COCAINE CHARGES

On April 9 at 4:41 p.m., a New Garden Township police officer saw a truck make an abrupt stop on Newark Road and turn into a driveway in the 1000 block without using a turn signal. As a traffic stop was being conducted, the driver was seen reaching toward the back seat. The driver, Cesar Ramirez, 32, of Toughkenamon, gave the officer a Mexican ID card that appeared to have powdered cocaine on the bottom. The officer found a cigarette pack containintg a small bag of suspected cocaine in the back seat. Ramirez was taken into custody and released pending a court appearance.

DUI

On April 8 at 11:45 p.m., a New Garden Township police officer saw a car traveling west in the eastbound lane of Baltimore Pike. After a traffic stop, the driver, Juan Garcia-Posada, 23, of Wilmington, Del., was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI. The car he was driving had been reported as stolen by New Castle County police. Garcia-Posada was arraigned and taken to Chester County Prison after failing to post bail.


On April 12 at 12:04 p.m., New Garden Township police officers responding to the scene of a two-vehicle accident in the 8700 block of Gap Newport Pike found that the driver of the striking vehicle had tried to leave the scene, but had gotten stuck in the grass along the roadside. Witnesses told police that the driver had drifted into the oncoming lane of traffic and hit the other vehicle. Driver Yordy Hernandez, 19, of Avondale, showed signs of intoxication and was not able to stand on his own. He refused to submit to a breath test. He was processed and released pending a court appearance.