession and tampering with evidence.

Kennett Square police arrested Patrick Manley, 21, of Landenberg, for DUI after a traffic stop in the 100 block of Center Street on May 25 at 12:54 a.m. He was released to a family member pending a summons from District Court. Also cited for underage drinking were his passengers, Chris Macrory, 18, of West Grove; and John Manley, 19, and Michael Mayen, 18, both of Landenberg. They were released to a friend.

David Miller, 45, of Holtwood, Pa., was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale after he backed his car into a parked car at the Wawa at 761 Gap-Newport Pike on May 3. No injuries were reported.

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Matthew Justin Scott, 18, of Kennett Square, for DUI on May 26 after a traffic stop on Route 1 at West Baltimore Pike in East Marlborough Township.

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Rigoberto Lopez Lopez, 29, of Avondale, for DUI after a traffic stop on May 29 on Penn Green Road at Baltimore Pike in New Garden Township.

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