Police Dispatched for Alleged Drag Racing
● By Kevin
On March 28, 2015 at approximately 2:42 a.m., police were dispatched to the area of Penn Green Road and Baltimore Pike for the report of vehicles drag racing. Upon checking the area officers heard the vehicle noises coming from the New Garden Airport in the 1200 block of Newark Road. Upon arrival, police discovered 4 vehicles surrounded by 7 young male subjects. The males advised they were “drifting” their vehicles. Police discovered damage to the runway reflectors and the ground surrounding the runway. The following subjects received non-traffic summonses, charging them with criminal trespass and criminal mischief; the investigation is cleared by arrest.
Jonathan Newton, 18 years old from Thorndale, PA
Keith Faulkner Jr., 20 years old from Bear, DE
Alexander Insley, 21 years old from Townsend, DE
Nicholas Pisklak, 19 years old from Wilmington, DE
Jonathan Veselsky, 19 years old from Townsend, DE
Julian Concha, 20 years old from Wilmington, DE
Juvenile male, 17 years old from Wilmington, DE
Man Caught on Tape Stealing Phone
On March 30, 2015 at 9:49 a.m., police responded to the 900 block of West Cypress Street for a theft report occurring on March 27th at approximately 3:30 pm. The victim left her cellphone unattended on a table. The suspect, identified as Ernesto Cruz-Vilchis, 33 from Toughkenamon, PA was observed on video surveillance taking possession of the phone and leaving without notifying anyone he had found it. Police contacted Cruz-Vilchis who admitted to taking to the phone, but said he was waiting for the owner to call so he could return it. The victim advised that she called the phone on at least 20 occasions and was even hung up on by someone who answered at one point. The phone was recovered and returned to the victim. Cruz-Vilchis was taken into custody and arraigned by Judge Seavey of Magisterial District Court 15-4-04; the investigation is cleared by arrest.
Erratic Driving Leads to Arrest
On April 4, 2015 at 9:11 pm, police observed a vehicle making a left turn from southbound Newark Road onto Gap Newport Pike. The vehicle cut the turn short and steered into the northbound lanes before correcting. After additional observations of erratic operation, a traffic stop was conducted in the 9000 block of Gap Newport Pike. Police contacted the driver, Francisco Montero-Mendoza, age 43 years from Avondale, PA. During contact with Montero-Mendoza, he exhibited signs of impairment. Police administered Standard Field Sobriety Tests, which he failed. Montero-Mendoza was taken into custody without incident for DUI. Montero-Mendoza was released pending an appearance at Magisterial District Court 15-4-04. The investigation is cleared by arrest.
On April 5, 2015 at 1:27 am, police observed a vehicle make a wide sweeping turn from Baltimore Pike onto Newark Road. After additional observations of erratic operation, a traffic stop was conducted on Polo Road. Police contacted the driver, Juan Garcia-Lopez, age 29 years from West Grove, PA. Garcia-Lopez exhibited signs of impairment, which resulted in the police administering Standard Field Sobriety Tests, which he failed. Garcia-Lopez was taken into custody without incident DUI. Garcia-Lopez was later released pending an appearance at Magisterial District Court 15-4-04. The investigation is cleared by arrest.
Equipment Violation Leads to Arrest
On April 5, 2015 at 0:34 a.m., police observed a vehicle travelling eastbound on Baltimore Pike with an equipment violation. A traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of Bancroft Road. Police contacted the driver, Armando Castro-Salinas, age 36 years from Toughkenamon, PA. Castro-Salinas exhibited signs of impairment and it was later learned that he had an outstanding Bench warrant. Castro-Salinas was taken into custody for the warrant and DUI. Subsequent to processing, Castro-Salinas was turned over to constables for transport to Chester County Prison. The investigation is cleared by arrest.
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