Police Blotter for the week of June 8
By J. Chambless
On May 26, New Garden Township Police investigated a report of a burglary at a home in the 200 block of Thompson Road. Numerous electronic devices had been stolen. Police identiifed two suspects and later arrested Omar Ortiz-Escobar, 19, of Kennett Square, and a 17-year-old boy from Avondale. Otriz-Escobar was remanded to Chester County Prison on $25,000 bail, charged with burglary, criminal trespass and receiving stolen property. The juvenile was charged with the same offenses through the Juvenile Probation Department.
Kennett Square Police cited Jeremias Morales-Lopez, 27, of Kennett Square, for public drunkenness on May 10 at 2:09 a.m. after a report of someone laying on the ground in the 100 block of North Broad Street.
Kennett Square Police cited Guillermo Guitierez, 32, of Kennett Square, for public drunkenness on May 10 at 11:51 p.m. after police saw him staggering in the 100 block of East Maple Alley. He was released at his residence.
Kennett Square Police cited Victor Cisneros-Garcia, 35, of Kennett Square, for public drunkenness on May 4 after police saw him stumbling along the railroad tracks between Center Street and Grant Way. He was released at his residence.
Kennett Square Police cited Nicholas Ruiz, 23, and Alejandro Vega-Sosa, 39, both of Kennett Square, for consuming alcoholic beverages in public after they were found with open containers of alcohol on the railroad tracks between South Walnut and South Broad streets on April 30 at 3:38 p.m.
Kennett Square Police cited two 17-year-old boys from Kennett Square for underage drinking after they were found intoxicated in the 300 block of Walnut Court Way on April 29 at 6:33 p.m. They were released to their parents.
On May 16 at 1:35 a.m., New Garden Township Police stopped a car for a traffic violation on Newark Road and found that the driver, David Duszak, 41, of Landenberg, possessed marijuana. There was a strong odor of marijuana in the car, according to police. Duszak admitted to drug possession and was arrested.
On May 22, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale stopped a car on Route 41, south of Baltimore Pike, and found that Scott Douglas Riale and John Frederick Boddy, both of Landenberg, had heroin and heroin paraphernalia.
On May 23, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale stopped a car at Montana Drive and Oxford Road in East Nottingham Township after a hit-and-run crash, and found that the driver, Wesley Michael Burritt, of Oxford, had heroin and heroin paraphernalia.
Amanda Corinne Beiler, of West Grove, was charged with drug possession after a traffic stop by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on May 21 at routes 1 and 796 in Penn Township. She was found with drugs and drug paraphernalia.
On May 25 at 10:59 p.m., New Garden Township Police stopped a car in the 1000 block of Broad Run Road for a violation. An odor of marijuana was detected inside the vehicle. The driver, Jesse Norman, 21, of Wilmingtlon, Del., admitted to smoking the marijuana with his passenger, Lee Todd, 22, of New Castle, Del. Police arrested both men for possession of marijuana and related offenses, and released them pending a court appearance.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale were called to assist with an intoxicated woman at 211 Brick Road in East Nottingham Township on June 7 at midnight. While assisting EMS personnel, police saw drug paraphernalia in plain view and charged Wels Arthur Stidoms, of Oxford, with possession of paraphernalia.
Kennett Square Police cited Power Home Remodeling Group, of Chester, Pa., after a company employee was found soliciting without a borough permit on May 13 at 5:16 p.m. in the 400 block of Ridge Avenue. On May 17, Kennett Square Police cited SFE Energy of Wilmington, Del., after the company's employees were found soliciting without a borough permit on May 17 in the 500 block of East South Street. Among them was Isaiah Billington, 25, of Wilmington, Del., who had previously been warned not to solicit without a permit.
CHILD'S CAR STOLEN
On May 6 at about 3:26 p.m., Sean Christopher Purnell, 44, of Coatesville, was seen by employees at the Walmart store in East Marlborough Township as he removed a 12-volt red convertible child's toy car without paying for it. Pennsylvania State Police Avondale were contacted and Purnell was arrested at the store.
