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Police Blotter

10/23/2013 03:32PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print


Two Atlantic City, N.J., men have been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries of Dunkin Donuts stores in West Whiteland Township, New Garden Township and in Delaware. Arthur Reynolds, 51, and Kareem Crouch, 31, are jailed in Delaware and will be extradited to Pennsylvania.

On Sept. 17 at 1:30 a.m., the two suspects were caught on surveillance video as they broke into a Dunkin Donuts location at 318 E. Lincoln Highway in Exton. More than $5,000 was stolen from the office and from several cash registers. Also on Sept. 17, the Dunkin Donuts location in the 700 block of West Cypress Street in Kennett Square was burglarized overnight. New Garden Township Police worked with West Whiteland Township Police on the burglaries. The two men were arrested after they allegedly committed a similar Dunkin Donuts burglary in Delaware on Sept. 28.


A 27-year-old Lancaster man has been arrested for a sexual assault that was reported to New Garden Township Police on Oct. 2. The victim, a resident at the Bowling Green Brandywine drug and alcohol treatment center on Newark Road identified the perpetrator as John Maneely, who was also a resident at the facility. A warrant was issued and executed by Lancaster County authorities. Maneely was returned to New Garden Police and arraigned at Magisterial District Court. He was taken to Chester County Prison on $200,000 cash bail.


Kennett Square police arrested Joyce Biliski, 60, of West Grove, for retail theft on Oct. 4 in the 100 block of South Mill Road.


Kennett Square police arrested Gustavo Castaneda-Mendoza, 20, of Toughkenamon, for DUI after a traffic stop on Oct. 3 in the 600 block of West South Street. He was released to a relative pending a summons from District Court.

New Garden Township police arrested Marcos Diaz, 26, of Wilmington, Del., for DUI on Oct. 2 after the Jeep Grand Cherokee he was driving struck another vehicle at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and Newark Road in Toughkenamon and Diaz tried to drive away. He was taken into custody and later released to his mother pending a court appearance.

New Garden Police arrested Michael Phillips, 24, of Kennett Square, for DUI on Oct. 9 after police saw him make an abrupt left turn onto Baltimore Pike in front of another vehicle, swerve into the oncoming lane and drift onto the shoulder of the road in the 1000 block of Baltimore Pike. He was taken into custody and later released pending a court appearance. His two passengers, Jason Duncan, 20, of Kennett Square, and Ashley Mayer, 19, of Akron, admitted they also consumed alcohol. They were charged with underage drinking and released pending a court appearance.

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