Police Blotter for the week of March 30
● By J. Chambless
New Garden Township Police are investigating the theft of a 2014 camping trailer from the 1100 block of Newark Road. The trailer, which has a kitchen, bathroom and sleeping quarters, along with an area for transporting off-road vehicles, was stolen from a gravel parking lot between March 20 at 5:30 p.m. and March 22 at 3 p.m., when it was discovered missing. The trailer is gray, with darker gray graphics on the sides. It had Pennsylvania registration XHT6246. It is valued at about $35,000. Anyone with information should contact police at 610-268-2907, ext. 100, or call the anonymous tip line at extension 222. For more information, visit www.ngpd.org.
MARIJUANA AT SCHOOL
Two girls, ages 16 and 15, were charged by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on March 13 at 9 a.m. after one of the girls was seen providing a small amount of marijuana to the other girl at the Avon Grove Charter School in London Grove Township.
On March 21, Kennett Square Police received a report of a stolen car that had been parked in the 100 block of South Willow Street. The car had been stolen sometime between 6 p.m. on March 20 and 6 a.m. on March 21. The car, a 1997 Honda Civic, was later found in Delaware in the area of Barley Mill and Mount Cuba roads, missing the tires and radio.
On March 10, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Karen Deann Slaymaker-Bingham, 47, of West Grove, after she tried to take more than $100 worth of merchandise from the Walmart in East Marlborough Township.
On March 13, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested John Henry Daniels, 46, of Coatesville, after store employees saw him take items from the Walmart store in East Marlborough Township without paying for them.
On March 9, two men and a woman took $925.60 worth of baby monitors and facial hair clippers from the Walmart store in Oxford, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Police are investigating.
On March 15, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Philice Jena Ray, 34, of New Garden Township, after she stole $99.81 worth of merchandise from the Oxford Walmart store. She also had a small amount of marijuana when she was arrested. Charges will be filed in Oxford District Court.
CRASH LINKED TO DUI
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale reported that Dianna Johnson, 19, of Nottingham, admitted smoking marijuana before she pulled out into the intersection of Route 272 and Lee's Bridge Road on March 9 at 8:32 p.m., causing a a collision. Police said that Johnson was crossing Route 272 on Lee's Bridge Road and didn't check traffic before pulling out into the path of a vehicle, which struck her car on the right front side. Johnson's car then slid into the left front side of a third car. Johnson admitted to police at the scene that she had been smoking marijuana. She was taken to Jennersville Regional Hospital for treatment of what police called a minor injury. No other injuries were reported. She will be charged with driving under the influence and failure to stop at a stop sign.
BB GUN VANDALISM
A homeowner at 430 Minor Street in Avondale reported that a window of the home was hit by a BB or pellet gun on March 18 at 11 a.m., according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Also, overnight on March 23, a car parked in front of the home was hit by a BB or pellet gun. Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper Ryan Smith at 610-268-2022.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale were called to investigate a report of an erratic driver on March 7 on Cedarcroft Road, west of Route 82 in East Marlborough Township, and found that the driver, Eli Rodriguez, 28, of Kennett Square, was under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested for DUI.
New Garden Township Police stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on March 18 at 12:50 a.m. at Baltimore Pike and Newark Road. The driver, Joshua Hineman, 22, of Oxford, showed signs of impairment and was taken into custody for DUI. He was released pending an appearance at District Court.
New Garden Township Police charged Scott Standish, 21, of Kennett Square, with DUI after police pulled him over on March 20 at 11:56 p.m. on Gap Newport Pike and he showed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. He was released pending an appearance at District Court.
New Garden Township Police charged Uriel Reyes, 47, with DUI after police saw his car drift out of his lane in the 8800 block of Gap Newport Pike on March 22 at 1:34 a.m. He was taken into custody and released pending an appearance at District Court.
Kennett Square Police arrested Dorsey Blake, 58, of Kennett Square for DUI after a traffic stop in the 100 block of South Willow Street on March 20 at 6:38 p.m. He was released at his residence pending a summons from District Court.
Kennett Square Police arrested Angel Ortega, Jr., 34, of Coatesville, for DUI after a traffic stop in the 100 block of East South Street on March 21 at 8:39 p.m. He was released to a relative pending a summons from District Court.
A trailer like this one was stolen in New Garden Township between March 20 and 22.