Police Blotter for the week of May 18
By J. Chambless
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.
Overnight on May 8, two men were seen on surveillance video trying to break into a shed at 241 Country Drive in East Nottingham Township. The following morning, the victim discovered that his travel trailer had been broken into, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
A home at 1543 High Point Road in Highland Township was broken into between May 3 and 8, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Approximately $1,000 worth of items were stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
Overnight on May 8, a shed at 2576 Forge Road in East Nottingham Township was broken into, and an ATV valued at $4,500 was stolen, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
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.
HARASSMENT AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT
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.
On April 19, Robert A. Little, 51, of Oxford, was driving on Fifth Street in Oxford, south of Waterway Road, when he drove into an embankment and his car overturned several times, throwing him through the driver's side window. He was not wearing a seatbelt. After an investigation, Little was arrested for DUI and traffic violations. Police reported that he sustained moderate injuries in the incident.
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.
Christopher Robert Bruns, 25, of Lincoln University, was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on May 10 at 12:45 a.m. He was also charged with possession of marijuana.
John Hardenfelder, 26, of Kennett Square, was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale for DUI and other traffic offenses after a traffic stop on May 9 at 1:13 a.m. at routes 41 and 926.
Nicholas Joseph Treible, 36, of Wilmington, Del., was arrested for DUI and seven counts of possessing an open container after a traffic stop on May 8 at 4:08 p.m. at the intersection of routes 41 and 1, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
Luis Aguilar-Perez, 45, of West Grove, was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police for DUI, reckless driving, and possessing an open container after a traffic stop on May 8 at 9:16 p.m. at Newark Road and Route 926.
On May 10 at 12:30 a.m., Matthew William Taylor of Landenberg was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale after his car was found parked in the southbound lane of Route 896 at School Road, with the driver's-side door open. Taylor was seen running towards the vehicle, saying he was chasing away dogs. He admitted to possession of drugs, and was arrested for DUI and drug possession.
Leobardo Aranda-Lopez, 26, of Oxford, was arrested for DUI after a traffic stop by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on May 10 at 10:21 p.m. at routes 1 and 896 in Penn Township.