Police Blotter for the week of March 2
By J. Chambless
SECOND ARREST MADE IN ROBBERY
On Feb. 5, one of two people wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Kennett Square on Nov. 25 was arrested by Kennett Square Police. The robbery took place at a residence in the 100 block of South Willow Street, and more than $100 in cash and a cell phone were stolen. On Dec. 16, police arrested a 15-year-old Kennett Square boy in connection with the holdup. He was charged as an adult and remanded to Chester County Prison. On Feb. 5, police arrested Nathan Westley, 20, of Kennett Square, in connection with the robbery. He was arraigned on charges of robbery, burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, making terroristic threats, simple assault and other charges. Unable to post bail of $25,000 cash, he was remanded to Chester County Prison.
ILLEGAL CONTACT WITH MINOR
Kennett Square Police arrested Tyrone Allen Rochester, 23, of Kennett Square, on Feb. 24 on charges of soliciting sex from a 15-year-old girl. Police said Rochester met the victim at the YMCA in Kennett Square and kept in contact with her primarily through Facebook during 2012 and 2013. Anyone with information about this incident or similar incidents is asked to contact trooper Jason Sperazza at 610-268-2022.
Kennett Square Police received a report on Feb. 4 that a resident had gotten a phone call from someone claiming to be with the IRS. The resident was told that $5,000 was owed and it needed to be paid immediately. The call came from 517-210-5953. Police informed the resident that this is a scam. The IRS does not contact taxpayers by phone.
On Feb. 6, Kennett Square Police received a report of an attempted theft from a business in the 100 block of West State Street. The business owner told police that a call had come in from someone claiming to be from PECO. The caller said the PECO bill was overdue and they needed to pay it immediately or the power would be shut off in 45 minutes. The call came from 866-208-2892. Police advised the business owner that the call was a scam.
SNOW PLOW STOLEN
A Myers brand snow plow was stolen from 6 Fairville Rd., Pennsbury Township, between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
BB SHOTS FIRED
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale are investigating two incidents in which a BB gun was fired at homes, breaking windows. One home in Landenberg was hit on Feb. 24, and a home at 625 Chesterville Road in Lincoln University was hit on Feb. 26. Police are saying the incidents are related.
Kennett Square Police cited an 18-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy, both of Avondale, for disorderly conduct and underage drinking after they were seen having sex in a vehicle on Feb. 7 at 1:29 a.m. in the 600 block of Cope Road. The girl was released at her home, and the boy was released to a parent. While in the area, police found a group around a bonfire and cited a 17-year-old boy from Kennett Square and a 14-year-old boy from Avondale for curfew violations.
COMPANY CITED FOR SOLICITING
Kennett Square Police cited Power Home Remodeling Group of Chester, Pa., for violating a solicitation ordinance in the borough on the afternoon of Feb. 10. Police were informed that employees of the company were soliciting business in the 600 block of Ridge Avenue.
Kennett Square Police arrested Todd Wampler, 28, of Kennett Square, for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop in the 400 block of Birch Street on Feb. 6 at 10:11 p.m. He was released pending a summons from District Court.
New Garden Township Police arrested Eli Rodriguez, 27, of Kennett Square, after they performed a property check on an uninhabitable home in the 400 block of Line Road on Feb. 16 and found Rodriguez inside with a needle and blue wax paper used for packaging heroin. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released pending a court appearance.
Kennett Square Police arrested Richard Limardo, 48, of Avondale, for DUI after a traffic stop in the 300 block of Scarlett Road on Feb. 3 at 9:46 p.m. He was released to a friend pending a summons from District Court.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Felipe Mondragon-Castaneda, 26, of Avondale, for DUI on Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. on Newark Road south of Route 1. He was stopped due to a window tint that was too dark. Mondragon-Castaneda was subsequently arrested for driving under the inflience of drugs.
On Feb. 21 at 2:20 a.m., New Garden Police saw a car cross over the double yellow line while turning from Newark Road onto Baltimore Pike. After the car was seen making other erratic movements, police stopped the car and found that the driver, Judith Lovell, 48, of West Chester, showed signs of intoxication. Police discovered that Lovell was required to have an ignition interlock device, but that it was not installed on the car she was driving. She was taken into custody for DUI and related charges, and released pending a court appearance.