Overnight on May 15, a home at 89 Greenlawn Road in Cochranville was burglarized. The stolen items included multiple pieces of jewelry, a box of silver coins, Sterling silver (including a Kate Spade tea strainer), and a semi-automatic handgun. Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police Avondale at 610-268-2022.
ARREST AFTER PURSUIT
Kennett Square Police arrested David Villafane, 38, of Kennett Square, on May 7 at 11:58 p.m. after a pursuit that began at South Union Street and West Mulberry Street and ended in the 700 block of Mason Avenue. Villafane was charged with fleeing police, improper use of traffic signals, running stop signs and yield signs, speeding and careless driving. He was released pending a summons from District Court.
A home on Allsmeer Drive in West Grove was entered without force on May 10 between 2 and 9:30 p.m., according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Stolen were women's underwear, bikini tops, photographs and prescription medication.
NECKLACE AND KINDLE STOLEN
On May 19, Kennett Square Police got a report that between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on May 14, a gold necklace with a cross, and a Kindle HD6 kids edition with an orange flip case were stolen from a vehicle parked at the rear of the 300 block of East Linden Street.
A wallet with an estimated value of $200, containing $150 in cash, two debit cards and one credit card, was stolen from a business in the 500 block of South Union Street in Kennett Square on May 9. The victim told police that the wallet was left accidentally at the business between 6 and 8:42 p.m.
Power tools worth several hundred dollars were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the parking lot of the Acme market in London Grove Township overnight on May 18, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
CAR BORROWED AND DAMAGED
On March 29, Kennett Square Police received a report that the victim had parked in the public parking garage in Kennett Square on March 28 to visit a friend. They accidentally left their car keys at the house. When they returned on March 29, they found that the car's front headlight was smashed and there wa body damage to one side of the car. On May 28, police announced the arrest of Abby Carrigan, 24, of Kennett Square, and Hillari Parker, 28, of Landenberg, on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy.
Anthony Butler, 39, of Kennett Square, was arrested for DUI by Kennett Square Police after an accident in the 500 block of West State Street on May 3 at 11:42 p.m. He was released to a friend pending a summons from District Court.
Wendy Kathleen Schuck, 49, of Prattsburg, N.Y., was stopped by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on June 5 just after midnight, as she drove southbound in the northbound lanes of Route 1 in Penn Township. She was charged with DUI.
On May 15 at 5:30 p.m., a car being driven on East Cypress Street in Kennett was struck from behind by a car driven by Antonio Vargas-Rivero, 34, of Kennett Square, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Vargas-Rivero drove away, but his car was later found on McFarlan Road, south of Baltimore Pike. Police determined that he was DUI.
Eric W. Hanlon, 28, of Chadds Ford, was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on May 10 at 1:39 a.m. after he drove off the road at the interesection of routes 52 and 1 in Kennett Township and struck a walk/don't walk sign.
David Eric Green, of Elkton, Md., was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale after a traffic stop on June 8 at 1:15 a.m. on Route 1 south.
Amanda Jane Irvin, 21, of Landenberg, was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on May 21 at 1:28 a.m. on Route 796 south of Baltimore Pike.
On May 17 at 2:44 p.m., New Garden Township Police got a report of an erratic driver on Starr Road. Police found the vehicle and determined that the driver, Jose Lopez-Gomez, 39, of Wilmington, Del., showed signs of DUI. There was a 7-year-old child inside the car, and a passenger who was passed out from intoxication. Lopez-Gomez was arrested for DUI and endangering charges. He was remanded to Chester County Prison in lieu of bail.
Kennett Square Police arrested Jesus Vazquez-Bedolla, 22, of Kennett Square, for DUI after a traffic stop in the 400 block of Scarlett Road on May 16 at 12:51 a.m. He was released at his home pending a summons from District Court.
New Garden Township Police arrested Jesus Castano-Castaneda, 37, of Kennett Square, after officers saw him swerving while driving on Baltimore Pike on May 21. He was taken into custody for DUI, processed and released pending an appearance in District Court.
On May 23, New Garden Township Police were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at West Cypress Street and Thompson Road, and found that one driver, Jose Noe Mendieta-Solano, 51, of Toughkenamon, showed signs of impairment. He failed sobriety tests and was charged with DUI, and released pending an appearance at District Court.