Police Blotter for the week of July 6
● By J. Chambless
PAIR SOUGHT AFTER CART NEAR-MISS
Kennett Square Police are looking for two boys after they were seen on surveillance footage pushing a shopping cart off of the fourth floor of the Kennett Square Parking Garage on June 21. The cart nearly struck the person who reported the incident to police. The boys were described as possibly Hispanic, thin, one wearing black-rimmed glasses and one carrying a skateboard. The investigation is continuing.
Overnight on June 11, a green 1998 Honda Civic was stolen from the 300 block of Harvey Circle in Kennett Square, according to police. It was recovered on June 13 on Riblett Lane in Wilmington, Del. The stereo had been removed.
PASSENGER FLEES CAB FARE
On June 20 at 7:28 p.m., New Garden Township Police responded to the 200 block of Glenfield Lane for a report of a theft. A cab driver told police he dropped off Sean Rafter, 22, of Kennett Square, in the 100 block of Crestview Drive. Rafter tried to pay the fare with a credit card, but it was declined. He told the cab driver he had cash in the house to pay, but walked through the yard of the home and into another residence. When he was located, Rafter told police he thought he had money to pay the fare but was mistaken. The fare was paid by family members and Rafter was advised that he would be getting a summons in the mail pending an appearance at Magisterial Court.
BARKING DOG LEADS TO CITATIONS
On June 15 in the 500 block of Center Street, Kennett Square Police cited Betty Brown, 52, of Kennett Square, for violating an ordinance by allowing her dog to bark continuously. She was also cited for disorderly conduct, along with Vicki Rohrer, 54, of Kennett Square, after a disturbance regarding the dog's barking.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Carlos Lloyd, 25, of London Grove Township after he allegedly choked his girlfriend during a domestic disturbance on July 5. He was remanded to Chester County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $10,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled July 10.
The front lawn of a home at 440 Kirks Mill Road in New London was damaged by someone driving onto it overnight on July 4, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
On June 17 at 10 p.m., New Garden Township Police saw a car traveling northbound on Newark Road swerve into the southbound lane while going around a curve. The car continued driving partially in the southbound lane and forced an oncoming car off the road. After a traffic stop, driver Andrea Kochendorfer, 38, of Kennett Square, admitted to drinking, and she failed field sobriety tests. She was arrested for DUI and released pending a court appearance.
On June 21 at 8:03 p.m., New Garden Township Police saw a car swerving while traveling east in the 1400 block of Baltimore Pike. After a traffic stop, the driver, Javier Medina-Cortez, 45, of Kennett Square, showed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. He was arrested for DUI and released pending a court appearance.
On June 19 at 10:46 p.m., New Garden Township Police saw a car being driven on Baltimore Pike near Penn Green Road with two flat tires. The driver, Abram Escobar-Guadarrama, 24, of Avondale, showed signs of impairment and he was arrested for DUI. He was released pending a court appearance.
On June 20 at 9:49 p.m., New Garden Township Police responded to the 1200 block of Newark Road for a report of an officer nearly being struck by a car while he was directing traffic for a special event. The officer said he had northbound traffic stopped when a vehicle being driven by Mona Allen, 48, of Downingtown, came toward him and almost struck him. The officer had the vehicle pull over, and Allen showed signs of impairment. There was a six-pack of beer on the front seat, with two unopened bottles remaining. Allen was arrested for DUI and released pending a court appearance.
Kennett Square Police stopped Daniel Diehl, 32, of Unionville, on June 12 when he was seen driving his car in the 100 block of North Union Street with major front-end damage and the front passenger-side tire blown out. He was arrested for DUI and released pending a summons from District Court.
Timothy Johnson of West Grove was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on July 3 at 10:45 p.m. on West Baltimore Pike in Penn Township.
Joseph Ralph Hite, 83, of East Nottingham Township, was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on July 4 at 1:43 a.m. at a sobriety checkpoint on Route 896. DUI and related charges are pending.
Rozina Crystal Hess of Newark, Del., was arrested for DUI after a traffic stop by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on July 6 at 1:33 a.m. on Route 1.
Miguel Angel Macias-Valdez of Elkton, Md., was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale after he was seen sitting in a vehicle with a 30-pack of beer that was half-empty on the evening of July 5 at Route 896 and Flint Hill Road in Franklin Township.
Latasha Monique Nurid-Deen, of Lansdale, Pa., was arrested for DUI and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on Route 1 on July 4 at 8:47 a.m.