Police Blotter for the week of May 11
● By J. Chambless
TEEN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT
A 16-year-old Kennett Square girl was arrested by Kennett Square Police on April 16 on charges of simple assault, terroristic threats, harassment and possession of instruments of crime. Police said that at 6:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Waterworks Drive, the girl approached one victim with a knife in her hand, pushed the victim, spit on her and challenged her to fight. A second victim told police that the suspect put the knife within a few inches of his chest, threatened to stab him and spit on him. Charges were filed through the Juvenile Unit of the District Attorney's Office.
DRUG AND FLEEING CHARGES
Kennett Square Police arrested Ezequiel Navarrette, 39, of Wilmington, Del., for possession of drugs with intent to deliver, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, fleeing police and several traffic offenses after a pursuit on April 17. The incident began in the 500 block of Center Street at 4:20 p.m., and ended in the 1100 block of Kaolin Road. Navarrette was unable to post $55,000 secured bail and was remanded to Chester County Prison. Kennett Square Police were assisted by the New Garden Township Police and the Chester County Detectives.
On April 27, a resident of the 200 block of Scarlett Avenue reported to Kennett Square Police that they had gotten three phone calls that the resident thought were scams. The first was from someone saying that the resident owed money to the IRS. The victim hung up. The second call was from someone saying that the resident had wom $850,000, but needed to pay a fee to pick it up. The victim hung up. The third caller said the resident owed money on student loans. The victim hung up.
The resident then reported that on April 25, they got a call from a computer services company saying that the company could fix a slow-running computer. The resident agreed, since the computer had been running slowly. The caller got access to the computer and said it wouldcost $199 to fix the problems. The resident paid the fee because the caller said the computer was not usable until the fee was paid.
Police advised the victim that this was a scam and that malware or keystroking software had probably been installed on the computer to obtain banking information and passwords. This was probalby why the resident had gotten three phone calls in one day.
Kennett Square Police cited Ivan Aguilar-Morales, 20, of Avondale, for underage drinking after police saw him staggering in the 600 block of West Cypress Street on April 18 at 2:44 a.m.
Kennett Square Police cited Jacob Seamon, 18, of Avondale, for underage drinking after police saw him staggering in the 500 block of South Broad Street on April 25 at 4:25 p.m. He was released to a friend.
New Garden Township Police stopped a car at Sharp and Bucktoe roads on April 24 at 11:52 p.m. for an equipment violation. Inside the car was driver Julio Almanza-Lopez, 22, of Kennett Square, along with Luis Carrillo, 19, of Kennett Square, Alvaro Sanchez, 19, of Avondale, and Jose Silva-Rodriguez, 20, of Kennett Square. Police found alcohol and marijuana inside the car. The driver was processed and released pending drug-related charges. Citations were issued for underage consumption to the passengers.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale reported that someone stole 20 batteries from a cell-tower station at 159 Mosquito Lane in London Grove Township between April 29 of last year and May 6 of this year. The batteries were in a locked metal cabinet, but no signs of forced entry were found.
SOLICITING WITHOUT PERMIT
Kennett Square Police cited SFE Energy of Pittsburgh for violating a borough ordinance after SFE Energy employees were seen soliciting without a permit on April 27 at 7:27 p.m. in the 300 block of Marshall Street.
Kennett Square Police cited Scott Curtis, 23, of Kennett Square, for disorderly conduct; Rachel Janik, 18, of Thornton, for harassment; and William McKinney, 40, of Kennett Square, for harassment and disorderly conduct after an altercation on April 19 at 4:03 p.m. in the 100 block of Magnolia Street.
On April 20 at 8:17 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Aleta Marilyn Johnson, 20, of Elkton, Md., Manuel Fonseca Bedolla, 21, of West Grove, and Hector Rojas, 25, of Avondale, for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia after an investigation at 200 First Street in Avondale Borough.
THEFT FROM CAR
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale reported that an unlocked Nissan Frontier was entered overnight on April 12 and a Spraytech GPX 1600 paint sprayer, valued at about $1,500, was stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
CAR ABANDONED AFTER CRASH
On April 29 at 4:40 a.m., Pennsylvania State Police Avondale reported, Billy Snow, 47, of Oxford, was driving his 2002 Chrysler Town and Country north on Limestone Road, north of Fallowfield Road, when he drove off the road and hit a utility pole. He then drove off and eventually abandoned the car in the middle of Old Limestone Road, north of Limestone Road. Snow sustained a minor injury, but his passenger was not injured.
LAWN MOWER STOLEN
A red Exmark riding lawn mower was stolen from the back lot of Stoltzfus Farm Equipment in West Fallowfield Township sometime between Dec. 22, 2014 and April 1, 2015, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
THREE TEENS CITED
On the evening of April 27, Kenett Square Police got a call from a 14-year-old girl that three boys were at her home in the 300 block of Harvey Circle, threatening her and wanting to fight. One of the boys had taken a potted plant from the porch and thrown it onto the front lawn. Police cited two 13-year-olds from Kennett Square for harassment, and they were released at their homes. A 17-year-old boy from Kennett Square was charged with resisting arrest, harassment, criminal mischief and underage drinking. He was released to a parent.
On April 27 at 2:19 p.m., New Garden Township Police stopped a car with an expired registration on West Cypress Street. A strong odor of marijuana was detected by officers, and loose pieces of marijuana were seen on the driver and pasenger-side front floor. The driver, Jordan Lacy, 26, of Wilmington, Del., had rolling papers in his pocket. Marijuana was found in his duffle bag in the car. He was processed and released pending a court appearance.
Laura Anderson, 24, of West Grove, was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale after she ran a stop sign on West Creek Road at Lenape Road in Pocopson Township on May 1 at 2:36 a.m.
Joshua Villafane Aguilar, of Oxford, was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale after a traffic stop on May 2 at 8:20 p.m. at Baltimore Pike and Reedville Road.
On April 6, Joshua London, 22, of Coatesville, was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale after a crash at Doe Run Road and Covered Bridge Road in East Marlborough Township.
Angela Carpenter, 48, of Landenberg, was arrested for DUI on April 10 after being involved in a crash in Delaware but traveling into Pennsylvania. She was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale at Watson Mill Road and Broad Run Road in London Britain Township. She was released pending a summons from District Court.
A 17-year-old driver from Wilmington, Del., was found passed out in his vehicle at the intersection of Kaolin and Marshall Bridge roads in Kennett Township on April 25 at 3:30 a.m., according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Police determined he was under the influence of marijuana. A small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia were found in the car. Charges are pending.
Raul Reynoso-Gabriel, 24, of Toughkenamon, was arrested for DUI by New Garden Township Police on April 29 at 10:49 p.m., after a traffic stop in the 900 block of Newark Road. He failed field sobriety tests, and there were open beer cans on the floor of the car. He was processed and released pending a court appearance. A 19-year-old passenger admitted to drinking beer and showed signs of intoxication. He was cited for underage drinking.
Marco Lopez-Bedolla, 37, of Kennett Square, was arrested for DUI by New Garden Township Police on May 1 at 11:53 p.m., after a traffic stop in the 800 block of West Cypress Street. An open bottle of beer was found in the car's console, and Lopez-Bedolla admitted to drinking seven beers. He was processed and released pending a court appearance.
Nicolas Castaneda-Martinez, 29, of Avondale, was arrested for DUI by New Garden Townsip Police on May 3 at 9:32 p.m. after a traffic stop in the 100 block of New Garden Road. He admitted to drinking about six beers and showed signs of intoxication. He was processed and released pending a court appearance.