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09/10/2014 05:34PM ● By Lev



Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a lake at Marsh Creek State Park in Upper Uwchlan Township. Police reported that the body of Jessica Danielle Offord, 35, of Royersford, Montgomery County, was found in the lake on Sept. 3, just after 11 p.m. No indications of foul play were discovered, but the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-486-6280.



Two homes were targeted by burglars in Elk Township on Sept. 4, according to a report from Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. At 12:25 p.m., police responded to a report of an attempted burglary at a home on Canterbury Court. The caller said that she saw a white, four-door sedan pull up in front of her home. Two Hispanic men in their early 20s got out. One knocked on her front door while the second, armed with a semi-automatic pistol, tried to force open a back door. The men fled after the victim called police. A blue minivan followed the white car, the victim reported.

A few minutes later, police were called to Glen Hope Road in Elk Township. The victim said he was driving past his daughter's home and saw a blue minivan backed into the driveway. He stopped and investigated, and heard rustling coming from the garage. He began to call police when a Hispanic man with a bandana over his face ordered the victim to the ground at gunpoint. The Hispanic man got into the blue minivan, identified as a Dodge Caravan, and drove away on Glen Hope Road towards Canterbury Court. A rifle and ammunition were stolen from the home.

The incidents are believed to be related. Police think that the burglars did not know the homes were occupied. Police described the three men as Hispanic, in their early 20s, two of whom had tattoos on their upper arms. The masked man was wearing a gray bandana, light gray T-shirt and dark pants. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.


New Garden Township police responded to two incidents in which intoxicated men were staggering into traffic in late August. On Aug. 26 at 9:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a man stumbling in and out of traffic in the 1000 block of Newark Road. Jaime Ramirez, 24, of Toughkenamon, was taken into custody and released at his residence after being issued a citation for public drunkenness. On Aug. 30 at 5:34 p.m., police responded to a report of a man stumbling along Gap Newport Pike in the area of Penn Green Road while carrying a beer. Adan Toribio-Chavez, 38, of Landenberg, was taken to his residence after he was cited for public drunkenness.


A portable toilet was stolen overnight on Aug. 29 from the grounds of Pocopson Elementary School, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. The rental unit was owned by Synder and Mylin Septic Services of Drumore, Pa. It is gray with a white roof and has a Synder and Mylin logo on the door. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.


Three tires on a car parked at 100 Winding Lane in East Marlborough Township were slashed between Aug. 14 and 18, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.


On Aug. 28 at 9:41 p.m., a New Garden Township police officer saw a car being driven erratically in the 900 block of Penn Green Road and the intersection with Gap Newport Pike. After a traffic stop, the driver, Toribio Perez, 36, of Wilmington, Del., was found to be DUI. He was released pending an appearance at District Court.


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